The market report from Sedgemoor Auction Centre for Saturday, September 19 is as follows.

The total stock was 5423 head.

Greenslade Taylor Hunt report a sharper Store Cattle trade as numbers remain tight for the time of year, yet the average was £100 up on the year.


Greenslade Taylor Hunt report a massive entry to include 88 milkers sold to another impressive trade, when many travelled north. Top of the day £2040 and £2000 for R Puddy & Son. A run of 17 cows and heifers from Cleave Farm Partnership sold at £2040, £1980, £1960 and £1950 (3x) for their heifers and their young cows sold at £1920, £1820, £1780 and £1680. Other heifers to £1900 East Avercombe Farm Ltd; £1900 PD & SA Godfrey; £1900 Anton Smith; £1850 (2x) ET Summerfield & Son; £1800 Snook Ltd.

Other cows to £1720 and £1600 RL & ME Trott; £1500 from WL Baxendale of the Isle of Wight.

A large entry of incalf heifers sold to £1600 and £1520 from GJ & FL Robertson. Others to £1450 RJ Shere and £1420 and £1400 (2x) from KJ Waldon & Partners from Umberleigh.

Bulling heifers to £770 (6x) from G, MD & D Clothier. Calves to £225 from CJ & JA Reed.


Greenslade Taylor Hunt report an increased entry of 765 store cattle, part of 1098 with the stirks and sucklers met another sharper trade. Slightly behind last year on numbers but over £100 per head up on average.

Some smart steers on offer to £1270 for a very shapely feeding Blue (18m & FA) from GJ & HR Browse, Butterleigh, who sold further Blue steers at £1095 (21/23m & FA). Forward Blues £1235 (3x 26/27m & FA) and £1125 (24m & FA) AJ Weech, West Buckland; £1200 (28m & FA) RMG & RG Salter, Buckland St Mary; £1195 (3x 22/23m & FA) J & F Hookway, Ilfracombe; £1165 (3x 21m & FA) CWM & GN Bolt, Huntsham; £1155 (26m & FA) Butterwell Farm Ltd, Chilton Polden; £1125 (3x 20m) RH Beaty, Walton and £1120 (25m & FA) A Parkin and A Broadhead, Combe Martin. Charolais peaked at £1255 (only 16m) from LE Sweetland & Son, Membury, who sold others at £1250 (16/17m) and £1195 (7x 16/18m). Hard Charolais £1210 (24/27m & FA) RMG & RG Salter again. Well fed young Charolais at £1190 (16/17m & FA) £1170 (15/16m & FA) and £1040 (13m & FA) NM & CL Norris, Kilton and £1120 (16m & FA) and £1100 (3x 16m & FA) JE & GR Bowden, Lympsham. Limousin steers rose to £1250 (15m & FA) for a really well grown and fed type from NM &CL Norris again, who sold others at £1175 (5x 15/17m & FA). Forward Limousins at £1240 (27/28m & FA) and £1185 (2x 28m & FA) Loosemore & Son, Fitzhead. Further young best type Limousin at £1195 (16m) from LE Sweetland & Son again, who sold another at £1085 (25m). Good feeding Limousins at £1170 (4x 22/24m & FA) PA Tylor, Helston; £1140 (8x 20/23m & FA) RJ, GM & AJ Tucker, Umberleigh and £1110 (4x 22/23m & FA) DM Dyer, Yarcombe. DM Dyer sold Blonde steers at £1145 (3x 18/21m & FA) and £1085 (6x 19/21m & FA). Saler £1155 (16m) LE Sweetland & Son again. Simmentals to £1130 (only 16m & FA) from BJ Stephens & Sons, Locking.

Native steers sold to £1175 for a big frame, lean Hereford (23m, FA & out of a Simmental cow) from EA Coombes, Laucherley. Fit Hereford at £1110 (29m, FA & sire) from G Adams, Braunton, who sold others at £1065 (4x 25/28m & FA). Others £1090 (21/22m & sire) and £1005 (17/18m & sire) Hanchard Farming Partners, Draycott. Angus steers rose to £1165 (26m, FA & sire) from G Adams again, who sold others at £1135 (2x 26, FA & sire). Others £1080 (4x 19/21m, FA & sires) CE & HJ Cligg, Dunkeswell; £1055 (25m) and £1045 (3x 19/23m & sire) K Roberts, Westhay and £1050 (23m & FA) AC House & Son, Thornfalcon.

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Dairy bred steers to £1140 for 6 well grown Fleckvieh (20/25m & FA) from A Parkin & A Broadhead again, who sold others at £1075 (7x 18/27m & FA). Montbeliarde steers to £1085 (24/25m & FA) G Adams again. Others to £1030 (19m) RH Beaty again. Friesians to £945 (23m) RH Beaty again. Holsteins £930 (26m) and Friesians £865 (24/27m) AG Chaplin & Sons, Langford. Further Holsteins at £870 (27/29m & FA) SJ & SJ Church, Mark.

Heifers topped at £1245 for an exceptional Blue (18m & FA) from GJ & HR Browse again, who topped both the steers and heifers. Well done! Forward Blue £1100 (25m & FA) PA Tylor again. Extremely shapely Blues £1065 (17m) and £1025 (17m) from DDC & WD Darling, North Curry. Well framed Blues £1035 (3x 25/28m & FA) H Miller & Son; £1010 (24m & FA) Butterwell Farm Ltd again; £995 (22/23m & FA) J & F Hookway again and £990 (2x 23m & FA) RJ, GM & AJ Tucker again. A very well grown Charolais at £1120 (23m & FA) from SJ & SJ Church again. Fleshed Charolais £1080 (24m & FA) JE & GR Bowden again. Forward types £1010 (2x 19m) RH Beaty again. Quality Limousin £1105 (only 17m) Hanchard Farming Partnership again. Further quality Limousins at £1100 (6x 17/21m & FA) and (2x 21m & FA) and £1000 (2x 18/19m & FA) GJ Cottrell, Sampford Peverell. Forward Limousin £1085 (27m & FA) JM & JM Baker, Meare. Fleshed 30m heifer £1055, D & I Dyer, Yarcombe. Good feeding heifers £1050 (23/24m & FA) PA Tylor again. 29m and FA £970, SJ & SJ Church again.

Native heifers sold to £1080 for a fit Hereford (25m & FA) from RV Edmunds & Son, Ashcott. Further fit Hereford at £1055 (28m, FA & sire) from JM & JM Baker, Meare, who sold another £970 (27m, FA & sire). Fit Herefords also at £955 (18/19m & sires) RJ & EJ Collier, Kingsdon. Fit Angus heifers £1075 (9x 21/26m, FA & sires) RV Edmunds & Son again. More fit Angus £1040 (2x 23/24m, FA & sires) DH & RJ Wall, Lympsham. Further meat Angus £970 (35m & sire) and £960 (23m & sire) B Bull & Son, Powerstock

9 GRAZING COWS (Pre-movement tested)

Greenslade Taylor Hunt report a small entry of 9 grazing cows sold to £1060 from C Beach. Others £880 from RF Wellman and £850 (2x) from LJ Hall and H Attwell.


Greenslade Taylor Hunt report a smaller entry produced a good trade for the best quality. ‘Hugginshayes’ March and May 2019 born Limousin bulls to £1900 (2x) from CJ Dare & Son. ‘Chilly Knap’ Limousin bull £1850 and Charolais bull £1500 from S Legg & Son. ‘Casmore’ Angus £1450 from A Edmunds.

Hugginshayes Limousin cow and 7 month old bull calf £2300 and with 5m old £2050. JH Neale & Sons Nealford Limousin cow and 7m old heifer calf £2300.

Commercial cows to £1420 for BBx with Simmental heifer calf from THJ Denbee. Others £1410 and £1300. Charolais cross incalf heifers to £940 and £860 GJ & HR Browse.


Greenslade Taylor Hunt report a smaller entry, when there was a higher proportion of young busk calves forward, sold to a strong trade for the younger stirks.

Top price of £855 (13m) for a good Parthenaise heifer from P Webber, who sold another to £840. Dairy bred British Blue heifers shot to £708 (5x 11m) VJ Thomas & Son Ltd, who sold others to £695 (4x 12m) and £680 (5x 13m). Further British Blues to £690 (11m) RH & BD Stott & Son. Limousin heifer with shape to £705 (only 6m) C Thorner, when others sold to £690 (13m) £685 (13m) £655 (4x 14m) £650 (4x 13m) A Powell and £680 (6m) PW Cowell. Simmental heifers to £645 (3x 12m) FA Kingcott & Son, when others sold to £640 (14m) and £535 P Ogborne and £580 (2x 9m) GTJ Boundy. Hereford heifers to £590 (3x 14m) CDG Cooper; £570 (9m) JD Lock and £540 M & S White & Son Ltd. Charolais heifers to £560 (only 5m) A Blowers, when others sold to £560 (2x 6m) £530 (6m) GH Woollatt and £540 (5x 11m) Hutchings & Sons. Angus heifers to £535 (4x 14m) G & D Purchase, when others sold to £525 (11m) HL, T & C Lyne and £505 (11m) S Tranter. Sussex to £500 (9m) PJ Masters Farms and Shorthorns to £500 (7m) GH Woollacott again.

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Steers sold to a top price of £800 (10m) for a Simmental from GTJ Boundy again, who sold others to £700 (8m) £670 and £660 (7m). Further Simmentals to £720 (10m) FA Kingcott & Son again; £658 (12m) P Ogborne. Limousin steers to £735 (only 6m) PW Cowell again, who sold others to £658 (6m). Further Limousins to £680 (12m) A Powell again and £655 (3x 12m) M & S White & Son Ltd again. Sussex to £690 (9m) £640 (10m) and £550 (9m) PJ Masters Farms again. Hereford steers to £645 (7m) JD Lock again, when others sold to £570 (12m) JP & MJ Ham. Devons to £622 (4x 15m) Wyke Farms. British Blue steers to £585 (2x 12m) HL, T & C Lyne again; £580 (2x 9m) RH & BD Stott & Son again and £580 (only 5m) A Blowers again.

Parthenaise to £580 (only 4m) P Webber again. Charolais steers to £575 (only 5m) £550 (2x 5m) A Blowers again; £570 (10m) RH & BD Stott & Son again and £545 (6m) E Davis. Blonde to £560 (only 4m) EM, JM & CL Wallbridge, who sold others to £505 (2x 4m). Angus to £530 (4x 8m) SG Habberfield & Sons, when others sold to £520 M & S White & Son Ltd and £510 (only 4m) EM, JM & CL Wallbridge again.


Beef Breeds (400) – not able to be exported from market

Greenslade Taylor Hunt report a very good entry of calves forward met a similar trade to the last couple of weeks, whereby as numbers grow through the Autumn the best continue to sell extremely well, when mediums and plainer calves were more selective.

Super young Blue bull from DW Sprackman & Partners topped the day at £435. Similar age and style from RW Edmund & Son Ltd to £420. Other young Blues £385 from JWO Marsh & Partners; £375 from MC Powell; £375 from RF & BA Larcombe and £370 from DH Creed. Suckler bred Limousin to £408 from E Davis. Young Limousins to £388 H & NM Wall & Sons; £380 from Baker & Son. Charolais to £355 and £350 from SM & DM Turner Ltd; £350 JR & DC Hiscock. One Simmental to £220 from DC Bartlett.

Native bulls to £300 for young Angus from CG, GR & MS Spiller. Other Angus £290 from RV Edmunds & Son Ltd; £275 from LW Farms and £265 from K Dunster. Herefords to £300 and £280 from RM & CG Drew & Son; £275 from NL Reeves & Sons.

Heifers to £295 for Charolais from CE Veysey. Others £255 and £250 from RD Knight & Son and £250 from DC Bartlett. A large number of Blues forward to £295 and £275 from JWO Marsh & Partners; £290 from RV Edmunds & Son Ltd and £275 from MC Clothier Partnership. Limousins to £245 HNM Wall & Sons; £240 from M & S Powell; and £235 from Baker & Son. Simmentals £245 from N & J Ham & Son and £235 from E Davis.

Native heifers to £300 for reared Angus from E Davis. Young Angus to £192 MD & KRJ Boley; £175 (2x) DC Bartlett. Herefords to £230 House & Sons; £165 AD Lee and £160 (2x) N Bradbury.

Friesians (121) – not able to be exported from market

Greenslade Taylor Hunt report 121 dairy sired bull calves saw a good demand to top at £160 and £155 from P & C Wyatt (10 wks). Others £150 from J Hole; £135 (2x) from GG Gribble; £125 (2x) from EC & LK Parker. Best rearing types £80 plus, mediums £40-£70 and plain types mostly north of £20. Fleckvieh to £235 from JW & P Marsh.

3682 SHEEP

Greenslade Taylor Hunt report the following sheep trades:-

Store Lambs (2047)

Another large entry of 2047 store lambs sold to an even stronger trade, although large runs of medium and smaller lambs pegged the average. Top price of £98.50 went to T Bussell. Others to £91 from DC Creech; £90 from P Rabbitts; £89 from J Osborne; £88.50 from FP Hill & Son; £87.50 from DJ & SL Kittow; £86.50 from DC Creech; £85.50 from LG Taylor; £85 from DM Atkins, BL & MJE Bartlett and FP Hill & Son; £84.50 from RC Lewis; £84 from CFJ & PJ Street and £83.50 from C Willcox. Overall average £69.87.

Cull Ewes and Rams (1149)

A slightly smaller entry of 1149 cull ewes and rams sold to a stronger trade for all forward. Best of the continental ewes sold to £126 from CM Edmunds. Other best ewes to £124 from R Wall; £120 and £107 from MJ Bulled; £118 from D Tucker; £108 from RC Pike; £106.50 from KC & JM Cooke; £106 from DA & AP Gilbard and M Lock; £105 from VE Sellick; £104 from D Tucker, SJ Govier and DJ & SL Kittow and £103 from VE Sellick. Cull rams sold to £139 from SJ Govier, when others sold to £136 from AJ Hunt; £135 (2x) from FH Bartlett and £130 from J Peace. Medium ewes £60-£80, plain £40-£60 and boners generally £20 plus. Overall average up to £68.80.

Breeding Ewes (411)

A larger entry of 411 breeding ewes sold to another good trade, especially for the better quality types. Shearling Mules sold to £150 from RP & JA Brendon, when others sold to £148, £140 and £128 (6x). Charollais cross 2T ewes to £140 (2x) from CM Edmunds and Suffolk cross 2T’s to £131 from Foxhollow Farm Ltd. Overall average up to £110.88.

Goats (52)

A similar entry of 52 goats sold to £82.50 for a pen of billies from MF Bathard & Sons. Others to £53 from TG & MG Wooff and RG & E Powell. Overall average £52.63.

Stock Rams (23)

An entry of 23 stock rams sold to a top price of £225 for a smart Charollais from J Harding, who sold others to £200. Other best rams to £182 (3x) from J Peace. Overall average £130.59.