Auctions in the next six weeks will feature farming equipment from hundreds of owners across Canada
VANCOUVER, March 19, 2014 /CNW/ - Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers (NYSE andTSX: RBA), the world's largest auctioneer of farm, construction and other equipment, will conduct more than 60 unreserved public agricultural auctions in Canada in March and April 2014. Four auctions feature equipment from multiple sellers—Saskatoon, SK (March 25); Lethbridge, AB (March 27); Regina, SK (April 7); and Grande Prairie, AB (April 9 - 10). Ritchie Bros. will also conduct more than 60 on-the-farm auctions from B.C. to Manitoba. Bids can be placed in the unreserved public auctions on-site, online in real time at rbauction.com and by proxy.
"The demand for equipment and farmland is as strong as it's ever been," said Simon Wallan, Vice President of Agricultural Sales in Canada, Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers. "While some farmers are looking to retire or downsize, many more are looking to upgrade their fleets and increase the size of their farm. Our job is to provide a fair, open and honest marketplace that's easy for both buyers and sellers. With more than 60 auctions in 37 days there will be a wide variety of equipment and farmland for buyers to choose from. Interested bidders should visit rbauction.com today to check out everything that's available."
Equipment will be sold for hundreds of owners in the upcoming Canadian agricultural auctions, including a land lease and a large selection of equipment for Louac Farms Ltd., based in Osler, SK.
"We will be selling tractors, combines, swathers and sprayers, along with a selection of trucks and other farm equipment—all of the equipment is late model and well-maintained," said Kyle Klassen, owner of Louac Farms Ltd. "I've sold with Ritchie Bros. in the past and for me it all comes down to exposure. Ritchie Bros. advertising reaches a global market and their online bidding makes it easy for the world to bid on my equipment. With the Canadian dollar being down right now, I expect the upcoming Canadian auctions will attract a lot of international bidders."
Four large, unreserved public agricultural auctions:
- SASKATOON, SK (March 25 at 8 am) - Featuring more than 1,700 agricultural and industrial equipment items, including a large selection of truck tractors and trailers, 55 agricultural tractors, 20+ air drills, 10 combines, as well as commercial and residential agricultural real estate and more.
- Location: Hwy 12 North & Cory Road, Site 412 Box 260 RR4, Saskatoon, SK
- Contact: +1.306.933.9333
- LETHBRIDGE, AB (March 27 at 9 am) - Featuring more than 600 agricultural and industrial equipment items, three large packages of agricultural real estate, as well as commercial real estate and more.
- Location: Hwy 4 & Hwy 508, Lethbridge, AB
- Contact: +1.403.327.4933
- REGINA, SK (April 7 at 9 am) - Featuring more than 550 equipment items, including agricultural tractors, grain trucks, a large selection of grain handling equipment and more.
- Location: Hwy 39 (¼ mile West of Rouleau), Rouleau, SK
- Contact: +1.306.776.2397
- GRANDE PRAIRIE, AB (April 9 & 10 at 8 am each day) - Featuring more than 1,600 agricultural and industrial equipment items, as well as a large selection of commercial and residential agricultural and industrial real estate.
- Location: 721076 Range Road 51, Grande Prairie, AB
- Contact: +1.780.538.1100
More than 60 on-the-farm auction events from B.C. to Manitoba:
Starting March 21, Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers will take its full-service, professional auctions from farm-to-farm all across Western and Central Canada with more than 60 on-the-farm auctions. With each auction, Ritchie Bros. will set up on an owner's farm and sell their equipment. Some of these auctions also include livestock and real estate (farmland, recreational, residential and grazing lease).
For complete details on all upcoming Ritchie Bros. agricultural auctions, including detailed equipment information and high-resolution photos of equipment being sold, visit the Company's website at www.rbauction.com.
About Ritchie Bros.
Established in 1958, Ritchie Bros. (NYSE andTSX: RBA) is the world's largest seller of used equipment for the construction, transportation, agriculture, material handling, energy, mining, forestry, marine and other industries. Ritchie Bros. TM solutions make it easy for the world's builders to buy and sell equipment with confidence, including live unreserved public auctions with on-site and online bidding (rbauction.com), the EquipmentOneTM secure online marketplace (EquipmentOne.com), a professional corporate asset management program, and a range of value-added services, including equipment financing for customers through Ritchie Bros. Financial Services (rbauctionfinance.com). Ritchie Bros. has operations in more than 25 countries, including 44 auction sites worldwide. Learn more at RitchieBros.com.
Forward looking statements
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SOURCE: Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers
For further information:
Ian Malinski, Corporate Communications Lead, Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers
Phone: +1.778.331.5432 or email CorpComm@rbauction.com
Simon Wallan, Vice President, Sales, Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers