Farm Sales & Auctions

Farm Sales & Auctions

G & S Scott, Mitford Steads


Trade for farm machinery flying despite the pandemic.

It is often said that the farming sector reacts in the opposite direction to the general economy of the country. Nothing could be more true of agriculture than the trends we are seeing for Spring 2021 moving into Summer harvest season. A loosening of Coronavirus restrictions has allowed live sale auctions and dispersal sales to be conducted again on farm and the results speak for themselves.

Shortage of main dealer supply of new machinery due to factory shutdowns over the past year has meant that the demand for good quality second hand machinery has reached almost unprecedented levels. This shortage coupled with unforeseen buoyant post Brexit livestock and commodity prices has really put a spring in the step of buyer’s and their cheque books.

On Saturday 5th of June Richard Brown and Partners conducted an on farm ‘live’ auction on behalf of G & S Scott at Mitford in Northumberland. This genuine retirement sale was a prime demonstration of market confidence. Well attended with buyers from all over the UK and Ireland, farmer interest for individual items was challenged and matched by trade interest and many items sold well in excess of pre-sale estimates.

Leading Prices:

New Holland TX 66 Combine Harvester £49,000

JCB 536.60 Telehandler                              £31,200

McCormick XTX185 Tractor                      £25,500

New Holland TM130 Tractor                     £23,400

Ford TW 35 Tractor                                     £23,200

John Deere Gator                                         £17,400

Great Plain Uni Press                                  £17,000

Bryce Sumo Post Knocker.                         £10,100


COMPLETE DISPERSAL SALE BY AUCTION OF EXCELLENT ARABLE & GRASSLAND MACHINERY  On instruction from G & S Scott (Retiring) Mitford Steads, Mitford, Northumberland, NE61 3QB

SALE – Saturday 5th June 2021, 11am

VIEWING – Friday 4th June 2021, 9am – 5pm and on the sale day from 8am. 

  • Please pay attention to the location: Note the 8 tonne HGV weight restriction on Mitford bridge if accessing from the North. (see plan in catalogue).
  • COVID 19 IMPORTANT NOTICE – All attendees on sale and viewing days must register their details for track and trace with the office on arrival. The sale will be conducted as a live on site auction in accordance with strict social distancing rules and guidance from DEFRA and in accordance with Covid-19 regulations.
  • The sale is a business event and not a social gathering. Two people per household are permitted to attend the sale. Attendees are to conduct themselves appropriately and to follow the current government guidelines regarding social distancing, mask wearing and sanitisation.
  • The sale will be conducted in accordance with the usual conditions of sale which are available here – CONDITIONS OF SALE

See CATALOGUE for further information. 

For sale enquiries please contact Ben Johnson, 07968 607249 or