The recent TV documentary highlighted the fact that these entitlements – which bring with them subsidy payments – could be bought by those outwith the farming industry.
Friday’s sale is the last opportunity this year to buy entitlements at auction before the 2 April deadline to guarantee a 2012 payment.
There are a total of 17,120 hectare units on offer at the Thainstone auction. They are in 24 lots with values ranging from €0.33 per hectare unit to €836.04 per hectare unit.
Speaking yesterday, Alan Donald of Aberdeen & Northern Marts said: “The TV programme has certainly sparked a great deal of inquiries from people wanting to find out more about buying entitlements.
“We have a large selection of entitlements with a wide range of values to suit all buyers and are anticipating a good demand.”