Wimmera Machinery Field Days auction hits the mark

The inaugural Wimmera Machinery Field Days  Ag auction last Thursday was a boon for exhibitors with most of the 40 lots flying off the auction block.  

Seven site exhibitors offered a mixture of old and new Ag equipment valued between $600,000 and $700,000, which went under the hammer.

Wanting to ensure the inaugural event ran smoothly, the field days committee recruited Elders auctioneer Mat Taylor to run the  day’s bidding.

Despite the day’s bidding starting off slowly, Mr Taylor said that the auction drew in a lot of interest from farmers and exhibitors.

“We probably ended up selling around 80 percent of the stock that exhibitors had put up.

“There was a wide variety of Ag equipment available on the day. You had people interested in a few headers that were there,” he said.

When asked if the auction could become a staple at the field days, Mr Taylor was positive about its future prospects.

“I think so. We would try to sort out something at the fields days for next year.

“It’s a great attraction and exhibitors this year were interested  in a new way of selling their goods. Normally they don’t get that type of opportunity to put their goods up for auction.”