Agricultural and Livestock News

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.

5th October 2019

The Kivells team have helped raise over £87,000 so far in 2019 through charity auctions covering the whole of the West Country and beyond. Recently the team travelled to Trethorne, Launceston to help raise over £3,000 in aid of the Devon/Cornwall Air Ambulance with a wholse host of Harvest festival auctions totally over £2,000 for various causes.

5th October 2019

A huge entry of over 2,500 lots went under the hammer at the October Machinery sale with a top call of £27,000 on behalf of Messrs Tucker of Cookbury. A fantastic line up of 18 tractors sold to a 95% clearance rate with machinery sold on behalf of farmers and dealerships based in 6 counties. 



3rd October 2019
A packed room at Trethorne Leisure Park for the Planning for the Future seminar

The professional services team from Kivells and financial advisers from the accountancy firm Baldwins recently hosted a well-attended seminar for the local agricultural community at a packed venue in Cornwall.

11th September 2019
Panoramic view of Helland Barton Farm with agricultural buildings, farmhouse and land

Helland Barton Farm

The Cornish Farmland Market appears relatively buoyant against national averages, with good quality parcels, of commercial size, located near main roads or with good access, being in strong demand.

8th August 2019

Swaling contractor needed for a four year contract at Common Moor, Putford.

Reference and details of experience wil be required.

Tenders close 5 pm Friday 6th September 2019.

Please contact Lisabeth Miller at Holsworthy Livestock Market on 01409 253275 or for more details and information on how to apply.

3rd July 2019
Head shot of Annette Dennis

Annette Dennis

Kivells have recently had the pleasure of celebrating a fantastic long service achievement for a special member of staff in Holsworthy.

18th June 2019

This week Kivells have sold 278 TB restricted cattle to a top call of £1,000 on behalf of Messrs Philip of Pelynt. Next Tuesday 18th 165 go up for sale at Exeter. 


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12th June 2019

A much stronger trade was seen at Exeter for their June machinery sale with a top call of £13,000 for the Merlo telehandler.

15th June 2019

Despite reports of lowering 'deadweight' prices prime cattle topped at £1,288 (198p/kg) this week at Kivells Markets whilst best cull cows hit £1,099 (133p/kg).