An on-farm sale of mostly modern farm machinery in early May by auctioneers Brown & Co was well attended and generated some excellent prices for the vendors. David Williams reports.
The sale at Highfield Farm, Perry, near Huntingdon was on behalf of M Ellerbeck & Co and due to a change in farming policy as the vendor was retiring from large-scale farming. With the exception of a small area of land which was retained by the vendor, the rest had been sold by Brown & Co prior to the machinery dispersal sale.
“The vendor was an existing client of our company and we were especially pleased that many of the prices achieved were well above expectations,” explained auctioneer George Watchorn who is based at the agent’s Melton Mowbray office. “In excess of 200 people attended including a large number of farmers from the local area and trade buyers too – many from the north and north-west. Although there were some excellent lots on offer direct from the farm we also sold quite a number of included lots and some of these were also particularly attractive.”
George said notable results included a 2012 John Deere 6630, bought by a North Yorkshire dealer for £40,000 and a Claas rubber-tracked crawler new in 2000 which went for £24,000 to a dealer in Lincolnshire.
“The combine sold well too, and overall the result proves that after an exceptional 12 months the market remains strong for good quality used machinery. We have many more sales coming up through the year and expect these to be equally successful,” he added.