Selling Your Dairy Herd
Making a decision on selling your dairy herd can be a difficult one.
At Grasstec we understand that this is your life’s work. Once the decision has been made we are here to help, we specialise in Dairy Herd Sales. making the process as easy and hassle-free as possible.
At Grasstec we also carry out Herd Valuations for dairy farmers in Ireland & The UK. We provide an independent valuation based on market conditions. Farmers considering selling their herd can benefit from an assessment before they make their final decision whether to sell or not.
Learn more about our Dairy Livestock Sourcing & Sales service HERE or contact us to discuss your requirements +353 (0)6370111
Frequently Asked Questions:
The answer is always when you are ready to. Selling your dairy herd is a big decision when you’ve dealt with the cows every day to not have them on your farm. Typically most dairy herd dispersals are sold from Autumn time right through to Spring with a lesser number sold through the summer period.
No, your livestock stay on your farm. We bring buyers who have a genuine interest in your dairy herd and who have finance in place to pay for them.
During our initial visit to your farm we will take pictures and videos of your herd allowing us to generate adverts that we can publish on our website and share across our social media platform. Our business has been in existence for over 25 years so we have a large database of farmers who we can contact with groups of cows, heifers and calves we have for sale.
No, your name and location are not for general public knowledge. It will only be shared with genuine buyers who express an interest in viewing the animals in person.
No, we handle all the contact from buyers and provide them with the necessary information about your dairy herd sale.
We will first agree with you a price that you would be happy with for you to sell the herd. With this in mind, we will manage the negotiations with the potential buyers and keep you informed at all times until an agreement is made between you the seller and a buyer.
At any stage, if you decide now is not the right time to sell your herd you can cancel the herd dispersal sale process and do as you please with your herd.
Unlike the pressure in the sales ring, you can decide not to sell and still have the herd of cows on your farm without them having mixed with other livestock with potential disease risks.
Depending on the size of the herd we will minimise the number of buyers. If more than one buyer is required to purchase a herd we will manage the sale such that each buyer will each take an equal spread of ages of animals so that a seller is not left with a bunch of older cows that will be harder to sell. For full dairy herd clearance sales, we can split cows, heifers and calves and sell as individual groups.
You will be paid for your herd sale before any livestock leaves your farm. Usually, a minimum of 24 hours before they move so you have cleared funds in your account.