Last week, Michael Doyle Auctions held an online machinery auction, which consisted of 140 entries, the majority of which were from local farmers.
An 80% clearance rate was achieved on the evening, with bidding taking place online via the Marteye app.
Doyle explained that the auction saw over 350 registered bidders, with a further 1,000 onlookers tuning in to watch online.
However, the night before the auction, a Yamaha Grizzly 660 quad was stolen from Doyle’s premises near Tullow.
“Our electric gate and camera systems were disabled and the thieves broke into our yard and stole the Yamaha Grizzly 660 quad out of a shed. Nothing else was taken from the yard.
"If anyone has any information, please report it to Tullow Garda Station,” said Michael.
Some standout lots included a mint-condition 2021 Broughan 14t dump trailer, which sold for €17,200 (no VAT); a tidy example of a John Deere 644 round baler, which made €9,000 (no VAT); and a 14x7ft Tuffmac livestock trailer, which made €7,300 (no VAT).
Also selling were a 28ft bale trailer, which made €8,000 (no VAT); a John Deere 1365 trailed mower, which made €3,800 (no VAT); a Lifton 6t dumper, which sold for €6,000 (no VAT); a New Holland 4990 square baler, which sold for €4,800 (no VAT); a Ferguson TVO, which sold for €1,800 (no VAT); and a sheep race, which secured €2,050 (no VAT).
Commission was charged at a rate of 10% for items sold below €1,000 and 5% for items sold above €1,000.