Agricultural and Livestock News

30th August 2018

Kivells of Exeter saw a fantastic trade for prime cattle on Tuesday evening with the best to 225p/kg (£1,496) with others at 220p/kg in from Messrs Harvey of Hennock.

  • Cull cows to £1,105 (167p/kg)

  • Prime Cattle to £1,496 (225p/kg)

  • Store Cattle to £1,105

27th August 2018

A massive day on the Devon/Somerset border saw a huge crowd of nearly 1,000 registered buyers saw the best of 19 Vintage tractors hit 2,000 for Messrs Bray of Exmoor   

27th August 2018

Another busy week in the Sheep pens with this week’s overall top call being £1,260 for a Pedigree Lleyn ram sold at Exeter for Messrs E&D Jones

23rd August 2018


At Fowey, in South Cornwall on Saturday Kivells sold 470 round bales of haylage to a massive top call of £43 p/bale! Wheat straw (round) at Holsworthy on Wednesdasy reached £30 p/bale.

FOR SALE: Approx. 700tn Clamp Silage at Hatherleigh

Approx 500 conventional hay at Ashwater

Approx 100 Round Haylage at Torrington

22nd August 2018

Big numbers of cattle have been in attendance at all 3 Kivells auctions this week with the best Simmentals (23mths) reaching £1,280 at Exeter on Friday for john Searle. At Hallworthy the best hit £1,100 and at Holsworthy on Wednesday the week’s top call was achieved by Messrs Axford hitting £1,364 with others from the same home at £1,355

20th August 2018

The dispersal of machinery in Cornwall this week included the Polaris buggy which raced away to £6,000 with the pick of the sheep handling equipment reaching £2,950.

Machinery Sales:

  • Ist September – Holsworthy 2,300 lots

  • 8th September – Launceston 450 lots

  • 15th September – Bideford 600 lots

  • 22nd September – Saltash 400 lots

21st August 2018
Pollardscombe Farm, Slapton - Exterior shot of farmhouse

Pollardscombe Farm, Slapton

Kivells have recently completed on the sale of an impressive and diverse portfolio situated at Pollardscombe Farm, Slapton.

16th August 2018

This week’s sale of TB restricted cattle saw a top call of £1,170 for Aberdeen Angus steers in from Messrs Philp & Son of Pelynt with others up from Helston at £1,140 and plenty topping the £1,000 bracket.

15th August 2018


Kivells of Holsworthy saw a ‘proper’ trade for the dispersal of milking cows on behalf Messrs Rule who made the 140 mile round trip up from Redruth, Cornwall and saw the pick of the herd reach £2,047 going off to it’s new home near Bideford.

14th August 2018


The Kivells team at Exeter saw 576 Rams go under the hammer on Wednesday for the 2018 Ram Sale which saw an overall top call of the ay being £1,520 given for the best of the Texel rams on behalf of Messrs FH Chave of Wellington in Somerset.