Agricultural and Livestock News

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.

4th December 2017


850 Lots – Turkeys, Geese, Chicken, 80 Beef & Ham Joints

01579 346938


1st December 2017

 ~ From January 2018 the sale of Calves and Dairy Cattle will commence at earlier times, as the below:

Calves  - 10am

Dairy Cattle - 11am

28th November 2017

Kivells auctioneers have had another busy week helping charities and good causes in the region. Last Wednesday evening Kivells conducted the charity auction on behalf of the Addington Fund at South Molton raising over £1800 whilst on Saturday evening at the Torrington Farmers Hunt annual auction night in excess of £9000 was raised at the event in Yarnscombe Village Hall.

23rd November 2017

An outstanding number of cattle forward at Hallworthy Stockyard for late November and as auctioneer Richard Dennis commented "easy to sell top cattle, harder this week for any second quality". Top call today went to Messrs RW Davey of Carns Farm, Trewethern, with a fleshy pen of Aberdeen Angus Steers, which went on to make £1100, their second pen realising £1025.

22nd November 2017

~ Herd Dispersal Sale of Homebred British Friesians on behalf of Mr PC Gill Poltreworgye Farm, Trelill, Bodmin ~

21st November 2017

A decent show in Exeter Livestock Centre for the November restricted sale saw a much stronger trade with most, again well in line with weekly sales. Store Cattle topped at a very respectable £1185 given for Angus steers (29m) from Brian & Robert Moore of Diptford, with their Friesian steers (29m) selling to £865.

14th November 2017

A small entry in the breeding section selling to a fantastic trade with a South Devon cow with her South Devon x heifer calf at foot selling for £1430 on behalf of Mrs A Deeble from St Neot and a Limousin x cow Pd’d+ in calf to a Welsh Black bull made £770 for Mr J Kramer from St Neot.

8th November 2017

A huge crowd attended this year’s annual Dairy Evening where the overall average was up £295 on last year’s trade!

8th November 2017

Exeter Livestock Centre held its second machinery sale which witnessed an increase in lots plus also an increase in bidders and onlookers. Top price of the day was achieved by Mason Kings of Newton Abbot selling an John Deere 850 Gator which topped at £4,800 with a similar model, just a little older, selling to £3,350. MD & GJ Curtis of Crediton attained £2,000 for a McCormick front loader.