Greenslade Taylor Hunt are proud to boast Sedgemoor Auction Centre as the Pedigree Sales Centre of Excellence for the South West. With breed shows & sales being held on behalf of The Devon Cattle Breeders Society, The South West Blonde Cattle Club, The South West British Limousin Cattle Club, The Mid West Longhorn Breeders, British Charollais Sheep Society, West Country Suffolk Sheep Association, Shetland Sheep Society, Hampshire Down Sheep Breeders Association and the Beltex Sheep Society to name a selection. In turn, Sedgemoor is rapidly becoming a centre for Pedigree stock of National significance.
An exciting new sale commissioned for 2012 will be The South West Region Rare Breeds Survival Trust Show & Sale of Cattle, Sheep, Goats, Pigs and Poultry scheduled for Thursday 13th September, to run alongside our already well established South West Multi Breed Show & Sale of Pedigree Native Beef Cattle and our September Catalogued Sale of Suckler Cows. The RBST supported event will include a Conservation Grazing demonstration, with information, trade and breed stands.
Collective pedigree dairy sales are held throughout the year at the Winter Warmer, Spring Fever, May Collective, Top 10% & Seasonality, Autumn Gold and Christmas Cracker sales. Numerous dispersal sales are held with stock from across the length and breadth of the country, not just the South West. In addition the South Western Counties Shorthorn Breeders Association hold an annual show & sale of Dairy Shorthorn cattle in October.
Robert Venner of Auctioneers Greenslade Taylor Hunt commented, ‘We have been overwhelmed by the support various breeds are giving us. The South West has some of the best pedigree cattle and pedigree sheep in the country and we at Sedgemoor want to give Westcountry breeders a show case to rival other centres in the North. For too long breeders have had to make the journey to Scotland or the far North to sell their stock, sometimes even selling them to West Country purchasers. Here at Sedgemoor we are readily accessible to those in the East and Midlands via the M4 and M5 motorways and are similarly in easy reach of Wales'.
Four major South West Multi Breed Cattle and Sheep Show & Sales are held. One in April for all breeds of cattle and two in the Autumn, one for Native cattle sale in September as mentioned above and one for Continental cattle the first week of October. The South West Multi Breed Show & Sale of Pedigree Sheep is an annual event held in the first week of September. All classes and breeds of stock are welcome with a solid trade prevailing for all. The Show and Sales will provide a show case of stock for many breeds and an excellent opportunity for Breed Societies to promote their breeds which would otherwise not receive such exposure in the South West.
Greenslade Taylor Hunt are privileged to host official breed society sales at individual times annually and throughout the year, as well as several choosing to take part in our Multi Breed events. The Devon Cattle Breeders Society hold their official Spring & Autumn show & sales at Sedgemoor, which have set the breed society record at 14,000gns.
Testimony to the quality of the Pedigree stock on offer and the facilities available at Sedgemoor Auction Centre, Vendors and Purchasers are drawn from Northern Ireland, West Yorkshire, St Just in Cornwall and Wales regularly, which reflects the growing reputation of Sedgemoor nationally as the marketing force to do the upmost for pedigree stock.
Our Pedigree Dairy & Red Ruby Devon sales are headed by Derek Biss, assisted by the Farm Sales Department and may be contacted on 01278 410250.
Our Pedigree Beef & Sheep sales are headed up by Robert Venner, assisted by Rebecca Hurd. Should you have any queries or to request any entry forms or catalogues, both may be contacted at the market office on 01278 410278.
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