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Feeder Cattle

2014 NC Feeder Calf Sales

The Statesville and North Wilkesboro Feeder Calf sales have been cancelled. There are no more NC Feeder Calf Sales this year.

Value-Added BQA & Preconditioned Feeder Cattle Sales Protocol

BQA Sale Record Keeping Form

Tele-Auction Available At All Sales
  To participate in the tele-auction call the N. C. Cattlemen's Association office at (919) 552-9111 or (919) 422-9108 (Bryan Blinson's cell) or the Livestock Market the day of sale.

How Sales Operate

All sales are cooperatively conducted by the N. C. Cattlemen's Association, the N. C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, the N. C. Cooperative Extension Service, market operators, and producers.
 

Rules and Regulations
The Feeder Cattle Sales Committee of the N.C. Cattlemen's Association established the operating guidelines for the sales.
Liability
The N. C. Cattlemen's Association, the N. C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, the N. C. Cooperative Extension Service, and the sale coordinators assume no responsibility for animals after loading in mode of transportation.
Sales Location
The sales are located in areas where cattle are produced.
Selling
All cattle sold by hundredweight at auction with auctioneer settling any disputed bids.  The number of cattle per pen may vary from one to 50 or more.  The sale is for the entire pen having fewer than 20 cattle.   If a pen is cut, at least 10 cattle must remain in the pen.
Consignors
Cattle go directly from farm to market by owner/consingor.
Health
Calves selling at assembled sales are to be vaccinated for Blackleg and Malignant Edema.  Cattle selling directly from the farm may have additional treatments and will be designated.
Processing
Cattle are tagged and weighed as received.
Shipping
It will be helpful for buyers to make tentative arrangements for hauling before purchasing cattle.  The management of individual sales will cooperate where possible in making trucking arrangements.  They cannot, however, guarantee transport of all cattle.
Penning
In barn cattle will be separated as to breed, sex, grade and weight.  Where space is limited, certain breeds may be penned together, however, they will be listed separately on the sale order.  Provisions have been made for selling cattle directly from the farm.  Generally, these cattle will sell in conjunction with the in barn cattle in truck load lots.  Most of these are not listed on the schedule.
Prompt Pay Requirement
Under G. S. 196, Article 35A, the North Carolina law requires that all livestock sold at public livestock markets are to be paid for on the same day of purchase.  Buyers are to pay for cattle before the animals are moved.
Grading
The grading is done by trained graders from the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.  Grades are as follows:

L1 - large-frame cattle, average or above in thickness
M1 - medium-frame cattle, average or above in thickness
S1 - small-frame cattle, average or above in thickness
LM2 - variable in frame size, thin to average in thickness

Cattle not qualifying for sale because of size, health, physical conditions, or not meeting other standards established by the Sales Committee cannot be offered for sale.

ALL BUYERS ARE REQUESTED TO PROVIDE CREDIT REFERENCES 
BEFORE BUYING.

  For Further Information, Write or Call:
NC Cattlemen's Association
2228 N. Main Street
Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526
919/552-9111
NC Coop. Extension Service
Dept. of Animal Science
Box 7621, Raleigh, NC 27695-7621
919/515-2761
NCDA&CS, Division of Marketing
1023 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1023
919/707-3100

 

 

 

 

 

NCDA&CS Markets Division - Livestock Section, Neil Bowman, Manager
Mailing Address: 1020 Mail Service Center, Raleigh NC 27699-1020
Physical Address: 2 W. Edenton Street, Room 402, Raleigh NC 27601
Phone: (919)707-3151; FAX: (919) 733-0999