ConneXion Cattle Consignment Form
This form is for you to include all of the information important to Marketing your cattle successfully with ConneXion! Please fill out this form to the Best of your Knowledge as it pertains to your program and the cattle you are selling.
For any questions or if unsure of any answers, leave a note at the bottom of this form. Thanks!
Please see Terms and Conditions:
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Call Our Sales Manager
Our Sales Manager can answer any of your questions and help you fill out this form!
Call or Text - Boe Robbie: 406-855-0051
Ranch / Owner Name
Mailing Address (Include Street/Town/State/ZIP)
Please fill out this information to the best of your knowledge. Check all boxes that apply.
MULTIPLE LOTS: If Consigning multiple lots, check all "Kind/Sex" that apply and list Head Counts and Base Weights in respective order separated by a comma, slash or label. You can do this so you don't have to fill out multiple forms. Also applies for mixed loads.
IF CONSIGNING 2 or more unlike lots (Eg. Steer Calves and Yearling Open Heifers and Bred Cows) please fill out a different form for each lot.
Kind/Sex: Weaned Steer Calves ; Weaned Heifer Calves
Head Count: 180/90
Base Weight: 675, 650
(If shipping on 2 different dates, please specify in "notes to brokers" section)
Please call Boe Robbie @ 406.855.0051 with any questions! Thank You!
Check All that apply. Feeders- Warmed up 750-900 wt cattle. Yearlings- Off Grass. Weaned- 45-90 days off the cow.
Yearling Guaranteed Open Heifers
Yearling Spayed Heifers
Total number of cattle you have to sort from.
eg. 90% Black Angus/BWF 10% Red/RWF (Commonly Used: Black, Red, BWF, RWF, Baldy, CharX, SimX)
Approximate Delivery Date:
Spring Shots & Fall Pre-Weaning Shots
Pre-Weaning & Weaning Boosters
Weaning Shots & Booster at Turnout
First Round Vaccinations (Names & Dates Given)
Most Recent Vaccinations (Names & Dates Given)
Value Added Programs:
Beef Quality Assurance Certified Program
Breed Specific (eg. LimFlex, Certified Red Angus, Angus Source)
NHTC (Third-Party Verified)
Verified Natural (Third-Party Verified)
NeverEver 3 (NE3)
GAP (Specifiy below / include certificate number if available.)
Purchased, All One-Iron
Purchased, Country Sales
Purchased, Auction Cattle
Feed Program prior to Shipping
Check at least two that describe your program. (eg. On the cow, grazing on native Dryland. Weaned, Running out, Fed Long-stem Hay)
On the cow
In feedlot pens
Grazing on native dryland pasture
Grazing on mountain pastures
Grazing on regrowth hay meadows
Grazing on irrigated pasture
Fed Long-stem Hay as needed
Feedlot High-roughage ration
Feedlot grower ration to gain ~2.5 lbs/day
Eg. Ranch Corrals 25 miles from Town
Weighing Conditions: Shrinks & Slides
Slide Explanation: The Slide is a system used to adjust the Final Price of Cattle based on the Final Weight of the cattle. This is a system which ensures the fairness of a deal and also reflects the seller's confidence in given contract weights.
OVER SLIDE: Traditional Price Slide for adjusting price based on Final weight of the cattle. Adjusts Price down to coincide with market prices. (eg.Calves Contracted at $150.00 CWT with $0.12 slide over 600 lbs weigh 620 at delivery. Price is adjusted by $.12 by 20 lbs = $2.40 CWT. So, 150.00-2.40 = $147.60 Final Price on 620 lbs.) Note: No 2-Way slides.
300-400 lbs : $0.20 Slide
405-500 lbs : $0.16 Slide
505-545 lbs : $0.14 Slide
550-645 lbs : $0.12 Slide
650-745 lbs : $0.10 Slide
750-845 lbs : $0.08 Slide
850+ lbs : $0.06 Slide
WEIGHING CONDITIONS: Conditions for fair weigh up of the cattle.
Weigh STRAIGHT or no shrink (1% on Weaned Cattle) when cattle are hauled into the scale from a distance, 15+ miles.
Weigh with a 1% (2% if Weaned) Shrink when cattle are hauled in a short distance, 5-14 miles.
Bawling calves off the cow are weighed with 2% shrink.
Weaned cattle over 600 lbs are weighed with 3% Shrink.
Weigh Conditions: (Shrink)
AM Gather, Weigh on the Ground with 3% Shrink
AM Gather, Weigh on the Ground with 2% Shrink
AM Gather, Haul 10-15 miles, Weigh on the Ground with 1% Shrink
AM Gather, Haul 15+ miles, Weigh on the Ground Straight
$0.20 Over Slide
$0.16 Over Slide
$0.14 Over Slide
$0.12 Over Slide
$0.10 Over Slide
$0.08 Over Slide
$0.06 Over Slide
MCC position on frozen ears.
It's OK, we've all been there, even in the middle of April we've froze ears on calves too. Frozen ears are a touchy subject with ranchers and feeders everywhere. We know that sometimes it just doesn't matter how much you do, there will be a few or maybe a lot of frozen ears. With the last few winters we've had, we have prepared our buyers for some nipped ears but there is a line to be drawn.
FROZE UP - Calves with frozen ears AND frozen tails CANNOT be accepted. This is because a froze up calf most likely has froze up feet and very likely lung damage as well. Cattle Feeders begin feeding a concentrate ration at about 800-850 lbs which is often in the late spring and early summer. This Hot Ration during the changing seasons will burn out and founder a froze up calf in a short period of time. Foundering, coupled with the hotter weather, adds additional strain to the calf's lungs which may be compromised because of being born in cold tough conditions. This means the Froze up calf is most likely to fail just before the finish line. It may not be 100% of the time, but most of these calves will not make it to the rail. Therefore, feeders don't want to take that chance and will not accept froze up calves.
NIPPED EARS - If a calf has MORE than 50% of the ear intact they will most likely be ok to make the truck (Situation Dependent, some calves with full or nipped ears can still show signs of frozen feet or lung damage later in the feeding period).
FROZEN EARS - Calves with LESS than 50% of the ear intact will be dealt with case by case. At the buyer's discretion or if a seller should need to sell some frozen eared cattle in order to make a truckload, MCC will discount $100 per head from the frozen eared cattle. This gives a little insurance to the buyer that even if some of the cattle don't finish, there is an allowance for lost performance. Also, this will be better for sellers because those same cattle may be docked up to $300 or more if they go through a sale ring.
Visit with us if you have some worries about frozen ears and we'll make a plan to help you work through it. Please be candid with the frozen ears situation. If we advertise no frozen or nipped ears, we will not ship ANY frozen ears. We will hold cattle at the levels you tell us. Our buyers want to buy top quality cattle and they expect to get what they pay for!
No Frozen ears will be brought to the scale.
Few Nipped ears, none greater than 50% Froze off
5% or Less have Frozen Ears, will accept $100 discount on these cattle
10% or Less have Frozen Ears, will accept $100 discount on these cattle
20% or Less have Frozen Ears, will accept $100 discount on these cattle
Lots of Frozen ears. Sell as is.
These questions are to help us to market not only your cattle but the value in your program! This tells us and our buyers more about your cattle and gives them confidence!
Where do you get your breeding bulls? Why? What is most important to you when choosing sires?
What percentage of your mother cows are home-raised?
100% Home-raised Cow Herd
60%+: Mostly home raised cows but have had to buy some cows for expansion.
Less than 50%: Building up a new herd so most of the cows are bought
We purchase our replacements from one source/ranch.
We feel that a good nutrition plan is as important as the health program. What do you do to ensure good nutrition in your calves?
How long is your calving period? When were the First & Last Calves Born?
What is the best trait of your cattle? What is your program best at?
What Management Practices do you use to make your cattle more uniform?
What weights have the cattle averaged in the past few years?
Visuals - Pictures & Video
Buyers expect to be able to see the cattle they are bidding on, even if we just send a clip from our phones. If the video is the only visual representation they have, we want to make it a good one! We can set up a time to come take video free of charge, we just ask that the cattle be in a place where we can get near them and take a good representative video. It would be best if the cattle could be gathered up at or near a corral so we can get good, close video quickly. Getting video out on the range can be difficult if you only see ten or twenty pair, and may hurt the exposure the cattle get.
You can also video the cattle yourself if you feel up to it! Send as much as you can and we'll trim and edit for you.
WATCH THE VIDEO BELOW IF YOU DECIDE TO TAKE YOUR OWN VIDEO!
TIPS FOR TAKING YOUR OWN VIDEO:
-Please make sure to hold your phone/camera HORIZONTALLY and rest it on a tripod or fence post to avoid shakiness.
-Start and Stop videoing in 1-Minute or less clips. Sending lots of short clips is easy, long clips may drastically reduce video quality.
-Keep the sun at your back, filming early morning or late evening provides the best light. Black cattle might look like a silhouette or blob if the sun is not right.
-Get Broadside or walking away shots to best show off length and muscle.
-Perfect distance: Stay far enough or close enough to get two cattle lengths (nose to tail) in one frame and let them walk through instead of you walking with the camera.
Don't video from horseback or from on top of a pickup. It makes the cattle look short and fat.
Don't get video looking head on at the cattle, they aren't very photogenic and we're selling the body, not the ears and face.
Don't take the video while driving or walking through the herd, they don't come across in the video the way you think. It's best to leave the camera in a static position and make the cattle move around the camera.
If you take your own video, you can email or send via text message to Boe Robbie or your broker.
Watch this Video If you decide to Video your own Cattle!
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