Agricultural and Livestock

Land Auction at Smythacott, Frithelstock Stone

Kivells Farms & Land Department were pleased to offer an excellent block of land for sale by Public Auction on 18th September. The land comprises 23.42 acres of organic pasture land in single level enclosure with good road access and far reaching views.

A packed village hall saw auctioneer Mark Bromell take bidding considerably past the guide price to finally knock the hammer down to a local farmer at £200,000.

The vendor was delighted by the result and pleased to think it had been sold to a neighbouring farmer.

Charity Corner

Kivells auctioneers had another busy week supporting charities and good causes with the highlight being the annual ‘Mary’s Supper’ raising money on behalf of Devon & Cornwall Air Ambulance at Trethorne near Launceston. Over 130 guests enjoyed the vintage machinery themed evening which raised over £2600 at the auction. Also on Saturday evening Kivells were at Kings Nympton Village Hall helping raise around £500 on the night. Also during the week the Kivells team have helped raise over £2000 at three harvest festival auctions to include Bridestowe, Sourton and Ebberly Lodge.


Superb Crowd for Higher Frankaborough Farm Sale

Kivells of Holsworthy saw a superb crowd of buyers in attendance at Higher Frankaborough Farm, Broadwoodwidger on the Devon & Cornwall border

Despite their being 10 other farm sales on the same day, a huge crowd of over 270 registered buyers pushed the best of 200 lots to £5,600 for the Case International Tractor (G reg) going to the Wastenage Family in East Devon. The International 886 (A reg) went off to Whitstone near Bude with the Super Dexter reaching £1,900 a price matched by the Collison cake bin going to a nearby neighbour.

Trecrogo Farm Sale Saw The Sun Shining

Over 160 potential purchasers at Trecrogo farm sale in Cornwall saw the top call of the day being £4,500 for the Massey Ferguson going to Boyton, whilst the Case 1394 reached £2,300 and the International at £1,300.

The livestock trailer reached £1,350, whilst the best of the machinery hit £720 for the cattle weigh crush, £500 for the 4 furrow plough and £480 for the pick of the grass toppers.

1st Evening Ram Sale at Holsworthy

Kivells of Holsworthy were delighted to conduct the 1st evening ram sale at the new Holsworthy Livestock Market

A fantastic entry in terms of quality and quantity was seen by the 200 plus purchasers from all parts of the South West. Trade was on fire with a top call of £556 for the best of a superb run from Angus and Sue Howie of Meeth near Okehampton, other New Zealand Suffolk rams from the same home hit £420, £400 and £380.

Over 400 Store Cattle at Holsworthy top at £1290

A magnificent entry of store cattle saw a good selling trade, those cattle which have been fed remain very fast to a top price of £1290 for a single suckled Aberdeen Angus steer from Mr P Howrihane, Sutcombe. A cracking consignment of 18 month old Charolais from Messrs J & J Phillpotts, Halwill topped at £1180 with others at £1165 and £1130. Another strong British Blue trade this week, larger framed forward steers topped at £1155 for four from Mr A Axford, Derriton and also a British Blue from Mr T Honey, Grove.

Charity Corner

The team from Kivells have been busy helping raise funds for various charities and organisations recently to include £550 given for a Charollais ram which was donated to the Farm Community Network (FCN) at the NSA Ram Sale at Exeter Livestock Centre. Kivells also travelled to Lanhydrock to conduct an auction to raise money for the local churches raising over £1700 on the evening. Kivells are delighted to have helped raise over £84000 for local good causes during 2017 with still several events to go.