THE MARKET report from Sedgemoor Auction Centre for Monday, September 28, is as follows. The total stock was 1,523 head.

Greenslade Taylor Hunt report a very buoyant prime cattle trade to £1,438.64 and cull cow trade to £1,189.74.


(85) UTM & (15) OTM Prime Cattle Auctioneer’s Comments:

Greenslade Taylor Hunt report a good entry of 100 prime cattle of generally improved quality, met another very firm trade. Averages up 4 and 2 pence respectively but that reflected quality as much as anything.

Top was 216.5ppk for a very shapely red Limousin steer from CJM Shackleton, Wiveliscombe, who sold another similar shapely type at 203.5ppk. Very smart Limousin cross Devon steer at 212.5ppk from Habberfield Bros, North Newton. Best type Limousin steer at 207.5ppk from J & S Vinnicombe & Son, Ottery St Mary. Barley Blue at 198.5ppk SER Hunt, Kilve. Better type Simmental also 198.5ppk from RJ & AM Pedrick, Buckfastleigh. Feeding Limousins at 198.5 and 198ppk from Brightley Farms, Umberleigh. Further feeding Limousin at 198ppk again from A & P Bradford, Bawdrip. Angus steers at 197ppk twice from HJ & HB Case Ltd, Highbridge.

Steers sold to £1,438.64 for a grand 784kg Charolais from CG, GR & MS Spiller, Upottery. Good 714kg Limousin at £1,370.88 from JM Darby, Bishops Lydeard. Further best type Limousin at £1,337.97 (618kg) from CJM Shackleton. Strong Hereford steers at £1,360.97 (722kg) £1,329.90 (715kg) £1,307.55 (690kg) £1,307.20 (688kg) and £1,284.50 (700kg) all from EV Tranmer & Sons, Claverham. Big frame Saler at £1,329.83 from NJ & HM Baker, Clevedon.

Heifers rose to 208.5ppk for a proper butchers Limousin (572kg) from SER Hunt again to The Sedgemoor Livestock Market report for Monday, September 21Meat Men, Ilminster. Top drawer Limousin heifers at 207.5 (667kg) 207 (506kg) and 204.5ppk (492kg) from J & S Vinnicombe & Son again.

Good Blue at 196ppk (640kg) from DF Rawlins, Ashill, who sold a well fleshed butchers Limousin (600kg) at 194.5ppk. Run of good lightweight feeding Blues at 194 (535kg) 194 again (516kg) 193 (560kg) 192.5 (584kg) 192 (546kg) 191.5 (535kg) and 191.5 again (541kg) from SA Taylor, Shepton Mallet. Devon cross Limousin heifer at 194.5ppk from Habberfield Bros again to The Meat Men Butchers, Ilminster. Angus heifers to 190ppk from HJ & HB Case Ltd again.

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The heifers were also topped by CG, GR & MS Spiller with a tremendous 765kg Charolais at £1,384.65 heavyweight Limousin (667kg) at £1,384.03 from J & S Vinnicombe & Son. Blue at £1,254.40 and Limousin at £1167 from DF Rawlins. Further Limousin at £1,192.62 (572kg) SER Hunt. Big Hereford heifers at £1,358.94 (781kg) and £1,275.33 (695kg) from EV Tranmer & Sons. Further Hereford at £1,149.28 from NL Reeves & Sons, Backwell Hill. Angus at £1,161.60 from MD & GJ Curtis, Crediton.


Greenslade Taylor Hunt report an increased entry of cull cows met another very firm trade. A shortage of shape and farm assurance on the suckler side but plenty of flesh in the dairy breeds and trade was very solid indeed.

Top was 146.5ppk for a very smart Limousin (non assured) from MG Trevelyan, Wellington. Good meat assured Simmental at 138.5ppk from PA Kingston, Crewkerne, who also sold an Angus cow at 132.5ppk. Angus topped at 138.5ppk from MR & SK Westcott & Son, who sold another pedigree bred at 129.5ppk.

Sucklers sold to £1,127.95 for a 871kg pedigree Angus from MR & SK Westcott & Son, who sold another at £1,040.14 (751kg). Simmental at £1,126.01 (813kg) from PA Kingston.

Dairy breeds very, very solid. Big meat cows very keenly sought to 136.5ppk for an 850kg Holstein from MD Pyle, Broadhembury, who sold others at 134.5 (864kg) 134.5 again (785kg) 130.5 (733kg) 129.5 (753kg) 129.5 again (692kg) 128.5 (835kg) and 127.5ppk (681kg). Another run of well fleshed Holsteins at 130.5 (763kg) 128.5 (745kg) 127.5 (732kg) 127.5 again (725kg) 126.5 (662kg) 125.5 (757kg) 125.5 (757kg) 125.5 (691kg) 125.5 (725kg) and 124.5ppk twice (871 & 790kg) all from The Colgrove Partnership, St Austell. Brown Swiss also from The Colgrove Partnership at 131.5ppk (877kg). Further best flesh Holsteins at 130.5ppk (764kg) LE Miller & Son, Stogursey; 129.5 (848kg) and 127.5ppk (724kg) W Read Partnership, Taunton; 125.5ppk (670kg) DJ, MJ & PW House, Stoke St Gregory and 125.5ppk twice (948 & 808kg) CJ & JC Pine, Stoke St Gregory.

Dairy breeds sold to £1,189.74 for a tremendous 948kg Holstein from CJ & JC Pine, who sold another at £1,014.04 (808kg). Holsteins from MD Pyle Ltd returned at £1,162.08 (864kg) £1,160.25 (850kg) £1,072.98 (835kg) £1,055.83 (785kg) and £975.14 (753kg). Brown Swiss at £1,153.26 (877kg) from The Colgrove Partnership, who sold Holsteins at £1,084.40 (871kg) £1,018.41 (818kg) £995.72 (763kg) and £983.55 (790kg). Others at £1,098.16 (848kg) W Read Partnership and £997.02 (764kg) LE Miller & Son.


Greenslade Taylor Hunt report another good number entry of 1343 lambs but overall a reduced quality. Trade was very strong for the heavier and best quality but generally easier for the lighter/leaner types. The best sold to 212ppk from PJ Holloway. Others 210ppk from RC Stock; 208ppk from T &I Collard, Milborne Wick Farms Ltd and GB & MA Holloway; 207ppk from Milborne Wick Farms Ltd, OJ & DJ Nelmes and WGF Chave & Son; 206ppk from AJ & RG Barber and 205ppk from Wallmead Farms Partnership, RJ & SA Rowe Farms Ltd, J Peaster and W Baker.

Heavier lambs sold to £125 from T & I Collard. Others £115 and £101 from TL Attwell; £112.50 from PJ Holloway; £110 and £107.50 from Milborne Wick Farms Ltd; £110 from GB & MA Holloway; £104.50 from RJ & SA Rowe Farms Ltd and J Peaster; £102 from SJ Govier; £101.50 from OJ & DJ Nelmes and £100 from CHJ Atwell & Sons and DA & AP Gillbard. Overall average £89.42.