As Walford Cross - the largest one-day machinery sale in the South West - celebrated its 65th anniversary it proved it was far from ‘retirement age’ with an array of machinery, tractors and implements. The site was bustling with buyers and sellers alike with many having the date ingrained in their calendars like tradition year on year.

This year’s entry saw the best quality forward that auctioneers Greenslade Taylor Hunt have seen at the long running event attracting buyers from near and far including an exceptionally strong Irish contingent.

An impressive clearance rate of 92% was achieved in the machinery section. Some highlights of the day included a New Holland 6635 tractor selling for £11,600. A 12 plate Land Rover Discovery achieved £13,000 and a New Holland BB940 big square baler, which realised £8,000.

The sale had up to four auctions running at once at the site between Taunton and North Petherton to sell the mammoth entry. Thanks to Greenslade Taylor Hunt’s wealth of experienced auctioneers they oversaw an abundance of lots all sold in under six hours.

Auctioneer Tom Mellor commented:”Walford Cross keeps attracting large amount of stock from all across the South West due to its ability to attract nationwide buyers and year on year quality is improving!’

This is the largest one day collective sale in the South West, but growing quarter on quarter are the sales at Sedgemoor Auction Centre. The next one takes place on Thursday, July 18.

Auctioneers Greenslade Taylor Hunt have a specialist department dedicated to dealing with live and deadstock so are able to help with all marketing queries and can offer services to sell anything from one item to a whole farm yard!

For more information contact GTH on 01278 410250 or email livestock@gth.net for free marketing advice.