When you are looking for livestock for sale you could be looking for any of the following:
- Dairy Beef / Heifers / Weaners / Herds
- Export Dairy Heifers
- Service Bulls
You will be looking for quality livestock that meets your requirements, so finding a livestock agent that can assist you in every way possible to help you find what you are looking for is an all important task.
With the advent of the internet, such a task has become easier. Typing in ‘livestock for sale’ into a Search Engine can present you with a number of livestock trading sites where you can take a look at the stock available, along with information on their breeding background, calving date and any other information relating to the animal that you are looking at.
An agent’s site that offers an online quoting system can make life a lot easier too. With this option it’s just a matter of browsing through the site hitting the ‘quote’ or ‘enquire’ button and filling in a few details about yourself, then hit submit and the agency will get back to you with the information you require.
You will also want to be able to find out about the agent that is selling the livestock. By looking online you can save time by reading through their ‘about us’ section for example to see if the person you are going to be dealing with is experienced in their field and what areas they service. When buying livestock you want to be sure that you are buying healthy, quality animals from a trusted agent who you feel that you can call on when buying or selling livestock in the future.
Be sure to check that the livestock that is for sale on their website is in the area or the country that you are in. Searching from New Zealand for example, you may come across an American site which may well have great livestock, but it’s miles away and likely to be of little use to you.
Remember that the last thing you want to be doing is investing money in a ‘dud’ animal that is not going to provide you with the return on investment you desire. So find yourself an agent in your area that focuses on livestock for sale online and give yourself a head start on finding the animal/s that you are after.