Missouri Spring Highland Cattle Auction Information and Guidelines:

 

For the Seller:

When listing your animals on the hhca website

$15 per animal if member of HHCA
$30 per animal if non-member of HHCA
8% commission of the selling price to the sale barn
$1 beef check-off to the sale barn
$6 for pregnancy test to the sale barn if done at the sale barn
$3 processing fee to the sale barn

The auction will be held on Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 2:00 P.M. at the Mid Missouri Stockyard, Lebanon, MO; off Interstate 44, exit 123, to north service road W/Route 66 west, sale barn on the right side.

Physical address of sale barn is:
17505 Route 66, Phillipsburg, MO 65722

Consignments will be for registered, Sovereign, unregistered and crossbred animals. Limit of 100 Highlands to be consigned, we are looking for approximately forty (40) or more of registered Highlands.

Consignment payment must be received by HHCA before they will be placed on the Highland Cattle Auction Website. Payment can be made through the HHCA website paypal link, sent in the mail to HHCA 976 State Hwy. 64 Tunas, MO 65764 or credit card by calling 417.345.0575..

The Mid Missouri Stockyard will accept cash or out of state checks with proper ID. No Credit or Debit cards will be accepted.

Consignments will begin on January 1, 2018.See consignment costs above for members and non-members.

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DEADLINE FOR CONSIGNMENT IS April 15th, 2018 unless consignment numbers are already met.

First come first serve for consignments. If quota not met for registered Highlands by deadline more unregistered Highlands will be allowed, If quota is met before consignment date, no further consignments will be taken.

Anyone consigning animals and later scratching them from the sale WILL NOT BE REFUNDED THEIR CONSIGNMENT FEE.

Selling Bulls over 2 years old MUST HAVE A TRICH TEST PAPER provided to the sale barn before the animal is unloaded. It may take up to two weeks for results, so be sure to give yourself enough time for test results. Bulls under 2 years old (Virgin bulls) do not need test papers but some states have different requirements and test at 18months, so check with your vet in your state. According to the Sale Barn owner and vet, all animals over 12 months old will need to go through the chute to check ear tags for origin tracking of animal, and the females that are stated to be pregnant will be pregnancy checked. Those bringing highlands across state lines need to see their vet for info on health certificates concerning crossing state lines. They will have to have an ear tag for origin tracking and if you can have the vet put the shots received on the health paper also, that will help the new buyer. Also if you have your vet preg. check your cow, be sure to have that verified on the vet paper as to what trimester and the date checked by the vet.

To import cattle into Missouri, there is a Certificate of Veterinary Inspection requirement. You may find information for importing animals to Missouri on this website at http://mda.mo.gov/animals/health/speciesentering.php Regulations & Permits. You can also call Missouri State Vet office at 573.751.3377

If you purchase an animal at the sale the vet will be available to provide health papers for transportation across state lines for animals going to another state.

There will not be any "NO SALE" on animals. If the seller feels they are not getting the price they want, you need to buy back and pay commission. Please contact the auctioneer, or Harold Ramey on the day of the auction as to the price (reserve) you want for the animal along with your bidders number beforehand. All animals will be sold by the head, not the pound, unless specified by the seller. Reserve is defined as the price you, the owner, would LIKE to have for your animal. If you should buy your animal back the price you will owe commission on will be $1.00 above the current bid price.


Animals may be brought to the sale anytime after noon on Friday, April 27th, but must be there and in a pen no later than 11:00 A.M. Saturday, April 28th
as the sale begins at 2:00PM and we will allow people in to the pens to view the animals and talk to the current owners beginning at 11 AM.


If you need to bring your animals any other day other than Friday before the sale, or need to leave them overnight after the sale, you MUST contact Harold Ramey 309.251.5832 or email
fordkingcobra1@gmail.com for information. You will need to bring water buckets, bedding and hay/food for your animals. There will be hay available to purchase at the sale barn.

The seller may lead their animal into the auction ring if they are halter trained.

No individual names will be used at the sale, but we will use your farm name, city and state when your animal enters the ring.

There will be a Highland Auction website available for the seller to place a picture and information about their animals. There will be a $15 fee for each animal consigned if a member of the HHCA. Non-members fee is $30 per animal. If you do not have a farm name, you may use your last name on the website. Up to 10 animals are allowed to be consigned per seller/farm.

PENDING REGISTRATIONS WILL ONLY BE ACCEPTED AS UNREGISTERED ANIMALS UNTIL REGISTRATION PAPERS ARE RECEIVED BY GLORIA.

EVERYONE WITH REGISTERED HIGHLANDS MUST SEND OR BRING THEIR REGISTRATION CERTIFICATES AND PAPERWORK AND MEET WITH GLORIA ASMUSSEN, SECRETARY OF THE HHCA BEFORE THE SALE TO VERIFY PAPERWORK. YOU MAY ALSO CONTACT HER AHEAD OF TIME BY EMAIL WITH QUESTIONS.

If the seller is not a current member of the AHCA and have registered highlands seller intends to sell as registered, AHCA requires signatures of all owners on the certificate who are selling or transferring registered Highland cattle. Transfer fees are double ($50) if seller is a non-member of AHCA when AHCA receives the application. The transfer fee is to be given to Gloria, HHCA secretary of the HHCA on the day of the sale.

If the seller is a current AHCA member, it is the responsibility of the seller to pay $25 for the transfer of the registrations certificate to the new owner. The transfer fee ($25) is to be given to Gloria, HHCA secretary on the day of the sale.

The HHCA requests that after you consign your animal please don't advertise it for sale elsewhere. Each year we have had several cattle scratched from the auction, some only a day or two before the auction date. We always have to turn people down on listing animals because we have hit our limit only to have some scratched. We have had people come to buy certain animals that were advertised on the auction website only to find they were not there. We make every effort to pass on any scratches as soon as possible and update the website, but sometimes people don't check the website before traveling to the auction.

AFTER READING THE INFORMATION AND GUIDELINES FOR THE CONSIGNEE AND YOU MAKE PAYMENT FOR YOUR CONSIGNMENT THAT VERIFIES YOUR AGREEMENT TO THESE RULES.

SELLERS: To consign your animals, download the auction application, fill it out and either send it to the address, or email it. The application tells you what is needed to consign.

For the Buyer:

Bidding: Register to bid at the auction barn. Phone bidding available, for more information on phone bidding, contact Blake Coble at (918) 652-1411 or email at coblehighlandranch@yahoo.com . Be sure to contact him early to arrange service. Call ahead bidders must have a bank check, or cashiers check made out to HHCA for the highest amount for all animals they want to place a bid for. They must have the cashiers check to HHCA 5 days prior to the sale date. All call ahead bidders must have pre-approved arrangements with somebody attending the sale for their purchased animals after the sale. The money will be handled by the HHCA and paid to the Mid Missouri Stockyard after the sale, and if the animal goes below the bidders maximum bid, the HHCA will send a check back for the remaining amount.

Payment: Cash; In state and out of state checks accepted with proper ID; NO DEBIT OR CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED

Delivery: There will be a vet available at the auction for health papers and necessary travel papers after purchase.

Transportation: Call for Info. Brandon Cantu 817.437.7455, Lance R. Gabriel, Grain Valley, MO 816.847.2802, Email: rockngg@att.net OR contact the seller and see if they will keep animal until able to pick up. Also call sale barn Dan 573.578.4939 for name of haulers, or call Harold Ramey for names of members who may haul for you.309.251.5832 or email fordkingcobra1@gmail.com

Buyer can take their Highlands after the auction or make arrangements with the help of HHCA members for delivery or later pickup at the sellers farm or other available holding place. These arrangements must be made prior to the sale.

Buyers can pick up animals on Sunday after the sale, but no one will be there to help load. You will have to find your own help or contact Harold 309.251.5832

For questions and more information:
Contact Harold Ramey, Auction Chairman
309.251.5832 or email fordkingcobra1@gmail.com