Cattle are delivered to the market the day prior to the sale where they are sorted for quality, weight and confirmation. These cattle are then weighed with a pencil shrink which is determined by miles travelled to the market. Once the cattle are weighed they are moved to designated pens for cattle of the same quality, confirmation and weight categories. All cattle delivered to an NLS facility will go on feed and water after they are weighed and before reloading for shipment to their new destination. This allows us, as the market operator, to ensure that the buyer is receiving your cattle in sound condition not having stood in dry pens for up to 36 hours without nutrition.
Why should you pre-book for cattle sales?
By the producers pre-booking calves it allows us to monitor delivery times to the market so cattle can be sorted and weighed promptly avoiding excess shrink. Having producer’s pre-book calves also allows the market operator to discuss with potential buyers quality, estimated weight and general numbers of head at that given sale. Any information that we can pass on to order buyers or feedlot operators prior to the sale is very beneficial to the seller. Please remember at NLS we are not just sellers of cattle we are cattle marketers working with the producer’s best interest in mind.
Which forms should I fill out when selling a horse?
When selling a horse at any of our facilities, you will need to fill out a regular livestock manifest and an Equine Information Document (EID).
The EID can be found here.
When filling out the EID, please use red and black to draw the markings on the horse, and a blue pen to fill out the remainder of the form.