A large tractor dispersal sale at Holsworthy Market saw high bids and competitive bidding.

Topping the day was an impressive £23,200 paid by Mrs Hill of Blisland for a Zetor Proxima tractor.

Coming second was £21,800 for a McCormick X60.

There were more than 1,400 lots in the combined live and online sale on April 17 at Holsworthy Market.

The dispersal of tractors and equipment on behalf of Ken Boundy of Morwenstow topped at £11,500 for the 1991 registered Ford 7810 with the Ford 6600 from the same farm at £6,050.

After a bidding war, conducted both online and in the yard, both tractors went home with the a farmer from East Devon.

The next dispersal was on behalf of Messrs Doney and included the rare 1958 Chamberlain Champion 9G, which sold for £8,000.

The 1961 Massey Ferguson 35 sold for an outstanding £6,200.

The estate of the late Victor Rickard saw a top call of £7,300 given for the John Deere Gator going off to mid Devon, whilst the highlight of the machinery implements reaching £3,100 for the cultivator on behalf of Messrs Adams of Torrington.

Speaking after the sale on April 17, auctioneer David Kivell said: “A huge day at Holsworthy, with onsite bidders adhering to strict Covid regulations, as well as over 570 online registered bidders from Southern Ireland, London, Gloucestershire and all parts of the Westcountry.”