THE MARKET report from Sedgemoor Auction Centre for Monday, October 5, is as follows. The total stock was 1,023 head.

Greenslade Taylor Hunt report probably the best Prime Cattle trade seen at Sedgemoor to 238.5ppk & £1,476.41.


Greenslade Taylor Hunt report an entry of 79 prime cattle, when some superb types were penned, met the best trade of the year to date. A new buyer from Boston, Lincolnshire, really set the ring alight and many more cattle could have been sold to advantage.

Top was 238.5ppk, the highest price this year, for a top drawer Limousin heifer from TR Michell of Truro, purchased by Stillmans (Somerset) Ltd. Further superb Limousin heifers from TR Michell at 235.5ppk to Palmers Quality Butchers Ltd, 234.5ppk to A Wright & Son, Boston, 230.5ppk to Palmers Quality Butchers Ltd again, 229.5ppk to A Wright & Son again, 229.5ppk again to Stillmans again, 224.5ppk to A Wright & Son, 223.5ppk, to Stillmans, 220.5ppk to A Wright & Son, 216.5ppk to The Meat Men, Ilminster, a Charolais at 213.5 to A Wright & Son, a Blue at 206.5ppk to Stillmans and a further Limousin at 200.5ppk to A Wright & Son again. An outstanding show of heifers. Further best type Limousin heifers at 223.5 and 209.5ppk from RJ & LA Mitchell & Voke, Chew Stoke, who also sold a best Simmental heifer at 209.5ppk. Barley Blue heifer at 218.5ppk from SER Hunt, Kilve, who sold a plum 526kg Limousin at 208.5ppk.

Native heifers rose to 204.5ppk for a grand Angus (623kg) from DB Hawkins & Son, Awliscombe. Well fleshed Hereford heifers at 203.5, 198.5, 196.5, 195.5, 194.5 and 192.5ppk.

Steers rose to 224.5ppk a smart Limousin from SER Hunt again to Stillmans. Blue steer from the same farm at 205.5ppk to A Wright & Son. Further quality continental steers from TR Michell at 216.5ppk (Limousin) and 207.5ppk (Charolais) both to A Wright & Son.

Heavyweight (740kg) Blue steer at 199.5ppk from R & G Speed, Axminster.

Native steers saw Herefords from EV Tranmer & Sons again at 198.5, 194.5 and 193.5ppk. South Devon at 190.5ppk from DB Hawkins & Son, Awliscombe.

Cattle sold to £1,476.41 for a grand 903kg Simmental steer from DJ & AM Morris, Northleigh. At 11p less, £1,476.30 was a 740kg Blue steer from R & G Speed. £1,459.15 was achieved by Vigar & Son, High Ham with a Blue. Limousin steer (636kg) at £1,427.82 and Blue steer (638kg) at £1,311.09 from SER Hunt. Non assured steers at £1,425.38 and £1,380.23 (Simmentals) and £1,363.43 and £1,323.54 (Limousins) from RW Brunt, Weston Super Mare. Charolais steer at £1,360.98 from G Vining, Biddisham.

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Heifers to an incredible £1,400.00 for a 587kg Limousin from TR Michell, who sold further Limousins at £1,293.11 (561kg) and £1,281.12 (only 544kg). Further Limousin heifers at £1,392.41 and £1,280.05 from RJ & LA Mitchell & Voke, who also sold a Simmental at £1,290.52. Charolais heifer at £1,306.83 from G Vining. Blue heifers to £1,293.75 from Vigar & Son. Hereford heifers to £1,356.00 (800kg) from MR & KM Lee & Son, West Buckland. Others £1,337.89 (674kg) £1,324.47 (714kg) £1,290.58 (692kg) £1,277.98 (628kg) and £1,251.25 (650kg) all from EV Tranmer & Sons and £1,250.64 (643kg) and £1,240.23 (665kg) from AAB Rowe & Son, Chilton Trinity. Angus heifer at £1,274.04 from DB Hawkins & Son.


Greenslade Taylor Hunt report a very tight entry of cull cows and bulls at 41 head met another very strong trade. 52m Blue heifer topped at 165.5ppk from EW Clarke & Son, Martock. Cows peaked at 143.5ppk for a Devon from D Barnes, Yarcombe. Shapely Blonde at 136.5ppk from Temuka Ltd, Meshaw. Good Angus cows at 136.5, 133.5, 128.5 and 123.5ppk from N Timms, Weymouth. Limousin cow at 133.4ppk from M Mead, Bristol and a Blue at 129.5ppk, D Gooding, Bridgwater.

Sucklers sold at £1,043.58 and £1,030.58 for Angus from N Timms.

Black and white cows very dear to 134.5ppk for a Holstein from R & J Jones & Son, Stogursey. Friesian cow at 132.5ppk from HC Derryman & Sons. Further meat Holsteins 129.5 and 127.5ppk, FE Hill & Son, Coultings; 129.5ppk, MJ Frampton & Sons, Broadwindsor; 128.5, 125.5 and 124.5ppk from DC Bartlett, Sampford Arundel; 128.5ppk again, LC Curtis, Beaminster; 127.5 and 124.5ppk, CJ & JC Pine, Stoke St Gregory and 125.5ppk, KA Franks & Sons, Glastonbury.

Black and whites topped the day at £1,146.08 for a Holstein from FE Hill & Son, who sold another at £1,090.13.

Angus sucklers at £1,043.58 and £1,030.58 from N Timms.


Greenslade Taylor Hunt report a much smaller entry of 903 lambs sold to a very strong trade for the best quality, helped by a new buyer attending, but generally easier for the rest. The best sold to 235, 225 and 209ppk from SL King. Others 225 and 205ppk from Wallmead Farms Partnership; 224ppk from RF Patten; 208ppk from D Tucker; 204ppk from MW & S Edwards and J Sprake & Partners; 203ppk (2x) from A & N Pearce and 202ppk from CJ Sage and GI Ware.

Heavier lambs sold to £110, £104, £103 and £100 from J Sprake & Partners. Others £110 from D Tucker and DA & AP Gillbard; £108 (2x) and £102.50 from SL King; £103.50 from Wallmead Farms Partnership; £101 from RF Patten and £100 from MW & S Edwards. Overall average £87.53.