We run live cattle auctions for cattle drawn from the Dawson, Callide and adjoining valleys - part of the great cattle region of Central Queensland.
The auctions are held in the Biloela hotel and you are welcome to attend and bid. When you arrive you can register at the desk and receive a bidder number. You can then bid just like a traditional auction.
John Sheppard will be your auctioneer.
For each lot a TV screen will show you a video of the cattle. A second tv screen will show the bids as they are taken. All the cattle are 'on farm' and available for pickup after the auction subject to the terms and conditions of the sale.If you cannot get to the Biloela hotel then you can bid online during the auction. You will see a video of the cattle for each lot and hear John calling the bids. A full assessment report is available online for each lot. Before the live auction starts there is a period of pre-auction bidding. Here you can bid on the cattle with the highest bid being the starting bid at the live auction. During the pre-auction you can enter a maximum bid. During the live auction the system will be on your behalf. The system will bid according to the increment set by John during the auction, it will not go straight to your maximum bid. Of course John is not aware of your maximum bid.
Just register your details here You can use the bidder number issued on all of Sheppard Rural's cattle auctions. You can also use the same bidder number at all cattleauctions.com.au
If you are watching the pre-auction bidding right up to the moment the live auction starts you will see all lots with the message 'lot closed'. Please then return to the Home page. You will see a button: Login to simulcast from 10.00am. Click the button and login.
You will receive a tax invoice from Sheppard Rural for the cattle you have won at auction. Invoices are to be paid within 2 days of the auction prior to cattle being collected.