2018 Rules for Douglas County Beef Improvement Association Livestock Auction
Eligibility of Exhibitors: Only exhibitors who are members of the Beef Improvement Association are eligible to sell in the Livestock Auction. If you do not qualify to participate in the auction, you may advertise your animal for sale in your stall area along with the organization you’re affiliated with after the completion of the Livestock Auction event.
Affiliated organizations are responsible for the payment of the beef promotional costs for each animal.
- Beef project animals that are to be sold at the fair must be in possession of the seller and housed in Douglas County, by December 1 of the year before the fair in which the animal is to be shown. Market Swine projects must be in possession of the seller by April 1 of the current year and Market Sheep project must be in possession of the seller by May 1 of the current year.
- All Market project animals that are to be sold in the Market Livestock Auction must be identified by the identification committee of the Douglas County Beef Improvement Association on or about project possession date.
- Market Project animals consigned must be steers of beef breeds or of breed crosses weighing a minimum of 950 pounds and graded High Select or better. Miniature steers must grade high select or better or they will not be able to be sold at the Douglas County Beef Improvement Association sanctioned Market Livestock Auction. Swine shall have a minimum weight of 210 pounds and Sheep shall have a minimum weight of 90 pounds.
- All market livestock projects will be weighed on the first day they are brought onto the fairgrounds. The Livestock Judge will grade the animals on judging day.
- Each exhibitor can sell a maximum of one animal in the Market Livestock Auction, in each livestock category: beef, swine and sheep.
- One female animal of beef breeding stock, at least 4 months of age, must be shown at the fair with the steer in order to sell the steer in the Market Livestock Auction. One female animal of sheep breeding stock, at least 4 months of age, must be shown at the fair with the market sheep in order to sell the market sheep in the Market Livestock Auction.
- Bidding is open to the public. Market quotations for the day will be given before the Market Livestock Auction starts. Copies of the Market Livestock Auction list will be supplied to buyers on the day of the Market Livestock Auction.
- Livestock will be sold according to the order printed Market Livestock Auction list.
- Exhibitors are responsible for their animals until the end of the fair.
- The Beef Improvement Association and its members will not be liable for any injury or loss to any person, business, or association involved in the Beef Projects, Swine Projects and/or Sheep Projects at the Market Livestock Auction or at the fair or involving transportation of the animals or in any other activity connected with the projects.
- Buyers may advertise above the animals they purchased until the end of the fair.
- Full payment for each purchased market animal is due by the end of the fair and a check is to be made out to the Douglas County Beef Improvement Association.
- FIVE PERCENT (5%) of the selling price of each animal will be charged to help cover Association expenses and costs of educating members, additionally penalties will be charged when applicable.
- A copy of the Douglas County Beef Improvement Association Bylaws are available upon written request to the Douglas County Beef Improvement Association Secretary.
- Livestock purchased at Douglas County Beef Improvement Association Livestock Auction will be processed at a state inspected facility, unless otherwise arranged.