THE MARKET report from Sedgemoor Auction Centre for Friday, July 3 and Saturday, July 4 is as follows. The total stock was 4247 head.

Store Cattle to £1430 as Sedgemoor continues to push on.

60 Dairy Cattle. Auctioneer's comments:

Greenslade Taylor Hunt report a smaller entry of fresh milk produced a strong trade across the board to a top of £2350 for a pedigree home bred heifer from FG Summerhayes & Son. Other pedigree heifers to £2250 and £2020 from JG Morgan and £1950 from DA & AP Gillbard. Commercial heifers £1980 from PD & SA Godfrey.

A small number of cows forward to £1900 from RL & ME Trott. Others £1780 from Ham Farm Partners and £1750 from Deptford Farms.

A good show of incalf heifers due end July to £1620 and £1600 from GJ & FL Robertson. Others due August onwards from CB Powell & Son to £1550, £1520, £1510 and £1500 (3x).

Bulling heifers from GMD & D Clothier £820 (4x). Friesian heifer calves £120 (2x) from GJ & JM Boyer.

782 Store Cattle and Grazing Cows. Auctioneer's comments:

Greenslade Taylor Hunt report a huge July entry of 782 store cattle, part of a tremendous 1203 with the stirks, sucklers and grazers. Store cattle throughput a massive 79% up on the year and despite a dramatic drop in quality and size, still £50 per head in front of last year on average. Flesh as dear and very keenly contested to a new recent high of £1430. Quality feeding stores very, very dear following the trade for flesh. Second quality similar. The emergence of third and fourth grade types, as Vendors come to the end of their Spring production cycle, all finding homes but at lower levels reflecting quality. However, some of the bottom end types looked dear in comparison due to their limited potential.

Read more: Sedgemoor Livestock Market report for Friday June 26 and Saturday June 27

Steers topped at £1430 for a grand Charolais with good cover (22m & FA) from ME Sampson & Son, Upottery, who sold fleshed Limousin steers at £1345 (21/22m & FA) and £1195 (22m & FA). Lean, grey Charolais steer at £1245 (27m) from MW Bowles, Compton Dundon. Forward, organic Charolais (3x 26m & FA) at £1205 from HL & RM Stott, Wookey. Young grazing Charolais at £1170 (5x 16/21m & FA) £1100 (4x 11/16m & FA) £1070 (15m & FA) and £1050 (2x 16m & FA) all from Kingsdown Farm Ltd, Longbridge Deverill. Further feeding Limousins at £1180 (24m & FA) £1175 (25m & FA) £1170 (2x 26m & FA) and £1090 (26m & FA) from DA, CMJ & LA Tottle, Marston Magna. Blue steers rose to £1315 for a fit type (only 15m & FA) from SER Hunt, Kilve, who sold other finished Blue bullocks at £1305 (16m & FA) £1225 (15m & FA) and £1150 (16m & FA). A bunch of good type feeding Blues at £1205 (9x 24/25m) ME & CS Drake, Nicholshayne. Further Blue feeders £1180 (25m & FA) GJ & HR Browse, Butterleigh; £1160 (2x 23m) S Baker, Kennford and £1150 (3x 21/23m) Keedwell Bros, Sandford. Young grazing Blues £1090 (18m & FA) and £1080 (only 14m & FA) from Kingsdown Farm Ltd again. Feeding Simmental steers to £1115 (21m & FA) from RH & AM Turner, Stockland. Others £1095 (6x 20m & FA) for three quartered types from DS Poad & Son, Saltash.

Native steers exceptional again to £1350 for an Organic Angus (26m & FA) from HL & RM Stott again. Grazing Angus £1195 (4x 22/27m, FA & sires) from DA, CMJ & LA Tottle again, who sold others at £1065 (4x 20/28m, FA & sires); £1190 (6x 22/26m, FA & sires) from DA Miller, Stockland; £1170 (4x 21/22m, FA & sire) AC House & Son, Thornfalcon; £1145 (21m & sire) AR Ractliffe, Gloucester; £1185 (20m & sire) £1135 (20/21m & sire) £1095 (2x 20m & sire) and £1070 (3x 19/21m & sire) EF & MA Cottle, North Brewham; £1130 (2x 22m & sire) and £1100 (23m & sire) A Burland, Spaxton; £1115 (5x 17/21m, FA & sires) and £1080 (4x 19/20m, FA & sire) A Male & Sons, Kingsbury Episcopi; £1100 (10x 19/21m, FA & sires) MJ Frampton & Son, Broadwindsor; £1100 (31m, FA & sire) W & EA Tratt, Luppitt; £1085 (3x 19/20m & sire) Keedwell Bros again and £1085 again (2x 23m & sire) Woodrow Farms, Yeovil Marsh. Pure bred and growthy South Devon steers at £1235 (25m & FA) and £1200 (25/26m & FA) from J Dyer, Muddiford, who also sold South Devon bulls at £1225 (26m & FA) and £1110 (37m & FA). Forward Devon steer at £1170 (25m & FA) from DA Miller again. Well grown Devon at £1145 (25m & FA) from DA, CMJ & LA Tottle again. Red Stabiliser at £1150 (22m) from Keedwell Bros again. Hereford steers rose to £1140 (3x 22/25m, FA & sire) from Hutton & Sons, Bristol. Others to £1090 (22m) Keedwell Bros again.

Dairy bred steers sold to £1115 for a Montbeliarde (21m & FA) from RH & AM Turner again. Fleckvieh at £1070 (19m & FA) from Kingsdown Farm Ltd again. Friesians peaked at £975 for good types (3x 22/25m & FA) from A Male & Sons again. Huge framed Holsteins at £915 (6x 46/49m & FA) and £910 (6x 40/52m & FA) from MF & MV Attwell, Somerton. Further forward Holsteins at £870 (22m & FA) and £800 (19m & FA) from LF, AJ & JL Bartlett, Gittisham; £855 (5x 27/30m & FA) J Jones & Son, Wells and £825 (30m) Jones & Pether, Axbridge.

On the heifer front it was more about the flesh as a selection of butchers came in search of supply. Fit Herefords with sire details from Lynham & Chidgey, Woolavington, met calls of £1220 (24m & FA) £1200 (25m & FA) £1180 (25m & FA) £1135 (26m & FA) £1135 again (26m & FA) and £1095 (25m & FA). Further warm Hereford at £1120 (24m & FA) from Kingsdown Farm Ltd again. Fit Angus heifers at £1200 (2x 26m & FA) also being organic from HL & RM Stott again. Others £1100 (4x 25/26m, FA & sires) DA Miller again; £1090 (5x 23/25m & sires) Woodrow Farms again, who sold another at £1005 (25m & sire); £1005 (38m & sire) P Penfold, Hewish and £985 (3x 20/22m) MW Bowles again. Well grown Charolais at £1180 (3x 20/27m) from MW Bowles yet again. Further feeding Charolais £1080 (25m) and £970 (25m) G Webster, Umberleigh. Young Charolais £1010 and £1000 (both lots 4x only 14/18m & FA) from Kingdown Farm Ltd yet again. Good feeding Charolais £990 (5x 23/24m & FA) Hutton & Sons again and £980 (6x 24/27m & FA) D Marshall, Axbridge. Blue heifers peaked at £1165 (20/21m & FA) when others from the same farm rose to £1135 for fed types from GJ Hookway, Ilfracombe. Fit Blues at £1085 (15m & FA) and £1055 (19m & FA) from SER Hunt again. Non holder (32m) at £1085 from ME & CS Drake again.

30m Blue at £1025 from Adam Bros, Clayhidon, who sold others at £1010 (3x 20/26m). Feeders at £1000 (22m) from S Baker again and £960 (4x 19/20m & FA) LF, AJ & JL Bartlett again. Fit Limousins at £1165 (only 16m & FA) and £1120 (20m & FA) from SER Hunt again. Very shapely, yet very lean black Limousin at £1145 (25m) from CD Lee, Farway, who sold others at £1120 (2x 25m). Red Limousin at £1105 (21m) from EF & MA Cottle again. Black slips at £1000 (4x 33/44m & FA) from KJ & LC Popham, Fiddington. Black Limousin grazing types at £970 (2x 18/20m) from S Jeffery, Pitminster. Forward South Devon at £1050 (38m & FA) from J Dyer again. Well finished Devon heifers at £960 (2x 28m & FA) from E Hitch, Brendon Hill.

13 Suckler Cows, Calves and Stock Bulls. Auctioneer's comments:

Greenslade Taylor Hunt report a small entry of 13 sucklers sold to £1270 for a Parthenaise cow (05/17) and her Parthenaise steer calf (06/20) from P Webber. Others £1110 (2x) and £1100.

27 Grazing Cows (pre-movement tested). Auctioneer's comments:

Greenslade Taylor Hunt report an excellent entry of 27 grazing cows met a cracking trade. New buyer to stir things up and push on again. Top was £1075 for a Charolais from RP & JA Brendon, Hallworthy. Pure Simmental at £1045, R & J Cook, Ryall, who sold another at £910, Angus cow at £995 from G Webster, Umberleigh. Further Simmentals at £985 from KJ & LC Popham, Fiddington, who sold Limousin cows at £950, £945 and £900 (2x) Hereford at £985 again and Blue cows at £900 (2x).

408 Busk Calves and Stirks. Auctioneer's comments:

Greenslade Taylor Hunt report a large ‘super Saturday’ entry of stirks saw a continuation of the fast trade. Not the overall quality of last week but all stirks sold well.

Top price of £930 (13m) for a Charolais steer from RE Fewings & Son. Further good Charolais to £870 (10m) £700 (14m) £670 (2x 9m) and £655 (10m) PWJ Land; £840 (14m) £780 (14m) £770 (2x 11m) and £690 (12m) KC & JC Heard. Top drawer Angus to £900 (4x 11m) GT White & Son, when dairy bred types sold to £755 (2x 10m) RJ & CH Palfrey & Son; £745 (2x 12m) East Ilkerton Farm Partnership and £615 (5x 12m) WJ Harraway. Pure Simmentals to £900 (2x 12m) R &J Cook, when others sold to £805 (9m) FA Kingcott & Son. Limousins to £895 (12m) R O’Neil, when others sold to £815 (9m) £780 (2x 9m) £775 (8m) £755 (9m) and £705 (8m) CM Baker; £810 (2x 13m) East Ilkerton Farm Partnership; £715 (2x 14m) Stoneridge Farm and £695 (7m) EA & DA Ellis. British Blues to £885 (7m) EA & DA Ellis, who sold others to £765 (7m) £712 (9m) and £670 (8m). Dairy bred British Blues shot to £860 (2x 12m) £730 (2x 17m) £715 (2x 13m) and £665 (2x 12m) Quick & Sons. Further good dairy bred British Blues shot to £710 (only 7m) £695 (3x 8m) and £620 (3x 7m) RJ & CH Palfrey & Son. Herefords to £690 (5x 12m) £690 (2x 12m) and £690 (3x 13m) TN Phillips & Son.

Few bulls forward sold to a top price of £600 (9m) for a British Blue from J & F Hookway.

Heifers sold to a top price of £855 (17m) for a British Blue from MH Stacey, when others sold to £730 (2x 8m) and £650 (8m) EA & DA Ellis. Dairy bred types sold to £680 (5x 13m) and £605 (3x 12m) Quick & Sons; £635 (3x 13m) Blackmore & Son; £625 (2x 8m) £620 (5x 8m) and £575 (5x 8m) RJ & CH Palfrey & Son; £600 (2x 10m) and £550 (8x 9m) NF Clothier & Sons Ltd and £535 (3x 9m) PE King Ltd. Charolais to £805 (2x 14m) KC & JC Heard, who sold others to £625 (2x 11m). Limousins to £775 (10m) CM Baker, who sold others to £665 (9m) £665 (3x 10m). £690 (15m) and £630 (6x 14m) A & T Barriball; £650 (3x 12m) Woodrow Farms; £650 (2x) EA & DA Ellis and £600 (14m) East Ilkerton Farm Partnership. Saler to £680 (15m) KC & JC Heard. Simmentals to £670 (8m) £615 (3x 10m) FA Kingcott & Son and £580 M Wall. Herefords to £650 (15m) Woodrow Farms, who sold others to £610 (2x 15m). Further Herefords to £560 (10m) EA & DA Ellis and £535 (4x) TN Phillips & Son. Angus to £600 (15m) MH Stacey, when young dairy bred types sold to £540 (only 8m) RJ & CH Palfrey & Son.

324 Non-export Calves. Auctioneer's comments:

Beef Breeds (267) – not able to be exported from market

Greenslade Taylor Hunt report slightly shorter numbers but another storming trade when the very best under one month old calves climbed past £400, many others sold well over £350.

Best month old Blue bulls to £450 from E Davis. Others £435 from Thornhill Farm and £430 (2x) from DW Rowe & Son. Reared Blue bulls to £465 from TN Phillips & Son; £460 from EA & DA Ellis and £455 from TN Phillips & again. A superb Charolais entry with young bulls to £410 and £395 from SM & DM Turner. Others £302 from CE Veysey. Reared Charolais to £490 from EA & DA Ellis. Others £410 from KJ & LC Popham. Young Limousin bulls topped at £348 from Baker & Son. Others £340 from KF & LW Mitcham and £310 from GC Vowles. Older Limousins to £468 and £358 from EA & DA Ellis. Others £315 from P & C Wyatt. Simmentals to £335 and £332 from DWC & MA Brunt; £305 and £300 from DE Down & Son; £255 from RL & ME Trott.

Natives to £345 from O Kelway for a reared Angus bull. Others £295 from DN Woollacott and £275 from KJ & LC Popham. Young Angus bulls to £310 from Mowlem Partners. Others £268 from P Frost; £245 from CD Griffin & Partners and RW, JA & AW Barton. Hereford bulls £315 and £265 (2x) Thornhill Farm; £265 from RL & ME Trott and £235 from DN Woollacott.

Continental heifers to £465 for a reared Simmental from EA & DA Ellis. Other Simmentals to £310 from RL & ME Trott. Month old Simmental heifer to £300 from DE Down & Son and £280 from DWC & MA Brunt. Flying trade for Blue heifers to £420 (2x) £400 (3x) and £380 from TN Phillips. Young Blue heifers to £318 from D Blanch. Others £310 from ME & PJ White. Charolais heifers to £425 from EA & DA Ellis. Others £285 from CE Veysey. Limousin heifers to £270 from AE Allen & Sons; £235 from EA & DA Ellis and £195 from House & Son.

Native heifers the dearest of all with Herefords to £340 (2x) £290 (2x) and £260 (2x) from Thornhill Farm. Young Hereford heifers to £210 and £195 from AJ & RG Barber. Angus heifers to £240 and £215 from DN Woollacott; £205 (3x) from O Kelway and £200 from D Powell. Young Angus heifers to £185 from BJ Jennings and £185 from DWJ Raffill & Partners.

Friesians (57) – not able to be exported from market

Greenslade Taylor Hunt report a good entry of dairy sired calves sold to another scorching trade. Best Friesians to £200 from AE Allen & Son. Others £175 from GM & JM Boyer and £170 from AE Allen again. Montbeliarde (3m) to £365 and £295 from SE & TL Lye. Dairy Shorthorn £78 from Williams PFA. Brown Swiss £130 from RM & DA Fry. Best Friesians £120 plus, mediums £80-£100 and plainer types £30-£40.

2515 Sheep. Auctioneer's comments:

Greenslade Taylor Hunt report the following sheep trades:-

Store Lambs (928)

Numbers starting to build with a much larger entry of 928 store lambs sold to an even stronger trade to a top price of £100 from EJ Gwyn. Others to £94 from J Turney; £92.50 from LJ Webber; £92 from L Mason; £88.50 from J Beach; £83 and £79.50 from T Frampton & Sons; £83 from CJ Hooper & Sons Ltd; £79.50 from GR Baker & Son; £78 from MB & KN Crabb and LJ Thorne; £77.50 from MD & KE Lanfear; £76.50 from JH Coombes and J Lister; £76 from MB & KN Crabb; £75.50 from EG Chubb; TE & SJ Popham, LJ Thorne and C Boundy. Overall average up £3 to £70.27.

Cull Ewes and Rams (1406)

A very large entry of 1405 cull ewes and rams of generally improved quality sold to another strong trade for all forward. Best continental ewes sold to £135, £124 and £118 from J Tindall. Other best ewes to £114 and £106.50 from AJ Willcox; £110 from RM & FR Thorne; £108.50 from K Roberts; £106 from RAC Burton; £105.50 from HM & KI Stowell & Son; £105 from A & N Pearce; £103 from KJ Seymour and MW & S Edwards; £101 (2x) from H Westbrook and £100 from J Read. Cull rams sold to £160, £150, £145, £115, £110, £102 and £98 from M Down, when others sold to £97 from DF Ayre. Medium ewes £55-£75, leaner types £40-£55 and boners generally £25 plus. Overall average £73.19.

Goats (110)

A large entry of 110 goats of varying sizes and quality sold to a strong trade for all forward. Top price of £100 went to Verney Enterprises. Others to £88.50, £74 and £73.50 from Bagborough Farm Ltd. Overall average £55.19.

Couples (25 Ewes & 34 Lambs)

A similar entry of 25 ewes with 34 lambs at foot sold to a selective trade. A pen of 8 smart Texels with 13 lambs at foot sold to £162 (£61.71/life) from R Ford. Doubles from the same Vendor sold to £161 and singles to £156 (£78/life) and £134 (£67/life). Overall average £58.22/life. A pen of mainly FM Dorset breeding ewes sold at £83 from R Young.

145 Pigs. Auctioneer's comments:

Greenslade Taylor Hunt report strong cull and weaner trade – fat pigs slightly easier. Our entry today sold to 16 different purchasers.

Weaners (33)

Fewer forward – all sold to a good trade. The best sold to £69 from DJ Adams and £66 for 12 w/o Gloucester from RJ Everitt. 7 w/o weaners from R Hares to £36.

Cull Sows (6)

Significant competition for those forward, contrary to national reports. Medium weights to £175 from J & R Hopkins and £134 from D Brice.

Forward Stores (106)

Large entry sold to a good but slightly easier trade. Top of the day £132 from J & R Hopkins and a run of stronger pigs from LE Miller & Son to £128.