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2016 Reports

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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 Bossman Bet 21st VG86-2yr

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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2015 Reports

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British Friesian Cows to 1500gns at SAC

December 2015

Tuesday 15th December 2015 brought to an end the 2015 calendar of farm sales with the short notice dispersal of 120 non-recorded British Friesian cows and heifers for JD & SA Fear & Sons of Thornbury. Purchasers from Wales, Wiltshire and Cornwall help to fuel trade.

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Molewood Dispersal tops Christmas Cracker at SAC

December 2015

Auctioneers Greenslade Taylor Hunt report an excellent entry of 238 Dairy Cattle for their Annual Christmas Cracker Show and Sale at Sedgemoor Auction Centre on Tuesday 8th December 2015. Judge, Elwyn Thomas from the renowned “Gatrog” herd chose “Molewood Lovejoy Hilda VG86” from Edwin Snow’s dispersal as his reserve champion of the day and she topped the sale at 2050gns.

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Melcombe Dispersal at SAC

November 2015

Tuesday 24th November was a very sad day for the Besent family who were forced to sell their Pedigree Herd, which was moved to Sedgemoor Auction Centre for convenience of sale and the autumn calving herd generated tremendous demand for heavy milking cows. It was very noticeable that older cows were selling well with a September calved fourth lactation cows topping the sale at 1800gns for “Melcombe Dragon Blackcap” with no less than 4 other second and third lactation cows matching this figure.

 

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Dorset Heifers Lead the way at Sedgemoor Auction Centre

November 2015

Auctioneers Greenslade Taylor Hunt report a total clearance of the 263 head on offer for their November Collective Sale at Sedgemoor Auction Centre.  Despite the ongoing dairy situation a packed ringside competed for the lots on offer.  The day topped at 1900gns twice for two ‘Dorset’ heifers from Ian Dimond’s prizewinning herd both by the ‘Glauco’ sire and calved in October they were from the ‘Caroline’ and ‘Lapwing’ families.  The show heifer from AJ Limond ‘Linlake Destry Lavender’ sold for 1850gns.  Second lactation cows from ‘Bettiscombe’ sold to 1650gns for the ‘Loaded Jenny’. First time consignors from Glamorgan, Wales, R & M Loughers saw their excellent entry top at 1600gns for their second calver ‘Tanglwyst Zebra Morfydd’ others to 1550gns.

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Excellent trade for Dairy Cattle and Machinery at Wincanton

October 2015

Auctioneers Greenslade Taylor Hunt report an excellent turn out and trade, despite the problems facing the dairy industry, for the on farm dispersal held at Eastwood Farm Wincanton for FRD Masters & Sons on Thursday 29th October.  Ill health unfortunately dictated the end of dairying on the farm. 

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Holmead Frontrunner Roxy Red

Sky high dairy trade at SAC with Stowey selling to 4000gns

October 2015

A lack of dispersal sales across the South West fuelled the trade at Auctioneers Greenslade Taylor Hunt’s October Collective Sale at Sedgemoor Auction Centre where 400 head sold to no less than 72 different purchasers.

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Cows in Demand at SAC Dispersal

October 2015

 

Tuesday 6th October was the dairy dispersal sale at Sedgemoor Auction Centre for Colin, Lin and Josh Ralph brought about as a result of losing their milk contract due to the forthcoming closure of Cricketer Farms Cheese Makers. A good crowd gathered and generated a strong demand for the commercial non recorded cows on offer. Topping the day at 1820 guineas was the fresh 2nd calver with September calved heifers at 1800 guineas. Spring calved 10th lactation cows sold for 620 guineas.

 

 

 

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Coxwell Overlord - Reserve Champion

Low-input attributes of Devon Suckler Cow attract buyers to Sedgemoor

October 2015

The Autumn Show & Sale of pedigree registered Red Ruby Devons was primarily a Sale of females which accounted for 79 of the 118 lots entered.  Buyers’ interest reflected the wider industry trend towards native breed, low input suckler cows.  The major reduction of Mrs S Comer’s Ashott Barton Herd, grazing at 1300feet above sea level on Exmoor and managed on a purely grass-based system for over 15 years, attracted a good deal of buyer interest with 4th calver, Ashott Barton Tulip 7th and bull calf at foot achieving highest price of the day for females at 2200gns to Richard Toon, of Ashborne in Derbyshire.  Long-time Devon breeder, Charles Morrish, of East Acland Farm, Landkey, Barnstaple Devon was the successful bidder for all but one of the nine Ashott Barton in-calf heifers, paying an average of 942gns for these well grown heifers, in-calf to Bywood Buttons 5th

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Hillmonarch Holsteins to 2000gns at SAC

September 2015

Auctioneers Greenslade Taylor Hunt report an excellent attendance at Sedgemoor Auction Centre on Tuesday 22nd September for the short notice sale on behalf of RS Hill & Sons (The West Tisted Manor Estate). The decision to cease milk production at the Home Farm Dairy brought all the dairy equipment and cattle to the market in under 20 days.

 

 

 

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Ciderhouse Dam and Daughter at 2160gns at SAC

September 2015

Auctioneers Greenslade Taylor Hunt report a strong milk trade for their Annual Michaelmas Collective Sale at Sedgemoor Auction Centre on Tuesday 15th September. The August calved heifer “Beneknowle Twist Joy 97th” out of a VG85 dam and giving 37.7 kgs sold for 1900gns for PJ Andrews who sold other heifers for 1820gns and 1800gns. RT Cox sold “Lamb Loydie Meg” that was freshly calved for 1820gns and David and Valerie Norman’s “Ciderhouse Solution Candy” by their homebred bull sold for 1800gns with her four week old heifer calf by “Ciderhouse Pegasus” selling for 360gns. Other heifers to 1800gns were from AJ & WL Turner “Chardit” and RE & HE Bugler & Partners “Bettiscombe”.

 

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Commercial Dairy Cow and Calf to 2190gns at SAC Dispersal

September 2015

Auctioneers Greenslade Taylor Hunt report a continued good trade for the best with second quality and off lying cows harder to place at the non-recorded dispersal sale for J & G Shire & Sons on Tuesday 1st September. Freshly calved cows and autumn calvers were at a premium.

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Stowey Lead the Top 10% Sale at SAC with Incalf Heifers at 4300gns

August 2015

Auctioneers Greenslade Taylor Hunt’s Annual Top 10% Sale of 300 head at Sedgemoor Auction Centre on Tuesday 11th August reflected the current issues in the dairy industry with a steadier milk trade. However even in these difficult times breeding was in demand, demonstrated by the first consignment of the “Stowey” youngstock portion from MA Jeanes (Farms) Ltd, which topped the day at 4300gns for the “Stowey Aikman Jill ET” due September with a PLI of £388 and GTPI of 2029 from the renowned “Jessica” family. She joins the “Lynchmead” herd as does the exceptionally well-bred “Stowey Motion Ghost” PD+ 7 months at 2900gns. “Stowey Lavaman Pixie” due in November sold for 2350gns. Calved heifers from the same herd sold to 2100gns for “Stowey Numero Uno Zjay Jay”. Her two week old heifer calf by “Stowey Amble” sold for 440gns

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Limousin Sale Tops at 5,000gns at SAC

Limousin Sale Tops at 5,000gns at SAC

August 2015

Auctioneers Greenslade Taylor Hunt’s monthly Suckler Sale at Sedgemoor Auction Centre on Saturday 8th August commenced with the Pedigree Limousin Sale to disperse Chris and Wendy Richen’s “Broadoak” herd and majorly reduce the “Columbpark” herd for Vicky and Matt Smith. An exceptional crowd generated 26 different successful purchases for the 91 head on offer.

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Dorset Dairy Dispersal Defies Current Industry Issues

July 2015

Auctioneers Greenslade Taylor Hunt report a remarkable trade, considering current difficult dairy industry times, on Thursday 30th July at Hewletts Farm Stalbridge Dorset for the Adair families 500 head dairy dispersal.  An exceptional crowd due 61 purchasers from 8 counties to include Cornwall, Sussex and Carmarthen to witness the twin of Shower Red yearling heifers with a PLI of £121 and off of no less than 9 generations of Ex or VG dams sell for 3,500gns.  In addition 10 further lots from this commercial herd sold for in excess of 2,000gns to a top of 2200gns on two occasions for Thameshead bred heifers “Altaross Marjorie 121st” and “Twist Mischa 2nd” that sold freshly calved having been purchased a bullers.  On the day the 45 calved heifers produced a phenomenal trade to average an impressive £1700.

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Golden Opportunity to 3000gns for Incalf Heifers at Sedgemoor Auction Centre

July 2015

Auctioneers Greenslade Taylor Hunt’s Annual Golden Opportunity Sale at Sedgemoor Auction Centre on Tuesday 14th July topped at 3000gnns for Carmarthen breeders Henllan Farms Ltd’s incalf heifer “Caeremlyn Alexander Lulu” out of 8 generations of Ex or VG dams. At 2800gns was the “Endstory Mitzie” from 10 generations of Ex or VG dams. 10 week old ET heifer calves from the “Raven” family by “Goldwyn” sold to 2100gns and from the “Licorice” family by “Zelgadis” for 2000gns, all entered by Henllan Farms Ltd.

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Kington Magna Dispersal Sale

30 Cows and Heifers over 2000gns at SAC “Kington Magna” Dispersal

June 2015

 

Auctioneers Greenslade Taylor Hunt report a continued excellent trade at the Dispersal of the “Kington Magna” herd for the Hink’s family of Gillingham, Dorset at Sedgemoor Auction Centre on Tuesday 23rd June.


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Hampreston Dispersal Sale

June 2015

Auctioneers Greenslade Taylor Hunt report the end of an era as one of the oldest established pedigree herds in the Country went under the hammer at Sedgemoor Auction Centre on Tuesday 16th June 2015.

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Calved Heifers to 2800gns at Sedgemoor Auction Centre’s Mid-Summer Collective Sale

June 2015

 

Auctioneers Greenslade Taylor Hunt report a return to 2000gns+ for fresh milk at their Mid-Summer Collective Sale on Tuesday 16th June 2015.

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Suckler Cows in demand at Axbridge

June 2015

Auctioneers Greenslade Taylor Hunt report an excellent crowd for the dispersal of Peter & Lynda Stafford’s Suckler herd on Thursday 11th June 2015 at Brinscombe Lane End Farm, Axbridge, Somerset.

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Pedigree Incalf Heifers to 3100gns twice as Wales and South West try and compete for the best

May 2015

The top quality pedigree stock on offer at Greenslade Taylor Hunt’s monthly dairy sale at Sedgemoor Auction Centre generated keen bidding from the producers and breeders drawn from across the South of England and Wales. Commanding top price of 3100gns were two incalf heifers, being a Shottle from the “Caeremlyn” herd of Carmarthenshire and a red Destry whom was the very last offering from the “Marcroft” herd dispersal of Somerset.

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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 “Kington Magna” 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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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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