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Anymulewilldo

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Livestock Farmer
Location
Cheshire
I have done that a few times then we have to start all over again
Depends on situation. I’ve been too a few sales up and down where if it weren’t for the auctioneer doing a bit of trotting the sellers would have been in for a real shafting. Plus I expect the auctioneer when I’m selling too run the buyers for every penny too! 😂
 

Electricfencer

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Livestock Farmer
Location
Cotswolds
When I was about 17 I went to a grass auction to be noisy, it was for a block of about 400 acres, as I stood there with the auctioneer and one other bloke I relised that this was going to get a bit awkward, the auctioneer kept looking at me to bid more than £1 for it but I only had 30 ewes at the time and had no intention of bidding, even a good auctioneer would struggle to take extra bids at that point. :)
 

Sid

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
South Molton
When I was about 17 I went to a grass auction to be noisy, it was for a block of about 400 acres, as I stood there with the auctioneer and one other bloke I relised that this was going to get a bit awkward, the auctioneer kept looking at me to bid more than £1 for it but I only had 30 ewes at the time and had no intention of bidding, even a good auctioneer would struggle to take extra bids at that point. :)
Was at an auction and auctioneer had son, on school holidays, helping him clerk.

First 6 lots or so all sold to buyers, names called out.

Next lot was a bit sticky, so he just knocked it down , no name but a thank you. Son pipes up who was that sold to, so he could write it down for Dad, only answer he could give was "me" as it hadn't made the reserve.
 

som farmer

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Livestock Farmer
Location
somerset
went to a farm sale, local, 128acres of grass keep, included at the last minute, thought it would be useful, bought the first lot at £4 acre, auctioneer, said, takes the lot. Not exactly what l expected, but split with a neighbour later.
 

4course

Member
Location
north yorks
reminds me of the time I bought a couple of fields of standing cereals and then as it was at farmyard in lots on conclusion of the sale spoke up and asked the auctioneer to put the straw up behing the combine .Ended up getting about 1/2 back . Another think that RT has knacked as sales of standing grain crops are pretty rare now
 

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