Prices for secondhand farm machinery continue to soar, as shown at a recent sale focussed around a dispersal sale in Yarnscombe.

Stags latest online auction saw a 2011 Deutz Agrotron M625 4wd tractor top the sale at £29,000 to a new owner in Barnstaple.

A 2005 New Holland TS100A 4wd tractor with 3,570 hours was bought for £22,500 by a farmer from St Austell.

The sale offered 650 and ran from October 7-17 October. 

It included four dispersal sales amongst smaller consignments from vendors across the breadth of the south west and as far as Berkshire.

The last few hours saw ferocious bidding on all lots, with more than 9,000 viewers watching the close of the sale and 83,782 views on the sales catalogue.

The auction was focused around the unreserved dispersal sale of 60 lots in Yarnscombe on behalf of a deceased estate.

This particular sale included three tractors, a combine, forklift, excavator as well as an extensive range of farm machinery and vegetable growing equipment.

Other dispersals which made up the sale included livestock equipment reduction sales as well as the sale of the contents of a milking parlour and dairy, with the vendors having ceased milk production.

The 2009 John Deere 6130 4wd Tractor with John Deere 633 loader with over 6,000 hours sold well at £17,500.

This was closely followed by a 2005 Landini Vision 150 with Quicke loader with high hours, at over 9,000, was well sold at £17,500.

Amongst the dispersal sale at Yarnscombe, the second-best tractor was a 1993 Massey Ferguson 390T with Massey Ferguson 915 loader and pallet forks which achieved £12,750.

Away from the tractors, now out of season farm machinery saw no let off in their value, with a late entry 2009 McHale F550 chopper baler with no prior advertising flying away to £10,750.

Other balers including a 2008 Welger RP235 Profi baler with a bale count of 41,000 achieved £7,250.

Straw choppers met a good clearance rate also, with the highlight being a 2010 Teagle 8080 SC-D Trailed chopper looking very well sold at £6,000 leaving Devon and finding a new home in Camarthen, with the same money being achieved for a 2015 Teagle Tomahawk 7100 mounted chopper.

The inability to buy new stock trailers due to long wait times has also seen second hand prices soar, with buyers for this particular item from as far as Aberdeen.

Top money paid was for an Ifor Williams TA510-G 12’ stock trailer with sheep decks selling to £3,900.

An older Ifor Williams model, but larger one, a 14’ DP120S stock trailer with sheep decks sold well to achieve a price of £3,700.