The market report from Sedgemoor Auction Centre for Saturday, November 7, is as follows.

The total stock was 5597 head.

Greenslade Taylor Hunt report a tremendous store lamb trade to £103 and an average of £76.61.


Greenslade Taylor Hunt report a much larger entry saw an improved trade, when last week’s top priced heifer from Anton Smith of Badmington at £2080 was eclipsed this week at £2330 by Anton and his other heifer realised £1980. Others to £2160 for another non pedigree heifer from Rob Taylor; £2100 PT & BM Gregory, Corsham, Wiltshire; £1900 LG Bagg & Partners; £1900 Standon Holsteins; £1880 and £1820 MC Powell and £1800 RB Cox.

A good run of cows to £1980 from MC Powell. Others £1880 AP Ractliffe; £1850 A & W Vigus; £1280 MC Powell and £1700 Standon Holsteins. Jersey cows to £1300 Snook Ltd. Y Farm bred incalf heifers to £1420 and £1390 from RJ Shere. New Zealand bred Friesian bulling heifers to £710 (2x) and £680 (2x) Hensley Farm Ltd. Calves to £150 (3x) E & HM Sheldon & Sons.


Greenslade Taylor Hunt report an excellent entry of 660 stores for the first week of November, 23% up on the year in terms of quantity and still over £150 per head up on average on the year. A tremendous trade for the time of year when 1146 were penned with the stirks and sucklers.

Top was £1370 for a well fleshed Angus steer (21m & FA) from ME Sampson & Son, Upottery. Further well framed Angus at £1215 (24m, FA & sire) R Webber, Lydeard St Lawrence; £1160 (29m, FA & sire) and £1080 (24m, FA & sire) T Hiscock, Sherborne; £1155 (2x 16/17m, FA & sires) C & W Hannam & Son, Sherborne; £1115 (3x 23/24m, FA & sires) The Mowlem Partners, Chard Junction; £1110 (25m, FA & sire) MJ Frampton & Son, Broadwindsor; £1090 (4x 19/23m, FA & sire) KF Board & Son, Hewish and £1075 (2x 25m, FA & sire) AC House & Son, Thornfalcon. Well grown South Devons at £1110 (16/22m) from R Faulkner, Templeton. Others £1010 (3x 16/25m) GJ Thomas, Cowbridge. Hereford steers rose to £1100 (29m & sire) A Whitcombe, Burtle.

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Fleshed Hereford £1085 (26m, FA & sire) Stowell Bros, Churchstanton. Further well grown types £1070 (19m) Keedwell Bros, Sandford and £1055 (29m & FA) and £1035 (34m & FA) Irish Bros, Crewkerne.

Shorthorn steer at £1035 (29m & FA) R Webber again. Continental steers peaked at £1320 (21/23m & FA) for lean Charolais feeders from KLH Sweet, East Huntspill. Well grown Charolais £1190 (31m & FA) HW Pearce, Olveston; £1160 (2x 19m) LC & K Bala Williams, Stoodleigh; £1155 (only 15m & FA) T Samuel, Tedburn St Mary; £1130 (19m) JG Warfield, Limington and £1085 (20m & FA) MF Bathard & Son, Almondsbury. Blue steers also over £1300 to £1315 for a shapely type (26m & FA) from R & G Matravers, Pitminster, who sold others at £1250 (4x 24/26m & FA). Fleshed Blue steer at £1275 (19m & FA) SER Hunt, Kilve. Good feeding Blues at £1200 (26m & FA) HW Pearce again; £1155 (17m & FA) and £1065 (4x 17/22m & FA) TE Pocock & Son, Stringston; £1115 (26/27m) S Baker, Kennford; £1100 (2x only 16m & FA) and £1065 (13/16m & FA) C & W Hannam & Son again; £1075 (5x 18/19m & FA) GR Farmer, Buckland St Mary and £1060 (3x 23/25m & FA) GM & SE Bending, Exeter. Smart, pure bred Simmental steers rose to £1280 (18/20m) from J Cockburn & Partners, Wadeford, who sold others similar at £1160 (3x only 16m). Fed Simmentals at £1195 (2x 18/19m & FA) from T Samuel again. Feeders £1105 (3x 21m & FA) HW Pearce again; £1105 again (2x 27m & FA) CRG Wall, East Huntspill; £1075 (30m & FA) Irish Bros again and £1065 (only 15m & FA) C & W Hannam & Son again. Limousin steers to £1255 for a forward type (25m & FA) from Stowell Bros again. Further forward types £1190 (21/25m & FA) ME Sampson & Son again and £1175 (2x 15/16m & FA) T Samuel again. Good feeders £1150 (4x 18/22m & FA) HW Pearce again; £1125 (2x 17m & FA) C & W Hannam & Son again; £1115 (3x 19/21m & FA) RH Groves & Son, East Harptree; £1105 (2x 17/27m & FA) DH & SM Churchill, South Chard; £1100 (18m & FA) GDW Isaac & Son, Broadhembury and £1050 (20m & FA) PD & SA Godfrey, Lopen and (13/17m & FA) CRG Wall again.

Dairy bred steers sold to £1100 for a Fleckvieh (25m & FA) from R Webber again, who also sold Montbeliardes at £1000 (27/29m & FA). Further Fleckvieh £1005 (4x 15/22m & FA) A Parkin and A Broadhead, Combe Martin, who sold others at £975 (4x 22/27m & FA). Further Montbeliarde at £1005 (28m) S Elworthy, Swimbridge. Friesian steers to £950 (23m & FA) FH Arscott & Son, Upottery. Another £905 (30m & FA) Irish Bros again. Norwegian steers at £920 (4x 25/27m & FA) CRG Wall again.

Heifers topped at £1275 for a very shapely Limousin (23m & FA) from ME Sampson & Son again. Fleshed Limousin at £1165 (25m & FA) Stowell Bros again. Pure Limousin (19m) at £1140, D Crosier, Middlezoy, who sold another at £1005 (24m). ¾ Limousins at £1025 (3x 18/22m & FA) from both CG & EM Baker and J Baker, Mark; £1025 again (4x 24m & FA) and £1010 (24m & FA) CRG Wall again and £1000 (27m & FA) RMG & RG Salter, Buckland St Mary. Charolais at £1200 for a best type feeder (26m & FA) from KLH Sweet again. Smart type Charolais at £1175 (3x 17m & FA) £1155 (3x 16/17m & FA) and £1070 (4x 16/17m & FA) from C & A Williams, Bampton. Shapely, lean Blue at £1190 (16m & FA) from C & W Hannam & Son again, who sold another at £1015 (16m & FA). Well grown Blues at £1120 (5x 23/24m & FA) MWG & SWG Berry, Colyton. Fleshed Blues £1100 (17m & FA) £1090 (14m & FA) and £1050 (15m & FA) all from SER Hunt again. Well grown Blue heifers £1060 (3x 18/19m & FA) J & J Waldron, Bishops Tawton. Older Blue (44m) at £1040, J Baker, Kennford. Well grown Blue at £1035 (21m & FA) from R & D Passmore, Instow. Pure bred Simmental at £1095 (18m) J Cockburn & Partners again. Fleshed Simmental at £1090 (17m & FA) from T Samuel again. Further well grown Simmentals at £1030 (2x 18m & FA) from PD & SA Godfrey again.

Native heifers peaked at £1105 for a fit Angus (only 15m & FA) from MGC & SM Carter, Donyatt. Older Angus heifer (34m, FA & sire) CRG Wall again. Others £980 (31m, FA & sire) SG Harraway, Burtle and £960 (15/17m, FA & sires) C & W Hannam & Son again. Herefords to £1040 for a fleshed type (25m, FA & sire) from Stowell Bros again. South Devons to £1020 (23m & FA) MWG & SWG Berry, Colyton. Devon heifers to £960 for near fit types (30/31m) from TA Barrow, Bratton Flemming.

Fit Brown Swiss heifer at £1135 (25m & FA) from Stowell Bros again.

7 GRAZING COWS (Pre-movement tested)

Greenslade Taylor Hunt report a small entry of grazing cows sold to £905 for a Holstein Friesian cow (11.15) from Farmer Palmer Farm Park Ltd.


Greenslade Taylor Hunt report a consistently strong suckler trade across the catalogue saw a 2009 born Limousin cow with heifer calf at foot to £1360 for MW & S Edwards of Congresbury. Pedigree Blonde cow with crossbred heifer calf to £1300 from CFJ & PJ Street of Witheridge. Blue cross cow with 3 month old Limousin bull calf to £1260 for AH & LR Read, Launceston.

The trade of the day was without doubt for the incalf cows, due in the Spring to Charolais, from Needham & Sons of Dorchester, Dorset. 2016 born Charolais cross to £1130 and £1060, when 2012 born Hereford cross cows sold to £1020 (2x) and £1000 (2x). 26m old Angus cross incalf from Wilsey Down Hotel, Hallworthy to £930 (2x) and Herefords to £880 from KJ Prettejohn. Angus maiden heifers to £910 (2x) Dorset Wildlife Trust and £860 for Simmentals from R Ridout, Holwell, Sherborne.

2 bulls forward sold to £1400 for a Hereford cross from KJ Prettejohn and £1350 for a Limousin cross from J Gibbs.


Greenslade Taylor Hunt report what a trade! A reasonable entry of 350 saw a very fast trade from start to finish.

Top price of £1050 (12m) for a top drawer Blonde steer from D & P Pengelly. Further Blondes to £775 (2x 10m) £740 (8m) and £700 (8m) RJ Marks. Limousins shot to £890 (12m) D & P Pengelly again, who sold others to £780 (11m). Further Limousins to £865 (10m) £845 (10m) £740 (6x 9m) R & K Hayball; £720 VJ Bull; £675 (4x 6m) Lilylane Farms Ltd and £670 (4x 9m) WJ Dicks. British Blues hit to £795 (12m) for dairy bred types from J & J Waldron, who sold others to £770 (5x 11m) and £755 (2x 11m). Further British Blues to £785 (3x 11m) £665 (2x 8m) AP, AJ & BA Cullen; £760 (11m) DJ & SE Merrett and £720 (only 7m) MD Leworthy. Charolais to £760 (10m) K Payne, when others sold to £735 (2x only 7m) HR & BM White & Sons; £730 (9m) BJ Hoyles and £725 (12m) CJ & J Lang. Montbeliardes to £755 (3x 15m) SE & TL Lye. Simmentals to £750 (8m) RJ Marks again, who sold others to £745 (8m) and £730 (7m). Others to £680 (6x 7m) J Evetts and £665 R Hares. Angus shot to £725 (only 7m) TJ & LJ Hooper, who sold others to £695 (2x only 5m) and £605 (2x only 4m). Further Angus to £650 (2x 6m) HR & BM White & Sons again; £630 (8m) K Payne again and £630 (2x 7m) R Hares again. Bazadaise to £705 C Drake, when others sold to £695 (3x 7m) £675 (2x 7m) and £630 (7m) K Payne again.

Few bulls forward sold to a top price of £600 (7m) for a Simmental from MD Leworthy.

Heifers in strong demand and flew to £855 (only 8m!) for a Limousin from SC French, who had an excellent run and sold others to £770 (3x 7m) £720 (4x 8m) and £670 (8m). Further Limousins to £820 (11m) £705 (10m) £595 (10m) D & P Pengelly again; £745 (7m) L French; £695 and £650 from J & N Farming and £622 AH & LR Read. Bazadaise with shape peaked at £750 (only 8m) K Payne again, who sold others to £630 (3x 7m). Further Bazadaise to £700 (3x 13m) C Drake again. British Blues to £720 (4x 12m) J & J Waldron again, who sold others to £710 (3x 12m). Further British Blues to £695 (only 7m) MD Leworthy; £675 (2x 10m) SC French again; £665 (8m) IJ Williams; £620 (7m) A Blowers and £620 (11m) DJ & JE Merrett. Blondes to £680 (7m) RJ Marks again.

Charolais to £700 (2x 8m) HR & BM White & Son again, when others sold to £650 J Evetts again; £640 (4x 7m) A Blowers again and £585 A & V Strawbridge. Simmentals to £645 (2x 8m) RJ Marks again, who sold others to £630 (8m). Herefords to £640 (2x 13m) Chapel Farm Partnership; £555 (2x) GR Smith and £495 (only 6m) TJ & LJ Hooper again. South Devon to £600 (13m) RE Nash. Angus to £585 (10m) A Brand, when others sold to £580 (4x 6m) A & V Strawbridge again and £570 (10m) DJ & SE Merrett again.


Beef Breeds (351) – not able to be exported from market

Greenslade Taylor Hunt report a good entry of 450 calves met a very buoyant trade when all types were in demand. Top of the day was £430 for a month old Charolais from SM & DM Turner Ltd. Same Vendor to £375 and £300 from TM Garry and £300 from D Godfrey. Blues to £425 (12 weeks) from T Letts & Son. Younger to £370 from W Ogborne & Sons; £365 from Woodbridge Farm; £360 from JJ & SM Spiller; £360 from East Avercombe Farm Ltd and £355 from RW Sheldon & Sons. Limousins to £370 from AK & CM Quick; £335 (2x) from M & P Watts & Son. Simmentals to £350 and £335 from CD Griffin & Partners and £260 from P Frost.

Native bulls to £300 for a Hereford from NP Gibbons Ltd. Others £280 from LH, JE & SJ Lyons; £262 from SJ Perry and £255 from P & C Wyatt. Angus to £290 from E Davis; £288 from MW Nash Farming Ltd and £268 from H & NM Wall & Sons.

Heifers to £375 for a Blue from JJ & SM Spiller. Others £370 from DW Sprackman & Partners; £290 from Luscombe Farms Ltd; £290 from PJLS Farms Ltd and £280 from DW Sprackman & Partners. Charolais to £270, £255 and £230 from SM & DM Turner Ltd. Limousins to £265 from H & NM Wall & Sons; £260 from JJ & SM Spiller; £250 from SR Curtis & Partners. Simmentals to £240 for P Frost. Natives to £235 for Angus from JJ & SM Spiller. Others £205 from S & H Persey Ltd and £188 from MW Nash Farming Ltd. Herefords to £168 from RL & ME Trott; £165 (2x) from NP Gibbons Ltd; £160 from Billingsmoor Ltd and £160 from AK & CM Quick

Friesians (99) – not able to be exported from market

Greenslade Taylor Hunt report a good demand throughout for the 99 dairy sired bull calves forward to top at £210 (2x) from East Avercombe Farm Ltd. Others £200 from S & H Persey Ltd. First calf in the ring to £170 from DH & RJ Wall and £155 from E Davis. Best rearing types £90 plus, mediums £50-£80 plainer types mostly over £20. Fleckvieh to £225 from PW, MA & Bell. Montbeliarde to £188 from Whistledown Farm. Highland to £100 from JW & P Marsh. Swedish Red to £60 from EJ & SJ Court. Brown Swiss to £52 from Plot Farm Partners.

3731 SHEEP

Greenslade Taylor Hunt report the following sheep trades:-

Store Lambs (2748)

What a trade! Numbers remain high, when 2748 store lambs were forward and sold to an even better trade for all presented. Best of the day to £103 from CE Osment & Son. Others to £101 from J Hallett; £100 from R Wall; £99 from M Needham; £95.50 from C Smale; £95 from NH Julian and GB Foot; £94.50 from Cox & Co Enterprises; £94 from AJB Farm Partnership and RW Gibson; £92.50 from D Rayson and £91 from L Joyner and £89 from D Kemp and RW Gibson. Overall average rose yet again to £76.61.

Cull Ewes and Rams (895)

A reduced entry of 895 cull ewes and rams sold to an increased level of interest. Best of the ewes to £121 from M Needham. Others to £111 from TK Marsh; £109.50 from P Brooks; £107 from SJ Govier; £100 from RD Burrough & Son; £99 from J Hannam; £98 from P Brooks; £97 from RD Burrough & Son; £96 from Challenger Farm Partners and £95.50 from SJ & JB Clatworthy. Cull rams met keen interest to £155 from J Nagle (bought to work). Others to £140 from J Hallett and £109 from AGF. Overall average up to £70.07.

Breeding Ewes (33)

A small entry of 33 breeding ewes sold to a decent level of interest. Jacobs sold to £110 from R Martin. Others to £98 from Pikes Farm. Overall average £98.55.

Goats (44)

A reasonable entry of 44 goats sold to a very strong trade. Cull nannies to £131 from Verney Enterprises, who sold others at £111. Oher large types to £100 from DR Selby. Overall average £87.23.

Stock Rams (11)

A small end of season entry of 11 stock rams sold to a buoyant trade, when the good quality rams met spirited bidding. Texel shearlings to £345 and £310 from C Smale. A well bred Suffolk ram lamb to £305 from CJ Love. Overall average £306.25.

182 PIGS

Greenslade Taylor Hunt report another very good entry when some good runs of weaners and fat pigs forward and sold to a strong competitive trade.

Weaners (72)

Highlight of the section was a run of 6 pens of Welsh cross Large Whites 13 w/o from P Hughes which sold to a top of £62, when others sold to £46 and £42. A Hares sold to £42 and DJ Winders also sold at £42 for his weaners.

Cull Sow & Boars (6)

No large sows forward when the best medium weights sold to £95. A single boar to £85.

Breeders (8)

Run of Gloucester Old Spot gilts to £83 from M Pearson.

Forward Stores (96)

Another very good entry when more lighter pigs were forward. Top price £128 from AT Williams. Heavies from LE Miller & Son to £128. Lights from J Sacre to £94. Strong trade for all types and weights within this section.