AUCTION TERMS

A.I. (artificial insemination)

A cow that is A. I.’d is considered exposed.

AUCTIONEER

The individual that actually cries the auction.

BLOOD TEST

Cattle are bled to be tested for bangs and T. B.

BRED

A female mated either by a bull or A. I. but not examined safe in calf.

CATALOG ORDER

Each animal is given a lot number separate of private herd number to make identification easier during auction.

COMMERCIAL

A term used to identify animals not registered.

DONOR

Cow that has been flushed to produce multiple embryos for transplant.

HEALTH PAPERS

Papers necessary to move cattle from one area to another, issued bv a licensed veterinarian showing cattle free from bangs and T. B.

HERD NUMBER

Number given to breeder by breed association for identification.

INSURANCE

Livestock may be insured against death, and since they become your property at the drop of the auctioneer’s hammer or at the word sold, you should insure immediately for your protection.

LOT NUMBER

Number given to animal for auction purpose only.

OPEN

A female that has not been exposed or bred A. I.

PAIR

Open female with baby calf and has not been remated.

PASTURE EXPOSED

A female that has been running in pasture with bull but has not been examined.

PRIVATE HERD NUMBER

Permanent number given an animal by the breeder for identification.

RECIPIENT

Cow that receives the embryo from a donor cow.

REGISTRATION NUMBER

Number given to animal by the breed association for identification.

RING MAN

Assistant to the auctioneer. Helps with bid watching by working a designated section or group of buyers.

SALE HEAD QUARTERS

Motel recommended for overnite stay at auction. Not where the auction is held.

SALE ORDER

The order of sale by lot numbers: not consecutive order. Usually made by sale manager or sale committee.

SALE SITE

Where auction is actually held.

SALES MANAGER

The individual or group that conducts, arranges, or directs the auction.

SEMEN TESTED (fertility tested)

Term used to identify a bull that has passed a satisfactory semen test bv a licensed Veterinarian.

TERMS & CONDITIONS

The rules that an auction is conducted by. Thev are equally important to both buyer and seller.

THREE IN ONE

Cow with calf at side that has been mated and examined by a licensed vet to be safe in calf.

 

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