Truro Collective sales

Lodge & Thomas hold four collective sales in each year, on the Sale Field at Truro Livestock Centre, with entries from multiple Vendors across the region.  Forthcoming dates are listed on our website calendar.

Our collective sales frequently include agricultural vehicles, machinery and implements, tractors, trailers, boats, caravans, agricultural deadstock, building equipment, tools, timber, granite, slate, stone, garden machinery, plants, nursery stock, bygones, collectables, liquidation stock, retirement stock, etc.

Our collective sales are conducted primarily as traditional live auctions.  However, we also employ a comprehensive range of sale methods including live online auctions, timed online auctions, hybrid auctions, and private treaty sales.  Through the use of our Sale Field at Truro Livestock Centre, our purpose built auction facility “Truro Sale Room”, together with on site auctions at vendors’ premises, we can tailor your sale method and venue to best meet your requirements.

Sale Rings

Collective sales are often arranged into three auction rings with auctioneers selling concurrently.

Buyer Registration

Purchasers must register for a bidding number and supply full name, address and telephone number on the sale day.

Order of Sale, Conditions of Sale & Purchasers’ Commission

These are announced and displayed on the sale day.  All goods are sold as seen and are to be paid for on the sale day.  Purchasers’ commission for collective sales is 10% of the purchase price.  VAT is charged on the commission, and on the sale price if applicable.


Cash or debit card (no cheques/credit cards).

Consigning & Vendors’ Commission

If you wish to consign lots to one of our forthcoming collective sales then please download an Entry Form here or contact the auctioneers.

Vendors’ commission for a collective sale is 10% of the sale price plus VAT.  For individual items with a net selling price in excess of £1,000, this rate is reduced to 7½% on the amount above £1,000 and up to £5,000, and is 5% on the amount of the selling price above £5,000. A minimum commission charge of £2 per lot will be made in respect of each lot offered for sale.

For further details, please refer to your Entry Form or contact the auctioneers.

General Stock Sales

Lodge & Thomas conduct auctions on behalf of a variety of commercial businesses for dispersal of business assets, and also for the reduction of surplus stock. These can be held on your business premises, or at our auction site at Truro Livestock Market. These sales include a broad variety of business assets, including hotel contents, specialist machinery, nursery plants, bankruptcy and liquidation instructions, plant and machinery etc.

Farm, PLant & Machinery Sales

Lodge & Thomas conduct farm dispersal sales of tractors, machinery, equipment and livestock. We employ a comprehensive range of sale methods including traditional Live auctions in the sale field, live online auctions, timed online auctions, hybrid auctions, and private treaty sales.  On site auctions can be conducted at vendors’ premises, or equipment can be transported to be included within our collective sales. We can tailor your sale method and venue to best meet your requirements.

2022 Farm Sales Report

The retirement dispersal sale on behalf of Mr T A and Mrs F A Jenkin at Lower Trewern Farm, Newbridge on the 10th September, included a range of equipment which had been well-maintained including one tractor which had been on the farm since new. A tidy Ford Ranger XLT pick-up achieved £5,800 followed by a 1995 John Deere 6200 tractor which sold at £12,000, the second tractor, a 1998 John Deere 6210 with loader sold for £17,750 and a very tidy 2020 Fleming MS100 rotary dung spreader making £5,200.

One week later at Methleigh Farm, Porthleven another retirement dispersal sale was held on behalf of Mr M H Dawson. Included were six Massey Ferguson tractors which, despite being mainly with high hours, were very well presented.  In addition to various other equipment, a 2015 Massey Ferguson 7618 Dyna 6 tractor made £36,100 followed by three Massey 6470 tractors achieving £15,600, £16,300 and £18,000 respectively.

The Auctioneers then travelled to Somerset for the retirement dispersal sale on behalf of K J & P A Sellick Ltd of Combe Cross Farm, Taunton, held on 23rd September.  Again, the trend of high-quality equipment continued and strong buyer attendance did not falter. Top prices included a low-hours 2015 New Holland T6.165 tractor making £41,700, a Massey Ferguson 32 Combine Harvester selling for £15,400, a 2008 Massey Ferguson 5455 4WD tractor achieved £18,500 and a 1985 Deutz Fahr DX370 2WD tractor at £6,400.

Back to Cornwall the next day, the Auctioneers conducted an end of tenancy retirement dispersal sale at Levalsa House Farm, London Apprentice on behalf of Mr and Mrs B Julian. Included within this sale was a very well looked-after 2002 John Deere 3200 telehandler selling at £16,000, a 2015 Polaris Sportsman 400 HQ AWD quad bike which on the day made £3,000 and a Belmac dung spreader achieving £1,320.

A new month took the Auctioneers to Polgrean Farm, Gunwalloe on Saturday 1st October for a further retirement dispersal sale, this time on behalf of Messrs W J & S J Hocking. A small and select number of lots included a 1985 John Deere 545 string round baler selling for £510, a Marshall 6 tonne hydraulic tail gate grain trailer which made £1,500 and a Howard Rotaspike with crumbler was sold for £700.

Saturday 8th October was the date for the Autumn Truro Machinery Sale at Truro Livestock Centre.  A wide variety of items were entered amounting to some 1,500 lots. A fine late summer’s day developed throughout the afternoon and the theme of high attendance numbers and fierce bidding continued. Top prices included a Volkswagen T32 TDI van selling for £5,100, a Kubota B7100 compact tractor at £4,200, an Ifor Williams 3.5 ton twin axle tipping trailer which reached £3,550 and a Massey Ferguson 1220 compact tractor realized £3,620.

The penultimate farm sale in the Autumn run was held at Calamankey Farm, Longdowns on 15th October, following instruction from the Executors of the Estate of Mr C C Davidson. A warm autumn day saw buyers from across Cornwall and Devon in attendance with a Kubota L4240 4WD loader tractor fetching £14,500, an Aerworx roller slitter made £3,100, a Prattley mobile sheep yard achieved £7,000 and an Arctic Cat 4WD Quad Bike made £2,850.

The final farm sale of the season was held at Chy-An-Bowji, Tregony on 22nd October on behalf of the Executors of The Estate of Miss Marlene Goodland. An exceptional selection of granite and tidy farm machinery were the top lots here. A Zetor 7441 4WD loader tractor went under the hammer for £8,200, a Case 795 XL 2WD tractor made £4,300, a Case 685 2WD loader tractor achieved £3,900 and a pair of high-quality granite gate posts sold for £2,200.  Many granite troughs sold exceptionally well with mushrooms to £320.

Lodge and Thomas would like to thank all of our clients for their instructions as well as the many hundreds of buyers who have attended the sales helping to make them all a success.

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