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2015 Reports

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Red and White at 2700gns at SAC Spring Fever Sale

April 2015

Auctioneers Greenslade Taylor Hunt’s trade at the Annual Spring Fever Sale on 21st April showed a lack in demand for fresh milk apart from good quality cows and strong heifers. The day topped at an excellent 2700gns for Sophie Morgan’s “Penrikka Benjamin Frances Red” the December 2012 born March calved heifer by the “Misty Springs Benjamin Red” sire. Well-bred cows from CJ & SE Elmes sold to 1750gns for the second calver “Swallowdale Golden Bluebell 156th” out of 4 generations of VG and Excellent dams, the GP83 “Minister Dainty 84th” from the same herd sold for 1720gns.

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SAC Lady Day Collective Sale Tops at 2250gns

March 2015

Auctioneers Greenslade Taylor Hunt report a more testing trade for the top end at Sedgemoor Auction Centre on Tuesday, whilst the rest continue to sell well. The Annual Lady Day Collective Sale topped at 2250gns for “Hinton Durable Marilyn” the freshly calved heifer from RD Horton & Son out of an Ex92-2E second dam and giving 39.8 kgs. She was purchased by Mr Derek Dennis for his “Dinnaton” herd. Homebred heifers from Rob Willcox’s “Sandpark” herd and Chris Elmes’s “Swallowdale” herd sold to 1800gns. The cows from the collective section sold to 1700gns for David and Valerie Norman’s second calver “Ciderhouse Palermo Fleur GP83” out of the Ex91-4E dam. She travels to Cornwall to join the Hawken’s “Poltreworgey” herd.

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Yeomadon Matador - Champion DCBS Spring Show & Sale 2015

Yeomadon Matador takes Breed Championship and Top Price of the day at Society Spring Show & Sale

March 2015

Well known cattle show man, Colin Hutchings from Exmoor, took the Breed Championship at the Devon Cattle Breeders’ Spring Show & Sale at Sedgemoor on 12th March, with Yeomadon Matador.  This impressive bull, born February 2013, weighed in at 960kgs.  He is bred by Julie & Tony Benneworth and is half brother to the prolific show winning bull, Yeomadon Ferdinand.  Matador also took top price for the day selling to 5000gns to Mr Roger Richards from Tregaminion Farm, Helston in Cornwall.   Whitefield New Era, from well-known Devon breeder, Malcolm Hurd, of Heywood & Hurd, Wiveliscombe, Somerset, was Judge Mr Mike Yeandle’s reserve champion and was sold to Mrs Hannah Royce of Lower Rockhill Farm, Craven Arms, Shropshire for 2600gns.

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Quality Cows at the Norman Dispersal at SAC

March 2015

The dispersal of the “Norman” herd for PA & ME Jack on Tuesday 10th March demonstrated that good quality cattle will always sell as Auctioneers Greenslade Taylor Hunt report an exceptional crowd and trade for 410 head sold through the ring in less than 6 hours. 56 successful purchasers from Cornwall to West Wales and Shropshire produced 15 lots over 2000gns to a top of 2700gns twice for the second calvers “Norman Home Lead VG85” from three generations of VG and “Norman Baltimor Cherrie GP84” out of an Ex90 second dam, both travelling back to West Wales.

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“Dorset Topshot Gold 2nd” Tops February Collective at SAC

February 2015

The monthly catalogued dairy sale at Sedgemoor Auction Centre saw quality calved cows and heifers back at £2000. The sale topped at 2050gns for Dimond Farming Ltd’s January calved heifer “Dorset Topshot Finch” by “Woodmarsh Topshot” giving 31 kgs with an SCC of 32.

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Herd Dispersal at Sedgemoor Auction Centre

February 2015

Greenslade Taylor Hunt’s first major dispersal sale of 2015 really tested the current dairy trade in the light of reduced milk prices. The results exceeded all expectations with a ring full of potential purchasers from Shropshire to Cornwall and West Wales. Location is now key and with 47 successful purchasers, trade remains firm in the South West.

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Supersonic Sahara to 4,400gns at Sedgemoor Auction Centre’s Winter Warmer

January 2015

Auctioneers Greenslade Taylor Hunt report a “cautious” trade for their first collective dairy sale of the year at Sedgemoor Auction Centre. It was plainly evident that in the current climate “quality counts” with the exceptionally well-bred “Sahara Supersonic Jennie” selling for 4,400gns to “Kingstonmagna” Holsteins.

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2014 Reports

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Saturday Market Christmas Show and Sale

December 2014

A massive Christmas week entry of milkers enhanced by our first commercial show and sale at Sedgemoor attracted buyers from Wales to Cornwall.  The trade exceeded all expectations for all on offer except the small low yielding heifers that few people want.

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A Cracker of a Christmas Show and Sale at Sedgemoor Auction Centre

December 2014

Greenslade Taylor Hunt report that despite the continuing fall in milk price, quality shone through at The Annual Christmas Cracker Show and Sale on Tuesday 9th December at Sedgemoor Auction Centre. The sale topped  at 3000gns twice for LG Bagg & Partners “Shanael Artes Asset ET” from the Canyon Breeze Allen family with 7 generations of VG and Excellent and a PLI £146 and for Sahara Holsteins January 2014 born heifer “Sahara Shotglass Indy ET” with a high genomic index from the Dellia family.

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Bettiscombe Tops at SAC

November 2014

Auctioneers Greenslade Taylor Hunt report a steadier fresh milk trade for the November Collective Sale at Sedgemoor Auction Centre on Tuesday 18th. As the drop in milk price takes effect, quality cattle still sold to 2000gns on three occasions for Roland & Simon Buglers Bettiscombe Cows and Heifers. The second calvers “Diamond Leanora 44th (GP80)” and “Leif Leah (GP83)” both sold for 2000gns to top the collective fresh milk cows and 2050gns was achieved for the freshly calved heifer “Doris Sabrina” to top the sale. The six highest priced heifers all came from Bettiscombe.

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Dairy Equipment Sale in Berkshire draws interest from all of over the UK

November 2014

Auctioneers Greenslade Taylor Hunt packed their gavel and headed to Newbury, Berkshire for the deadstock sale on behalf of the Pirbright Institute who have now ceased dairy production. Having already staged the livestock sale of the 650 head of Pedigree Holsteins through their popular Sedgemoor Market the Auctioneers were delighted to be favoured with the instructions to sell the dairy equipment, machinery and associated items.

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Red and White Youngstock In Demand at SAC for Cornwall’s “Cloverfields” Dispersal

November 2014

Tuesday 4th November Auctioneers Greenslade Taylor Hunt dispersed the “Cloverfields” herd for Michael and Marilyn Day of Wadebridge, Cornwall at Sedgemoor Auction Centre. The red and white twin heifers out of “Marcroft Fab Mouse Red VG86” by “Topspeed Kodak” born 27th July 2013 sold for 1420gns each. Their September 2014 born half-sister by “Delta Maicon” sold for 900gns. Continuing the “Red” theme were 7 month old twin heifers “Cloverfields Maicon Feline” that sold for 880gns.

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Holmead Merlin Socks

5000gns top for Holmead Merlin Socks

October 2014

Top Pedigree Dairy Stock were in strong demand at Sedgemoor’s Autumn Gold Sale, with 26 Milkers over £2000 and with Heifers selling to 5,000gns, Bulls to 2000gns and Heifer Calves to 1000gns twice.

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“Cowleaze” Sale at SAC

October 2014

Auctioneers Greenslade Taylor Hunt report a continued good trade for the best, with stronger resistance to the rest at the “Cowleaze” sale at Sedgemoor Auction Centre on Tuesday 21st October. With low milk prices and the need to produce more milk, buyers only wanted to secure heavy milking cows in full profit.

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Mayfield Dispersal Sale concludes at SAC

October 2014

Auctioneers Greenslade Taylor Hunt report a strong trade for youngstock at their largest dispersal of the year at Sedgemoor Auction Centre. Tuesday 14th October concluded the “Mayfield” dispersal with day two bringing to the market the freshly calved cows that did not make the first sale, incalf heifers, bulling heifers and heifer calves with 290 head sold in 3½ hours to a good company of buyers.

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Calved Heifers to 2150gns @ Mayfield Dispersal (651 head)

October 2014

Auctioneers Greenslade Taylor Hunt report a strong milk trade for the first of two sales to disperse the Mayfield herd of 651 dairy cattle for The Pirbright Institute at Sedgemoor Auction Centre on Tuesday 7th October 2014.

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Stonegrove Match Maker VG86

MARKET DEMAND STRONG FOR EPIC SALE OF 273 RED RUBY DEVONS

October 2014

The Autumn Show & Sale of Red Ruby Devon cattle certainly lived up to auctioneer, Derek Biss’ billing as the “biggest and best” Sale of Red Ruby Devon Cattle for over a decade.  Sedgemoor market was full to the brim with 250+ quality Devon cattle and despite the slide on the beef price this year, the breed bucked the market trend with strong demand throughout until the hammer finally went down on the last lot of the day.  Trade for cows and calves was particularly good with the 73 lots sold averaging £1020. 

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Tenancy termination forces a TB restricted dispersal sale upon a Devon Tenanted dairy farmer

September 2014

Greenslade Taylor Hunt travelled to Totnes in Devon last week to conduct their third sale of dairy cows under TB restrictions in a year. The sale for Ian Forbes (retiring) proved to be the best yet, despite the herd being allocated a “severely restricted” status by DEFRA even though it had just had a clear TB test. As a result the number of Purchasers able to attend were kept to a minimum. The fact that the herd was predominantly an autumn calving crossbred herd resulted in a lot of interest from those that attended.

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‘Beneknowle’ top Sedgemoor Auction Centre Michaelmas Collective at 2,650 guineas

‘Beneknowle’ top Sedgemoor Auction Centre Michaelmas Collective at 2,650 guineas

September 2014

Auctioneers GTH report a strong trade for the best in their monthly collective sale which topped at 2,650 guineas for ‘Beneknowle Rampager Jean 9th’, a freshly calved heifer by the homebred ‘Rampager’ bull, bred PJ Andrews, which sold in to Wales. The top price cow that made 2,300 guineas came from Roland & Simon Bugler with their 2nd calver ‘Bettiscombe Shottle Lenora 41st’ VG85 that did 10,000kgs as a heifer. She was one of a consignment of 3 cows and 6 heifers from ‘Bettiscombe’ which averaged an impressive £2,295.

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‘Panda Challenger’ sells for 3000 guineas at Sedgemoor Auction Centre

August 2014

Greenslade Taylor Hunt’s Top 10% and Seasonality Sale at Sedgemoor Auction Centre on Tuesday 19th August 2014 drew a large crowd to witness a top price of 3000 guineas for ‘Panda Challenger’. Entered by Westwood Farms, this is the only bull in Europe from the show winning dam ‘Ms Chastity Domain Chaya ET VG88’. His grand dam is ‘Regancrest S Chassity’ and with a Type of 3.69. This combined led to a large amount of interest from across the Country. Spirited bidding ensued with the final bid, over the telephone, from eventual purchasers Jimmy & Andrew Hull of Lancashire for their ‘Fortland’ herd.  

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Dispersal Cows to 2250gns at SAC Golden Opportunity Sale

July 2014

Auctioneers Greenslade Taylor Hunt report an excellent attendance for their annual Golden Opportunity Sale on Tuesday 15th July at Sedgemoor Auction Centre.

Collective milk entries were down in numbers but quality was in demand, selling to 2200gns for RJ Goss & Son’s calved heifer “Penrikka Sicy Marina 2nd”, at 2050gns was K Rickard and MA Webber’s “Withy Armstead Rachel”. Four calved heifers consigned by RJ Willcox Ltd from their “Sandpark” herd averaged an impressive £2074.00 for daughters of “Leif”, “Shottle” and “Justice”. A third calver from Slimbridge Holsteins being the Ex90 “Slimbridge Design Kiki 2nd” sold to 2000gns.

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Moorshard to 2450gns at SAC Mid-Summer Collective

June 2014

Greenslade Taylor Hunts annual Mid-Summer Collective Sale was this year held as part of the Sedgemoor Auction Centre weekly dairy market and followed 100 commercial milking cows and heifers through the ring. The day’s top price of 2450gns for a calved heifer from one of the West Country’s leading herds being “Moorshard Double Agent Fawn” a freshly calved heifer that had the PI Ex95 “Quietcove Valiant Fawn” dam in her pedigree. At 2200gns was Dimond Farming Ltd’s calved heifer “Dorset Twister Fable 2nd” from three generations of VG and an exceptionally milky family, the “Belle Fable 2nd” from Dorset sold for 2050gns. LWR & KA Hill continued to disperse their milking herd as they calve with the calved heifer “Sampfordel Lucius Tina” selling at 2080gns.

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77 Over £2000 at “Dinnaton” to top at 3000gns

June 2014

Auctioneers Greenslade Taylor Hunt were delighted to be back on farm at Ivybridge in South Devon for the dispersal sale of Derek & Jeremy Dennis’s “Dinnaton” herd. Their decision to sell their milking herd drew purchasers from across the South West and Wales, with no less than 77 cows and heifers selling for over £2000.

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Supersire from Sahara is Star at Sedgemoor to a record 15,000gns

Supersire from Sahara is Star at Sedgemoor to a record 15,000gns

June 2014

A large crowd from across the UK were welcomed to Sedgemoor Auction Centre on Thursday 12th June by Auctioneers Greenslade Taylor Hunt for Holstein UK's 2014 Genetic Elite Sale. With genomics at the forefront of the breeding industry it was only fitting that the highest genomic PLI heifer ever to sell in the UK took the top price of 15,000gns.

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Red and White to 2900gns at SAC

May 2014

Auctioneers Greenslade Taylor Hunt report a selective trade at the Annual May Collective Sale at Sedgemoor Auction Centre as a result of a reduced confidence in the milk price and more wet weather. However quality was still in demand with the sale topping at 2900gns for the “Designer Holsteins” superb red and white heifer “Penrikka Artie Culture Red” out of a VG89 second calver. She travelled to Wales with the days’ top priced cow “Noremead Monarch Warmer 3rd” from DJ & ZE Parrett’s herd dispersal who sold for 2300gns. Other cows from their flying herd sold to 1820gns for “Moorshard Outbound Dazzle 78th” and 1800gns for the commercial calved heifer out of a “Noremead” dam. Other calved heifers from the collective sale sold to 1800gns for PJ Andrews “Beneknowle Seaver Jay 91st”.

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STRAW YARD COWS TO 2000GNS AT SAC

May 2014

Auctioneers Greenslade Taylor Hunt, witnessed the best cows selling for a premium at Karova Farms dispersal sale held at Sedgemoor Auction Centre on Tuesday 13th May 2013.

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Fever takes hold at SAC Spring Fever Sale with Dinnaton breeding at 2600gns

April 2014

Auctioneers Greenslade Taylor Hunt Annual Spring Fever Sale was held at Sedgemoor Auction Centre on 22nd April 2014. 40 successful purchasers produced an electric trade with a total clearance of all 200 lots and 25 head selling for in excess of £2000.

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Commercial Dispersal Tops at 2400gns at Sedgemoor Auction Centre

April 2014

April fool’s day brought about the end of over half a centuries dairy farming for Cole Farming Ltd with the dispersal of their milking and incalf heifer portion at Sedgemoor Auction Centre.

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Lady Day Collective Sale

March 2014

The Annual Lady Day Collective Sale held by Auctioneer’s Greenslade Taylor Hunt at Sedgemoor Auction Centre on Tuesday 18th March produced a selective trade with stronger well grown types commanding a premium over the smaller heifers and poorer cows.

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4000gn top price for Red Ruby Devon bulls

4000gn top price for Red Ruby Devon bulls

March 2014

81 lots of registered pedigree Red Ruby Devon cattle went under Greenslade Taylor Hunt’s hammer on 13th March at the Society’s official Spring Show & Sale, at Sedgemoor Auction Centre.

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MOORSHARD BREEDING TO 2500GNS AT SAC

February 2014

The annual February Collective Sale drew a large crowd from across the West and Wales generating a strong demand across the board.

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Over 500 TB restricted Organic Dairy Cattle sold at Crichel

February 2014

Auctioneers Greenslade Taylor Hunt were on farm during possibly one of the worst storms of the year on Wednesday 5th February 2014 to bring to an end dairy farming at Crichel Organics Ltd Wimborne Dorset.  Having had only one clear TB test the 500 cattle were sold subject to TB restrictions resulting in the cows and youngstock being offered in groups of 8 to 22 cattle to potential purchasers that had all obtained the necessary licences to move them.  Despite all the difficulties there were 13 successful purchasers on the day who had travelled from as far away as Cheshire and Cornwall.

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Scorching Hot Trade at Annual Winter Warmer at Sedgemoor Auction Centre

January 2014

Auctioneers Greenslade Taylor Hunt report an exceptional trade for the very best at the Annual January Collective Sale at Sedgemoor Auction Centre. No less than 32 freshly calved cows and heifers sold for in excess of 2000gns to top at 2650gns for the calved heifer ‘Lilylane Buster Roma’ out of 4 generations of VG or Ex dams from AJ Bennett & Sons. DC Dennis & Son from Ivybridge entered a not so unlucky 13 cows and heifers from their ‘Dinnaton’ herd to average an impressive £2344 topping at 2500gns twice for members of the homebred ‘Bluebell’ and ‘Trilby’ families both of which had calved to their first in December. The calved heifer ‘Moorshard Shottle Marty’ from Randolf and Brian Miller sold for 2450gns.

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