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2017 Reports

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Commercial Dairy Cows to 1850gns at Somerset on farm dispersal

March 2017

Auctioneers Greenslade Taylor Hunt drew an excellent crowd for TE Cary & Son's on farm Dispersal at Shepton Mallet. The trade topped at 1850gns for an autumn calved heifer that was confirmed back Incalf for this autumn. This heifer was sold to a neighbouring farmer who also took home a smart 2nd calver at 1750gns that was also due back in the autumn.

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Ablington Shorthorns to 1500gns at SAC

March 2017

WH & SJ Rawlins decision to cease milk production at Ablington Farm brought the milking and incalf portion of their Shorthorn and Holstein herd to Sedgemoor Auction Centre on Tuesday 28th March.

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Devon Cattle Breeders’ Society Spring Show & Sale Report

March 2017

The Devon Cattle Breeders’ Society official Spring Show & Sale was held at Sedgemoor Auction Centre, Bridgwater on Thursday 23rd March 2017 with 86 pedigree registered Red Ruby Devons forward.

The day saw brisk trade for bulls; all bar one of the 13 bulls offered for sale was sold and at £3,281 the average was up £880 on last year’s Sale.  Auctioneer, Derek Biss of Greenslade Taylor Hunt commented, “we were anticipating strong demand for bulls, both from within the breed and from commercial herds looking for an easy fleshing low input breed to meet the retail market’s increasing demand for beef finishers at around 360kgs.”

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“Ciderhouse” cows and heifers lead the way at SAC’s Lady Day Collective Sale

March 2017

Auctioneers Greenslade Taylor Hunt report another exceptional entry for their March Collective Sale at Sedgemoor Auction Centre. The day produced a steadier trade compared to the February sale which was a flyer. This was expected with the recent talk of pressure on the milk price and a larger number of cattle on the market, however there were still considerable demand for the best cows and heifers selling in excess of 2000gns with DJ & VM Norman of Sherborne, Dorset topping the sale at 2100gns for their calved heifer “Ciderhouse Whone Rachel”. Their cow “Jenkins Rachel GP83” sold for 2000gns as did Watkins Partnership’s second calver “Beaconwood Dempsey Winter 47th VG88”. Also at 2000gns was AE & V Kidner’s commercial February calved heifer by “Cogent Twist”.

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February Collective Machinery Sale

February Collective Machinery Sale

February 2017

Greenslade Taylor Hunt kicked off the Sedgemoor Auction Centre collective machinery sales for 2017 with over 500 lots, comprising tractors, agricultural machinery and miscellaneous items. A large crowd from across the south of England - from Carmarthen to Southampton and Hereford to Plymouth – ensured a competitive trade throughout and resulted in an 85% clearance rate.

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Trade soars at Sedgemoor’s February Dairy Sale with 34 over £2000

February 2017

A fantastic entry of top quality cows and heifers justifiably reflected in an electric trade at Sedgemoor’s February Dairy Sale on Tuesday 21st February with 34 over £2000 and three at 2200gns. First to hit 2200gns was Sam and Hilary Skipper’s “Kingtonmagna Affirmed Linda” who was shown as a calf and sold freshly calved giving in excess of 30kgs. Next was regular consigners Roland and Simon Bugler of Dorset whose calved heifer “Bettiscombe Grafeeti Stephanie” was giving 38kgs. Their consignment of 19 cows and heifers averaged in excess of £2000, back to 2015 prices! Keith and Jane Hulbert’s continued dispersal completed the trio of 2200gns for “Janke Lilac Susie Red”. Cows topped at 2150gns twice for DC Dennis & Son Ltd’s “Dinnaton Altaross Modbury Beatrice” and RE & HE Bugler & Partner’s “Bettiscombe Jordan Stephanie”, both second calvers. The Dennis family had the highest overall average of £2051 for their 6 cattle. Other Vendors to break the 2000gns barrier was R & M Parker, RD Horton & Son, DJ & VM Norman, Rookhaye Estate, BL Davies & Son and Dimond Farming Ltd.

 

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Trade warms up at the Annual Winter Warmer Sale at SAC

Trade warms up at the Annual Winter Warmer Sale at SAC

January 2017

Auctioneers Greenslade Taylor Hunt report an exceptional entry of fresh milk at Sedgemoor Auction Centre on Tuesday 24th January which was rewarded with a very level trade averaging with calved cows £300 up on the year and heifers an impressive £600 up.

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Exceptional crowd witnessed a remarkable trade for first major dairy dispersal of 2017 at SAC

January 2017

J & J Maidment’s commercial non recorded 8,500 kgs herd dairy dispersal at Sedgemoor Auction Centre on Saturday 14th January produced an impressive £1309 average for the entire entry of milking cows which included several 7th calvers. The sale topped at 1780gns for a freshly calved heifer by Europa. Cows sold to 1750gns and 1700gns, both daughters of Jenny-Lou Shottle Trump due again in July and 1680gns twice for second calvers by Derren and Massive.

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2016 Reports

4,000gns for ‘Red’ Cracker at Sedgemoor Auction Centre

4,000gns for ‘Red’ Cracker at Sedgemoor Auction Centre

December 2016

The annual Christmas Cracker definitely went out with a bang at Sedgemoor Auction Centre, North Petherton, Somerset, on Tuesday, December 13th. Terry Cox’s calved heifer ‘Normandy Lila Z Appleman Red’ - one of the only Red Lila Z’s in the country - sold for 4,000 guineas to West Park Farms of Dorset.

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SC & ML Thomas Dispersal

November 2016

The dispersal of the non recorded dairy herd on behalf of SC & ML Thomas of Minehead, Somerset generated calved heifers to 1300 guineas and incalf cows due to their 5th to 1280 guineas.

Thirty successful purchasers from Cornwall to Carmarthen travelled to Sedgemoor Auction Centre on Tuesday 29th November 2016 to make the most of the last herd dispersal of the year.

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‘Holmead Daryl Lani’ Tops Sedgemoor Auction Centre Collective at 2,450gns

November 2016

Auctioneers Greenslade Taylor Hunt report a continued improvement in the fresh milk trade at the annual November Collective Sale at Sedgemoor Auction Centre (M5, Junction 24).

A large entry of collective cows generated a fast trade to top at 2,000gns for the VG86 2nd calver ‘Culverhayes Lucas Nosegay’ for first time consigners MA & SL Reed of Honiton. Another of their 2nd calvers from the Ivy family sold for 1,850gns. Other first time consigners JS Bird & Son of Axminster sold ‘Bartonwood Paulo Honey 65th GP81’ an October 2nd calver for 1,800gns.

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Dispersal Cows back up to 2200gns at SAC

November 2016

The dispersal of the Symondshall herd for TB Grey & Sons from Gloucestershire produced cows at over 2000gns three times and Jersey calved heifers to 1400gns when the herd made the short journey to Sedgemoor Auction Centre on Tuesday 1st November.

Joint Auctioneers Greenslade Taylor Hunt and Gwilym Richard & Co sold to a packed ring full of buyers from across south and west wales as well as the home counties of Somerset, Dorset and Devon and a large contingent of Gloucestershire support.

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Grangemore Top Autumn Gold at 2050gns

October 2016

Auctioneers Greenslade Taylor Hunt report a strong trade for freshly calved cows in their Annual Autumn Gold Collective Sale at Sedgemoor Auction Centre on Tuesday 18th October 2016.

The continued dispersal from Richard and Moira Parker topped the day at 2050gns for the VG86 third calver “Grangemore Lauthority Partridge 2nd” who had calved in August and was giving 50 kgs daily. Their 7 third calvers entered in the sale averaged an impressive £1672.00. At 1850gns was the VG85 second calver “Walkabout Bakombre Raven” one of 14 consigned by E Gay & Son. KW & JM Hulbert Ltd consigned 17 cows and heifers from their “Janke” herd to top at 1750gns for a second calver and averaged £1589.00.

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Dam and Daughter to 2220gns at Malherbie Dispersal

October 2016

Fresh milk was very much in demand at the on farm dispersal of the non-recorded “Malherbie” herd of TS Jeanes & Partners, Ilminster, Somerset.

The August calved two year old heifer “Bridget 15th” by “Townhouse 359 Katmandoo” sold for 1820gns and her heifer calf by “Regan-ALT Doodad” for 400gns.

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Females meet good trade at Red Ruby Devon Autumn Sale

October 2016

The Devon Cattle Breeders’ Society’s Autumn Show & Sale at Sedgemoor Auction Centre, saw more than 50 females sold, with heifer averages up from last year’s Sale.  Buyers were focused on quality, and the best made good prices. 

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Gold Sells to 2500gns at SAC Michaelmas Collective

September 2016

Auctioneers Greenslade Taylor Hunt report a continued improved milk trade at the Michaelmas Collective Sale held at Sedgemoor Auction Centre junction 24, M5 on Tuesday 20th September.

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Grangemore Dam and Daughter to 2450gns at Annual Top 10% Sale

August 2016

A packed ringside at Greenslade Taylor Hunt’s Annual Top 10% sale at Sedgemoor Auction Centre witnessed the best trade of the year across the board for the 400 head on offer. Topping the fresh milk section at 2150gns was “Beneknowle Rampager Amy 54th” from 5 generations of homebred high yielding VG and Ex dams for PJ Andrews of Plymouth. Close behind at 2100gns was the unclassified calved heifer “Janke Alta Embassy Connie” from Keith and Jane Hulbert of Honiton who sold 17 homebred cows and heifers to average an impressive £1626.00. Other cows sold to 1880gns for DC Dennis & Son and 1800gns for R & M Parker with other calved heifers at 1850gns for RT Cox, 1800gns for PJ Andrews and 1750gns for DE Pyle of Exeter.

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Youngstock trade of the year for the Dowervale Dispersal with dam & daughter topping at 2450gns

August 2016

Tuesday 18th August brought to a conclusion 40 years of dairy breeding with the dispersal of the “Dowervale” herd on behalf of the Cuff Family.

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Dairy Cows back over 2000gns to a top of 3600gns for “Yardgrove” Dispersal at SAC, Junction 24 M5

Dairy Cows back over 2000gns to a top of 3600gns for “Yardgrove” Dispersal at SAC, Junction 24 M5

July 2016

Auctioneers Greenslade Taylor Hunt report a super trade for quality cattle at the dispersal of the milking and incalf heifer portion of the “Yardgrove” herd for David and Oliver Coombes on Tuesday 26th July. Winners of the 2016 Dorset Small Herds in this year’s Holstein Club competition, the 142 cows and heifers on offer attracted no less than 40 successful bidders from across the Country, Wales and Ireland.

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A Golden Opportunity for fresh milk generates fastest dairy trade of the year at SAC

July 2016

Auctioneers Greenslade Taylor Hunt report the fastest trade of the year for 251 Head at their Annual Golden Opportunity Sale held at Sedgemoor Auction Centre, M5 J24 where 44 successful purchasers made the most of the chance to purchase fresh milk in abundance. The sale included the dispersal of Robert and Richard Rowe’s unrecorded commercial herd which topped the day at 1900gns for the homebred second calver by “Walkabout Vince” that was giving 55 kgs having calved in May. June second calvers giving 65 kgs sold for 1700gns.

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Minal Herd Dispersal

July 2016

Auctioneers Greenslade Taylor Hunt report a continued improved demand for fresh and autumn milk at Sedgemoor Auction Centre on Tuesday 5th July 2016 for the dispersal of the “Minal” herd, removed from Marlborough, Wiltshire for convenience of sale.

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British Friesians sell to 1240gns at Wick Farm

June 2016

Auctioneers Greenslade Taylor Hunt were on farm at Lympsham, Weston-Super-Mare for the dispersal sale of Mr Paul Baker’s British Friesian cows and incalf heifers.

The 177 lots forward sold to 32 successful purchasers from across the West and Wales. Dairy cows sold to 1240gns for a fresh 3rd calver, another April calved 3rd lactation cow sold for 1180gns.

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Ring full of buyers at Sedgemoor produces better trade throughout

June 2016

A firm trade was seen throughout the Mid-Summer Collective Dairy Sale for 233 head at Sedgemoor Auction Centre, M5 J24. 44 successful purchasers from Cornwall, Cheshire and Carmarthen etc.  were attracted by the easily accessible venue just off the motorway and by the vast choice of Pedigree, Commercial and Crossbred cows, heifers and youngstock on offer.

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Westel Dispersal tops at 3000gns at SAC May Collective

May 2016

The annual May Collective Dairy Sale held at Sedgemoor Auction Centre, junction 24 of the M5 on Tuesday 17th May generated the year’s top price through the dairy ring of 3000gns for “Westel Bossman Bet 21st VG86-2yr” from 4 straight Ex dams who was sold as part of Robin and Michelle Harding’s dispersal, which also included at 2700gns “Westel Shottle Bet 20th VG86-2yr

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300 Head at SAC Spring Fever Sale

April 2016

Auctioneers Greenslade Taylor Hunt report an improved trade for good quality milkers at their Annual Spring Fever Sale at Sedgemoor Auction Centre (Junction 24, M5) on Tuesday 19th April.

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Quality Dairy Cows generated the strongest demand this year at SAC Dispersal in Somerset

April 2016

The “Kingsfoll” dispersal at Sedgemoor Auction Centre on Tuesday 5th April produced a marked improvement in demand for quality cows on offer. The 10,850 kgs herd drew potential purchasers from across the West to top at 1850gns for a September calved second lactation cow “Kingsfoll Kath” giving 45 kgs by “Regancrest Altaiota” purchased by the Bristol family of Yarcombe. At 1820gns was the December calved heifer “Kingsfoll Michelob Bell” who joins the “Brinkmarsh” herd of the Robertson’s who also purchased the commercial freshly calved 2 year old heifer by “HFP Altaquantum” for 1800gns. Others by the same sire sold to 1700gns.

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Females Fly at Red Ruby Devon Spring Sale

March 2016

The Devon Cattle Breeders’ Spring Show & Sale took place at Sedgemoor Auction Centre (J24 of M5) on Thursday, 24th March 2016.

Trade for Red Ruby Devons proved strong, bucking the market trend and reflecting growing demand for medium sized suckler cows producing grass finishing cattle with carcass grades and weights ideally suited to supermarket specifications.

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Preston Vendor tops South West Collective Sale (352 Head) at 1750gns

March 2016

 

Auctioneers Greenslade Taylor Hunt report an exceptional crowd in attendance at their Lady Day Collective Sale at Sedgemoor Auction Centre on Tuesday 15th March. The day comprised of 352 cattle and started with 18 yearling and younger heifers as part of the continued dispersal for MA Jeanes (Farms) Ltd “Stowey” herd topping at 800gns for the 8 month old “Stowey Hunger Agnes”.

 

 

 

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Good demand for Fresh Milk at SAC

February 2016

Auctioneers Greenslade Taylor Hunt report an excellent attendance for a tight entry at the February Collective Sale at Sedgemoor Auction Centre on Tuesday 16th February. An active crowd produced 33 individual purchasers for the 138 cattle on offer.

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Exceptional Crowd at On Farm Somerset Dispersal

Exceptional Crowd at On Farm Somerset Dispersal

February 2016

Greenslade Taylor Hunt’s decision to go on farm at Curry Pool Farm Bridgwater for the Dispersal of FG Jeanes & Sons Ltd commercial 500 head dairy herd and surplus equipment was rewarded with an exceptional crowd one of the largest seen for many months that were keen to make the most of the stock and items on offer.

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Commercial Cows to 1600gn at SAC Dispersal

January 2016

Tuesday 26th January was the third dairy sale in a week at Sedgemoor Auction Centre. The sale was on behalf of PH Creed & Son whose decision to cease milk production at Withial Farm, East Pennard brought 200 milking cows to the market. An impressive 34 purchasers from across the South West took the opportunity to supplement numbers. It was noticeable that volume buyers were missing with the continued financial pressure on the dairy industry demonstrated in the trade which continues to be very selective. Natural wastage and TB reactors replacing, ensures that we still have people around the ring.

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Hartlandview Cows to 1650gns at SAC

January 2016

Thursday 21st January was the second dairy sale of the week for Auctioneers Greenslade Taylor Hunt when Lewis Farms Ltd dispersed their Holstein “Hartlandview” herd at Sedgemoor Auction Centre. The continued decrease in milk price and more dairy cattle on the market nationwide has produced a very selective dairy trade.

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Winter Warmer a bit chilly at SAC

January 2016

The first collective sale of the year at Sedgemoor Auction Centre reflected the current state in the dairy industry. A further cut in milk price and an abundance of stock resulted in a difficult trade.

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