Agricultural and Livestock 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

15th June 2018


842 Store Cattle to £1,340 for J Hooper of Bude

287 Baby Calves to £420 for M/S Goaman & Broomfield

338 TB Restricted Cattle to £1,180 for R Quinn of Cornwall

2,107 Prime Sheep to £125.80 for E&D Bailey of Farway

30th April 2018

Sheep trade at Exeter is on fire!

No big numbers of sheep caused trade to skyrocket this morning with Hoggs selling to a massive £173. Lambs selling to £150 twice and 338ppk (40kgs at £135), SQQ 302ppk.

Almost 1000 Cull Sheep topped at £136.50 and averaged £98.


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).

27th April 2018


50 In-calf Continental & Native suckler cows due Spring to Sim & B.Blue bulls.

Contact David Kivell 07899 960272.

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.

26th March 2018

Record numbers at Exeter fly from start to finish!

15th March 2018

Kivells auctioneers were delighted to be involved with ‘commissioning of the chaplaincy team for the livestock market, Holsworthy’. The service took place in the parish church in the centre of the town and was conducted by The Right Reverend Dame Sarah Mullally.

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 ~