|ZAS adopts new livestock sales format|
|Wednesday, 15 August 2012 00:00|
These cattle will be on the Internet and potential buyers can bid through the Internet or live at the Show.
The sale will commence on Friday August 17-24.
The idea is to allow potential
(a) Negotiate the price
(b) Arrange payment, etc, before the closure of the sale,
(c) There is no pressure on a buyer as there is at a live auction,
(d) Cattle will be permitted to leave on Sunday the 26th and all veterinary requirements must be arranged by the buyer (cattle movement permits, etc).
The sellers will pay ZAS a commission whether it is through RLMS or Forrester.
The “spin” on this is that ZAS is encouraging livestock producers to sell breeding stock towards improving the national herd and giving the potential buyers an opportunity to acquire quality cattle at a reasonable price.
For more information email ZAS Public Relations Officer Heather Madombwe on email@example.com