THE MARKET report from Sedgemoor Auction Centre for Monday, July 13, is as follows. The total stock was 1591 head.

160.5ppk for South Devon Barren Cow. £1533 for AAx Prime Steer

(28) UTM & (14) OTM Prime Cattle. Auctioneer’s comments:

Greenslade Taylor Hunt report as expected a very quiet day in the primestock ring with a lot of farmers having grass down. Trade on par if not a shade dearer with so few forward to satisfy demand topping per head at £1533 (840kgs @ 182.5ppk) AAx steer and £1443 (780kgs @ 185ppk) AAx steer both from CG, GR & MS Spiller.

Top price heifers £1,331.70 (690kgs @ 193ppk) and £1,260.63 (621kgs @ 203.0ppk) both from BA Richards and £1,314.23 (649kgs @ 202.5ppk) RP Tucker & Son.

Read more: Sedgemoor Annual Sheep Sale report from July 9

45 Barren Cows and Culls Stock Bulls. Auctioneer’s comments:

Greenslade Taylor Hunt report a small seasonal entry met a solid trade throughout from start to finish with top price per head £1,147.58 (715kgs @ 160.5ppk) South Devon from Hill & Johnstone. Others £1,101.52 (784kgs @ 140.5ppk) Friesian from RD Willcox; £1,098.80 (820kgs @ 134ppk) Holstein Friesian AE Vile & Son; £1,046.50 (700kgs @ 149.5ppk) Limousin cross £1,034.37 (731kgs @141.5ppk) Hereford cross J Phillips and £1,015.72 (758kgs @ 134ppk) Friesian JF Legg & Son.

1504 Finished Lambs and Hoggs. Auctioneer’s comments:

Greenslade Taylor Hunt report another similar entry of 1495 lambs sold to a dearer trade for all presented – unknown for the middle of July! The best sold to 236ppk from JE Baker. Others 235ppk from TL Attwell; 231ppk from RW Brunt; 230ppk from FG, NK & AJ Gammon Ltd; 229ppk from DM & DM Ginger and RB Cox; 228 and 226ppk from K & N Crang; 228ppk from RH Hill and Maddock & Son; 227ppk from A & N Pearce and RAC Barton and 226ppk from DJ & DA Bloyce, LA Read and CHJ Atwell & Sons.

Heavier lambs sold to £120, £114, £113.50 and £110 from AR Henson. Others £117 and £115 from EJ Diment; £116 from RAC Barton; £114.50 from RH Hill; £114 from D Day and K & N Crang; £113 from MA Edwards and DJ & DA Bloyce; £112 and £110 from N Painter; £111 and £110 from RM Sparks & Sons and £111 from DA & AP Gillard. Overall average £95.19.

Hoggs sold to £97 from RAC Barton.