Just the top of the mountain! The best that ever walked here boys.
Or when I was sorting and something I wanted to bid on came in the ring I would just step in the back door of the auction block. The auctioneer seemed to always announce to the crowd " they must be good, Mike's in here to take 'em home " That usually added $200 more than I wanted to spend.
I think the auctioneer plays a much bigger part in the final tally than many people realize. I’ve been know to attend an auction just because of the auctioneer. And have skipped some for the same reason.
Today at Vermillion there were 13 cows sold on gate run of five or more. Winning bid took ten of them. The very second the out gate closed the auctioneer said “Look at that boys, best three are still in the ring!”
Dairy auctioneer could always find something positive to say about the cow in the ring. I was there once when he was stumped for a second, then his face lit up.
"Boys, She stood next to The Best Cow In The Barn."
One time a calf came in and was blind. It smacked head first into the wall and wandered around and had to be picked up and carried out. Auctioneer said, “Nothing wrong with that one, just needs a pair of glasses.”
I like my auctioneers, the son more than the old man (son seems to get better prices for me too), they look for and acknowledge me when my calves come through the ring.
Culls cows usually go through at the end of the sale, so that might be 6 hours away.. I'm not hanging around for that