50kg cows were in strong demand when Greenslade Taylor Hunt put 400 cattle under the hammer in their largest collective sale of the year, which drew the largest contingent of Welsh buyers for several years. Regular consigners Roland & Simon Bugler sold 50kg cows to 2000gns being Bettiscombe Superstar Pinkie 313th who had calved to her 2nd in August. They also sold fresh 4th lactation cows for 1700gns. Other 54kg cows form FH Chave & Son sold to 1950gns x2 for Peacehay Suspense Rosie 54th and Rockset Relay Lana.

Topping the day at 2200gns was the calved heifer Vanswood Canonpower Porthilly from the Cleave Farm Partnership she had calved in June and was giving 36kgs and followed the top priced cow travelling back to Pembrokeshire in West Wales. Not far behind at 2150gns was MKJ Reed & Son’s fresh calved heifer Beaconhill Soloman Maddie out of two gens of VG Dams.   Other calved heifers 2020gns “Vanswood”, 2000gns “Beaconhill” and “Birchwood” K & M Bond & Son (Dispersal).

The day included the dispersal for TT & HS Barber from Dursley Gloucester, cows sold to 1720gns for Fortune Dreamer Cornelia 2nd who had calved to her 3rd in July and calved heifers to 1700gns for the June calved heifer Fortune Malvern Marie by Kirby Malvern. Their incalf heifers topped the day selling to 1520gns for Malvern Shirley 2nd due October others sold to 1500gns and 1420gns.

Collective incalf heifers due from Dec to Feb from JF Cobb & Sons sold to 1280gns x2.  Two bulls forward from Dimond Farming Ltd sold to 1600gns for the 14 month old Dorset Fame by Delaberge Pepper and out of the Fawn family.
Bulling heifers from the “Allerways” herd of RA & SA Reed sold to 840gns x4, with British Friesian heifers from DJ & WM Warren of South Molton to 820gns x2.  Yearling heifers also from “Allerways” sold to 800gns x4.  Heifer calves from JF Cobb & Sons to 480gns x8 with a further three to the same money for the Cleave Farm Partnership.

Sedgemoor Auction Centre enhanced its reputation as being the leading dairy market serving Wales and the South West of England as it sold 400 head in 5 hours to 53 successful purchasers from across the South West, Wales and the Midlands producing the following averages:-

Collective Sale 
18Calved Cows£1840
40Calved Heifers£1755
Incalf Heifers
   Holstein Bulling Heifers  £835.80
19British Friesian Bulling Heifers£787
7Dairy Shorthorn Yearlings£621
20Holstein Friesian Yearling & Younger Heifers£716.10
18British Friesian Yearling & Younger Heifers£474.83
TT & HS Barber (Fortune Herd)

Calved Cows & Heifers (inc all faults)£1256.64

Incalf Heifers£1541.40