A Case IH silver edition Magnum 340 was auctioned off for £113,500 on the opening day of Cereals, raising £26,000 for the emergency relief fund of the Prince’s Countryside Fund.

The tractor, which is the only one of its spec to come to the UK, is a limited edition based upon the 374hp Magnum 340.

Case IH had pledged that all of the money raised over £87,233 – half of the list price of £174,465 – would go to the fund which gives financial support to farming charities such as RABI and the Addington Fund.

The keys were handed over to the winning bidder, Bob Vaughan of Midlands-based dealer Startin Tractors, by former England rugby union captain Phil Vickery.

The tractor was auctioned by Bill King of Cheffins.

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