THE MARKET report from Sedgemoor Auction Centre for Monday, February 10, is as follows. The total stock was 1342 head.

A flying hogg trade to £135 and cracking cow trade to £1,209.73.

(84) UTM & (21) OTM Prime Cattle. Auctioneer's comments:

Greenslade Taylor Hunt report a good entry of prime cattle met a very strong trade. A very smart run of Limousins saw steers at 197.5, 193.5 193 (Blonde) 188, 184 and 182.5ppk and a Limousin heifer at 196.5ppk from CA Retallack, Brompton Regis.

Further quality Limousins at 193 twice and 186ppk for steers and 181.5ppk for a heifer from J & S Vinnicombe & Son, Ottery St Mary.

Butchers Charolais steer at 185ppk from A Roppert, Maidendown. Further good Charolais 183ppk, RA Reed, Seaton and 182ppk L & A Maddock & Co, Wiveliscombe.

Further better Limousin steers at 184ppk, RP Tucker & Son, Middlezoy and 181ppk, SER Hunt, Kilve. Native steers peaked at 182ppk for a best type Devon from Habberfield Bros, North Newton.

Steers sold to £1,289.03 for a Blue from Habberfield Bros. Grand Charolais steers (all only 22m) at £1,287.90, £1,284.81 and £1,266.72, RE Webber, Stringston. Blue at £1,272.57, JM Cload & Partners, Westport. Limousin steers at £1,272.53, JF Walker & Partners, North Petherton and £1,245.68 and £1241, CA Retallack, again. Further Charolais £1,267.98 and £1,249.62, HWC & JM Butler, Cambridge Batch.

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Further Limousin heifers at 193.5ppk, JF Walker & Partners, North Petherton and 180.5ppk, RP Tucker & Son, Middlezoy. Charolais heifers at 183.5 and 179.5ppk, L & A Maddock & Co again. Angus heifer at 180ppk, Holway Farms Ltd, Cattistock.

Heifers sold to £1,263.36 for a Blue from JM Cload & Partners again. Limousin at £1,182.29 from JF Walker & Partners, who also sold an Angus at £1,121.75. Charolais heifers at £1,112.90 from TJ Richards, Honeyhall Lane and £1101 from L & A Maddock & Co again.

59 Barren Cows and Cull Stock Bulls. Auctioneer's comments:

Greenslade Taylor Hunt report a very short entry of Cull Cows met a cracking trade, when many, many more could have been sold to advantage.

Top was 148.5ppk for a superb Limousin cow from MJ & C Plowright, Stogursey. Blue cow at 139.5 and Limousins at 132.5 and 124.5ppk from J & S Vinnicombe & Son, Ottery St Mary. Pure Charolais 126.5ppk, AS Cowling, Clatworthy. Salers at 124.5 and 122.5ppk from RM & BM Boundy, Winkleigh. Further Limousin cows 120.5ppk, JA & G Aldworth, Madford and 116.5ppk, RJ Whitcombe, Glastonbury.

Sucklers sold to £1,209.73 for a Limousin from J & S Vinnicombe & Son, Ottery St Mary, who also sold a Blue at £1,071.36. Further Limousin cow at £1,078.11 from MJ & C Plowright & Son. Saler at £951.83, RM & BM Boundy. Charolais at £904.48, AS Cowling.

Dairy breeds sold to a tremendous trade. Friesians at 123.5ppk, DJ Bray, Parracombe; 119.5, 118.5, 115.5 (2x) 113.5, 111.5 (2x) and 110.5ppk, F & EJ Strawbridge & Sons, Axminster. Holsteins to 120.5ppk from J Read & Co, Taunton, who sold another at 111.5ppk; 114.5ppk DC Dennis & Son Ltd, Ivybridge and 112.5ppk, RF & BA Larcombe, Axminster.

Dairy breeds sold to £1,035.10 from J Read & Co for a grand 859kg Holstein. 796kg Holstein at £911.42 from DC Dennis & Son Ltd. Further Holsteins £865.25 from PT Bale & Sons, Chard and £857.25 RF & BA Larcombe, Chardstock.

More cows wanted to fuel current demand.

1178 Finished Hoggs. Auctioneer's comments:

Greenslade Taylor Hunt report many more hoggs forward at 1178 head sold to an even dearer trade for all presented, when all weights and grades were keenly contested.

The best lighter types sold to 254ppk from L Baker & ME Goodall. Others 248ppk from CR Fennell; 246ppk from DA & AP Gillbard; 244, 242 (2x) and 240ppk from ML & EE Edwards; 244 and 240ppk from GJ Warren; 243 and 241ppk from CHJ Atwell & Sons; 242ppk from R & G Matravers and 241ppk from D Carnell and R Kearn.

Heavier hoggs sold to £135, £124, £121 and £120 from S & A Bevan. Others £130, £129 and £123.50 from J Sprake & Partners; £129 and £120 from CHE Kidner; £124, £123 and £120 from RR Creed & Son; £122 from DF Ayre; £121 from D Carnell and £120 from RC Rowe & Son and IJ Williams. Overall average £108.79.