Agricultural and Livestock News

27th October 2018

'Much improved' was the talk at the Hallworthy pony sale with a 96% clearance and a top call of £900 (x2).  Next Horse sale at Exeter on Tuesday 6th November will include yard dispersal of Irish Cobs.

27th October 2018

1237 lots of Antiques & Household goods this week saw a top call of £2600 for a Staunton chess set, closely followed by £1,750 for 11 White Star Line Dinner plates.  Please remember our household auction every Tuesday at Holsworthy.

27th October 2018

Over the last 10 days Kivells Auctioneers have sold 3,621 Beef and Dairy animals on behalf of customers from Hereford to Penzance.  A further 9,384 Sheep, 233 Pigs and 89 Horses have been sold by the team in the last few days! 

27th October 2018

During 2018 Kivells have had the pleasure of helping many charities throughout the UK.  We have helped raise £181,00 this year so far with still several auctions left to do.  The most recent events being £7,000 for CLIC Sargent, £6,000 for Lamerton Hunt and £2,800 for Devon Air Ambulance.

25th October 2018
Kivells Russell Steer collecting his Auctioneer of the Year award at the British Farming Awards 2018

Auctioneers from Kivells Exeter and Holsworthy have had their talent and expertise recognised at the national Mart’s The Heart awards run by leading UK agricultural newspaper Farmers Guardian.

16th October 2018
Tractor ploughing field

The Government has committed a further £30 million for another round of the popular countryside productivity small grants scheme which helps farmers buy the equipment they need to boost productivity and yields.

13th October 2018

The trade for the Dairy cattle is really starting to kick on with the best at Holsworthy on Wednesday reaching £2,250 for Messrs Webber of Drewsteignton with another 7 averaging over £2,000. All eyes turn to Exeter on Monday with 476 Dairy stock getting underway at 10:30am.

6th October 2018

All roads lead to Holsworthy on Saturday with a massive entry of over 2,000 lots sold by a team of 3 Auctioneers. Vendors & Purchasers were present from as far afield as Wales, Dorset, Gloucestershire and all over the Westcountry to see 7 tractors, 24 trailers, 109 grassland/cultivating machinery, 400 poultry & 100 pigs sold on this highly successful day. 

13th October 2018

A huge week for Kivells customers with well over 1,500 beef animals sold to an overall top call of £1330.00 on behalf of Messrs Harvey of Kingsteignton.  The first of the suckled Calf sales at Hallworthy on Thursday saw a top call of £710.00 for a 10 month old Aberdeen Angus x Steer on behalf of D.P. & J.M. Parsons of Lower Trussell.

13th October 2018

A fantastic week in the pig pens which included the biggest entry of Cull Sows (134) in any livestock market within the UK in 2018!.  Top call in the pig pens was £185 (x2) for the pick of 40 from Chris Down.

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