Agricultural and Livestock News


22nd January 2020
Granite Cider Press 1

Superb set of granites comprising a historic cider press available as a whole for collection only from a farm near Liskeard.  Offers invited.

All enquiries to Mark Bunt BSc MRICS FAAV.  Tel: 01579 345543.  Mobile: 07879 640970.  Email:

16th December 2019

Kivells were delighted to hold 3 very special carol concerts at our Livestock Markets throughout the South West. first up was the service at Exeter Livestock Centre which saw over 750 people in attendance enjoying a superb evening with silver band, choir and a charity auction in aid of Farm Community Network which raised over £1800.

5th December 2019
Headshot of Kivells James Clack

James Clack - BSc (Hons) MRICS FAAV
Rural Chartered Surveyor

Kivells Exeter office are delighted to welcome a new member to the Rural Professional Team, in what is proving to be an extremely busy period for the firm.

7th November 2019

Press Statement - Torridge District Council and the Holsworthy Livestock Market Court Case

This press statement concerns Holsworthy Agri-Business Centre and the High Court decision published on Thursday, October 31 in favour of Kivells, ruling that Torridge District Council must pay damages.

11th October 2019
Headshot of Kivells Ian Caunter

Ian Caunter BSc (Hons) MRICS FAAV, Rural Chartered Surveyor, Exeter Office

Service cables and pipelines criss-cross the countryside and with the increase in population, the requirement to establish and implement new services is often the case. Time and time again we see landowners and farmers unfairly compensated with utility companies taking advantage when entering land.

24th October 2019
Headshot of Kivells Lisabeth Miller

Lisabeth Miller BSc (Hons) MRICS FAAV, Rural Chartered Surveyor, Exeter Office

Whether you are a landowner or tenant, having the correct agreement on any land you own, occupy or use is crucial. Not only does this make the position clear on each party’s responsibilities and expectations of one another, but it is also incredibly important from a tax perspective (both income and inheritance taxes) and future planning.

22nd October 2019

The Sunnydawn dispersal of 180 Pedigree Jerseys takes place on Tuesday with some "outstanding cow families" going under the hammer at 11am 

19th October 2019

Following last weeks hugh Machinery sale at Holsworthy it is the turn of Kivells Exeter on Wednesday where a superb line-up gets underway at 10:30am

19th October 2019

A massive week in the cattle pens this week with a top call of £1,307 given for 24mth old Limousins in ffrom David Sluggett Westwood. 

17th October 2019
Headshot of Kivells Claire Quick

Claire Quick BSc (Hons) MRICS FAAV, Rural Chartered Surveyor, Exeter Office

What does the future hold with regards to farm subsidies? An answer to which we unfortunately do not know in detail but by the time you are reading this, we may have some more political certainty as to who will be controlling farm subsidies going forward.