The Vermont Beef Producers Association (VBPA) is a service based non-profit organization that strives to be the foundation of a profitable and sustainable beef industry in Vermont. Founded in 1981, the association works to advance members’ economic and legislative interests. The farmers and cattle producers of the Vermont Beef Producers Association serve as stewards of the livestock, land, and environment entrusted to them. The VBPA is a network of passionate people working together to produce high quality beef.
VBPA FEEDER CATTLE SALE
Vintage Sales Stables, Inc.
September 28, 2018 @ 6PM
Consignments accepted through midnight on September 14th.
Pickup the morning of Wednesday September 26th.
Consign right now by CLICKING HERE
VBPA is holding MONTHLY SALES this Fall. The September Sale is an early sale for those of you who have cattle ready that month. There will also be a sale on October 26th, November 16th and December 14th. 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 western VT collection point at the Champlain Valley Fairgrounds in Essex Junction. The collection points are where you transfer from your trailer to the sale trailer.
You’ll be emailed waybill forms between the date consigments 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 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.
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 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 $1.60/lb
Gross Income – $8,000
Total expense – $380
APPROXIMATE NET INCOME on 10 head weighing 500 pounds – $7,620
For more information, contact VBPA at 844-321-2333
Call the VBPA office anytime toll free with questions: (844) 321-2333
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