Friday, June 15, 2007

Warm weather produces hot trade at Kirmington machinery auction

Farmers Guardian

15 June, 2007

Only a couple of passing airplanes interrupted the strong bidding at Brown & Co machinery auction at Southfield Farm Kirmington, adjacent to Humberside Airport, earlier this week.

The sale of modern farm machinery - on behalf of Messrs J M Dodds, Lancaster & Sons and W Sowerby & Co - was the product of a new joint farming agreement between the parties. Lots included three combines, seven tractors and an extensive array of exceptional arable machinery and equipment.

With plenty of interest, bidding was highly competitive. A 2003 John Deere 9660 WTS combine fetched £68,000, a 2000 Claas Lexion 430 realised £50,000 and a 2004 John Deere 6920S tractor fell to the hammer for £28,000.

Auctioneer, Ken Pritchard, from Brown & Co’s Brigg Office said; “The exceptional trade is a result of good national and local advertising and highlights the importance of the auctioneer’s contact list of buyers.”