Growers' machinery auctioned off


03 February 2023
Potato equipment to be sold by father and son.

POTATO and farm machinery will go up for auction in East Shropshire, in the UK, tomorrow (Saturday).

The sale of surplus machinery will be held near Bridgnorth on Saturday, February 4th following a family’s decision to cease their potato and cattle enterprises.

Auctioneers Halls’ Kidderminster office is conducting the auction at the New Buildings, Morville on behalf of father and son David and Richard Digwood who are considering alternative business ventures.

The potato equipment is set to 72 inch beds and was last used in the 2021 season. The lots, which include tractors, telehandlers, trailers, potato machinery, livestock handling and feeding equipment and general farm machinery, may be viewed until 4pm today and tomorrow morning from 9am.

Halls’ director Sarah Hulland said: “We are expecting a lot of interest in the potato machinery from across England. The machinery, equipment and tractors in the sale have been well looked after and come from a genuine family farm.

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“The family has decided to change direction and consider other ventures on the farm.”

The auction also includes additional lots from Edward Braithwaite, Shropshire Farm, Dye Lane, D. M. A. & R. Robinson, Mawley Town Farm, Mark Archer, Meadow Vale, Chetton, H. A. Bunning & Son, Upper Meadowley Farm and G. H. & M. J. Davies, Little Barnsley Farm and Smallbrook Farm Ltd, Smallbrook Farm.

The sale catalogue is available here.

Photo: Some of the tractors to be auctioned at New Buildings, Morville.