Commercial Livestock

Marketing the DAB Livestock Auction Hub Way

Marketing “The DAB Livestock Auction Hub Way”  begins with a visit from your DAB Livestock Auction Hub representative. The representative views the cattle in their natural surroundings and completes a consignment contract that describes the cattle and the terms and conditions of the sale (WE HAVE FORMULATED A STANDARDISED DISCRETPTION / CATIGORISIATION DOCUMENT – DOWNLOAD HERE). The representative also photographs a fair representation of the cattle with a video camera.

The consignment contract along with photos and videos are submitted to Laurelcrest House, the Hub’s head office where the information is entered into a computer database and a catalog is prepared. The Video Auction catalog can be viewed on the Internet once uploaded and the listings can be viewed on the Internet at any time. (please note some videos are edited into a shortened segment to be aired on the Internet Auction or on the “Farm to Farm – Daily Marketplace” Listing Page.  The video is also made available on the internet for buyers to view the cattle prior to the auction.  

On auction day, buyers and sellers can either be present at the auction site (if applicable) or view the auction via a simulcast broadcast or the internet from the comfort of their office or home. 

The Internet Auctions are conducted live, with an auctioneer, as cattle are sold to buyers bidding at the auction site, via telephone or on the internet.

After the cattle are sold. Following the auction, the DAB Livestock Auction Hub representative contacts all parties to arrange the delivery.

On the day of delivery, the DAB Livestock Auction Hub representative is present to oversee the sorting and loading of the cattle.

The cattle are shipped directly from the seller’s farm or holding to the buyer’s destination, which greatly reduces stress and potential health problems.

From the time the DAB Livestock Auction Hub representative completes the consignment contract with the seller until the time the cattle are loaded onto the buyer’s truck, personal hands-on attention is given to make sure the sales contract is followed completely.

How DAB Livestock Auction Hub Works – Click to Bid,  This is DAB Livestock Auction Hub’s newest way to buy cattle!

Registration is free, but you must become a member of to sign up.

Becoming a member is easy – just go to the homepage of and follow the out-lined steps to get started. Input your information and select a username and password. You will receive an e-mail confirming you are a member. From that point forward you just have to sign in and select the sale you would like to register for. 

Viewing The Auction

All auctions will be broadcast live on the internet at  Some auctions will ONLY be broadcast online.  

Remember you can watch on the internet, but you must be a member of to “click-to-bid”.  If you just want to watch the auction without bidding online, you can do so by entering the auction as a guest.  Guests do not need a username or password to watch the auction.  

Bidders who are successful in making purchases on the internet will be contacted by the office after the sale to settle payment and make shipping arrangements.   

To best understand the variety of the auctions Denis A. Barrett Auctions, cater for, please take a look at our auction calendar which details the names and dates of all our sales and will advise you on how you can request or download a catalogue.

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