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 FALL CATTLE SALE
FRIDAY OCTOBER 27, 2017
Collection Point at Champlain Valley Exposition Wed 10/25/17
Please mark your calendar!
Consignments can be made online right now by clicking directly below
Cattle can only be consigned online. Do not use old consignment forms or waybills from previous sales. Only ONLINE entries will be accepted. If you need any help consigning cattle contact our office at 844-321-2333 (BEEF).
Announcing the 2017 Fall Cattle Sale – held again this year Vintage Stables in Paradise, Pennsylvania. VBPA is providing a collection point at the Champlain Valley Fairgrounds in the usual location on the Wednesday before the sale. You can deliver consigned animals to the collection point or haul them to the sale in PA the day of the sale.
Cattle will be penned by owner and sorted based on sex and size. The cattle will be weighed prior to entering the Sale Ring Friday night 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 stables. The barn manager will give a verbal statement that the cattle are such prior to entering the ring. 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 as of July 2017 for any animals moved in Vermont, 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 or emailing him at email@example.com (Southern VT), James Cameron at (802) 279-4962 or emailing Jim.firstname.lastname@example.org (Northwest VT), Zachary Bartlett at (802) 371-9949 or emailing email@example.com (Northeast VT), your local veterinarian, or your State Department of Agriculture.
As usual, per head fees will be deducted from your proceeds for commission ($13/hd feeders, $16/hd cows, $29/cow-calf pair), yardage (est $6/hd), beef check-off ($1) and trucking. Trucking cost is variable depending on how many head are consigned, but we estimate the cost to be about $20 for feeders and $40 for cows on a full load. A check will be mailed to each consignor directly by the sale barn following the sale. Owners may deliver their cattle independently to Vintage if they wish.
Contact VBPA Main Office with questions: (844) 321-BEEF; or email Maria Slattery, Marketing Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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