The Spring Private Treaty Open House Sale
SPRING SALE LISTINGS:
- 40 Yearling Angus & Black SmAN bulls from Downey Ranch - click here for full listing.
- 25 Yearling & 12 2-YO Red Angus & red SmAN bulls from KCC
The bulls were on test 11/28/2022 - 3/6/2023. Our test is designed with our nutritionist to let the bulls show differences in their potential without getting fat. Fat bulls have a lot of appeal come sale day, but they don't do us or YOU any good. Fat bulls may have sub-clinical damage to their feet, livers, rumens, etc. and have deposited fat in their scrotums. Come the tough days of breeding season, this could result in you having more open cows.
How does your Private Treaty Bid-off work?
If you want a chance at EVERYTHING we're offering this spring, you need to be at DRI (or have made arrangements with us ahead of time) on Saturday, April 22 and have your selections made by the 12pm start time. You will be issued as many tags as you want with your number. All bulls will have a base price posted. You'll place your tag(s) on the bull(s) you're interested in by 12pm. Placing a tag gives you the right but not the obligation to purchase a bull, so don't hesitate to place tags on 4 bulls that meet your specs even if you only need 2.
If you can't make it, don't worry. We can do your bidding for you. Like always, we'll handle your business with honesty & integrity.
If at 12pm, multiple folks are interested in one bull, we will open up bidding between ONLY those folks with their tags on that particular bull, starting with the bull with the most tags. This is the "Bid-off" portion of the sale. We will ask those people and only those people to keep their hands up until the bull reaches a price where they're no longer interested. If the last 2 people drop their hands on the same incremental bid, the bull goes to the lower buyer number.
At that point, the people who did not get the bid-off bull just sold (and only those people) can move their tag to another bull that meets their criteria if need be. When there are no longer any bulls with multiple tags, then the bid-off portion is concluded and any single-tagged bulls are considered sold. If you put tags out on 3 bulls and only need 2, please remove your other tags as soon as your order is filled.
After the bid-off portion is concluded, it is a straight 1st-come, 1st-served sale. For your convenience and ease of viewing, we will have the entire offering available at DRI Saturday until 5pm & again from 12 pm - 4 pm on Sunday. After Sunday, don't worry: you can still buy a bull, but they will be at their home ranches - black AN & Sm AN at DRI, Red AN & red SmAN at KCC.