Greenslade Taylor Hunt reported a much larger entry and a higher proportion of heavier/thicker lambs forward at Monday’s sale at Sedgemoor.

 

The handyweights sold to a very similar strong trade, however the buyers for the heavier lambs could afford to be more selective, they said.

 

The best handyweights sold to 189p/kg and 183 p/kg from Mr G Legg; 183 p/kg from Mr AM Bastable; 182 p/kg from Mr JPT Scott and 181 p/kg from Messrs C & A Crudge and Messrs FG, NK & AJ Gammon;.

 

In the prime cattle trade, there was a very tight entry of 162 prime animals which met an excellent trade, but looked generally dearer again.  Some cold cattle showed the affects of the recent weather looked particularly dear.

 

Top was 206.5 p/kg twice for two top drawer Limousin steers from both Mr J Baker and Messrs G Vauden & Sons.  Messrs G Vauden & Sons sold other “clean” steers at 190 p/kg (Limousin) and 189.5 p/kg (Blonde). 

 

Quality red Limousin steers from Mr MR Adams achieved 199.5p p/kg and 190.5 p/kg.  Shapely black Limousin steers from Mr HR Hutton sold well at 198.5ppk and 198ppk.

 

Black and white steers were also in good demand to 174.5 p/kg from Messrs AJ Gay & Son Ltd, who sold another smart type at 169 p/kg.  Good Holsteins sold to 169.5 p/kg twice and 169 p/kg from Mr JA Selway Ltd.

 

Heifers peaked at 200 p/kg for a very clean red Limousin heifer from Messrs JR, LM & AJ Hutchings, who also sold another at 197ppk. 

 

Averages: Lambs; £75.22, Steers; UTM, 173.91p/kg, OTM, 163.14p/kg; Heifers, UTM, 175.36p/kg, OTM 164.55p/kg