Thursday, May 24, 2007

Hundreds turn out for auction

Farmers Guardian UK

Machinery Sale | 24 May, 2007

BROWN and Co’s farm machinery auction at Sewstern, near Grantham, was attended by hundreds of farmers and dealers from across the UK and Ireland despite heavy overnight rain.

Sewstern 1
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Following a change in farming policy by H Newton & Son, Brown & Co were approached to hold a dispersal sale on the farm.

Together with extensive arable farming equipment, a combine harvester and tractors, the sale included a selection of well maintained implements including cultivation and harvest machinery, trailers, livestock handling apparatus and over 200 lots of workshop and traditional hand tools.

Bidding was competitive with a John Deere 3420 Telehandler fetching £26,750 and a New Holland TM165 Tractor falling to the hammer for £21,000. A Väderstad 300 Super XL Rapid Drill was sold for £13,950 while a Massey Fergusson 38RS Combine Harvester realised £13,000. A Väderstad Carrier 500 cultivator fetched a pleasing £11,250 and AS 12 tonne grain trailers made between £5,000 and £5,500 each.

Brown & Co auctioneers Richard Godson and Will Parry from the Grantham office, commented: “The recent rise in commodity prices appears to have injected an air of optimism in to the industry, with farmers prepared to bid confidently for quality arable machinery”. Mr Godson continued, “Many of the values achieved exceeded expectation”

“The machinery was extremely well maintained and the vendor has an excellent reputation which gave buyers an extra incentive to bid up to secure the quality equipment on offer” added Mr Parry.

Other lots

1. New Holland TM165 (Yr 2001) 3,672hrs

2. New Holland TS110 (Yr 1998) 5,176 hrs

3. Ford 8240 (Yr 1994) 7,980 hrs

4. John Deere 3420 Telehandler (Yr 2004) 1500 hrs

5. MF 38RS Combine (Yr 1991) 2,485 hrs

Trailer: (Top priced 12t AS ACE was Yr 2003) - £5500