On Saturday 13th August 2016 we experienced the largest sheep entry ever seen at Sedgemoor. With a grand total of 5714 head Sedgemoor's sheep section was bursting at the  seams.

A similar steady trade ensued across the  board with 2080 store lambs peaking at £88 whilst 1231 grazing ewes and rams topped at £118 for shapely Texels.
The huge entry of breeding ewes, which  included a Special Catalogued Sale of 2378 Suffolk & Mule cross  ewes, sold to a good level of interest to £127 (x 4 pens) from Mr R  Sizmur of Okehampton.

After last week's catalogued sale a reduced entry of rams topped at £320 (x 2) for Chartex shearlings from  Mr EJ Mills of Raddington.

The sheep section was part of an unseasonably large August entry for Sedgemoor Market with a head count  of 1256 store cattle, stirks and sucklers and a grand total of 7592.   Strong stores rang the bell at £1380 for a superb Blue steer from Messrs  Bell of Westhay. Quality stirks sold to another strong trade topping  at £1045 for a Limousin steer from Mr IC Churchill of Axminster.  Also for the first time this year a Dairy heifer achieved £2000 for Mr JG Morgan of Tewkesbury as confidence in this sector begins to build again.