By Anna Pigney

Pigney’s Open Day & Machinery Show

Come and join us to celebrate 195 years in business on Wednesday 23rd January at our Open Evening & Machinery Show!

We will be hosting the show at our warehouse premises - Howgill House, Bongate, Appleby, CA16 6UW. (Opposite The Royal Oak Pub, parking available)

We have loads going on with over 20 exhibitors and special show offers on the evening, including showing off the Kubota Agricultural Fleet as well as the NEW Suzuki KingQuad range. Keep an eye out on the event page and our facebook page for more information about this event.

We understand it is January and the weather can be somewhat unpredictable so the exhibitors will be inside our warehouse.
You are all invited and with FREE entry & parking, FREE Prize Draw and FREE Refreshments who could resist?

We look forward to seeing you!

By Anna Pigney

Kubota Launch Evenings

To celebrate our new partnership with Kubota we will be holding 2 launch events where you will be able to see the latest products and meet the Kubota Agricultural team. Refeshments will be provided and both events will start at 7pm prompt.

  • Tuesday 1st May – Aysgarth Falls Hotel (Palmer Flatt), Leyburn
  • Wednesday 2nd May – Tufton Arms Hotel, Appleby

Places limited for both events, please RSVP by 20/4/18 if you would like to attend. Please contact Andrew Woof on 07771360316 or (Places limited to 2 per family)


rat poison
By Anna Pigney


In the new year, it will be compulsory for stores to track the sales of all rat poisons, as reported by

These new regulations will be put in place under EU directives and will affect the general public, pest controllers and even farmers. The new regulations will be put in place from January 1st of this year, as agreed by the European Union.

Due to new regulations put in place under EU directives we now have to keep records of how many rodent poisons which have been sold and to who (professional use only). Pest controllers will also have to sign up to a register, to make sure they are trained to use it properly.

Pest Management Users will require a PMU number to buy the rodent killer, and use it professionally. A herd/flock number will be a requirement for farmers to buy the product for professional use.

The new restrictions were voted in by the EU, because of the risks it has to people and animals, from primary and secondary poisoning to the environment. The restrictions are for AVK poisons, which is one of the most widely used rodenticide.

Under the new regulations, the public will also be restricted in their use of the product, solely to indoors and for mice control. They will be allowed to use it around buildings for rat control, though this has to be in tamper-resistant bait stations.

What does this mean for me?

PUBLIC: The public will also be restricted in the concentration which they can buy it, with lower doses to be available. In March the concentration for sale to the public will be reduced to under 30mg/kgs. The only ones who are permitted to use the rodenticides in open areas, are professional pest controllers. OLD STOCK STILL AVAILABLE WHILE STOCKS LAST UNTIL MARCH!
FARMERS: Farmers will also be affected by the new rules, and will only be allowed to use certain rodenticides close to buildings. They are only allowed to use tamper-resistant bait stations, once they have completed training on how to correctly use them.
Farmers will also not be allowed to use pulsed baiting techniques as well as permanent baiting systems.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us to find out which bait you are allowed to buy and use.

By Anna Pigney


We are proud to announce we are now authorised dealers for Kubota Agricultural machinery including tractors and RTVs.

Formed in 1890 Kubota have grown and are now one of the leading manufacturers of tractors, ground care and mini excavator excellence. From powerful tractors to domestic mowers, the Kubota range delivers outstanding performance and legendary reliability.

Kubota seem to growing from strength to strength especially in their agricultural sector and we wanted to jump on board and help deliver this to the Eden Valley. Their RTVs can already be seen out in force and we hope to help build numbers as well a push the impressive powerful tractors alongside our current McCormick franchise.


opening hours
By Anna Pigney

Extended Saturday Opening Hours

As from tomorrow (Saturday 3rd June) our Saturday opening hours for the Petrol Pumps, Agricultural Stores and Workshop will be  8am-4pm, our Hardware Shop is open till 5pm. Our weekday opening hours are 8am-5.30pm and 10am-12noon on Sundays.

For any out of hour calls for breakdowns or parts please call 07561391957.

By Anna Pigney

Call Out Service

We start our out of hours call out service at the end of this month, which means hopefully in the busy grass season you should never to stuck.

Save our BREAKDOWN number in your phone 07561 391 957 which you can call up to 9pm or one of our members of staff (numbers on picture) for PARTS.