Machinery and Heritage News

15th March 2018

Kivells auctioneers are delighted to announce the recruitment of Andrew Varney as auctioneer and fieldsman.  Andrew joins the company after over 40 years’ experience selling at livestock markets across the South West of England.  Andrew is based at the newly built Holsworthy Livestock Market and will actively be involved in Furniture, Machinery & Livestock Sales on a weekly basis.  Speaking after he was appointed Andrew said, “I am looking

10th March 2018

~ Despite the change of sale date due to the ‘Beast from the East’ as well as difficult weather conditions on the day, a good crowd of buyers braved the elements to push the top call to £25,000 for the McCormick tractor in from North Cornwall ~

5th March 2018

Grass keep available by tender – Ashwater

- Approximately 46.83 acres available on a grazing licence, commencing 1st April 2018.  Tenders close 12 noon Friday 16th March 2018.  Please contact Lisabeth Miller at Holsworthy Livestock Market 01409 253275 or for details.

Grass keep available by tender – North Tamerton

14th February 2018

More lots on offer drawing several more potential purchasers forward on what was a wet day at Exeter. That said the weather didn’t hamper trade with many lots meeting or exceeding client expectations. A John Deere tractor (5055E) achieved £7,400, Tim Haywood of Rackenford realised £1500 for an Ifor Williams stock trailer and a Ritchie cattle handling system down from Hampshire levelled out at £950.

3rd February 2018

~ What a day! Over 1,300 lots sold to a top of £14,500 which was witnessed by approximately 1,000 potential purchasers ~

26th January 2018

Kivells auctioneers are delighted to announce that due to public demand, they are now holding fortnightly sales of household furniture and effects at the Holsworthy auction centre situated on the edge of the town.  Since moving to the new auction site the sales of furniture and effects have become really busy with between 1000 – 1200 lots becoming the norm.  One example of this was last week when over 1400 lots went under the hammer with 150+

8th January 2018


Land at Ashwater, Devon. Approximately 16.32 acres of arable land available on a three year farm business tenancy agreement commencing on 16th February 2018. Tenders close 5pm Friday 2nd February 2018.

4th January 2018

Approximately 115.38 acres of pasture land at Wotton Farm, Landrake, Saltash, Cornwall PL12 5AA available on a 3½ year Farm Business Tenancy commencing 25th March 2018. 

Tenders close 5pm on Friday 2nd March 2018. 

Full details available from Mark Bunt, Kivells, Liskeard Rural Professional Department.  Tel: 01579 345543 or 07879 640970.  Email:

7th December 2017

525.20 acres available in lots ranging from 4.77 to 81.38 acres. Available on mowing licenses, no livestock permitted. Tenders close 12 noon Friday 19th January 2018.  

Please contact Lisabeth Miller or David Kivell at Holsworthy Livestock Market 01409 253275 or for details.

2nd December 2017

~ A massive day saw over 4,000 lots sold to a top call of £25,600! ~