Pics: Machinery auction at Manorhamilton Mart this weekend

A machinery auction is set to take place this weekend in the west of the country, in Manorhamilton Mart, Co. Leitrim.

The sale will be held tomorrow, Saturday, August 15, at 12:00pm, with bidding to be conducted online.

According to Manorhamilton Livestock Sales, items can still be submitted for auction both today – from 10:00am until 9:00pm – and tomorrow morning, from 7:00am until 9:00am.

A number of lots will be up for sale on the day, including: tractors; vans; hay bobs; livestock trailers; cars; 4X4s; and a selection of implements and trailers.

New tractor registrations rise in July

New tractor registrations have shown a recovery of late – with registrations for last month up 8% on July 2019, according to the Farm Tractor and Machinery Trade Association (FTMTA).

The latest figures issued by the FTMTA in relation to registrations of tractors over the period to the end of July 2020 “show somewhat of a recovery in the level of new tractor registrations following a difficult second quarter”, the association says.

Since the introduction of the split registration year in 2013, July has become a significant month for the registration of new tractors and is regularly the month with the second highest level of registrations after January, the machinery representative group noted.