The market report from Sedgemoor Auction Centre for Saturday, December 5, is as follows.

The total stock was 3764 head.

Greenslade Taylor Hunt report a good Friday night Store Lamb trade to £108.


Greenslade Taylor Hunt report another large entry in the 90s saw a more selective trade, when a lot of middle of the road cows, that were more difficult to sell, consequently were on offer. The overall averages were down on previous weeks.

The entry also included a lot of smaller heifers that reflected in the trade.

The best that were in shorter supply sold to £2100 and £2000 for heifers from Deptford Farms. Others £2080 Arrijan Farming; £2080 Lawrence & Tapp; £2000 DW & CE Jones; £2000 A & W Vigus; £1980, £1950, £1850 and £1800, all from Standon Holsteins Ltd; £1920 JWO Marsh & Partners. Medium heifers to £1780 from JP & DA Derham, also Alston Sutton Farms.

Best cows to £2000 and £1850 for Lawrence & Tapp; £1950 and £1780 Standon Holsteins; £1910 and £1800 from JWO Marsh & Partners; £1720 and £1680 from M & K Churchill & Son; £1720 from JP & DA Derham; £1700 R & M Lougher & Son, Bridgend.

Incalf heifers to £1320 and £1300 D Luff; £1240 from GJ & FL Robertson. Bulling heifers to £750 (3x) and £710 (3x) all from GMD & D Clothier. Small calves to £220 Deptford Farm.


Greenslade Taylor Hunt report an excellent entry of 610 stores, as numbers start to tail off towards the end of the year and part of 907 with the stirks, which met a tremendous trade for the best stores, as they become shorter in supply.

Top was £1365 for a grand Blue (27m & FA) from R Chaddock, Butleigh, who sold further big frame Blues at £1290 (24m & FA) £1220 (29m & FA) and £1195 (28m & FA) and well grown Limousin steers at £1275 (31m & FA) and £1195 again (27m & FA). Top drawer feeding Blues at £1295 (only 17/18m & FA) from PA Strawbridge, Offwell, who sold a quality suckler bred Simmental at £1235 (only 19m & FA) and a Blue at £1195 again (20m & FA). Really well grown dairy bred Limousins at £1275 (22/24m & FA) G Pratt & Son, Kentisbeare. Very smart, red, near pure Limousin at £1230 (19m & FA) WJ Bown, Catcott. Suckler bred Limousins £1220 (4x 18/23m) LE Sweetland & Son, Musbury, who sold another red at £1200 (22m). Very well bred Limousin at £1130 (only 11m & FA) from RJ Gooding, Somerton. More good Limousins £1090 (20m) RW Brunt, Worle and £1055 (4x 17/20m & FA) GR Baker & Son, Cannington.

Best suckler bred Charolais £1280 (19/20m & FA) and £1230 (2x 18m & FA) from WJ Bown again. More best suckler bred Charolais £1275 (3x 20m) and £1260 (3x 18/19m) LE Sweetland & Son again. Pure Charolais steer at £1265 (26m & FA) G Vining, Biddisham. Big frame Charolais £1145 (27m & FA) EJ Browse & Son, Halberton. Simmentals peaked at £1240 twice. Firstly for 21m and FA from B & P Horsey & Son, West Hatch and again for 19/20m from RW Brunt again. £1145 (22m & FA) from B & P Horsey & Son again and £1085 (19m) from RW Brunt again. Further Blues at £1205 (21m & FA) and £1120 (22/22m & FA) PD & SA Godfrey, Lopen; £1195 (20m & FA) PA Strawbridge again; £1185 (19m) LE Sweetland & Son again; £1160 (21m & FA) and £1135 (21/22m & FA) Ward Farms Ltd, East Buckland; £1145 (25m & FA) TJ Wilson & Partners, Luppitt; £1100 (3x 16/20m & FA) DJ Hill & Partners, Wellington; £1080 (5x 16/19m) PW King, Radistock and £1065 (4x 18/19m & FA) FJ Powell & Son, Lyme Regis.

Top qualty Blonde steers at £1145 (only 12m & FA) £1055 (only 13m & FA) and £1030 (only 13m & FA) from RJ Gooding again.

Native steers topped at £1240 for a finished Hereford (20m, FA & sire) from SR Bishop & Son, South Perrot. Further well framed Herefords at £1070 (26m, FA & sire) A Baker, Meare; £1040 (25m, FA & sire) K & N Crang, Mudford; £1035 (31m, FA & sire) JM & JM Baker, Meare and £1015 (7x 20/21m & sires) A Churchill, Hawkchurch. Angus peaked at £1220 for a forward type (22m, FA & sire) from G Pratt & Son, who sold others at £1180 (4x 17/25m, FA & sire) and £1140 (3x 17/18m, FA & sire). Further good dairy bred Angus at £1145 (3x 20/22m, FA & sires) DJ Hill & Partners again; £1060 (only 19m, FA & sire) PD & SA Godfrey again; £1050 (3x 18/21m, FA & sire) CJ Mear & Son, Chard and £1040 (3x 19/20m, FA & sires) JH & SA Denbee. Ashton. Suckler breds £1085 (2x 21m, FA & sire) MF Bathard & Sons, Almondsbury.

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Dairy bred steers hit £1000 for Friesians (3x 28/30m & FA) from GF & DV Bussell, Sampford. Framed Holsteins £990 (4x 20/34m & FA) £930 (27m & FA) £890 (3x 23/28m & FA) and £850 (2x 22/28m & FA) DA Smoldon, Chittlehampton. Further Holsteins £895 (2x 28/31m & FA) IW Preece, Pembroke and £835 (20/23m & FA) AB, RG & JL Darby, Middlezoy. Further Friesian steers £860 (5x 19/27m & FA) DR Loveridge & Son, Weymouth. Montbeliardes and Norwegian steers at £850 (only 15/16m & FA) CM Parker & IF Burnett, Templeton.

Heifers rose to £1195 for a superb feeding Limousin, black (19m & FA) from WJ Bown again, who sold similar reds at £1100 (19/20m & FA). Further best type Limousins at £1140 (25m & FA) B & P Horsey & Son again; £1075 (24m & FA) AW Selley & Son, Ash Mill; £1005 (3x 25/28m) SJ Clist, Hemyock and £1000 (28m) LJ Waygood & Son, West Bagborough. Blonde heifer at £1140 (28m & FA) BC Knapp, Pilning. Simmental heifers peaked at £1120 (4x 19m) from RW Brunt again, who sold another at £1095 (19m). Others £1010 (22m & FA) B & P Horsey & Son again and £1005 (24m & FA) BC Knapp again. Blue sold to £1095 (27m & FA) EJ Browse & Son again. Others to £1025 (30m & FA) BC Knapp again, who also sold Charolais heifers at £1030 (30m & FA) and £1020 (30m & FA). Further Charolais £1020 again (25m & FA) AW Selley & Son again.

Native heifers shot to £1160 for a fit Angus (26m, FA & sire) from SR Bishop & Son again, who sold another fit Angus (26m, FA & sire) at £1120. Forward Angus £1110 (3x 18/21m, sire & FA) and £1000 (4x 17/19m, FA & sires) G Pratt & Son again; £1045 (30m, FA & sire) BC Knapp again; £1045 again (3x 19/21m, FA & sires) CJ Mear & Son, Chard; £995 (27m) J Hallett, Frome Vauchurch; £980 (only 14m, FA & sire) DJ Hill & Partners, who sold others at £970 (5x 20/22m, FA & sires). £975 (4x 20/21m, FA & sire) JH & SA Denbee again. Hereford heifers to £1070 (30m, FA & sire) JM & JM Baker again. Others £1050 (23m, FA & sire) K & N Crang again and £1000 (2x 29m, FA & sire) A Baker again. Pure Devon at £1035 (27m) LJ Waygood & Son again. South Devon at £975 (20m) GJ Thomas, Cowbridge.

Holstein heifers at £1005 (26m) and £950 (32m) D Luff, Lympsham and £945 (31m & FA) DA Smoldon again.

10 GRAZING COWS (Pre-movement tested)

Greenslade Taylor Hunt report an entry of 10 grazing cows sold to £995 for a Limousin cross cow from CL Hewitt. Others £925 from R & G Baker.


Greenslade Taylor Hunt report a small entry of 5 sucklers sold at £1100 for a Hereford cross stock bull (04.13) from KJ Prettejohn. Cows and calves to £880 for a Hereford cross cow (04.17) and her heifer calf (11.20) from J Ractliffe.


Greenslade Taylor Hunt report a reasonable entry of stirks saw a similar trade to last week where best types continue to sell well. Not the overall quality to previous weeks, which was reflected in the averages. Top price of £1035 (9m) for a Charolais steer from J & C Wylde. Further Charolais to £735 (8m) JA & G Aldworth; £695 (8m) G Burrough and £690 E Davis. Limousins to £995 (8m) for another good stirk with shape from J & C Wylde again. Further Limousins to £815 (8m) £790 (8m) LGW Bagg & Partners; £805 (8m) £755 (8m) £740 (8m) £730 (8m) £720 (8m) and £710 (3x 8m) G Burrough again; £805 (11m) £770 (9m) £745 (11m) LC & AD Hoare; £790 (10m) £775 (9m) JA & G Aldworth again; £765 (8m) A Powell; £760 (2x 9m) A Petheram; £735 (4x 6m) £705 (2x 8m) and £680 (8m) L Habberfield & Sons. British Blues flew to £950 (only 8m) from G Burrough again, who sold others to £765 (11m) and £690 (3x 8m). Dairy bred British Blue to £650 (10m) LGW Bagg & Partners again. Angus to £838 (2x 10m) LGW Bagg & Partners again. Further Angus to £750 A Powell again. Simmentals to £720 (9m) R Foote, when others sold to £595 (6m) THJ Denbee. Herefords to £690 (3x 9m) N Taylor, when others sold to £640 (8m) G Burrough again. Holstein Friesians in strong demand and flew to £670 (4x only 8m) from Lilylane Farms Ltd, who sold another to £620 (10m). Further Holsteins to £630 (3x 9m) £585 (3x 9m) J & W Davis Ltd and £545 Williams PFA.

Heifers sold to a top price of £735 (10m) for a pedigree Charolais from J & C Wylde and topped both the steers and heifers.

Further Charolais to £715 (13m) PJ Barnes & Son, who sold another to £615 (2x 11m) and £600 (11m). Further Charolais to £645 (3x 8m) £585 (8m) JF Norman and £585 (8m) G Burrough again. Limousins to £710 (9m) A Petheram, who sold others to £655 (3x 9m). Further Limousins to £700 (2x 8m) £655 (8m) G Burrough again; £700 (2x 11m) LC & AD Hoare again; £685 (7m) £680 (11m) L Habberfield & Sons again; £675 (12m) £645 (11m) WJ Dicks; £670 (8m) A Powell again; £620 (9m) LGW Bagg & Partners again and £610 (2x 8m) PF Popham. British Blues to £685 (13m) G Burrough again, who sold others to £630 (10m) and £610 (9m). Further British Blues to £675 (8m) PF Popham again; £640 (2x 13m) CJ & J Lang and £635 (3x 12m) A Powell again. Angus to £620 (10m) G Burrough again. Shorthorn to £590 (11m) PJ Barnes & Son again. Herefords to £555 (11m) RE Brittain.


Beef Breeds (319) – not able to be exported from market

Greenslade Taylor Hunt report a good entry in terms of number but a mixed quality saw trade similarly selective, when good calves were still well sought. Top of £395 for two 16 week old Blues from FE Hill and Son. Younger £360 from CG, GR & MS Spiller; £352 from J & EM Phillips & Sons; £345 from MC Clothier Partnership and £302 from CD Griffin & Partners. Charolais to £365 and £290 (2x) from SM & DM Turner Ltd; £295 from CE Veysey. Limousins to £340 and £300 from M & P Watts & Son; £325 from Higher Farm Manston Ltd and £290 from Giles Brothers Ltd. Simmentals to £255 from DG Ham and £235 and £235 from NT & BR Hutton.

Natives to £328 for an Angus from GJ & FL Robertson. Others £305 from FE Hill & Son and £295 from EC & LK Parker. Herefords to £265 from AD Lee; £260 from Higher Farm Manston Ltd and £250 from GJ & ED Porter.

Heifers to £375 for a 16 week old Blue from FE Hill & Son. Younger to £300 from Short Bros & Son; £300 from JWO Marsh & Partners; £280 from S Durston and £275 from R Angell. Charolais to £235 (2x) and £232 from CE Veysey. Limousins to £210 (2x) from SR Curtis & Partners and HT & ME Quick and £195 from CD & KD Briggs. Simmentals to £200 from D Godfrey and £188 from D & J Mapstone.

Angus to £255 from RW, JA & AW Barton. Others £245 from R & S Turner Ltd and £240 from R Angell. Hereford to £210 from R & S Turner Ltd and £205 from Higher Farm Manston Ltd.

Friesians (71) – not able to be exported from market

Greenslade Taylor Hunt report 71 dairy sired bull calves met a similarly good trade as the last few months. Large amount of competition topped at £145 (3x) for Friesians from S Durston. Others £112 from HMV Weekes, £102 R & J Broomfield, £100 P Moon & Sons. Best rearing types £80 plus, mediums £40-£60 and mostly over £25. Fleckvieh to £68 from Dillington Farms. Brown Swiss to £58 from RF Lee & Son.

2189 SHEEP

Greenslade Taylor Hunt report the following sheep trades:-

Store Lambs (1585) – Friday Afternoon Sale

A much reduced entry of 1585 store lambs for the first Friday afternoon sale, met spirited bidding. Best lambs and forward types met a stand-on trade, when smaller, long keep lambs achieved a touch less. Heaviest of the day to £108 from T Bere. Others to £100 from Potticks Pigs Ltd; £98 from T Bere; £95.50 from RF Bowden and JB & B Hobbs; £94.50 from PC Lyons & Son; £93.50 from T Bere; £91.50 from Alstone Court Partners and £90 from GN Smalldon, A Burland and G Taylor. Overall average £78.74.

Cull Ewes and Rams (593)

A much reduced entry of 593 cull ewes and rams sold to a firmer trade for all presented. Best of the ewes to £121 from LW Ford & Sons. Others to £110 from J Ford; £108 from SJ Govier and JE Pearse; £103 from Swaddledown Farms Ltd; £102 from JE Pearse; £100 from E Ling; £97 from RD Burrough & Son and £96.50 from R & F Barrow & Son and TWT Palmer. Cull rams to £118 from J Cox. Others to £114 from D Marshall; £103 from LAJ England and £97 from C Peach. Medium ewes £70-£80, plain £40-£55. Boners generally £20 plus. Overall average £71.88.

Goats (11)

Only 11 goats forward but still a fantastic level of demand. No really heavy types on offer, when the top call was £96 for a cull nanny from NF Clothier & Sons Ltd. Others to £90 from the same Vendor and £88 from Horseley Farm Partnership. Overall average £84.

186 PIGS

Greenslade Taylor Hunt report a nice entry of pigs sold to an easier trade in line with other market centres and all reports within the industry. The younger pigs holding firm and achieved a similar trade to two weeks ago.

Weaners (41)

Good entry – stand on trade which was a bright light for the days trading. Top of the day £48 for a good pen of 13 w/o from DR Hutchings, when his second pen sold at £37. Good types from P Hughes to £31.

Cull Sow & Boars (14)

We have seen a big adjustment in the trade for this section over the last few weeks. Medium sows back to £60/head. The best today sold to £100 from J Sacre, when the majority of the others forward sold within the £40-£60 per head bracket. RJ Maltby sows to £60 and Mitchell Partners to £58.

Forward Stores (131)

Another very good entry – trade easier by £10-£15/head. The best achieved £136 for a good pen of heavy gilts from M Nicholas. A good run of 36 from Mitchell Partners to £120 and another good run from LE Miller & Son to £110.