Agricultural and Livestock News

20th June 2018


We have a customer looking to purchase a 2nd hand ‘Herringbone’ Milking Parlour. Purchaser will dismantle and take away.

Price to be discussed.

If you have one to sell please call Kivells 01409 253275 Ref WJM.

20th June 2018


We currently have big numbers of TB Restricted Store Cattle & Reared Calves on farms throughout the West Country.

We are looking to strengthen our database of approved buyers for both our TB restricted live auctions at Holsworthy, Exeter and Hallworthy and also our Private Treaty.

Please contact 01409 253275 or email

13th June 2018

The best entry of Calves & Stirks in any market throughout Devon and Cornwall saw the best stirks to £550 for Messrs WS Jose & Son and the best baby calves at £420 for Messrs LJ Goaman & Sons

25th May 2018

The final consignment to disperse the Rockset herd on behalf of Robert & Heather Hugo of Bodmin drew a fantastic crowd from all over the country once again with buyers from Scotland, Wales, Yorkshire, Leicestershire & all over the Westcountry.

11th June 2018

230 TB Cattle through the ring at Hallworthy saw a very competitive trade with 14 buyers present. Top call this month went to the Heifer section with Mr R Quinn of St Kew, seeing his first pen of strong Hereford x to £1180. Mr M Button of St Tudy was next in line with another Hereford x Heifer to £1125.

31st May 2018

Show and Sale of Poll Dorset and Dorset Horn Sheep On Behalf Of The Breeders Association

Judge Mr Andrew Kingdon awarded the following prizes

Shearling Ewes:

1st Chris Nicholls, Boscastle £145

2nd Dudley and Martin Harris, Mount £150

3rd David Hopper, Sweetshouse £148


Ewe Lambs:

1st Chris Nicholls £113

11th May 2018

The South West Ayrshire Sale attracted great interest with buyers from as far as Carmarthen and new buyers from Somerset. Mark Evans sold a consignment of organic Ayrshires from his East Church herd in Honiton which attracted strong interest topping at 1850gns for a third calver "East Church Mad Marion VG85" by East Church Stans Rosinni, she sold to Mike Tizzard of Dorset who purchased 22 head.

13th June 2018

The monthly Machinery Sale here at Exeter saw another increase in entries with a reasonable crowd pushing prices past vendor’s expectations. M Vooght of Bovey Tracey entered a MF 390T which attained £10,000, with a Fleming Topper of the same farm reaching £1,320.

2nd June 2018

~ 2,341 Lots sold to a top call of £13,500 on a day when over 1,000 potential purchasers came to town ~