Farmers come from across UK to attend Cotswolds machinery auction

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Farmers came from far and wide to pick up a bargain at an agricultural sale in the Cotswolds.

Moore Allen & Innocent’s auction of machinery, equipment and farm vehicles attracted 300 registered bidders from as far afield as Devon, Yorkshire and East Anglia.

The auction included over 500 lots, ranging from hand tools to a New Holland combine harvester with 3,300 hours on the clock, which – predictably – made the top price of the day at £16,000.

Among the other top prices, a pair of grain trailers made £5,100 and £3,200 respectively, a class forager achieved £4,000, a 6.3m Marsk Stig Roll was bought for £3,700, and a trio of ploughs made £3,500, £3,300 and £2,500.

Meanwhile, auctioneer Peter Kirby brought down the gavel on a Ford 3000 tractor on an M registration plate at £2,700. The tractor had been on the same farm for 30 years, and made more than when it was purchased new.

Bidders and vendors were treated to glorious pre-Easter sunshine at Southrop Airfield, near Fairford, and the school holiday date gave local children from farming families the chance to enjoy the spectacle, and explore some of the vintage tractors on offer.

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