Farm Sales & Auctions

Farm Sales & Auctions

Having spent much of his earlier career working for livestock auction companies; Richard has considerable auctioneering experience, selling prime stock to machinery and from farm dispersal sales to property auctions.

Richard Brown & Partners are able to provide the staff, systems and most importantly the contacts and knowledge required to undertake any farm sale. This enables the company to provide a full professional service to those considering a reduction or indeed full farm dispersal.

Benknowle Farm – Machinery sale

On instruction from F & J Sturrock & Sons (Retiring), Benknowle Farm, Elwick, Hartlepool, TS27 3HF

Following the sad death of Alan Sturrock late last year the Partnership has made the decision to retire from farming. This genuine dispersal sale sees an offering of immaculate, exceptionally well maintained and low houred arable machinery and implements which is a credit to the family. 

Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions, holding a sale by public auction was not felt possible and hence the machinery is being offered for sale by informal tender. Again due to current restrictions on gatherings, the opportunity to view will be strictly limited to genuinely interested parties and expressly by appointment only.

VIEWING – Thurs 27th August 2020 (8am -6pm)  –  ATTENDANCE STRICTLY BY PRIOR APPOINTMENT ONLY – No persons will be permitted to attend without prior registration.  To advise our office of your intention to attend the viewing day (no specific time required) please email; – providing your name and contact telephone number.  Those without access to email please telephone 01668 213 546 on Monday 24th August or Wednesday 26th August 2020 between 9am and 4pm to register.

  • All persons attending a viewing are reminded there may be risks on the site including moving machinery and vehicles and to exercise caution at all times. 
  • COVID-19 social distancing regulations will be in force throughout the viewing day including a requirement to wear a face mask.
  • Please pay attention to the location and access: Satellite navigation systems may attempt to guide viewers to the farm along the access road immediately off the A19 (North Bound) carriageway.  However this route is not permitted and instead access should be taken along the farm track to the north of the buildings (see plan in catalogue).

Tender Deadline via Email or Royal Mail by 12 noon, Wednesday 2nd September 2020 – all tenders must be submitted using the prescribed tender form below.