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National audience watches online as Devon Dairy farm disperses

Tue 5 October 2021

Stags’ Auctioneers’ conducted yet another very successful farm sale at Bishops Tawton, Barnstaple on behalf of Mrs J Waldron where many modern farm machines were offered for sale both by traditional onsite auction as well as online via webcast auction. The line-up consisted of over 450 lots which varied from tractors to trailers, to cattle equipment and an extensive range of well-kept modern farm machinery. The day was met with many attendees who were spoiled by the excellent weather as well as 132 online attendees, who also had the opportunity to participate in the bidding of over 70 lots of the higher value items to include 2 telehandlers, 9 tractors and 60 lots of farm machinery and attachments.

All lots sold during the auction made excellent prices which pleased both Stags Auctioneers’ and the vendor. Top price on the day saw the 2018 John Deere 6155R 4wd Tractor with just 3,000 hours on the clock race away to £73,000, being purchased by a farmer from St Austell, Cornwall with the second highest price item being the 2014 JCB TM320S Agri Artic Steer Materials Telehandler which sold at the price of £28,000 going home with the same Cornish farmer who chose to replenish 2 of his existing machines. In addition, the 2016 Broughan 26’ Livestock Trailer which attracted plenty of interest both in the UK and overseas prior to the sale, and eventually sold for £20,000.

Other notable lots that were sold during the auction included the 2009 John Deere 6830 Standard Tractor with over 14,000 hours on the clock that sold for the price of £19,500 and the 2019 Teagle Titan 9 Rear Discharge FYM Spreader which was purchased new on the farm, sold for the exceptional price of £16,500 to a buyer from Newquay, Cornwall.

Using the online webcast auction for the first time proved to be a huge success with 15 items being sold online, with prospective bidders and onlookers having the ability to physically watch the sale live by webcam. Items sold online included the He-Va 21’ Folding Cambridge Rollers which were frantically bidded on both in the field and online and eventually went under the virtual hammer for £4,800 to a buyer from Ivybride. Second best item sold online was the 2008 John Deere 331 Mower Conditioner which despite now coming out of season eventually sold for £3,000 to an online buyer who lived locally in Crediton but was unable to attend the sale, demonstrating the advantage of having the ability to bid online from afield.

The Stags Agri team look forward to a continued busy Autumn with two online sales on the horizon. One of our online auctions, taking place from the 30th September – 10th October, is a dispersal of wedding venue & catering equipment on behalf of Messrs T J & C A Jakins who also instructed Stags Auctioneers’ to sell the farm machinery also on the 28th September. Our other online sale of tractors, vehicles, diggers, farm machinery, livestock & general equipment is due to take place from the 7th October – 17th October. Full details can be found here.

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