Livestock, produce go in clearing sale

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Tegan Nelson and Ben Parsons, of Tenterden, picked up a sheep handler.
Camera IconTegan Nelson and Ben Parsons, of Tenterden, picked up a sheep handler. Credit: Countryman

Hundreds of registered buyers turned out to the MK Sounness and Son’s clearing sale in Mt Barker earlier this month.

Capel farmer Jeremy Taylor with his new wool press.
Camera IconCapel farmer Jeremy Taylor with his new wool press. Credit: Countryman, Cally Dupe

Countryman was on hand to watch dozens of items go under the hammer, with Landmark auctioneers kept busy handling a sale list consisting of a range of livestock, machinery, plant, sundries and produce.

Landmark Albany sales support officer Sharon Ralph, Landmark Mt Barker branch manager Kerryn Mickle and Landmark Albany sales support officer Chantal Smith.
Camera IconLandmark Albany sales support officer Sharon Ralph, Landmark Mt Barker branch manager Kerryn Mickle and Landmark Albany sales support officer Chantal Smith. Credit: Countryman, Cally Dupe

In the machinery section of the auction, a John Deere 6520 and Case Maxxum 125 attracted plenty of interest, as did various planters including three 25-tonne field bins and a Farm King augur.

Porongurup farmer Geoff Reid bought 206 bales of hay.
Camera IconPorongurup farmer Geoff Reid bought 206 bales of hay. Credit: Countryman

Also on offer was a Hardi Explorer 2718 boomspray, a Marshall Multi-spreader 840T and Hustler bale feeder SL700X.

Sue Bryant, of Denmark, picked up some cattle crossing signs for $80.
Camera IconSue Bryant, of Denmark, picked up some cattle crossing signs for $80. Credit: Countryman

Quick off the auction block were several offerings of new-season oaten pasture hay, with 250 bales in total registered for sale.

Daniel Martin, of Mt Barker, bought a header.
Camera IconDaniel Martin, of Mt Barker, bought a header. Credit: Countryman, Cally Dupe

While a range of November-shorn ewes were on Tuesday’s auction bill, the Sounness family recently sold the last of their in-calf Angus heifers at the Great Southern Blue Ribbon Female Sale in Mt Barker.

Kim Arthur, of Napier.
Camera IconKim Arthur, of Napier. Credit: Cally Dupe

The family also recently finalised the sale of mixed-farming property, 10 minutes west of Mt Barker on Quangellup Road, with Kendenup farmers Peter and Pauline Bunker set to take over the land.

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