I don’t know a farmer who isn’t on the lookout for a good deal, so when we got the opportunity to speak at the Manitoba Auctioneers Association Convention we were sold! As we were preparing our presentation we got talking about how integral auctions are to farming culture. Livestock, land and equipment can all be purchased at auction, so no matter what the season there is an ag auction for you.
So, why are auctions so enticing?
Culture - Auctions give everyone a chance to get a pulse of the ag comings-and-goings. This is like the “coffee-shop-talk” for a week, a month or even a season, all condensed into a day. The auction atmosphere provides just enough distraction and anonymity to strike up conversations with neighbours and strangers alike.
Action - There is something about the energy and buzz at an auction that you can just get swept away into. Sellers count on this! The excitement of the fast pace and friendly competition of bidding gets your heart pumping.
Curiosity - You never know what you will find! Even if you have checked the listings, done your research and looked at all of the photos, you just might find a hidden treasure or a deal that is too good to pass up.
Endorphins are flowing at auctions!