VBPA SPECIAL FEEDER CATTLE SALE
Canandaigua, NY at Fingerlakes Livestock Exchange
Consign this week!
VBPA Cattle Sale held at Fingerlakes Livestock Exchange in Canandaigua, NY. VBPA is providing an eastern VT collection point and a western VT collection point at sites to be determined by the locations of consignors. The collection points will be where you transfer from your trailer to the sale trailer. Consignments are accepted through the Sunday before each sale.
Cattle will be weighed prior to entering the Sale Ring and be auctioned off to the highest bidder. All the Vermont cattle will be sold in consecutive order. If the cattle are pre-conditioned (i.e. vaccinated, de-wormed, weaned, etc.) the details must be on your waybill and this information will be used by the auctioneer at the sale. It would be in the best interest of the consignor to have pre-conditioning management protocols in place as it typically justifies a premium.
Note that metal ear tags are REQUIRED for positive identification in addition to the farm tag as required by law. The Vermont Agency of Agriculture provides free of charge NUES tags (metal ear tags) and applicators for officially identifying cattle. These tags may be obtained by contacting Darryl Kuehne at (802) 793-5348 (Southern VT), James Cameron at (802) 279-4962 (Northwest VT), Zachary Bartlett at (802) 371-9949 (Northeast VT), your local veterinarian, or your State Department of Agriculture.
The VBPA consignment fee to $10 per head for VBPA members and $15 per head for non-members. This is to pay for advertising and marketing and VBPA expenses to put on the sale.
At the sale barn, per head fees will be deducted from your proceeds for commission ($18/hd 301-700#, $21/hd 701#+, $21/hd bulls 701-1200#); yardage is FREE; there is also a 1% of gross fee to the sale barn; and trucking. Trucking cost is at $2.50 per loaded mile from the collection point. A check will be mailed to each consignor directly by the sale barn following the sale.
Call the VBPA office toll free with questions: (844) 321-2333