Hennessy Auctioneers are holding an on-farm retirement auction this Saturday on behalf of Laois-based dairy farmer, Canice Hyland.

Hyland has made the decision to retire from dairy farming leaving the farm with no use of the impressive collection of machinery he had built up over the years.

John Hennessy of Hennessy Auctioneers said: "All equipment on the farm has been exceptionally well minded which can be seen clearly in the pictures, we hope that interest on the day should reflect this.”

The auction will take place on the Hyland farm at Clough-Ballacolla, Co Laois (Eircode: R32 KX70) starting at 11.30am sharp.


This 2016 Claas Arion 630 CIS fitted with a 50km/h Hexashift transmission, 600kg weight block, full suspension, 650 rear and 540 front Trelleborg tyres. This is one of the stand-out lots, the tractor is being sold fully serviced and has just 1,800 hours on the odometer. Claas finance is available subject to terms and conditions.

This 2010 JCB TM310s telescopic wheel loader has 6,900 hours on the clock, fitted with a pin and cone headstock. A large range of pin and cone implements are available on the day which includes shear bucket, pallet and dung forks, bale handlers and a sweeping brush.

These two Case IH tractors, an 856XL 4WD and 885XL 2WD respectively are set to go under the hammer, both in original condition.

Both these Belmac machines are up for grabs, a 2014 Belmac 700 zero-grazing machine and the 2,100-gallon slurry tanker, both in good working order. The tanker is hydraulic drive and is fitted with a Moscha swivel spreading plate.

This 2015 20-foot Tuffmac tandem-axle cattle trailer is in mint condition.

This fresh 2017 Claas Volto 52 four-rotor tedder will be on sale Saturday.

This 2012 Lely Splendimo 320 classic disc mower has a cutting width of 3.2m (10.5ft) and is in good working order.

This 600-litre galvanised Carraro mounted sprayer is set to go under the hammer.

This 2012 Amazone ZA-M 1200 3.5t fertiliser spreader is seated on a trailed Bogey and is for sale.

This 2018 ProDig shear bucket is fitted with a bale plastic retainer and comes on pin and cone loader brackets.

This 2013 Fleming 10-foot land roller is for sale.

Some of the other lots set to go on sale on the day include:

  • Fleming galvanised yard scraper.
  • Nugent 12x6 plant trailer.
  • Abbey super 350 galvanised slurry agitator.
  • Trailed Bale carrier.
  • Ifor Williams 10x5ft cow trailer.
  • Feedall 12cu/m tub feeder with discharge conveyor.
  • 28kVA PTO driven generator.
  • John Hennessy told the Irish Farmers Journal that the auction will include a range of dairy equipment. “Various dairy equipment will be on offer including a DeLaval 10-unit double-up milking parlour and a Packo 10,000-litre bulk tank all of which are immaculately maintained.”

    Viewing is on Friday 10 May, 1pm-5pm and on Saturday the morning of the auction from 9am.

    It is worth noting that all bidders must register to bid and pay a €100 refundable deposit on the morning of the auction.

    VAT doesn’t apply to any of the equipment going on sale on the day.