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Quality lots and weather combine for great sale result Good attendance at a Cambridgeshire dispersal sale organised by Brown & Co Alexanders resulted in high prices for the vendor.

A well-attended dispersal sale arranged on behalf of a Cambridgeshire farming family by Brown & Co Alexanders achieved some superb prices for the vendors. David Williams reports. The sale was on behalf of FI Bliss Ltd at Ermine Lodge Farm, Stilton near Peterborough. The Bliss family had ceased its 323ha (800 acre) arable tenancy, having previously given up 161ha (400 acres) to the Great Fen project, which aims to create a large wetland area. “Brown & Co Alexanders has enjoyed dealing with Greg Bliss for more than 30 years, so we were delighted to be asked to look after the dispersal of the farm equipment, especially as it was on his 55th birthday,” commented partner and auctioneer Chris Purllant who sold the lots with associate partner and fellow auctioneer Michael Alexander.

“It was very successful. The lots on offer were attractive to farmers and the trade and the weather helped with rain during preceding days which made it tricky for parking, but a dry sale day meant buyers were happy to remain on site creating competition for the more attractive lots. “Everything sold strongly and a highlight was the Dale Drill which made £47,000. Everyone knew there was good equipment on offer and the prices reflected it.” At the sale donations were invited for the Air Ambulance as well as Riding for the Disabled and approximately £300 was raised for

Star of the event was this 2013 Dale Eco-Drill. It was a 7m model with a 3t seed and fertiliser hopper in excellent condition. The winning bidder was a farmer from Suffolk who paid £47,000.

A newer Massey Ferguson 7624, also with Dyna-6 40kph transmission and 4wd on a 12-plate had 650/65R42 rear and 540/65R30 front tyres, front linkage and cab and chassis suspension. It had worked 3,020hrs and sold for £43,500.

The Massey Ferguson Cerea 7278 combine harvester with 25ft Powerflow header, auto-level and a rotary chaff spreader came with a header trolley and had worked 1,771 engine, and 1,441 drum hours. On an 07-plate it was in very good order and sold for £43,000. Its new home is a farm in Angus, Scotland.

The main tractors and combine were in good condition and attracted lively bidding. t This 2007 Massey Ferguson 6480 4wd tractor with Dyna-6, 40kph transmission, front linkage and cab and chassis suspension was on 20.8R38 rear and 420/85R28 front tyres. On an 07-plate it had worked 7,800hrs and achieved a winning bid of £23,500 from a Warwickshire farmer. u Sundries and workshop equipment displayed undercover were popular with buyers.

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