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Lots in demand at Norfolk dispersal sale

A complete farm dispersal sale, arranged by TW Gaze on behalf of Norfolk farmers N Sheldrake & Son, was held in mid-October. Farmers Guide was there. of those attending were from East Anglia and approximately half the sales were to trade, which was taking advantage of security provided by the weak pound, and the knowledge p The selection of tractors on offer ranged from a 2012 Claas Arion to a John Deere ride-on mower. that if machines didn’t find a new home in the UK then they would be attractive to potential buyers overseas. “Sale highlights included the Claas Arion 620 tractor which made £27,000, a Ford 5640 which made £7,400 and an Amazone fertiliser spreader which sold for £3,050, all of which will remain working in Norfolk. Overall, it was a really good sale, well attended and demonstrated the strong market for the right equipment,” he added. “As always, farm sales such as these are tinged with sadness as they mark the end of a farming era and To discuss your business finance options, contact from either: Authorised and regulated theplease final instruction a p Another classic tractor on offer was a very by the Financial Conduct valued client," said Edward. ■ David Booth 07800 551241 david@agrilend.co.uk original Ford 4000. Dating from 1967 and

The 267-acre Malthouse Farm, Swainsthorpe had a mix of arable and grassland for livestock along with a free-range poultry unit and the dispersal sale followed the sale of the land earlier in the year by Rachel Hipperson of TW Gaze. She had advised the Sheldrake family since she joined in 2004. “Approximately 300 farmers and local dealers attended,” explained auctioneer Edward Baskerville who sold the 180 lots with his colleague Mike Sarson. “Livestock equipment and sundries sold well, as did many of the machinery lots on offer. Most

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