Buyer Information

How To Buy
 “The DAB Livestock Auction Hub Way”

Through its nationwide marketing network, DAB Livestock Auction Hub offers load lots and individual lots of cattle at auction and on the Internet. From producers throughout the Island of Ireland, The UK and mainland Europe to buyers throughout the Island of Ireland, The UK and mainland Europe.

The Auctions are conducted live, with an auctioneer, as cattle are sold to buyers bidding at the auction site or on the internet. Buyers can either be present at the auction site (if applicable) or view the auction or on the internet from the comfort of their office, home or wherever they may be.

DAB Livestock Auction Hub also offers daily internet listings of cattle for sale on the “Daily Market Place Page”.

Unlike conventional marketing methods, buyers have the opportunity to view and buy cattle, shown in their natural surroundings. 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.

To begin the process, go to the Register for a Buyer Number page or call Laurelcrest House at +353 (0) 410 9848 and the staff will assist you in registering for a Buyer Number.

You Have Three Options In Buying

“The DAB Livestock Auction Hub Way”

  • Our Pedigree Production Auctions:
    • This is for registered, non-registered for both dairy and beef breeding & replacement stock. 
  • Online Livestock Auction’s: (OLA)
  • This is more suitable for not breeding cattle – Weanlings, stores, fat bullocks, cull cows, weanling& butcher heifers.
  • Single and group loads accepted.

All information is correlated from reliable sources – please also see guidelines that our representatives utilise in there animal inspections.

We import the animal data from Animal Identification and Movements (AIM), Irish Cattle Breeding Federation (ICBF) to the DAB Livestock Hub platform.

Videos are recorded at the farm and uploaded onto the DAB Livestock Hub system.

Confirmed weights are entered, using the sellers own weighing scales, but weights confirmed by a Livestock Hub inspector, Vet, Teagasc Advisor etc. If no scales are available on farm, then Certified weights in-conjunction with Local Co-op’s and respected Licenced Haulers could also be used.

Estimated weights are entered, unless the seller has a weighing scales, If only estimated weights were provided, then weights would be ascertained via the system above or through the FRS or similar and price per kilo amended based on actual weight.

Buyers would then collect the animals or arrange to have the animals collected animals at the farm or holding.  The Livestock Hub would be present for the load out or the a Trusted Livestock Haulier. CMMS/AIM movements would be dealt with at this point.

DAB Livestock Auction Hub holds Production auction throughout the year and Farm to Farm – Daily Marketplace / Buy Now sales daily. The Video Auctions are broadcast live on  the internet from DAB Livestock Auction Hub’s office and studio.

Cattle are offered for sale on the Farm to Farm – Daily Marketplace Buy Now Page every day of the week and every week of the year.

The Video Auctions are broadcast live from DAB Livestock Auction Hub’s office and Studio adjacent to Cork International Airport.

When cattle are consigned, a DAB Livestock Auction Hub Representative goes to the producers farm or holding to film the cattle and prepare a consignment contract describing the cattle and stating the terms and conditions of the sale. This includes the description, current location, delivery date, weighing conditions, vaccination programs, etc. This information is compiled into a catalog that is made available to potential buyers. 

The Production Video Auction catalog is mailed or emailed (buyer’s preference) at least one week prior to the auction. It is available on the internet a week prior to the auction. The video of the cattle is also available on the internet for buyers to view the cattle prior to the auction.

The Licestock Auction catalog and video of the cattle is available on the internet and by email two days prior to the auction.

The Daily Marketplace / Buy Now Page catalog and video is available on the internet the day the cattle are listed for sale.

After the cattle are sold a DAB Livestock Auction Hub Representative contacts all parties to arrange the final weighting, payments & delivery etc.

The buyer is responsible for hiring trucks to haul the cattle to their destination. 

Advantages Of Buying

“The DAB Livestock Auction Hub Way”

  • Buyers are exposed to large numbers of cattle with little time and expense incurred.
  • Buyers can buy country fresh cattle, therefore, less stress and health problems.
  • Buyers can see the cows and bulls from which the calves are produced.
  • Feedlots can buy on contract for immediate or future delivery, to meet pen space.
  • A yearling operation can sell and replace with calves on the same market.
  • Weighing conditions are pre-determined.
  • Delivery dates are set in advance, so trucking is pre-arranged.
  • A DAB Livestock Auction Hub Representatives is present at each delivery. The buyer is welcome, but is not required to be there, which saves time and expense.
  • Buyers can view and purchase large numbers of cattle in “Value Added” programs, such as Vaccination, Source and Age Verification & WHPR programs.  

Buyer Registration

Use the “register online” form below to fill out an application.  Your acceptance of our terms and conditions will constitute an online signature, and a buyer number may be issued.

In either case, notify your financial institution that Denis A. Barrett Auctions & Pedigree sale or Hub DAB Livestock Auction Hub Livestock will be calling to verify your reference and most importantly authorize your contact person to release your information to DAB Livestock Auction Hub.  For more information, please call +353 (0)86 410 9848.

Click Here for a copy of our “Standard Terms and Conditions”

Click here to Register Online

We combine a traditional, professional service with the latest in modern technology and marketing methods, so, whatever your livestock requirements or we can help you.

Denis A. Barrett Auctioneers is dedicated to the Customer service and client satisfaction. We through our different divisions offer a full spectrum of services to serve our wide array of clients. you have any question or comments or if would like to discuss in more details about any of our service or how we can benefit you, please feel free to contact us using the details below.

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