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FAQ 2018-04-01T15:16:30+00:00

Do You Have An Auction We Can Help You With?

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To bid on the auction items you must be registered. If you have not registered yet click the REGISTER  link at the top of this page to go to the registration page. You will need to fill in the form with you name, address, phone number and birth date. The birth date is to confirm you are over 18 years of age. In the Account Details section you will enter the user name that you will use to log in, an email address and also a password. Make sure to take a note of your user name and password as you will need it in the future to log in. If you have already registered then all you have to do to bid is Log In at the top of this page and start bidding in the auction.

Visit the Bidding Process page and you will find step by step instructions on how to find the sales.  Or visit the Auction Site  and click the log in icon at the top of the page.

Log in and there are three ways to find sales. Click the “Buy” link at the top left hand side to see all the sales listed by date. Click the “Browse” link on the top right of the page below the logo and a drop down will appear with all the sales listed by date. Click  the “Home” navigation link to see event listings, click the event you are looking for and then the view sale button on the left.

Click the Log In link at the top of Best Cattle Sales or click the Log In at the top of the Auction Site where the auctions are held. Remember to use your user name and password to log in that you created during the Registration process. Do not use your email address as you will have created a user name during the earlier registration process.

The answer is NO! You may watch and see what is happening in the auction. But remember, if you want to bid you have to be registered and verified. It does not take long, but do not leave that to the last minute!! 

Forgot your username or password? No problem! Go to the LOGIN page and follow these simple steps:
If you forgot your username, click the ‘Forgot username?’ button, enter your account e-mail address, and a username reminder will be sent to your e-mail. If you forgot your password, click the ‘Forgot password?’ button, enter your account e-mail address, and a password reset link will be sent to your e-mail.

Typically sales will feature the Best Cattle Sales “All Bids In – All Lots Sold” or a modified “Horse Race” style closing format.

If there is any bidding activity in the last 15 minutes of an auction, that auction will enter into an extended bidding time frame. Extended bidding increments will start at 15 minutes. Extended bidding will continue until there has been no bidding activity for the duration of the set extended bidding time increment. At that time, the auction will close and all lots will be declared sold to the highest bidder. See examples below on extended bidding.


Example 1: Auction closes at 7:00 PM. There is no bidding from 6:55 PM to 7:00 PM. All lots
are declared closed and the sale ends at 7:00 PM.


Example 2:
 Auction closes at 7:00 PM. There is a bid placed at 6:50 PM. Auction is extended
by 15 minutes. No more bidding occurs. All lots are declared closed and the sale ends at 7:05 PM.


Example 3:
 Auction closes at 7:00 PM. There is a bid placed at 6:50 PM. Auction is extended
by 15 minutes until 7:05 PM. Another bid is placed at 7:00 PM. Another bid is placed at 7:05 PM.
Another bid is placed at 7:10 PM. No more bids are placed. All lots are declared closed and the
sale ends at 7:25 PM.

Please note that we have changed the extended time from 5 minutes to 15 minutes to accommodate buyers with slower internet service. If you are having trouble bidding please contact Victoria Lambert at 713-806-3998

You will be contacted either by email or phone by either our staff or by the owner of the animal. You will be told how to pay for your purchase. The seller will also try to help you arrange transportation for your new animals. SETTLEMENT IS NOT MADE TO Best Cattle Sales or to The Brahman Journal, LLP,  but rather payment will be made directly to Sale Manager, the Sale Owner or the Ranch that was selling the lot. You will be contacted with the correct payment instructions.

The answer is yes! As long as you have a verified account AND you are a member in good standing you can bid. We never look at the list if people bidding, nor do we share who is bidding with the sellers. Other sites might do that, but at Best Cattle Sales we believe it is best to keep the auction process as fair as possible. So you can bid without worrying who might see your nod. Additionally if you “Proxy Bid” you are the only one that will see that amount.  So feel comfortable bidding and knowing your identity will not be shared with others. 

If you have any questions before, during or after your sale, please visit the Contact Us page for information about our team members and how to reach them.

We have a very simple formula for what amounts bids are increased by. 

LOT PRICE AMOUNT BID INCREASED BY
$10.00 – $100.00 Bid increased by $10.00 for each bid.
$101.00 – $1000.00 Bid increased by $50.00 for each bid.
$1001.00 and Up Bid increased by $100.00 for each bid.