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Successful machinery sale follows let of dairy farm

Stags Professional Services and On Site Sales departments recently teamed up to let the 180 acre dairy farm at Larkbeare Court, Whimple, near Exeter and recently hold a very successful sale of all the farm machinery and dairy equipment on behalf of Messrs C Pratt & Partners. The letting of the farm on an 8 year Farm Business Tenancy followed a 2 month process that included 2 open days, at which 54 applicants attended, and lead to a number of competitive tenders being submitted. The three best tenderers were interviewed with the successful applicant being chosen also purchasing the whole dairy herd.

The sale of machinery and equipment  followed a week of wet weather but did not deter prospective purchasers attending from long distances. Top price was £35,000 for 2013 Massey Ferguson 5455 Tractor c/w MF 946 Loader. Two other Massey Ferguson Tractors were sold being a 2004 5455 at £14,000 and a 1989 390 at £5,000. Farm Machinery topped at £5,600 for the R.M.H. WAV12 Mixer/Feeder Wagon, with other notable prices being £4,500 for a Marshall 8.5 Tonne Trailer c/w Bale Extension, Lades, Dropsides & Grain Extensions; £4,100 for a Marshall MS105 Galvanised FYM Spreader; £3,600 for a 2009 Lucas G Raptor Mounted Straw Chopper; and £2,700 for a Lotus Stabilo 6 Star Tedder.

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Stags Professional Services Department, Exeter 01392 680059


Local farm sale draws crowds from as far as Wales!

Stags On Site Sales team recently held a very successful sale of farm machinery on behalf of Colin and Helen Copp at Woonton Farm, Holy City, Chardstock who are relinquishing their farm tenancy. The Copp family had been milking at Woonton Farm for over 40 years up until a month ago, the cows having been sold through Stags Private Treaty department as a whole herd to a farm in West Devon.

A large crowd gathered from as far as West Cornwall to Mid Wales to attend the dispersal.  

The machinery sale highlight was the 1996 New Holland 7740 Tractor c/w Quicke 340 Loader that realised £10,000.  Other prices included £5,900 for 1998 New Holland 7840 Tractor; £6,000 for 1997 Matbro Artic Steer Telescopic Handler and £6,600 for a clamp of 2014 Grass Silage (estimated at 350 tonnes). 

A number of Outside Entries from local farms were sold at the sale including £2,600 for a Woods Folding Tine Harrows; £2,000 for a 1960’s Massey Ferguson 3 Cylinder 35 Tractor; £1,600 for a West 10 Ton Silage Trailer  and £1,100 for a Marshall 60 Rotospreader.

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Stags On Site Sales Department, Tiverton 01884 255533

Wonderful Line Up of David Brown Tractors

Stags On Site Sales team held a complete dispersal of farm machinery on behalf of Mrs S Turner at Quarrystone Farm, Bickenhall, Taunton. The sale included a wonderful  line-up of 5 David Brown/Case Tractors causing large amounts of interest from  a number of enthusiasts to attend from far and wide.

Price’s topped at £4,700 for a 1985 David Brown 1294 4WD Tractor c/w Loader and was followed closely at £4,100 for 1983 David Brown 1390 Tractor c/w Loader. All 5 Tractors found new homes and other sale highlights included £3,000 for a Claas Liner 350 Single Rota Rake; £1,500 for a Marshall 5 tonne Grain Trailer and £1,050 for a Marshall 55 cub yd FYm Spreader.

Stags still have a number of forthcoming sales. To keep up to date please visit Forthcoming On Site Sales>

Stags On Site Sales 01884 255533

Record numbers at recent Farm Buildings to Dwellings seminar!

Stags have recently held three very successful evening seminars focusing on the recent changes to the Permitted Development Rights allowing the conversion of agricultural buildings to dwellings, which proved a very popular topic.

Stags were delighted to join forces with Hodgsons Accountants and Coodes Solicitors for the Launceston and Truro Seminars and Simpkin Edwards Accountants and Peter, Peter and Wright Solicitors for the Holsworthy Seminar. 

Nicola Palfrey of Stags explained the changes to the planning legislation and what needs to be considered in a prior notification application, whilst Jo Maynard, Head of Stags Professional Services in Cornwall, related it to a case study and discussed the practical implications to the farming business of converting a building. 

Ben Stephens, Partner of Stags, commented “the Launceston Seminar was the largest Stags have held throughout the year exceeding 140 in attendance! Clearly the three firms are well respected to pull such record crowds. Farmers and landowners certainly benefited from having two local rural surveyors, an accountant and solicitor discussing the rights and their implications.”

David Robinson, Manager of Stags Launceston office, highlighted “the seminars were a vital source of information for clients; past, present and for the future, who have all now achieved a better understanding of the opportunities the legislation allows in its current format.”

An excellent seminar, all topics were interesting and helpful” (Farmer, Truro Seminar).



Another sale success at the Honiton Showground

Stags On Site Sales Department are delighted to report on another extremely successful sale of Agricultural Machinery, Automobilia, Collector’s Items and General Effects, which was held at the Honiton Showground on Saturday 23rd August.  

This is the fifth collective sale that Stags have held on the Showground site and each sale has proven to be more successful than the last with the latest providing an entry of over 1,300 lots with the top price being £17,400 for a Massey Ferguson 4355 4WD Tractor c/w Quicke 340 Loader. Other notable machinery prices included £2400 for a 1999 Kuhn GF8501 MH Digidrive 6 Star Tedder; £2100 for a 24ft Livestock Trailer; £1650 for a Marshall Silage Trailer; and £1600 for a Major Offset Topper. There was also strong demand throughout the day for the smaller lots especially the garden and horticultural items. 

The Honiton show field site provides excellent facilities with hard track ways, easy access, plenty of parking, on site facilities and is ideally located enabling the development and growth of sales in the future. It is Stags’ intention to hold at least two significant collective sales, one in the spring and one in the autumn, with proposals to develop specialist sections.

Whilst having a sale on site is still the preferred option for many, there are a large number of people who wish to only dispose of a few items. A collective auction gives them this opportunity, as well as the benefit of extensive advertising, marketing and the high number of buyers that a sale of this kind attracts. 

In addition, a sale of this type attracts interest from not only those with agricultural items, but those connected with the garage and motor trade, builders, small holders and equestrian owners as well as private households.

If you wish to discuss any aspect of either holding a sale on site, or entries for one of Stags numerous collective auctions, please contact Stags On Site Sales on 01884 255533.