The market report from Sedgemoor Auction Centre for Saturday, September 26 is as follows.

The total stock was 6,145 head.

A short entry of 593 Store Cattle met a brighter trade again to £1,405.


Greenslade Taylor Hunt report a reduced entry met a more difficult trade as many were busy maize harvesting, however trade still topped at £2000 for a Steambow bred heifer from JH & SA Denbee. Others to £1850 (3x) ET Summerfield & Son and AP Ractliffe, also £1800 (5x) East Avercombe Farm, FG Summerhayes & Son and Ham Farm Partners.

No first quality cows. Others to £1660 R Willcox and £1500 Deptford Farm. British Friesian cows to £1480 and £1420 DEW & WE England.

Jersey cross bulling heifers £460 (2x) C & J Raymond and Partners. Holstein heifer calves £200 JW & LJ Hembrow and £160 for pure Guernsey week old calf from CJ Fowler.


Greenslade Taylor Hunt report a very, very tight entry of 593 store cattle, part of 838 with the stirks and the weekly sucklers, met an improved trade, particularly for the fleshed and best feeders.

Numbers at 63% of last year’s equivalent week but values up £146 on average, which is phenomenal for this time of year. As long as the weather holds numbers are likely to remain tight to bolster the trade.

Top was £1405 for a very shapely, warm Limousin cross Blue steer (25m & FA) from AJ Weech, West Buckland, who sold further fed Blues at £1230 (3x 24/25m & FA). Top drawer, very shapely, near pure feeding Limousin steers at £1340 (4x 19/20m & FA) from GJ Cottrell, Sampford Peverell, who sold others at £1195 (6x 18/20m & FA). Quality Limousin at £1265 (24m & FA) from WH Beer & Son, Monkleigh, who sold best feeding Charolais at £1230 (3x 22/26m & FA) £1215 (23/26m & FA) and £1150 (23m & FA) and good Blues at £1140 (2x 24m & FA). Forward Limousins at £1255 (21/22m & FA) ME Sampson & Son, Upottery; £1205 (20m) and £1175 (3x 18/19m) LE Sweetland & Son, Musbury. Best, pure Limousin feeders at £1170 (6x 18/22m & FA) MW & S Edwards, Congresbury. Further good feeders £1135 (22/23m & FA) M England, Llanhary. Simmental steers peaked at £1275 (21/22m & FA) from ME Sampson & Son again for forward types. Big framed Simmental at £1210 (23m & FA) from KF Board & Son, Hewish. Suckler bred Simmentals at £1200 (2x 26m & FA) WR Adams & Son, Forton. Hard suckler Simmentals at £1120 (4x 18/24m & FA) M Naish, Kenn. Blue steers topped at £1270 for fed types (2x 23m & FA) from GJ Hookway, Ilfracombe, who sold others at £1255 (22/23m & FA) £1225 (2x 23m & FA) £1155 (22/23m & FA) and £1125 (23m & FA). Super Show. Well grown feeding Blues at £1210 (3x 23m & FA) KF Board & Son again. Similar £1185 (4x 21m & FA) CWM & GN Bolt, Huntsham and £1105 (24m & FA) H & M Thorne & Son, Umberleigh. Further forward feeding Charolais at £1205 (only 17m!) from LE Sweetland & Son again, who sold another at £1200 (20m). Hard feeders £1090 (3x 20/22m & FA) M Naish again.

Native steers sold to £1195 for well grown Angus (21/24m & FA) from CJ Child & Son, Rockhampton. Further big frame Angus £1185 (24m, FA & sire) M England, Llanhary again; £1160 (only 16m) LE Sweetland & Son again; £1065 (2x only 16m! FA & sire) Hill & Johnson, Culmhead; £1060 (18m & sire) PJ Gwyn, Banwell and £1050 (3x 21/24m & sires) MS Ward & Son, Buckland Ripers. Hereford steers rose to £1090 (23m, FA & sire) from M England again. Others to £1085 (25m, FA & sire) P Brock, Tickenham. Devon steers to £1045 (18m) PJ Gwyn again.

Dairy bred steers in short supply and great demand. Big framed Fleckvieh sold to £1080 (20m & FA) from Marks Barn Farm Partnership, Merriott. The Fleckvieh being a milk breed that produces a great bull calf. Proper Friesian steer at £985 (27m & FA) P Brock again. Further smart Friesians £940 (23m & FA) Butterwell Farm Ltd, Chilton Polden; £930 (31m & FA) C & J Raymond, Henstridge and £850 (22/23m & FA) BAC & HM Trim, Combe Raleigh. Holstein steers £915 (2x 24m & FA) H & M Thorne & Son again; £900 (4x 20/25m & FA) Arscott Partners, Upottery and £900 again (4x 23/25m & FA) Butterwell Farm Ltd again.

Heifers really well sought after, particularly those with flesh to kill or short term finish, which were in very limited supply. Top was £1235 for a well fed Blue (23m & FA) from GJ Hookway again, who sold others at £1110 (22/23m & FA) £1085 (4x 23m & FA) £1050 (2x 23m & FA) and £1035 (23m & FA) continuing the super show. Best feeders £1055 (3x 19/20m) RH Mabbett & Sons, Winscombe; £1030 (27m) P Pippard, East Chinnock; £1025 (28m & FA) Butterwell Farm Ltd again; £1025 again (26m & FA) IP & JIW Carey, Stoodleigh and £1010 (4x 22/23m) HD & EJ Harding, Banwell. Best, well grown fleshed black Limousins at £1160 (2x 21/23m & FA) EMC Bax, Wadebridge. Smart suckler bred Charolais at £1100 (only 17m & FA) BL & MJE Bartlett, Over Stowey. Good suckler bred Simmentals £1100 (24/27m & FA) from WR Adams & Son again.

Native heifers again wanted, particularly for fleshed types. Angus peaked at £1085 (28m & sire) from P Pippard again. Further forward Angus £1055 (3x 19/20m & FA) and £935 (3x 18/20m & FA) CJ Child & Son, Rockhampton; £1025 (2x 21m, FA & sire) EMC Bax again; £980 (28m, FA & sire) RMG & RG Salter, Buckland St Mary; £965 (4x 20/22m & sire) RH Beaty, Walton; £955 (19m) CJ Fowler, Wambrook and £950 (23m, FA & sire) VG & MM Greenway, Lydeard St Lawrence. Hereford heifers rose to £1050 (fleshed, 3x 22/24m, FA & sires) EMC Bax again. Others fit at £1010 (28/30m, FA & sire) JM & JM Baker, Meare. Fit Shorthorn £1025 (22/23m) and £1000 (2x 23m) R & M Vickery, Thorncombe. Good South Devon £990 (26m & FA) from EMC Bax again.

1 GRAZING COW (Pre-movement tested)

Greenslade Taylor Hunt report 1 grazing cow sold at £760 from H Attwell.


Greenslade Taylor Hunt report a small entry of sucklers sold at £1240 for a Hereford cross cow (01/17) and her Angus steer calf (19.04.20) from TE Pocock & Co. Others to £1200 and £980 from the same Vendor.


Greenslade Taylor Hunt report a small entry of stirks, when there were a high proportion of second quality types forward, saw a good trade for the quality on offer.

Top price of £970 for a top drawer Limousin steer (11m) from EA Cox & Son. Further good Limousins to £800 (11m) £785 (11m) and £675 E & IW Studley. Charolais to £745 (12m) BL & MJE Bartlett, when others sold to £675 (2x) and £610 (3x 12m) AR Fewings. British Blues to £740 (2x 13m) N Bayley, when dairy bred types sold to £700 (11m) JW & JA Wotton and £620 (3x 12m) HL, T & C Lyre. Simmentals to £700 (4x 7m) R Ridout, when others sold to £685 (5x 10m) and £555 (2x) J Binnie. Shorthorn to £670 (11m) JW & JA Wotton again. Herefords to £645 (11m) AW & RJ Butter, when others sold to £590 (10m) MJ & RSM Barrow and £580 (2x 11m) D Rowland. Few Angus on offer sold to £625 (12m) G & D Purchase, when others sold to £585 Stavordale Farms Ltd. Holstein Friesians in good demand and sold to £485 (3x 14m) R Hole and £425 (7x 10m) N Burrough. Fleckvieh to £505 (3x) SJ & KE Hatherley & Rendle.

Bulls sold to £700 (11m) for a Simmental from R Ridout, when other Simmentals sold to £645 (2x 7m) N Jamieson.

Top drawer Limousin heifers sold to £915 (2x 15m) E & IW Studley, who sold others to £845 (15m) £795 (2x 14m) £770 (14m) and £705 (2x 12m). Further good Limousin to £755 (9m) EA Cox & Son again, who had a good run of Herefords to £785 (15m) £678 (2x 13m) £660 and £580. Charolais to £700 (2x 10m) MJ & RSM Barrow, who sold others to £655 (10m) and £530 (5m). British Blues to £610 (3x 12m) HL, T & C Lyne, when young dairy bred types sold to £500 (6x 6m) and £495 (6x 5m) VJ Thomas & Son Ltd. Angus to £520 R Hole, when others sold to £510 (3x 12m) G & D Purchase again. Simmentals to £540 (4x 10m) J Binnie again.


Beef Breeds (409) – not able to be exported from market

Greenslade Taylor Hunt report a very good entry of 529 calves forward sold to a good trade although, not quite as fast as previous weeks. Superb Simmental calf (1m) topped the day at £385 from B & P Horsey & Son, same Vendor £365. Young Blues to £368 from MC Clothier Partnership; £365 from RJ & R Broomfield & Son; £365 from JV Tristram; £360 and £355 from MW Nash Farming Ltd and £355 from LS, KM & CJ Davies.

Limousins to £345 from H & NM Wall & Sons. Others £340 from M & P Watts & Son and £340 from KF & LW Mitcham. Charolais to £330 from PD & JL Biss and £315 (2x) from SM & DM Turner Ltd. Continental heifers to £375 for a cracking month old Blue from KF & LW Mitcham. Others £360 from LH, JE & SJ Lyons; £335 and £320 from TJ & BE Cowley & Son. Charolais to £278 (2x) and £242 from SM & DM Turner Ltd. Limousins to £235 (3x) from JV Tristram and £205 from M & P Watts & Son.

Natives to £355 for a month old Angus from LS, KM & CJ Davies and £320 from SJ & BR Retter. Herefords to £310 for 3 week old from House & Sons; £225 from KJ Prettejohn and £220 from P Frost.

Native heifers to £245 for Angus from CS, KM & CJ Davies, same Vendor £230 and £220. £240 from Plot Farm Partners. Herefords to £230 from TW & JC Cross; £220 from Houses & Sons; £180 from Snook Ltd and £180 again from JW & P Marsh.

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Friesians (120) – not able to be exported from market

Greenslade Taylor Hunt report 120 dairy sired bull calves met a very similar trade to previous weeks to top at £205 from DJ Lewis. Others £185 from Higher Farm (Manston) Ltd and £148 from J & SM Rowland & Son Ltd. Best rearing types £80 plus, mediums £50-£70 and plain types mostly over £20. Fleckvieh to £252 from RF & BA Larcombe.

4608 SHEEP

Greenslade Taylor Hunt report the following sheep trades:-

Store Lambs (2760)

A much larger entry of 2760 store lambs sold to an even brighter trade, when the increased entry made no difference to prices being achieved. Top call was £100 from PA & DE Wyatt. Others to £92 from C Peach; £91 from Wallmead Farms; £90 from NH Julian; £87.50 from RB Macklin; £86.50 from CE Osment & Son; £86 from SC Grabham; £85.50 from V & RA Hunt and DL & ME Gillard; £85 from SG Yates, NH Julian, DA Wood, RC Andrews and AS Cowling. Overall average a very healthy £71.75.

Cull Ewes and Rams (1488)

A bumper entry of 1488 cull ewes and rams sold to a similar trade for the majority, when the heavy ewes looked a shade easier. Best of the continental ewes to £148 from A Mogford. Others to £132 from Westbrook Farms; £123 from E Davis; £121 from RC Andrews; £112 from AJ Park; £110 from P Groves; £106 from E Davis; £100 from GW King; £99 from D Tucker; £97 from S & C Fry; £95 from JA Naish, PAJ Hodgkin, A Sutton and RC Andrews. Cull rams to £130 from A Mogford. Others to £128 from S Russell; £104 from E Davis; £101 from PA & DE Wyatt and £88 from SC Grabham. Medium ewes £60-£75, plain £40-£60 and boners generally £20 plus. Overall average £64.38.

Breeding Ewes (302)

Another reasonable entry of 302 breeding ewes sold to a variable trade, when the best were as keenly sought as they have been all season. Second quality starting to drop in value. Charollais cross flock age ewes from House & Sons topped the section at £148. A run of North Country Mule shearlings sold to £146, £140 (2x pens) and £131 from LAJ England. Suffolk Mules to £132 from A Brand, who also sold some Texel cross shearlings at £126. Older ewes to £100 from H Carnell and RP & JA Brendon. Overall average £101.58.

Goats (42)

A reasonable entry of 42 goats sold well, when large billies sold to £96 from J Ware. Cull nannies to £80 from M Michael. Younger types to £48 from A Sutton. Overall average £61.86.

Stock Rams (16)

A modest entry of 16 stock rams sold to a decent trade. Texel shearlings to £220 (2x) from MW & S Edwards. A large 6T Beltex to £190 from S Russell. An older Texel ram to £180 from Stanbury Farm Partnership. Overall average £140.67.

Greenslade Taylor Hunt report a smaller entry sold to a good trade for all weaners and forward stores. Cull sows a shade easier.

Weaners (39)

Smaller entry – good trade. Top £54 and £50 for 10 w/o from J Love. Overall average £41.

Cull Sows (7)

Better trade than expected the best sow sold at £122 from S & H Persey and medium weights from D & A Mead at £80 (2x).

Forward Stores (53)

Reduced entry another very good trade sold to a good company of buyers. Top £140 from LE Miller & Son. Lighter weights to £115 from D Powell and RE Fewings & Son. Light porkers to £94 from SJ Crossman and £92 from J Sacre.