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At the sale: Steps 1 – 3

With the majority of hard work already done, your mission on sale day is to visually assess just the bulls on your shortlists and then bid, with your budget in mind, on those that make the cut.

1. Visually appraise your shortlisted bulls.

The basics have not changed. On sale day, cross off bulls on your shortlist that don’t meet your structural and temperament assessments or that are not reproductively fit.

2. Evaluate the remaining bulls on your list and make a purchasing plan.

Sales can occur quickly and being well prepared prevents rushed decisions, especially when the bulls on your list are not lotted in your desired order.

3. Bid on bulls on your shortlist that meet your physical assessments and your budget.

With your budget in mind (see step 8 in ‘Before the sale’), you can feel confident in bidding on bulls that make your cut.

Sale day is all about focusing on your shortlisted bulls and checking they meet your structural and temperament assessments and your budget.