Feeder Calf Sale

The Tri-County Marketing Association holds a feeder calf sale one a year. The sale takes place on the first Thursday in September (9/6/2012). Cattle are loaded off-farm and in composite (comingled) loads. Composite loads are gathered and shipped on the second Thursday in September.

Herd Health Requirements

Disease TCCA Requirements
IBR, PI3, BVD (type 1 &2) and BRSV
Optional-  5-way Lepto
No less than 2 weeks before sale - no more than 2 months before sale - booster required Bovishield Gold 5
7-way Clostridial (Blackleg) At 3-4 months + booster Ultrabac 7 or 8
Pasturella  (a)
No less than 2 weeks before sale - no more than 2 months
Presponse HM

Internal & External Parasites

No less than 2 weeks before sale - no more than 2 months

Avermectin  products

(eg. Ivomec, Eprinex, Dectomax, Cydectin, Iver-On, etc.) or benzimidazole products (eg. Safe-Guard, Synanthic, Valbazen, etc.) plus external parasite treatment

(a) Be sure to use Presponse HM since it contains both strains of Pasturella.

Other Requirements

  • 45 day preconditioning
  • Registered performance orientated bulls and good quality cows: Angus, Charolais, Gelbvieh, Balancer, Simmental & SimAngus bulls only
  • Calving season (no earlier than October 15 - prefer mid-November)
  • Calves MUST be minimum 550 lb at sale.
  • Southeast Livestock Network PVP approved EID tags
  • Males castrated and healed
  • Dehorned and healed
  • Member of SC Cattlemen’s Association
  • Current SC Beef Quality Assurance Certification Number

When purchasing vaccines, be sure to specify above requirements.  Modified Live Vaccines are required.

2012 Dates to Remember

Sale Date

9/6/2012

Last Day to Wean Calves (45 days prior to sale)*

7/30/2012

Last Day for Vaccinations (booster 14 days prior to sale)

8/9/2012 (initial)

8/23/2012 (booster)

*Based on delivery date of composite loads 9/13/2012