Archive Article: 1997/03/07

7 March 1997




After a morning of heavy rain, the skies cleared over Mount Farm, Malton, North Yorks last Wednesday. Just in time, too, said auctioneers Cundalls, who held a dispersal sale there in the afternoon…

Andrew Abbey and Chris Hodgson inspect a four-furrow reversible plough which later made £950.

All this walking makes for weary legs… Simon Wall (left) and Paul Hill take five in the machinery field. Behind them is a John Deere 975 combine (R-reg) which made £7750.

So much for the drier weather, helpers Tot Collier (left) and Les Taylor still found themselves ankle deep in mud more than once. Still, a cup of tea helped.

As is traditional, the event kicked off with the offering of "smalls". Something for every pocket here, with the cheapest items at just £1. At the other end of the scale, the days most expensive item was a G-reg John Deere 3050 4WD tractor which made £13,750.

It was the Hallgarth herd of pedigree Simmentals that some people were most interested in. The best yearling bull, changed hands at £1420, according to auctioneer Michael Harrison. Hes a well-known face in the area and is now busy getting ready for the annual commercial tree and shrub auction at Castle Howard on Mar 15.

This John Deere T-reg 3130 made £2700.

Some of the cattle were headed for pedigree herds, others found new homes in commercial outfits. Highest bids ringside were £1600 for a cow and calf outfit, £1380 for an in-calf heifer and £980 for a maiden heifer.


Averages:£/head

Yearling bulls1373

In-calf heifers1177

Cows and calves1108

Maiden heifers852


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