Terms: Terms of the Sale are cash. Each lot will be sold to the highest bidder. Announcements made from the auction block take precedence over printed material. Payment must be made by purchaser before any animal will be released from the premises. All animals are at buyers risk as soon as bid off.
Health: Colorado is a T.B. and Brucellosis-free state. All females in our herd have been Bangs vaccinated, and are on a rigorous vaccination and parasite control program. Sale bulls are current on vaccinations and back poured. Sale bulls were tested for PI-BVD as calves in 2018, and were Fertility and Trich. tested ( tagged for 2020) on Oct. 22, 2019, by Alpine Vet, Monte Vista, CO.
Fertility and PAP Guarantee: All bulls are PAP tested, Fertility and Trich. tested and evaluated for breeding soundness, and to the best of our knowledge, are without any known defects, and are guaranteed to be sound breeders.
Fertility: If a bull fails to breed through the first breeding season after time of sale, he may be returned. Seller reserves the right to test the bull for a reasonable length of time. If the bull proves to be a breeder, it will be returned to buyer at buyer’s expense. If the bull proves to be a non-breeder, seller will replace the animal with a comparable bull of equal value, less the original bull’s salvage value. If a replacement bull is not available, the buyer will receive a credit toward a bull in our next sale offering.
PAP: Dr.. Tim Holt has established a PAP score limit of 41 for cattle which go to high altitude.
If a bull develops “High Mountain Disease” within the first breeding season after time of sale, bull should be returned as soon as possible. If the bull is confirmed with “High Mountain Disease”, buyer will receive a replacement or credit under the same terms as a non-breeder.
Insurance: Information on Mortality and Infertility (Accident, Sickness & Disease) coverage will be available on Sale Day. For any buyer who insures their purchased bull(s), Mike Fuchs Herefords will copay one half of the cost of insurance for one year after date of sale. We strongly recommend this insurance to protect the buyer against problems not covered by our Fertility and PAP Guarantee. This insurance is offered by: Thorn Creek Insurance Services, Inc., Springfield, Illinois, 217/503-4111
Arrangements: Can be made for feed and care of purchased animals, at buyer’s risk, that cannot be picked up after the sale.
Liability: Anyone attending the sale does so at their own risk.
Absentee Bids: If a buyer is unable to attend the sale, please contact Mike Fuchs home phone 719-657-2519 or cell phone 719-850-1463, or Valley Livestock Auction 719-852-9500. All bids will be handled as you direct.