Over the past 50 years we have established a national reputation for our fodder auctions, notably the Newbury Hay & Straw Sale, which attracts buyers from all over the country. During the winter season quantities of meadow and seed hay, wheat, barley and oat straw are traded.

The next sale will be on Thursday 25 January 2024 at Newbury Rugby Club, commencing at 2pm. All enquiries to John Read – 07801 666183. 

Find out more details via our Hay & Straw Auction Catalogue.

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Selling a property at auction can offer many benefits over the more common method of selling by private treaty. The main reason is that it offers both the vendor and purchaser far greater certainty; upon the fall of the hammer in the auction room both parties are legally bound, and contracts are exchanged, with completion of the sale normally taking place four weeks later.

As a result, we often find that a sale by auction is favoured for unusual properties, including those that require a lot of work, because it removes the uncertainty of further negotiations taking place after agreeing the initial sale.

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Find out more about the auction room as a selling method in our Rural View article Caution at auction.

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John Read
Partner, Rural
01962 833 371 Email me About John
John is a Partner with over 20 years experience in a wide range of professional areas. He is an RICS Registered Valuer with particular expertise in valuations of farms, estates and equestrian property for lending and taxation purposes including Expert Witness. He is an Agent and Valuer for the Agricultural Mortgage Company (AMC). John also specialises in agricultural landlord and tenant matters. He is based in the Winchester office and works throughout the south of England.

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