- Calves are sorted and weighed as soon as possible off truck
- Sorting will begin at 9:00 am the day before each presorted sale.
- We need your cooperation. It is impossible to sort and weigh 2500 head of cattle in 4 or 5 hours. Obviously some cattle will have to get here early in the day.
- Calves are fed and watered, at our expense, as soon as they are weighed.
- Larger herds of calves can be kept separate, at owner’s request and sold in their own lot.
CATTLE ARE NOT NECESSARILY WEIGHED IN THE ORDER THEY ARE RECEIVED AND HERE IS WHY:
- After 11:00 am cattle liner loads of calves will have priority. Cattle liner loads are generally hauled further, take longer to process at home and the consignor cannot control when his trucker (because of previously committed loads) will arrive to load. Also, we can process more cattle per hour when delivered in larger groups.
- It is easier and faster for the consignor with the smaller groups, the 10 to 25 head groups, to get them handled at home and get them here. Why wait until afternoon? We feed and water them here, 1,500 tons of feed a year. If you come in at 9:00, 9:30 or 10:00 am, we are seldom busy, but come in at 1:00, 2:00 or 3:00 pm and 6 or 8 liners may have just unloaded before you, and you will have to wait. Don’t blame us! Get up and get going in the morning. You’ll get here before the rush; your cattle will get weighed and be chewing their cud in their pens as content as you’ll be.
- There is no point in coming in during the rush and pressuring auction market staff to hurry your cattle through. The other consignors’ cattle are important too! If he was here ahead of you, you’ll just have to wait your turn.
- If you weren’t in a rush to get here, no one is going to get in a rush after you get here!