Store numbers were again tight at Greenslade Taylor Hunt’s sale with 774 cattle forward. However, a larger overall entry of 1260 store, stirks and sucklers saw strong trades all round.
But there were no real big cattle forward to hit former highs but stronger feeding cattle were very keenly sought. Top was £1,150 twice for a smart black
Other good feeding red and white Simmental steers (17/18m) from Messrs R J Hill and Son, Tavistock hit £1,100, with others £1,015. Quality Charolais steers (18/19m) from Mr JF Biffen,
Another at £1,050 was a Charolais steer (19m) from Mr F R Butt, Dunkeswell.
Angus steers, part of the special monthly native store cattle sale also over £1,100 at £1,128 for 17/20m feeders from Mr R J Wall, Lympsham. Another Angus steer (19m) this time from Mr R A Reed, Seaton sold well at £1,090. A
Black and white steers over £1,000 at £1,010 (29m & FA) from Mr G J Pincombe, Ilfracombe. Next best was £830 for 20/26m HF from Mr R A Wilkins and Sons again.
Heifers topped at £1,052 for well grown 22/24m Simmentals from Mr F R Butt again, who also sold a 25m Charolais at £990, a 22m Blue at £980 and another Simmental (25m) at £950. Well fleshed Simmentals (24/25m) from Messrs D G and SA Cullen, Walton, sold well at £1,000.
Messrs RJ Hill and Son featured again with Simmental heifers at £978 (17m) £970 (17/18m) and £915 (18m). £975 was achieved by Messrs HK and
A smart Gelbvieh heifer (28m & FA) from Messrs B and A R Tippetts achieved £945, with an overage Charolais from the same farm at £900. £935 was bid for a forward Simmental heifer (27m) from Mr N Taylor, Ottery.