Auctioneer Peter Crichton reported a large turn out of buyers from a wide area at the pig equipment and machinery dispersal auction conducted on behalf of Bacton Pigs Limited on Saturday, September 7.
The sale was held at the firm’s Wyverstone site in Suffolk following the closure of two of its indoor pig breeding and finishing units. More than 750 lots came under the hammer during five hours of selling, meeting a ready demand for a wide range of indoor pig equipment and farm machinery.
The auction included a useful selection of more than 600 plastic ad-lib hoppers that saw feed hoppers selling to £25 each; grower hoppers to £32 each; and finisher hoppers to £60 each.
Other pig equipment included a Carier slurry separator at £800 and a slurry screen at £380; Pharmweigh scales at £320; PTO-driven twin-lance pressure washer with bowser at £600; flat deck room contents selling at up to £220/set; pig scanners to £200; and cold water pressure washers to £110. Pig drinkers, troughs, pen divisions, feed trolleys and other useful items of sundry equipment also attracted plenty of interest with farrowing crates selling to £80 each.
A selection of wet feed storage tanks sold between £120 for 10t types up to £750 for 30t capacity. A range of Roxell 10t bulk bins with Autofeed sold for between £1,350 and £1,680 per set.
Vehicles and tractors included a 2008 Kubota four-wheel-drive mule at £3,800. Three Telehandlers all met plenty of competition with a 2004 JCB 520-40 selling at £9,000; a 1998 JCB 53-70 at £9,100; and a 1999 JCB 526S at £8,200.
Other vehicles included a 2002 Volvo 340 blower lorry at £13,100; and an off-road 1988 ERF blower lorry at £4,900.