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Tel-O-Auction sales are on scheduled Mondays at 6 p.m., unless otherwise noted. If you have Virginia feeder cattle that you would like to consign to a Tel-O-Auction sale, please contact Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) Livestock Marketing Services at 804.786.3935 or the Virginia Cattlemen's Association at 540.992.1009.

2018 Tel-O-Auction Sale Dates

  • January 8, January 15, January 22
  • February 12, February 26
  • March 12, March 26
  • April 2, April 9, April 23
  • May 14
  • June 11, June 25
  • July 9, July 23, July 30
  • August 2, August 6, August 13, August 27
  • September 10, September 24
  • October 8, October 22
  • November 5, November 12, November 26
  • December 3, December 10

Market Reports

Sale Procedures

  • Information on the cattle is available one week prior to sale from the Virginia Cattlemen's Association.
  • Buyers must call the Virginia Cattlemen's Association office (540.992.1009) by 5 p.m. day of sale to receive their bid number.
  • Cattle are officially evaluated on USDA grades by VDACS Livestock Marketing Specialists; providing description of cattle, health program, weighing conditions and other information.
  • Buyers make payment to the market for the cattle by the delivery date either by check or wire transfer of funds.
  • An adjustment in price ("slide") will be used if the actual weight of the cattle is heavier or lighter than the estimated weight of the load. The "slide" amount will be announced at the beginning of each sale.
  • The successful buyer, in cooperation with the seller, will select a delivery date within (10) days following the sale unless otherwise stated.
  • Buyer must give at least 24 hours notice of pick up time.
  • Buyers are responsible for obtaining any and all necessary health papers to accompany cattle to their destination.
  • Last bidder on “no sales” has first purchase option at owner’s floor price.

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