We introduced a new auctioneer to a large gathering of farmers when Chris Cary picked up the gavel at Burtons Mill Farm at Wincanton on 29 March.
Rural partner Greg Ridout said “ Chris has been very keen to start his auction career and as believers that ‘a volunteer is better than ten pressed men’ we were delighted to give him a chance. We were selling deadstock for Arthur Eastment after the firm had sold the farm earlier this year and, as ever, the farmers gave Chris as much help as possible.
Chris comes from a farming background and works from the Sturminster Newton office. He recently passed his agricultural valuers exams and is set to take his chartered surveyors exams very soon.
“This was the second time that we had held a dispersal sale at the farm having sold Arthur’s father in law’s, the late Bill Wrixon’s pedigree Friesian dairy herd twenty years ago”
Notable prices on 29 March 2018:
Ford 5610 2WD tractor £8,100
Ford 3600 2WD tractor £2,000
2015 Herbst 1350 gallon slurry tanker £5,900
Abbey 2060 6cuyd muck spreader £1,450
Symonds & Sampson have a number of farm dispersal sales this spring. For details, or if you have entries, please telephone Greg Ridout 07817 517467 or Mark Northcott 077986 45274