The everyday of our family farm
Intense. Is there any buying on line or do purchasers have to have a representative present?
This is our local livestock exchange. All the selling is done onsite with each of the buyers having many clients that they are buying for. The online buying and selling of cattle is becoming more popular particularly for stud stock, but it is not quite feasible yet for all livestock to be sold that way.
Somehow I'm reminded of the "war room" in Dr. Strangelove.... Nicely caught.
I hope the sale went well.
The sale went very well. Cattle prices are really good at the moment.
Gosh! Seats! It's a lot more orderly than any livestock sale I've ever seen before.
Do you have the tradition of 'luck money' at cattle auctions? It'd not easy to explain! see here. http://farmingforum.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?15090-Luck-money
No we don't. I had no idea what you meant until looking at the forum link. That is a most interesting concept and obviously based on tradition and a little superstition too perhaps.