Big Muddy rancher wrote:It does seem like a shoddy way to do business.
Either sell a couple hundred over a few sales or list theirs early and build a sale around them so consignors know what's coming.
Exactly----at the very least: "We'll have 700 of our own in that sale."
One might seriously think that people running auctions for the long haul might realize that when they give themselves preferential treatment or when they let buyers take turns stealing odd/small lots, it's gonna hurt 'em, long term.
I prefer not to deal with people that stupid---or ones who think I'm that dumb. Commission in Montana is commonly around 2 3/4%----Outa state is closer to 1%, it's closer to where most are going to be fed anyhow and they like Montana calves.