Historic farm equipment to go under the hammer

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A LIFETIME’S collection of farming equipment and country life utensils from a bygone era will go under the hammer at the Thainstone Centre, Inverurie on Saturday, May 7.

Around 200-lots from a retiring private collector in Perthshire are being sold by Aberdeen and Northern Marts at its first rare and minority breeds sale of the year.

The collection includes four horse-drawn ploughs, milk churns, hand tools, kitchen equipment and other items, which the collector had gathered from around Scotland over the years. It will be sold in the Thainstone concourse from noon.

The sale normally attracts interest from all over the country and among the other entries are 30 cattle including Longhorn and Highland breeds, 70 pigs, 150 sheep including Shetland, Jacob, Hebridean, Dorset, Oxford, Southdown, Ryeland and Hardwick, one Llama and an entry of goats.

There are also 400 cages of poultry and waterfowl along with 200 lots of hatching eggs. The sale of poultry and wildfowl will be held in the Thainstone Exchange from 10am along with the sale of horses, ponies and the rare breeds in ring two. Hatching eggs will be sold at 10.30am in ring three and harness and tack will be sold at 11am in ring one.

Alan Hutcheon, Aberdeen & Northern Marts deputy general manager said: “This is always a popular sale and we have a very strong entry again. We are expecting a great deal of interest in the private collection of farming equipment.”

Anyone wishing further information on the sale should visit www.goanm.co.uk/anmarts or call (01467) 623710.