Sedgemoor market reported an increased entry at 153 cull stock, being of generally better quality and combined with keener bidding, resulting in an improved trade throughout.
Top was 160p/kg for a young Saler cow from Mr R F Rawlins. Native cows in the vanguard when a Devon from Messrs H and D Besley achieved 158p/kg, an Angus from Messrs M R and S K Westcott achieved 149p/kg and a South Devon from Messrs A Cotterrell achieved 147.5p/kg.
Other continental cows rose to 144.5p/kg twice for Limousins from both Messrs Church Farm Publow, who also sold a Blonde at 142.5p/kg and Mr B Vowles. A bid of 142.5p/kg was also realised for a Blue cross cow from Messrs JWO Marsh and Partners. Better suckler cows all made 130p/kg plus.
Sucklers sold to £1,138.47 for a strong 822kg, shapely Simmental from Mr GTJ Boundy. Other sucklers making over £1000 at £1096 was a Saler from Mr DF Rawlins; £1,083.92 for the South Devon from Messrs A Cotterrell, who sold another at £1,056.10; £1,070.18 for the Blue from Messrs JWO Marsh & Partners and £1,001.39 for the Limousin from Mr B Vowles.
Some better dairy cows forward encouraged bidding, which rose to a top of 144.5p/kg for a smart MRI from Messrs AJ Gay & Son Ltd. Holstein Friesians topped at 136p/kg from Messrs PW, MA & RJ Bell. Other best dairy types made 135.5p/kg, Swedish Red and White from Mr RJ Shere; 135p/kg.
A reduced entry of 451 prime hoggs forward, after Monday’s large entry, sold to a trade similar to both last week and Monday reported auctioneers. The best handyweights sold to 216p/kg, 214p/kg, 211p/kg and 202p/kg from Rushmore Estate;
(Greenslade Taylor Hunt)