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We operate an auction.  An auction brings together a seller and buyers and has an auctioneer that get the highest bid from a buyer and the item is sold to them.  The seller pays a fee for this service. An auction is the only place where a verbal contract is binding so if you get the bid it is your and yours to pay for.

It amazes me sometimes how many people have never been to an auction and even so every auction does not do things the same way.   This announcement I make before almost every sale: We sell goats and hair sheep by the head, wool sheep are sold by the pound(CWT). Multiples in the ring sell for times the money- example 4 billy kids in the ring at the same time bring $100 it is $100 x 4. Families sell for one money for example if a doe and 2 kids sells for $150 it is $150 for the entire family.  We try to call out any defects but we do not always see them.  The auctioneer sees mostly the back of the animal so you look them over closely because when you get the bid it is yours today and still yours tomorrow. If you need something penned off please tell the clerk or penner and we will pen it separately.  Also if you want to buy one animal out of several in the ring ask the auctioneer to sell choice or split them.  If you bring something and want to make a comment stand, get the auctioneers attention but please be brief so we can get the animals sold for you. If you don’t want to take what is bid- tell the auctioneer and clerk to PO(pass out) the animal at that time.  That way the animal’s pen no is changed and it is put in your pen not the bidders pen right then.

First thing to do before the sale if you are a buyer is to check in at the office and get your bid card. If you do not have one and are new  we need to see your drivers licence.

IF you area seller checking in animals go to the unload area or get in line to be unloaded.  We will get your information there.  And if you stay and wish to buy be sure and get a bidder card at the office.

 Consignment sale: The miscellaneous sale starts at 3:30 but your items must be checked in by 3PM. We sell miscellaneous items such as household items, farm items, tools, poultry, rabbits, hay, equipment, etc.   We have changed and sell poultry- chickens, turkeys, quail, ducks, etc. rabbits  first, then do the miscellaneous stuff,  garden produce, hatching eggs, then hay and large equipment if we have any. Once you have gotten the high bid you must secure your items but do not leave the premises until they are paid for.  If you are the seller and don’t like the price your item brings you can pass out(PO) the animal or item but do it right then.  Inform the auctioneer or clerk to PO the item so that the potential buyer does not secure the item and you need to secure your items you have po’d.  There is a charge selling your items or a charge for POing an item. If you have sold items or PO’d an item you must check in at the office and pay your charges or collect your check.  Once the sale is over and all items are clerked in please settle up. The consignment sale and livestock sale are settled differently due to regulations from P&S

Livestock sale: Check in animals Sat starting at 8:30AM all day till sale time- no appointment or scheduling necessary. Call 405 615 7065 to schedule an appointment if you can’t get you animals there on Sat and need to bring them Thurs. or Fri. and we’ll meet you there to unload.  We are usually there from 3-6 on Fri afternoons sale weekend but always call first on Fri. to be sure someone is available to meet you.

All goats are tagged and sent to their own pen with water.

1st checked in 1st thru ring.

It is to your advantage to get there early so pictures of what you are selling can be posted on Facebook.  Also we sell in order received so if you come in first you are first and if you come in last you are last.  If someone is looking for what you have they may be 2-3 hr away and to get you another buyer for your stock you need to be there by noon so we can get pictures posted.  I realize it is sometimes difficult because of the distance you live away from us or you work schedule but we will unload after the sale starts if you have to arrive late but that is subject to what help we have for the day.  It may take a while to get you unloaded if I have no one to pull off the line to help you. . But realize the buyers are not likely to leave the auction ring to come look at what you brought after the sale starts.

All animals are weighed and weights, no. head, ave weight, and tag no  are put on the incoming TV screen for you to see even though all goats and hair sheep are sold by the head.  Wool sheep by CWT.  Families are sold for one price for doe and kid or kids or ewe and lambs, multiples sell for times the money.  We have added an extra screen to tell you how many animals are still left to sell.   The info screen shows no’s as they are checked in and when they begin selling update with sold no’s and no left to sell and updates any new check-in’s received after the sale starts.  The sold screen tells the last animal sold, price and buyers no. If you are selling and do not like the price please PO it right then in the ring.  Tell the ring clerk or auctioneer to PO it and it will be charged back to you.

When sold the animals they are penned in your pen.  And if you need to request something penned in a separate pen we can do that for you too.  Tell the clerk or penner/ring person to pen it separate.  At any time you can get a working copy of what all you have bought.

Registered goats are sold as received and we read the papers in the ring.  Papers are also available to look at in the office before the sale.  We do check tattoos when they arrive to be sure they match and will advise you if they are hard to read or missing.  The papers are compared to the tattoos when checked in and labeled according to the goats tag no on the papers

All goats & sheep must be scrapie tagged.  If not we apply the tags there is a $2.00 charge.  You can order tags from the Dept. of Ag and tag them yourself and save the fees and get to keep all the paperwork.  A registered animal does not have to be scrapie tagged PROVIDED papers accompany it and the tattoos are readable.

When you settle out you are given a print out showing the tag no's you bought or sold, the price, the ave. price per head and ave. CWT for your records.  You double check tags & no’s and sign off on your load out.  If you sell, as soon as your animals are sold you can pick up your check at the office.  If you can’t be there your check is mailed on Monday.

Commissions are % based on the price of animal not a flat rate.  A $30 goat, a $60 goat, and a $100 grade goat at our commission and yardage would cost you $16.20.  At a flat rate of $6.00 it would be $18.  Flat rates are easier for people who don't use computers but a computer generated invoice gives you so much more information for you to use.  We  charge a small fee for yardage ($.50) and insurance is charged according to the insurance fee as per requirements by Packers & Stockyards of the USDA (referred to as P&S).  We can also print you a report of what you bought or sold during the year if needed.  Our auctioneer tries to get you the best price for your goats.  We have been 7% or min of $3.50 + .50 yardage + what ever the insurance co charges ever since we started. A PO fee on a grade animal is $5.  A registered goat is 9% plus the other fees.  A PO fee on a registered animals is $15.00.  If we have to put on scrapie tags we charge $2.00 for that service.  In the livestock sale we can print your check or take your payment as soon as you animals sell or if you have purchased what you want.  We usually have enough help to load you right then if you want to get your animals and leave.  If you PO an animal you must check in at the office and pay the PO fees to get a load out for your animal.  Nothing is loaded out without a load out report.

Our miscellaneous sale is various commissions.  Misc household goods, tools, poultry, rabbits, are 20% with anything bringing less than $2 is 30%.  Farm produce is 10%. Check our schedule in the lobby on the bulletin board.  Our auctioneer works just as hard selling a $1 item as a $15 item in the consignment sale.  We are not computerized clerking outside for the consignment sale yet so takes a little while after things are sold to get the bids on the computer inside then we can settle up and print your check.  Hopefully soon we will be computerized outside for that sale and can settle out as soon as you are ready to leave or all your stuff has sold.

We have a comfortable, handicap accessible seating and barn, AC, and a nice lobby and friendly people to help you.

We do not tolerate bad checks so please if you are new buyer call us and give us your banking info(name & address of bank & bank officer) so we can approve you writing a check otherwise please bring cash.  We do not accept credit or debit cards.  Also we are requested by our insurance Co to use Central filing and enter the bank name on your check if you have a lien. If you do not tell us and we find out on Mon that there is a lien we will stop payment and reissue and subtract the fees for stop payment from your check.  Therefore we must know your lien holder’s information.  That must be provided at check in.

We realize people do not like to leave a sale so we have started taking an intermission about 1/2 way thru the sale IF we have a large amount of livestock (over 250 hd).  That gives our auctioneer, clerks and help a chance for a potty break as well as our customers.  It also gives the boys outside a chance to move the livestock up to the pens just emptied so it will flow as fast during the last part of the sale.  You can get up, stretch your legs, check out what is left to be sold also grab a pop or candy bar at the concession and not miss anything going thru the ring. If it’s a small sale we go right on thru.

We post a market report on this web page Mon. or Tues. following the sale.  All goats, hair sheep, or wool sheep are in the report not just the best ones as some markets report except it does not report dogs or llamas.   Also Josh will publish a summary on Facebook.  It does report everything including the dogs or llamas sold. Our Facebook page is Countryside Auction--listed as agriculture and Chandler, Ok.

We gladly let you make comments about what you are selling if you want to but ask that you make it brief so we can get them sold for you.  Our auctioneer works very hard at getting you the best price.  But look the animal over.  We try to call any defects but the auctioneer usually only sees the back of the animal.  When he says sold it is yours regardless of any defects.

We are licensed by Packers & Stockers, USDA and licensed by Ok Dept of AG and we are bonded.  But there are scammers out there trying to buy cheap and then give you a bad check.  Protect yourself.  See our buyer-seller  beware page.  We also do file a report with the Lincoln Co sheriff if we get a bad check and file charges against these people immediately.  New people must pay with cash until we can check out your check writing with your bank. We do not take credit or debit cards.

We do have employees who buy at the sale.  Your check will show you if anything was bought by an employee.  This is in compliance with P&S USDA.  We have about 6 people who have interest in animals who work in the back and they will sometimes bid on something they want.  A comment was made the other day they were running up prices.  Trust me they don’t have time to run up prices.  Some times they tell me they wanted to bid on something but didn’t get the chance.  I realize if you are trying to buy you want less bidders but if I restricted them to bid then when you sell you have a possibility of 6 less bidders interested in your product.  Is that fair. No it’s not fair to restrict them from adding to their herds nor is it fair to the seller to restrict the no of buyers interested in their animals.

If this doesn’t answer all you question please call us.  We’d be happy to answer anything we can but we cannot predict future prices.  405  615 7065

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I have posted the Muslin and Mexican holidays on the bulletin board.  I have had people ask me when they are so they can try to hit that market. Not all holidays are the feasts so do your research.  I had an employee recently tell me she was ask why we were trying to get everybody to convert to Islam.  Said we had a deal on the wall telling you how to do it.  I don’t quite know how a list of holidays does that but apparently someone thinks so.   Then my next question is I also have the Mexican holidays and how do you convert to Mexican????  No matter how you try to help people sell and do well somebody always thinks it’s wrong.

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