2013 National Belted Galloway Sale & The Maine Event - Elite Heifer Sale
April 27, 2013 at the Fryeburg Fairgrounds
Event Rules and Regulations
Consignment Rules: Please read carefully before submitting nominations.
- Cattle quality needs to be the top priority in the selection of consignments.
- All entries must be registered; cows with calf at side will sell as one single lot, calves must have registrations papers or completed application for registration.
- All animals need to be halter broken and of appropriate disposition.
- Five (5) generation clean pedigrees required.
- Animals previously sold at the National Sale are not eligible to be consigned.
- All females that are three (3) years of age and older must be bred and examined safe with calf or have a calf at her side.
- Bulls older than one year of age must be accompanied by a breeding soundness examination.
- Cows born before 04/25/06, (seven years prior to sale date), will not be accepted.
- All cattle will meet health requirements set forth by the State of Maine.
- Females with white below the dew claw (“W” designation in the registration #), will not qualify for nomination.
- Any auctioned semen must be DNA tested for AI Certification purposes.
- All cattle will be clipped, washed, and presented in an orderly fashion.
- Bulls and females consigned will sell guaranteed by the consignor to be breeders.
- All consignments are required to have proper identification, matching them to their registration papers, tattoos will be checked upon arrival.
- All cattle will sell within the guidelines set forth by the Belted Galloway Society breed requirements.
- All entries are subject to screening by a selection committee prior to acceptance.
- The NEGG Sale Committee reserves the right to reject any animal that is determined to be unhealthy, unsound, unfit, or unmanageable.
If you are importing cattle from outside the State of Maine, you will need to obtain a permit number by contacting the Division of Animal Health Industry: Melissa Freeman at (207) 287-3701.
Cattle must meet the health requirements for interstate shipment of beef cattle to and from the State of Maine and must be free of contagious diseases. We recommend that your veterinarian contact the Maine State Veterinarian for updated health requirements prior to filling out health papers. The Maine State Veterinarian’s information is as follows:
Donald E. Hoenig, V.M.D.
Maine Dept. of Agriculture
28 State House Station
Augusta, Maine 04333
(207) 287-3701 (207) 624-5044 Fax
Please note that all vaccination dates must be documented.
Each animal must have an individual Certificate of Veterinary Inspection certifying the following:
1. Negative Test results for:
- TB - All cattle over 6 months of age must test negative within 30 days of the sale date.
- Brucellosis – All cattle over 6 months of age must test negative within 30 days of the sale date. Exception: Female cattle that are vaccinated for Brucellosis are exempt from this requirement until they reach 18 months of age.
- NOTE: Cattle originating from TB-free and/or Brucellosis-free states that have resided there for at least one year, carrying official identification, do not have to test, but it is strongly recommended; consignments may be sold into states that require testing.
- Additional testing for Canadian export eligibility: Anaplasmosis test within 30 days of sale.
- Other negative test results for BVD-PI, Johnes’s, or Bovine Leucosis may be listed on CVI.
- Rabies – All animals must have a rabies certificate signed by a veterinarian.
- Shipping Fever – All animals must have a minimum of a 4-way viral respiratory vaccination not more than 6 months or less than 4 weeks prior to the sale.
3. Canadian import/export:
- We recommend your veterinarian contact the USDA veterinarian for Maine, Chip Ridkey at (207)287-7632. If he is unavailable, they should contact the USDA APHIS office in Sutton, Massachusetts at: (508)363-2290: fax (508)363-2272.
Terms and Conditions of Sale
- Terms Cash, Check or Credit Card. Each animal to be sold to the highest bidder. The auctioneer shall settle any dispute as to bids. Reserve bids accepted from consignor, if any, will be announced.
- Announcements concerning cattle made at the sale ring by owners or auctioneer will take precedence over statements in the sale catalog.
- Risk. All persons who attend the sale do so at their own risk and neither sale organizers nor the Fryeburg Fairgrounds shall assume liability, legal or otherwise, for any accidents which may occur.
- Tom Carper, auctioneer, acts as agent for the sellers.
- Health certificates will be available for cattle to be shipped interstate.
- Registration certificates will be transferred to buyers at sellers’ expense. Each buyer must give the clerk his proper name and address for making transfers. All animals offered at the Belted Galloway Sale are guaranteed to be purebred.
- Delivery. Sale organizers will make every attempt to assist buyers in locating transportation at the lowest possible cost.
- Bidding. If you are unable to attend the sale in person you may contact the sale management to make arrangements for absentee bidding. You may also bid on-line this year as the auction will be broadcast live over the internet by DVAuctions (www.DVAuctions.com).