VBPA FEEDER CATTLE SALE
Vintage Sales Stables, Inc.
8, 2019 @ 6PM
Consignments accepted through midnight on February
Pickup the morning of Wednesday, March 6th.
VBPA is holding MONTHLY SALES. We need your
consignments as early as possible to plan for the lowest
trucking prices. Note the cutoff date for this sale above!
VBPA is providing an eastern
VT collection point in White River Junction at 340 North Hartland Road, at
the old Howard Johnson's Complex Parking Lot (100 feet from
the intersection of 89 and 91) and a [log in to unmask],-73.1224836,15z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x2f801bfe47c6b401!8m2!3d44.4958109!4d-73.1224836">western
VT collection point at the Champlain Valley
Fairgrounds in Essex Junction. We also have a central
VT collection point at the stop light on
Route 7 in Charlotte at the old gas station.
CVE pickup is 10am
WRJ pickup is Noon
The collection points are where you transfer from your
trailer to the sale trailer.
You'll be emailed waybill forms between the date
consignments are closed and the date of pickup that must
accompany your cattle on the shipment. Be sure to provide
an email address and phone number in your consignment so we
can reach you!
Your cattle must be marked with large easy to read
FARM TAGS so they can be identified by sale staff prior to
the sale. The FARM TAG should be letters (your initials or
farm initials) followed by a number such as WC1, WC2 etc.
Without your ear tags, it is possible that your animals will
be unidentifiable during the sale and VBPA and the sale barn
assume no responsibility for your failure to identify your
animals with LARGE EASY TO READ EAR TAGS.
Note that METAL EAR TAGS are also REQUIRED
by VT law for animals living in Vermont for positive
identification. 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.
Cattle will be weighed prior to entering the Sale
Ring and be auctioned off to the highest bidder. 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: If we do NOT get a full truckload, trucking costs
may be higher. You are welcome to check with the office
to see where things stand. Check by the deadline for
best results. Also, if you recruit your friends and
neighbors to consign, shipping cocts will be lower.
**ALSO NOTE: Cows, bulls and pregnant cows WILL need to
be separated from other smaller cattle. Inform the
office if you have any cows, pregnant cows, or bulls. We
do not accept Bulls over 500lbs.
The non-refundable consignment fee is $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 and trucking. A check will
be mailed to each consignor directly by the sale barn
following the sale. Be sure you have accurate information
in your consignment and waybills.
Budget Worksheet for Feeder Sale - 10 head
weighing 500 pounds - all figures approximate
VBPA member consignment - $10
per head ($100 for the group)
Sale Barn fees (hay/water) -
$5 per head ($50 for the group)
Beef Checkoff - $1 per head ($10 for the group)
Shipping (presuming 75 head at $4 per loaded mile) - $22 per
head ($220 for the group)
Sell price $1.50/lb
Gross Income - $7,500
Total expense - $380
APPROXIMATE NET INCOME on 10 head weighing
500 pounds - $7,120
Call the VBPA office toll free with questions: (844)