Agricultural Auctions Review of 2023

Published: 27/12/2023

Symonds & Sampson’s dedicated Agricultural Auctions team is well known within the farming and wider community for the efficient and comprehensive service they provide to their clients.

Their reputation for holding successful auctions extends beyond the sale of livestock, machinery, standing crops and fodder to various sales held on behalf of individuals, limited companies, local authorities, and insolvency practitioners. An experienced team conducts highly efficient online and onsite sales for retirement, closure and restructuring of businesses throughout the South of England. In 2023, we held sales from St Austell in the west to Newbury in the east, featuring dispersals of farming, nursery and workshop stock, as well as whole herd dispersal and our regular online sales conducted through our Tiverton office.

On the whole, trade through 2023 has been strong, particularly for well-maintained equipment coming straight from a farm, and is driven by a loyal audience of UK and Europe-based buyers.

Our 2023 highlights include:

  • Private Treaty and On-Farm herd dispersals, with organic, block calving and AYR herds in Devon, Dorset and Somerset
  • Private sale of Organic dairy herd followed by an on-site machinery auction for Barrington Organic Partnership – Ilminster, Somerset
  • Online & Onsite Dispersals of Farm Machinery and Livestock Equipment in Devon, Somerset, Dorset, Wiltshire and Hampshire
  • Dispersal Sale of Tractors, Combine & farm machinery at the 952-acre Preston Farm, Blandford on behalf of The Harding Farming Partnership (pictured), our farm agents having sold the farm
  • The Collective Machinery Sale at Newbury Showground's inaugural Southern Counties Farming & Machinery Sale.
Symonds & Sampson’s dedicated team of Rural Agents offer a wide range of services to farmers and landowners throughout Dorset, Devon, Somerset, Wiltshire, Cornwall, and Hampshire. Whether you are buying and selling land, farms, machinery, or livestock, or looking at how to maximise the potential of your rural business, our agents offer the knowledge and expertise to help you make the right decisions. For further information, please click here. 

Meet the Agricultural Auctions Team


Greg Ridout


Partner, Head of Agricultural Auctions
Frome Market, Yeovil

MRICS


Department: Yeovil Rural and Agricultural, Professional, Rural and Agricultural, Agricultural Auctions, Frome Market Rural and Agricultural
Speciality: Agricultural Tenancies, Agricultural Appraisals, Agriculture, AMC, BPS, Compensation, Compulsory Purchase, Contract Farming, Diversification, Easements, Farm Business Tenancies, Farm Finance, Farms and Land, Grass Keep, Planner, Preparation of Plans for Land Registry, Probate, RICS Registered Valuer, RICS Valuer, Rural Grants and Subsidies, Tax Planning, Telecoms, Valuations

01935 382909
07817 517467
gridout@symondsandsampson.co.uk

Paul Heard


Partner
Tiverton

MRICS FAAV


Department: Agricultural Auctions, Tiverton Agricultural Auctions, Tiverton Rural and Agricultural, Rural and Agricultural, Professional
Speciality: Agricultural Tenancies, Agricultural Appraisals, Agriculture, BPS, Compensation, Compulsory Purchase, Contract Farming, Diversification, Easements, Farm Business Tenancies, Farms and Land, Grass Keep, Planner, Preparation of Plans for Land Registry, Probate, RICS Registered Valuer, RICS Valuer, Rural Grants and Subsidies, Tax Planning, Telecoms, Valuations


01884 218911
07800 913637
pheard@symondsandsampson.co.uk

Rachael Holder


Agricultural Auctions Coordinator
Yeovil



Department: Rural and Agricultural, Yeovil Agricultural Auctions
Speciality: Agricultural Auctions



01935 382909
07772 310482
rholder@symondsandsampson.co.uk

Millie Cridland


Agricultural Auctions Coordinator
Tiverton

BSc(Hons)

Department: Rural, Tiverton Rural and Agricultural, Tiverton Agricultural Auctions
Speciality: Agricultural Auctions

01884 218911
07930 712177
mcridland@symondsandsampson.co.uk

George Russo


Graduate Rural Surveyor
Yeovil

BSc (Hons)


Department: Rural and Agricultural, Yeovil Rural and Agricultural, Yeovil Agricultural Auctions
Speciality: Agriculture, Agricultural Tenancies, Farm Business Tenancies, Farms and Land, Planner, Preparations of Plans for Land Registry, Probate, Rural Grants and Subsidies, Valuations


01935 423526
07494 588013
grusso@symondsandsampson.co.uk

Sarah Mancini


Rural Administrator
Tiverton



Department: Rural and Agricultural, Tiverton Rural and Agricultural, Tiverton Agricultural Auctions
Service: Agricultural Auctions


01884 218911
smancini@symondsandsampson.co.uk