Agricultural and Livestock News

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.

17th August 2018

Big numbers of calves out at both Exeter & Holsworthy this week with a top call of £470 for  Limousin from Messrs Alsopp & Partners at Exeter.

Meanwhile £452 was the top at Holsworthy on Wednesday  for an 8 week old Blue from Messrs Collins of Pyworthy  

14th August 2018
7th August 2018


A huge entry of breeding sheep sold on Tuesday saw the best commercial ewes to “210 in from Fay Tucker of South Molton whilst at Holsworthy on Wednesday 6/fm ewes from Martyn - Uglow hit £158.

Our next special sale of Breeding ewes is on Thursday 16th August at Hallworthy Stockyard.

6th August 2018

484 DAIRY HIT 2,300gns

Kivells Dairy team saw a massive day at Shirwell in North Devon on Monday selling to a top call of 2,300gns given for the best of 442 Dairy stock on behalf of Andrew & Debbie Lewis. Cows went to new hoes in Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Yorkshire, and Shropshire and all over the Westcountry.

- Jersey average £1,325

- Guernsey average £1,074