Conduct livestock sale by auction

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Elements and Performance Criteria



1Prepare for livestock auction.

1.1 Auction documentation is prepared in line with agency practice, ethical standards and relevant legislation.

1.2 Enquiries from interested parties are answered or referred to informed sources.

1.3 Staff requirements for auction are determined.

1.4 Adequate staff is engaged to facilitate the conduct of auction.

2Conduct livestock auction.

2.1 Auction areapreparations are undertaken in line with agency practice and saleyard or property requirements.

2.2 Terms and conditions of sale are prominently displayed and read out prior to the specified time of commencement of auction and according to agency practice and legislative requirements.

2.3 Auction is conducted under the terms and conditions of sale in line with agency practice, ethical standards and legislative requirements.

2.4 Livestock is offered for sale based on description advised to the public.

2.5 Bids are received and called according to accepted agency practice, ethical standards and legislative requirements.

2.6 Winning bid is knocked down and purchase name and sale details are recorded immediately and accurately in the sales register in line with agency practice and legislative requirements.

2.7 Unsuccessful offers are recorded as non-sales in an accurate and timely manner in the sales register.

2.8 Interests of sellers and buyers are respected at all times according to agency practice, ethical standards and legislative requirements.

3Reconcile livestock records.

3.1 Recorded transactions are delivered to organisation's office personnel to enable preparation of financial records and post-sales summary.

3.2 Buyers are encouraged to visit the office at the yards at the conclusion of the sale to agree purchase details prior to delivery.

3.3 Post-sales summary is prepared based on recorded sales information and pre-sales catalogue, and provided to purchasers.

3.4 Numbers are balanced to total of inward delivered livestock.

3.5 Sales register is signed by the auctioneer within the prescribed period, where required under state or territory legislation.

3.6 NVDs are held by the agent or a central management body for the prescribed period to facilitate the answering of enquiries.

4Complete sales documentation.

4.1 Sales documentation is completed in line with agency practice and legislative requirements.

4.2 Deposits are secured and appropriate arrangements are made to account for the deposit on subsequent settlement.

4.3 Arrangements for payment are completed in line with agency practice, ethical standards and legislative requirements.

5Arrange delivery of livestock to buyer.

5.1 Assistance is given in the identification of livestock to facilitate delivery to buyer.

5.2 Delivery of livestock is arranged by the agent in line with seller or buyer instructions.

5.3 Documentation associated with the transportation of livestock to the buyer is completed in line with agency practice, ethical standards and relevant legislation.

Qualifications and Skillsets

CPPDSM4039A appears in the following qualifications:

  • CPP40407 - Certificate IV in Property Services (Stock and Station Agency)