Machinery and Equipment News

11th April 2018

A larger entry of machinery for our April sale at Exeter Livestock Centre, witnessed a good attendance of buyers enabling good prices to be achieved. A part dispersal sale from Alan and Kate Sims of Doddiscombsleigh saw a top of £11,800 for a 4345 MF Tractor and Loader, Gordon White of Coleford achieved £3,950 for a 2012 Polaris Ranger, a 410 Kawasaki realised £1,200, as did a Buffalo flatbed trailer from John French of Holne.

7th April 2018

What a day! 4,192 lots went under the hammer on a day were 5 Kivells Auctioneers had to be at their very best to keep up with the bidding from approx. 1,000 potential buyers

1st May 2018
Black and white photo of a Kivells market in Holswothy square

Kivells can be traced back to 1885 when William Thomas Kivell set himself up in business as an auctioneer and land agent, first in Pyworthy and then in Holsworthy. Kivells is organised around five divisions, Agricultural sales and auctions (including the 3 livestock markets at Holsworthy, Hallworthy and Exeter and on farm sales throughout the Westcountry). Farm, Residential and Commercial Property (covering sales and lettings).

23rd April 2018

The role: Kivells are looking for a full time Market Receptionist to cover a period of maternity leave at the busy Holsworthy Livestock Market. The successful candidate will work on reception together with undertaking administration for the agricultural department.

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 ~

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 ~

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

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

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+