The market report from Sedgemoor Auction Centre for Saturday, September 5 is as follows.

The total stock was 5549 head.

Greenslade Taylor Hunt report another excellent entry for a weekly sale, when new buyers and new vendors were in attendance at Sedgemoor.


The best continue to sell at previous weeks’ levels when 9 were at £2000 or more. The next quality types consistently from £1350-£1650.

Best heifers to £2050, £2040, £2020 and £2000, all heifers bred by Y Farms from FG Summerhayes & Son and averaged £2028. Others to £2020 AP Ractliffe; £2000 ET Summerfield & Son, Oxford; £2000 (2x) JG Morgan, Tewkesbury; £1900 PD & SA Godfrey; £1900 Snook Ltd; £1850 RJ Goss & Son and £1820 SFE Agri Services, Bideford. Friesian types to £1550 and £1500 (2x) from DEW & WEJ England, Cardiff.

Only a sprinkling of calved cows saw plenty of demand to a top of £1700 (2x) from both Snook Ltd and Deptford Farm. More Friesian types from the dispersal of DEW & WEJ England of Cardiff to £1620 and £1560.

A run of 14 incalf dry cows from the dispersal of the 10000kgs herd from Denhay Farms, Bridport saw a good demand to £1400 and £1250 to average £1007 to include 8 4th to 9th calvers.

Calves to £150 (2x) from GJ & JM Boyer.


Greenslade Taylor Hunt report a good September entry of 844 stores, compared to 869 last year but last year’s averaged £710 and this year’s £854. £144 up on the year is a massive increase, particularly when quality types were in short supply again.

Top was £1300 for a tremendous feeding Charolais steer (23m & FA) from RP Elston & Son, Dulverton. Further well grown feeding Charolais at £1205 (2x 22m & FA). Younger organic Charolais at £1195 (18m & FA) £1115 (17/19m & FA) and £930 (3x 15/16m & FA) NJ Cowling, Brompton Regis. Quality, top drawer, Limousin steers at £1275 (only 16m & FA) £1230 (16m & FA) £1180 (3x 15/17m & FA) £1140 (16/17m & FA) £1190 (only 15/16m & FA) £1070 (16m & FA) and £1065 (2x 16m & FA) from MJ & MW Bickle & Son, Bridestowe. Organic Limousins at £1180 (2x 24/25m & FA) £1165 (25m & FA) and £1115 (2x 22/24m & FA) from NJ Cowling again. Further well grown Limousin steers at £1150 (22/24m & FA) H Webb & Son, Henley and £1135 (25/26m) RW Brunt, Worle. Well fed Blue steers at £1260 (4x 25/26m & FA) from AJ Weech, West Buckland. Feeding Blues at £1135 (22m & FA) from DA Kidner & Son, East Huntspill; £1130 (5x 20/21m & FA) and (7x 20/21m & FA) and (10x 21/24m & FA) all 23 from KA & HJ Sparks & Sons, Churchinford and £1105 (3x 22/23m & FA) AC House & Son, Thornfalcon. Some good Simmental steers on offer to £1225 (27m) from RW Brunt again, who sold others at £1170 (28m) and £1130 (2x 33m). Other good feeding Simmentals at £1190 (2x 25m & FA) WR Adams & Sons, Chard; £1130 (22m & FA) and £1110 (3x 20/22m & FA) DA Kidner & Son again. Blonde steers to £1115 (3x 20/22m & FA) from D & I Dyer, Yarcombe.

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Native steers rose to £1245 for a forward Shorthorn (18m & FA) from H Webb & Son again. South Devons to £1225 for a big frame pure bred (27m) from PHJ Down, Okehampton, who sold another at £1100 (19m). Angus peaked at £1180 (24m, FA & sire) from HD Wilkins, Henley, who sold others at £1080 (3x 21/23m, FA & sires x2) and £1050 (only 16m, FA & sire). Further well grown Angus steers at £1170 (18m, FA & sire) G Pople & Sons Ltd, Sharpham; £1170 again (2x 24m, FA & sires) £1110 (3x 21/23m & sires) and £1070 (22m, FA & sire) CE & HJ Cligg, Dunkeswell; £1130 (7x 17/19m, FA & sire) and £1120 (23m, FA & sire) TE Pocock, Stringston; £1105 (22m, FA & sire) ET Summerfield & Son, Oxford and £1055 (4x 20/26m, FA & sires) D & JM Palfrey, Morebath. Hereford steers sold to £1100 (23m, FA & sire) from SJ & EH Coles, Edingworth. Others to £1090 (23m & sire) S Potter, Northleigh.

Dairy breeds sold to £985 for an 18m Fleckvieh from RJ & EJ Collier, Kingsdon. Others to £960 (22m & FA) from HD Wilkins again. Friesian steer also at £960 (28m & FA) from HD Wilkins. Further Friesian at £890 (23m & FA) BAC & HM Trim, Combe Raleigh. Norwegian steer also at £890 (24m) GJ Painter, Ilminster. Holstein steers rose to £870 (2x 22m & FA) G Pople & Sons Ltd again. Others £850 (10x 19/26m & FA) D & I Dyer again; £815 (4x 27/28m & FA) RC & K Wright & Son, Dunkeswell and £810 (32m & FA) FH Arscott & Son, Upottery.

Heifers peaked at £1175 for a well fleshed pure Limousin (30m) from D Crosier, Middlezoy. Further fleshed Limousin at £1115 (18m & FA) J & B Hull, Tiverton. Further well grown Limousins at £1115 again (2x 26m & FA) D & I Dyer again. Very smart young Limousins at £1000 (2x 16m & FA) £990 (3x 16/17m & FA) £970 (16m & FA) and £965 (2x 17m & FA) from MJ & MW Bickle & Son again. Further quality Limousins at £990 (5x 15/16m & FA) R Coate, Broomfield. Fit Simmentals £1150 (2x 26m & FA) and £1130 (25m & FA) WR Adams & Son, Forton. Smart 12m Simmental at £1030 (12m) A Wall, Banwell. Fit Charolais heifers £1140 (3x 20/23m & FA) from RP Elston & Son again, who sold best type feeding Charolais at £1090 twice (4x 16/21m & FA) and (3x 16/17m & FA). Further fit Charolais £1110 (2x 25m & FA) WR Adams & Sons again. Organic Charolais at £950 (22/25m & FA) NJ Cowling again. Blue heifers sold to £1030 for good feeders (4x 18/19m & FA) from G Pople & Sons Ltd again. Others £1020 (2x 23m) RG & SA Stone, North Newton. Young, shapely Blues at £975, £950 and £900 (all 16m) from FJ & CN Burrough, Wambrook.

Native heifers peaked at £1105 for well fleshed Organic Angus (7x 23m, FA & sire) from Hensley Farm Ltd, East Worlington, who sold other good types at £1010 (6x 22/23m, FA & sire) and £995 (3x 21/23m, FA & sire). Best feeding Angus £1025 (20m, FA & sire) from G Pople & Sons Ltd again; £1015 (24m & FA) £1000 (4x 21/24m & FA) and £985 (3x 21/24m & FA) CE & HJ Cligg again. Hereford heifers rose to £1080 (26m & FA) AC House & Son again. South Devons to £1045 (19m) PHJ Down again. Fleshed Devon at £895 (23m) GJ Painter, Ilminster.

Dairy heifers sold to £1090 for a well fleshed black and white (28m & FA) from D & I Dyer again.

20 GRAZING COWS (Pre-movement tested)

Greenslade Taylor Hunt report an entry of 20 grazing cows sold to £940 from Miss P Curry, Winscombe.


Greenslade Taylor Hunt report another respectable entry of stirks saw a continuation of the good trade. Top end stronger steers a shade easier than of late. Top price of £980 (only 9m) for a top drawer Limousin steer from Staplegrove Livestock, who sold another to £880 (only 6m). Further Limousins to £875 (14m) £870 (14m) £755 (14m) £690 and £685 B Jeffery; £775 (3x 9m) and £665 (7m) C Jones. A good run of Limousin steers from AJ & TLJ Hawkins shot to £760 (2x 7m) £720 (8x 6m) and £710 (4x 6m). Others to £680 S Tundley. Charolais to £795 (10m) MJ & RSM Barrow, who sold others to £790 (10m) and £715 (2x 8m). Further Charolais to £785 (3x 8m) £770 (2x 8m) KJ Dallyn; £720 (2x 12m) BL & MJE Bartlett; £710 (13m) £680 (2x 11m) JJ Cooper; £700 (6x 6m) £680 (6m) £650 (8x 6m) AJ & TLJ Hawkins again. Angus to £778 (2x 12m) DW & JK Colton, who sold others to £745 (2x 14m). Blonde to £700 (14m) B Jeffery again, who sold another to £670. Herefords to £675 (14m) S Matthews, who sold others to £605. Younger Herefords to £570 (2x 9m) MR Chown. Dairy bred type British Blues sold to £625 (11m) J Habberfield, when others sold to £570 (8m) VG & MM Greenway & Son.

Heifers sold to a top price of £780 for a Limousin from G Reason. Further Limousins to £655 (11m) S Tundley and £650 (9m) £545 (3x 10m) £535 (2x 7m) C Jones. Charolais to £690 (8m) KJ Dallyn, who sold others to £650 (8m) £560 (3x 8m). Further Charolais to £675 (9m) TG & MG Wooff & RG & E Powell; £660 (2x 10m) MJ & RSM Barrow again and £635 (2x 12m) JJ Cooper again. Angus to £630 (4x 12m) DW & JK Colton again, when others sold to £520 (3x) N Burrough. Dairy bred British Blues to £585 (6x 12m) VJ Thomas & Son Ltd, who sold others to £580 (3x 13m) and £500 (6x only 6m). Herefords to £540 (4x 11m) MR Chown again, when others sold to £505 (2x 14m) S Matthews again.


Beef Breeds (439) – not able to be exported from market

Greenslade Taylor Hunt report another large entry with nearly 550 head on offer sold to a decent trade, when keen bidding was experienced for the majority presented. Very best Blue bulls to £430 (1m) from NW Nash Farming, when similar young Blues sold to £405 from TW & JC Cross. Others £360 from HMV Weekes; £342 MW Nash Farming and £340 from MEJ & PJ White. Reared Blue bulls to £400 from R & EJ Phillips. A good entry of Simmentals to £412 (1m) from R & EJ Phillips; £400 from D & J Mapstone and £352 from DE Down & Son. Limousin bulls to £370 from PJ Kembery; £288 from B & P Horsey & Son and £255 from CJ & AJ Herrod. Charolais few and far between: £315 from TG & MG Wooff and RG & E Powell; £280 from A Wiggins and £240 from SM Godfrey.

Native bulls in abundance when reared Angus (3m) topped at £392 (3x) from EJ Badman & Son and £320 (3x) from JN Wyatt. Younger Angus bulls to £292 from CG, GR & MS Spiller and £282 and £272 from HG Tincknell Ltd. Hereford bulls to £280 from A Wiggins. Others £275 and £260 from Hoskins & Vickery; £220 from Thornhill Farm.

Continental heifers saw a superb trade. Blue heifers to £305 (1m) from LH, JE & SJ Lyons; £285 from Short Bros & Son and £275 (2x) from D & I Dyer. Reared Blue heifers to £302, £295 and £288 from D & I Dyer also. Simmental heifers up to £268 and £260 (2x) from DE Down & Son; £248 from AG Ham; £212 from D & J Mapstone; £210 from JE Sneyd. Limousins to £205 (2x) from K Dunster and CJ & AJ Herrod; £195 from M & S Powell. Charolais to £230 from D Godfrey and £150 (2x) from RG & IR Tapp.

Native heifers to £235 from a smart Hereford from Thornhill Farm. Other Herefords to £195 (4x) from Hoskins & Vickery; £175 from GMD & D Clothier; £165 from Arrijan Farming. Angus heifers to £222 from D & I Dyer and JN Wyatt; £220 from EJ Badman & Son; £220 (2x) from HG Tincknell Ltd.

Friesians (109) – not able to be exported from market

Greenslade Taylor Hunt report plenty of dairy sired calves on offer sold to a continuing strong trade. Best black and whites to £158 EJ Badman & Son Ltd. Others £135 from both Grey Farm Partnership and from D & I Dyer and £130 (2x) GJ & JM Boyer. Shorthorn to £60 (2x) Williams PFA. Brown Swiss to £60 from Plot Farm Partners. Fleckvieh to £220 and £165 (2x) AA House & Son and £210 (2x) from LJ & SF Gould.

3703 SHEEP

Greenslade Taylor Hunt report the following sheep trades:-

Store Lambs (2349)

An even larger entry of 2349 store lambs sold to an equally strong trade, with no sign of a dip in prices. Heaviest of the lambs to £105 from R Brasier, who sold others at £102. Other best pens to £98 from V & RA Hunt; £96 from J Lewington; £94 from D Hutter; £92 from DA Wookey; £91 from V & RA Hunt; £90.50 from SJ & SJ Finlay and P Rabbitts; £90 from J Muirhead; £89.50 from SG Yates; £87.50 from GG Gribble; £87 from Hanswell Farm; £86.50 from MJ & C Arthur and S Waite. Overall average climbing to £69.98, which represents a general lift in quality presented.

Cull Ewes and Rams (1144)

A reduced entry of 1144 cull ewes and rams sold to an improved trade, when more buyers were in attendance than previous weeks. Best of the continental ewes to £157 from JB Pearce. Others to £140 from G Dart & Son; £126 again from JB Pearce; £115 from MW & S Edwards, JB Pearce and G Dart & Son; £111 from AR Nicholls; £110.50 from KC & JM Cooke; £110 from P Rabbitts; £109 from KC & JM Cooke; £107 from DA Wookey and Stablechief Ltd. Rams continue to be in demand and sold to £144 from JB Pearce. Others to £138 from KC & JM Cooke; £135 from MM & NJ Mitchell; £121 from PA & DE Wyatt and £118 from KJ Rainey. More than half the pens achieved over £80. Mediums £60-£80. Plain £35-£50. Boners all £20 plus. Overall average jumping to £73.16.

Breeding Ewes (185)

A varied entry of 185 breeding ewes and couples sold to a reasonable demand. Top call went to J Davis for her flock age Suffolks which sold to £94. A run of Romneys from J Holt achived £90 and £82. North Country Mules sold to £90 from H Morgan. Overall average £75.82.

Goats (17)

A modest entry of 17 goats sold to £115 for a nanny and 2 kids from CJ Robinson. A large cull billy sold well at £109 from the same Vendor. Overall average £47.06.

Stock Rams (8)

A small entry of 8 stock rams met limited interest and sold to £160 (2x) for aged Charollais from GE & DM Powell. Overall average £105.