How to Buy Cattle at a Livestock Auction: A Guide for New Buyers
C. Jeanne Heida
Buying cattle at a livestock auction is tons of fun, whether you are an experienced veteran or attending a cattle auction for the first time. Livestock auctions is where most dairy farmers and cattle ranchers buy replacement cattle for their herd, and often tend to be a very loud, very social event. It’s at the livestock auctions where you see your neighbors, catch up on the local gossip, and discover who is expanding their herd or going out of business. For most of us, buying cattle at the auction is pure entertainment.