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Schedule of Events

Friday, March 3, 2017 - Online auction opens at LiveAuctions.tv starting at 9:00 am CST Sunday, March 5, 2017 - Online auction ends at LiveAuctions.tv starting at 7:00 pm CST

Sale Day Phones

Jennilee Stewart:........................................................... 204-761-6644 Dustin Stewart: .............................................................204-724-2330 Jessy Milne-Smith (LiveAuctions Canada):...............613-229-1073 Shari Leachman (LiveAuctions Canada):...................306-903-7289 Brad Fahrmeier (LiveAuctions USA):........................816-392-9241

Sale Host: LiveAuctions.tv

Please refer to the back inside cover of this catalogue for Auction Guidelines.

Cattle Viewing:

Available on farm any time prior to the sale. Call ahead to book a viewing time.

Directions:

From Brandon, take highway 10 north 11 miles. Turn east onto highway 353 (Brookdale Road) and go 8 miles east to Road 100W (Kirchner Road). Drive 1 mile north on Road 100W, 1 mile east on Road 72N, 1 mile north on Road 99W, then 1/4 mile east on Road 73N to our lane on the north side of the road.

On Offer:

11 Red & Black Simmental Yearling Bulls

Buyer Information:

• All bulls have homo polled and color test results specified in this catalogue. • Bulls developed on haylage, grass hay, Masterfeeds grower ration, salt and custom mineral from Masterfeeds. • Our Step Down Program gradually transitions our bulls off their grower ration and onto 100% forage prior to delivery. This is a service we provide our customers to help prevent our bulls from “falling apart” due to abrupt changes in nutrition. • Performance and semen test results posted online with

LiveAuctions.tv on the opening day of the sale. • Bulls have been on a total herd health program since birth. • Bulls will be semen tested, palpated, scrotal measured and inspected by a veterinarian. • FULLY GUARANTEED as per the standard Bull Breeding Guidelines specified by the Canadian Simmental Association. If a bull fails to be a satisfactory breeder, he will be replaced with another bull of equal quality or a credit will be issued. • No Refunds

Repeat Customer Incentive Program:

After the purchase of 4 animals in more than one transaction, repeat customers receive an 8% discount on the purchase price of their 5th animal, up to a maximum discount of $500. The Reward Program only applies to bulls, open heifers or bred heifers purchased for $3000 per head or more. View the complete program details on our website.

Volume Buyer Incentive Program:

Customers purchasing two or more bulls in a single transaction are eligible for a volume buyer incentive. The incentive is calculated as a % discount off the total purchase price of the given transaction. The following volume buyer discounts apply: 2 bulls - 2% discount; 3 bulls - 3% discount; 4 bulls - 4% discount, 5 or more bulls - 5% discount

Photos & Videos:

• Taken by Rainbow River Simmentals • Can be viewed online at www.rainbowriversimmentals.com • Pictures and videos taken January 17 & 18, 2017

Sight Unseen Purchase

If you are unable to view the bulls prior to the sale, we would gladly assist you with making a sale selection. Please contact Jennilee to discuss the bulls in our sale offering. If you are unable to or feel uncomfortable with bidding online, we are willing to bid on your behalf during sale close out. To arrange phone-in bids, please contact anyone from Rainbow River Simmentals or a LiveAuctions representative prior to the sale.

PHONE IN BIDS: We realize not everyone has Internet access or is comfortable conducting business online. If this applies to you, you are invited to phone in your bids. However, we ask that you contact Rainbow River Simmentals or LiveAuctions and let the person of your choosing know of your intentions well ahead of the sale so we can manage the phone calls to the benefit of all phone in participants. BIDS: Every animal selling will be sold to the highest bidder. ANNOUNCEMENTS: All announcements made during the sale close out will take precedence over the printed matter in the catalogue. Buyers are therefore cautioned to pay close attention to any such announcements. PAYMENT: No payments are made online. An invoice will be emailed or mailed to all buyers by Rainbow River Simmentals following the sale. Full payment is due upon receipt unless other terms are agreed upon prior to the sale. Payment to be made with cheque, money order, or Interac e-Transfer payable at par in Canadian dollars. Cheque or money order can be mailed to: Jennilee Stewart, RR #2, Minnedosa, MB, R0J 1E0. Please make cheques or money orders out to ‘Rainbow River Simmentals’. No animals shall leave Rainbow River Simmentals until full payment has been received. Once full payment is received, registration papers will be transferred. PURCHASER’S RISK: Each animal becomes the property and risk of the buyer as soon as sold. While we will always take every precaution to care for your animal, we are not responsible for any illness, injuries or mortality after the animal is declared sold. INSURANCE: We strongly urge our customers to insure their purchases. Buyers can insure their purchases with their chosen representative or with Lois McRae, Keystone Livestock Services, 204-728-3058. Please let us know if you would like us to contact Lois on your behalf. DELIVERY: Free delivery within 250 km to your farm, central points in MB/SK, or the nearest Canada-USA border crossing. Delivery beyond 250 km to be charged at cost to the buyer. Bulls are welcome to remain at Rainbow River Simmentals free of charge until delivery, but are done so at the buyer’s risk. Since we are relocating our farm this spring, bull delivery will have to occur slightly earlier than usual. Delivery will be arranged at the seller’s convenience, beginning approximately mid March and completed by April 1. SHIPPING: Assistance will be given in arranging trucking after the sale but no risk is assumed by LiveAuctions or the seller. Expenses incurred are the responsibility of the buyer. Buyers are requested to furnish shipping instructions when settlement is made. If you need assistance, please contact the seller. CERTIFICATE OF REGISTRATION: Each animal will carry registration papers issued by the Canadian Simmental Association. A certificate of registration will be transferred to the buyer for each animal purchased after payment has been made in full. HERD HEALTH: All Rainbow River sale cattle have received Ivermectin pour-on in May and December. All bulls have been vaccinated and boostered with Pyramid 5 + Presponse modified live vaccine and Covexin Plus for Blackleg. SEMEN RESERVE: The seller reserves the right to draw semen on any bull in the sale for in-herd use only at the cost of the seller and prior to delivery. GUARANTEE: All animals are sold under the standard terms and guarantees set forth by the Canadian Simmental Association. No guarantee is given that a bull’s semen will freeze. Guarantee does not apply to animals who are not properly handled or cared for, or become injured or sick after the sale. In cases where the animal is subjected to any hormonal or surgical reproduction techniques after the sale, the guarantee shall be null and void. Animals cannot be returned to the seller if not in a sound, healthy condition. At no time shall the seller’s liability exceed the purchase price of the animal. LIABILITIES: All persons viewing sale cattle at Rainbow River Simmentals do so at their own risk and the seller assumes no liability, legal or otherwise, for any accidents occurring in or about the premises. RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS: The above terms and conditions of the sale shall constitute a contract between the buyer and seller, and be equally binding to both. Resale of animals following purchase in this sale shall constitute a separate transaction, and the rights and obligations of the two parties connected thereto are not covered by the terms and conditions of this sale.


Dam of Lot 1

Sire of Lots 1 - 4

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JNB 2D

January 8, 2016

Rainbowriver Riddler 2D

BW: 86 lbs

HOMO POLLED HOMO BLACK

BPG1177110

Adj WW: 779 lbs CE 9.0

BW WW 2.0 69.5

YW 100.6

LFE GOTHAM 819Y

TRIPLE C POWER PLUS N23L

LFE BS CHARO 23Y

KLC MISS BRING 321N

LFE THE RIDDLER 323B

Adj YW: 1320 lbs

Milk 19.0

GBV BLACK WHISPER 76T

MCE MWW 4.2 53.8

Our offering starts with an attractive bull from a highly productive and very sound footed cow family. His dam is a great producer, milks heavily, and is from our “Blackie” cow family which is easily the most influential in our herd. 76T was shown successfully as a bred heifer, then as a 7 year old cow she won Reserve Champion Simmental Female at the 2014 Harding Fair. 2D himself is long bodied, well muscled, sound structured and smooth through his shoulder. Combine that with his 86 lb BW, super short gestation of only 275 days, and his CE and BW EPD’s which rank at the top 20% of the breed, and you have an interesting calving ease prospect that will calve easily on cows, and potentially on heifers too. 2D is also a very docile bull. He was halter broke to show this fall by simply putting a halter on his head and he instantly led. No fuss, no fight, just gentle and calm. He’s a bull that will produce high performance sons while leaving some great replacements in your keeper pen.

2

JNB 12D

BPG1185761

January 21, 2016

Rainbowriver Riddler 12D

BW: 98 lbs

Adj WW: 752 lbs

Adj YW: 1397 lbs

LFE GOTHAM 819Y

SS GOLD MINE L42

LFE BS CHARO 23Y

BDDL PETRA 216P

LFE THE RIDDLER 323B HOMO POLLED HOMO BLACK

CE 6.3

BW WW 3.4 71.8

JENS BLACK TREASURE 21T

YW 101.9

Milk 22.2

MCE MWW 10.0 58.0

Like all our Riddler progeny, 12D is a very long bodied bull with a docile disposition. He’s deep ribbed, deep flanked, and smooth made with an attractive head and soft look about him. 12D has a respectable set of EPD’s being above breed average for all but two traits. He was orphaned on June 6, so you really have to admire his performance. His Gold Mine dam was a good producing, attractive, beautifully uddered cow and I always wished I had more females like her in my herd.

Dam of Lot 2

4


GBV 30D

BPG1168279

February 9, 2016

3

BW: 103 lbs

Adj WW: 907 lbs

LFE GOTHAM 819Y

FSP MACHO MAN 6M

LFE BS CHARO 23Y

GBV JNB 33M REDISABEL 65M

Rainbowriver Titan 30D

LFE THE RIDDLER 323B HOMO POLLED HETERO BLACK

CE 4.6

Adj YW: 1435 lbs

GBV JNB RED VEGAS 9X

BW WW 3.7 75.4

YW 112.9

Milk 27.3

MCE MWW 11.4 65.0

Titan is a bull that was special from day one. Just analyze his photo and performance numbers and you will agree. He’s well put together with his length of body, wide top, deep rib and flank, soft middle third, and smoothness and extension through his front end. He caught the attention of many through the summer and although we ended up not showing last year, Titan was ready to anchor our show string. He has great performance, milk and maternal EPD’s, his dam is one of our best red cows, and he has the likes of the Charos, Bodybuilder and Prime Cut in his background. Lots of maternal strength here.

Dam of Lot 3

Dam of Lot 4

Rainbowriver Linette 32D Flushmate of Lot 4

4

JNB 35D

February 12, 2016

Rainbowriver Riddler 35D

BW: 105 lbs

HETERO POLLED HOMO BLACK

BPTG1168280

Adj WW: 974 lbs CE 6.4

BW WW 1.8 73.7

YW 108.7

Adj YW: 1596 lbs

Milk 22.6

MCE MWW 12.0 59.5

LFE GOTHAM 819Y

SPRINGCREEK LINER 104S

LFE BS CHARO 23Y

SPRINGCREEK DAWN 131P

LFE THE RIDDLER 323B

BLACKSAND LINETTE 823U

Ever since he was a baby, 35D has always been the “who’s that?!” or “wow!” bull that made visitors stop and take a second look. His sheer mass, rib capacity, power, performance and herd bull look has always been impressive. This guy has the extra size advantage, and adequate bone and foot to support his mass. He is a free moving bull with a docile disposition, with a pedigree that has proven to be a reliable genetic combination. The $170,000 Riddler consistently sires high performing, deep ribbed, long bodied progeny, and Linette is our $17,000 leading donor who passes along her impressive mass and volume to her calves. 35D is an ET son from an incredibly consistent flush that stamped each flush mate with the same desirable characteristics. With so much consistency and predictability bred in, I believe 35D should breed true to his type and produce a calf crop that is every bit as impressive as he is.

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Sire of Lot 5

Lot 5’s Dam’s Udder

5

JNB 5D

January 15, 2016

Rainbowriver Rocket 5D

BW: 88 lbs

HOMO POLLED RED

PG1185754

Adj WW: 818 lbs CE 4.0

BW WW 5.4 75.8

YW 115.0

MRL 130Y

MISS XCITING 14X

COME AS U R RED ROCKET

Adj YW: 1445 lbs

Milk 23.7

MRL 67X

KLC MISS TIMELY 106L

RAINBOWRIVER TIMELY 4A

MCE MWW 4.9 61.5

5D has been a farm favorite all year long. He is a high performance tank, packed full of muscle with big rib capacity, yet maintains that soft look we all try to breed for. His dam is the best uddered cow on the farm. When I say her udder is absolutely perfect, I mean it. The Timely cow family has been very reliable in producing cattle with superb udder quality, lots of milk, and high fertility - a combination that is sometimes hard to come by. 5D was born a twin so had a lower 88 lb BW, but with his mass and power he is a bull that is strictly for use in the cow pen. With the likes of the Miss Xciting 14X and IPU Red Satin 177M donors, and the Timely cow family in 5D’s pedigree, this bull should sire some fantastic daughters in addition to powerful sons.

6

GBV 36D

BPG1185775

February 12, 2016

Rainbowriver Duke 36D

BW: 102 lbs

Adj WW: 843 lbs

Adj YW: 1376 lbs

MADER DICTATOR 27Z

3C FULL FIGURES C288 BLK

KRGS DIXIE 16X

GLS MISS MARTHA 9M

RAINBOWRIVER NAVIGATOR 7B HOMO POLLED HETERO BLACK

CE 7.5

BW WW 3.5 54.8

GLS COLLEGE TUITION 6P YW 75.0

Milk 25.3

MCE MWW 10.7 52.6

This bull’s dam brings in one of the heaviest calves every year. She’s getting up there in age, but is still on the farm for good reason. 36D’s sire, Navigator, was a bull we raised and showed, winning Grand Champion Bull Calf and Reserve Champion Simmental Bull at Ag Ex in 2014. We used him for clean up for two years and are very pleased with his calves as he consistently stamps them with the deep, soft middle that Navigator possessed. 36D inherited an extra shot of performance and frame from his dam, and can be expected to sire some growthy steers and good milking daughters.

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Sire of Lot 6


Sire of Lot 7

Lot 7 Front View

7

JNB 10D

PG1185758

Rainbowriver Circuit 10D

BW: 77 lbs

HOMO POLLED RED

January 19, 2016

Adj WW: 821 lbs CE 9.3

BW WW 0.2 56.2

YW 72.8

Milk 19.3

Adj YW: 1482 lbs

WHEATLAND HIGHVOLTAGE122Y

NAC OVERDRIVE 5Z

WHEATLAND LADY 81X

GBV BLACK UMBRA 78U

WHEATLAND CIRCUIT BREAKER RAINBOWRIVER BAILEY 40B

MCE MWW 9.7 47.3

10D might be the most exciting calving ease bull we’ve produced to date. He was special from day one and he knew it with his “look at me” demeanor. His curve bending performance is what we all search for in a calving ease sire - starting at a wee 77 lbs, weaning off his perfectly uddered first calf dam at 866 lbs on Sept 17, and boasting a 1482 lb 365 day adj YW. He’s made even stronger with CE and BW EPD’s at the top 20% and 10% of the breed. 10D’s sire, Circuit Breaker, is a bull we have used confidently in our heifer pen for the last 3 years, and Overdrive was our sleep easy walking sire that consistently sired low BW calves with incredible vigor. 10D is a docile, flawlessly structured bull with lots of muscle expression and width of top, softness, depth and spring of rib, and a smooth shoulder that ties into a nicely extended neck and cute little head. He has thick hair and walks out freely. This bull is a true sale feature, he’s heifer approved, and will leave you some fancy, good performing calves at the end of the day!

8

JNB 21D

BW: 90 lbs

BPTG1166109

January 30, 2016

Rainbowriver Loaded 21D

Adj WW: 750 lbs

Adj YW: 1353 lbs

REMINGTON ON TARGET 2S

WHEATLAND RED HUMMER 608S

BAR 15 MISS KNIGHT78E-51G

WHEATLAND LADY 822U

REMINGTON LOCK N LOAD 54U HOMO POLLED HOMO BLACK

DOUBLE BAR D ROXY 186X

CE BW WW 10.5 1.1 59.4

YW 103.0

Milk 21.5

MCE MWW 7.4 51.2

A cool, fancy calving ease bull that is arguably the thickest bull in the pen. His width of top and quarter will blow you away. He maintains a soft look with impressive dimension for a calving ease bull, and has a smooth, nicely extended front end. 21D has a fuzzy, thick hair coat and is very quiet. His CE and BW EPDs sit at the top 15% of the breed, and his EPD for ribeye area is at the top 1%. He’s an embryo calf with one of the more sought after, exclusive pedigrees available today. I have a very good flush mate heifer in my keeper pen that exemplifies the same overall volume, clean lines, disposition and hair as 21D. Sire of Lot 8

Lot 8 Front View

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Lot 9 Front View

Sire of Lot 9

9

JNB 7D

January 16, 2016

Rainbowriver Domino 7D

BW: 92 lbs

HOMO POLLED HOMO BLACK

BPG1185756

Adj WW: 732 lbs CE 0.8

BW WW 4.5 69.3

YW 98.5

Adj YW: 1394 lbs

Milk 17.3

MADER P BLACK IRONMAN 22U

WHEATLAND PREDATOR 922W

LFE FAMOUS 632T

KRGS DOMINO 74X

MADER FULL MONEY 145X

RAINBOWRIVER DOMINO 17A

MCE MWW 3.8 51.9

The young dam of 7D has done it again, raising us a top bull for the second consecutive year. This year she has a nice Riddler heifer at side - it doesn’t seem to matter what way we breed her, she cranks out a good one every time. 7D is a really thick bull with a wide, square top and an attractive profile. He has just enough softness and shape through his middle third, and sound feet and legs beneath him. His ribeye area EPD at the top 10% of the breed indicates he should pass down his thickness to his progeny. The sire of 7D, Full Money, is a flush mate to the famous Mader Iron Sugar donor cow.

10

JNB 15D

BPG1185765

January 25, 2016

Rainbowriver Digger 15D

BW: 102 lbs

Adj WW: 740 lbs

Adj YW: 1305 lbs

WHEATLAND NITRO 64X

JNB BLACK XPLOSION 20X

WHEATLAND LADY 882U

GLS COLLEGE TUITION 6P

WHEATLAND BULL 215Z HOMO POLLED HOMO BLACK

CE 6.6

GBV/JNB BLACK ZENA 8Z

BW WW 3.0 58.3

YW 89.4

Milk 24.0

MCE MWW 7.9 53.1

Here’s a soggy, stout, wide topped and thick rumped individual that started acting like a mature bull at a very young age. His EPDs for ribeye area and marbling are at the top 15% and 20% of the breed, respectively. He has beautiful thick hair and a very easy going disposition. 15D’s dam is a good milking cow and a maternal sibling to Lot 6. She has raised three good bulls in a row and has a humdinger of a Riddler bull calf on her again this year.

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Sire of Lot 10


Sire of Lot 11

11

FVA 911D

HETERO POLLED

February 8, 2016

AVF JNB Jenneralee 911D

BW: 102 lbs

RED, DNA TESTED NON-DILUTER

PG1167137

Sept 17 WW: 940 lbs

Jan 7 YW: 1387 lbs

CE

BW WW

YW

Milk

1.7

6.1

88.9

27.5

62.0

REMINGTON RED LABEL HR

TSS BOZ BOLD CAT

DRAKE SOFT TOUCH 15M

ACOMBS MS AS OF LATE 33K

REMINGTON GENERALLEE 106T AVF BOLD HOT LINE 911W

MCE MWW 8.5

58.5

We bought 911D alongside his dam in spring 2016 from the good folks at Acomb Valley Farms (yes, Bruce and Arleigh were pretty comical in naming this bull after me! ). 911D is a growthy, well balanced bull with an ideal frame size and soft, deep middle. He has an attractive profile, sound structure and quiet disposition, with a milk EPD at the top 30% of the breed.

Thank You to Everyone Who Supported Our Program in 2016

Brad Thompson Derek Lepischak Armin Lach Darwin Drake Mervyn Smith Ian Wytinck Josh Grift Brian Kruk

2016 High Selling 2 Yr Old Bull and Sire of Lot 6

Bryan Mozdzen Ramsey Stock Farms Alistair Boynton Lloyd Harmon Craig Pearson Valley Creek Simmentals (Australia) Top Notch Cattle Co. Peterbuilt Simmentals

2016 High Selling Black Yearling Bull

Ty-D Livestock Norman Simmentals Milestone Simmentals Percyview Stock Farms Scissors Creek Cattle Co. Sunrise Simmentals

2016 High Selling Red Yearling Bull

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Watch for 2017 Bulls from These Great Sires and Donors The $170,000 Riddler has exceeded our expectations in consistently siring long bodied, high performance, docile progeny

LFE The Riddler 323B

This $67,000 sire will add power, substance and maternal strength to our 2017 calves

NUG Royal Red 324A

Our black heifers were AI’d to Vision and every calf was born small, unassisted and with incredible vigor

MR CCF Vision

Our red heifers and select cows were AI’d to this impressive curve bender, calving ease specialist

Kuntz Sheriff 8A

Our leading donor female. Purchased from the Blacksand dispersal for $17,000

Blacksand Linette 823U

Our newest donor female. Purchased from Labatte Simmentals in March 2016 for $19,000

What do the numbers mean?

IPU 56U Ms. Morgan 41C

CSA 2017 Spring Breed Average EPD’s CE BW WW YW MCE MWW Milk 5.8 3.7 65.7 94.2 7.7 57.3 24.6

Calving Ease - The ease with which a bull’s calves are born to first calf heifers. EPDs are reported as deviations in the percent unassisted births. When comparing calving ease EPDs of two sires, the larger EPD indicates a higher percent of unassisted births for calves sired by that bull. Birth Weight - Calf weight at birth adjusted to a mature dam equivalent. Expected progeny difference is reported in pounds. The larger EPD indicates a heavier average birth weight. Weaning Weight - Calf weight taken between 160 and 250 days of age and adjusted to 205 days of age and a mature dam equivalent. Expected progeny difference is reported in pounds. The larger EPD indicates a heavier average weaning weight for calves sired by that bull. Yearling Weight - Weight taken between 330 and 440 days of age and adjusted to 365 days of age and a mature dam equivalent. Expected progeny difference is reported in pounds. The larger EPD indicates a heavier average yearling weight for calves sired by that bull. Maternal Calving Ease - The ease at which a sire’s daughter calve as first calf heifers. The larger EPD indicates a higher percentage of unassisted births for calves born to the sire’s daughters. Maternal Weaning Weight - The weaning weight of animal’s daughters calves. Expected progeny difference is reported in pounds. The EPD value predicts the difference in average 205 day weight of an animal’s daughters calves compared to calves from daughters of all other animals evaluated. The evaluation reflects both the maternal ability of an animals daughters and the growth potential of their calves. The larger EPD indicates heavier weights due to daughters ability to produce heavier calves. Milk - Expected progeny difference is reported in pounds of calf weaning weight. The milk EPD is a predictor of a sires genetic merit for milk as expressed in his daughters, or in other words the part of weaning weight attributed to milk genes. The larger EPD indicates heavier average weaning weights due to daughters greater maternal ability.

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How it Works...

AUCTION GUIDELINES Welcome to the Rainbow River Simmentals Online Bull Sale. We have tried to create an easy to work with online auction process. Please read the following instructions and recommendations. If you have any trouble or questions, please get in touch with us. AUCTION DATES AND TIMES The online auction will run from 9:00 am CST on Friday, March 3 with the online sale close out to start at 7:00 pm CST on Sunday, March 5, 2017. A sale order will be posted Sunday afternoon. If you do not have computer access or do not feel comfortable with bidding online, phone in bids will be accepted at the numbers listed on the Sale Information page in the front of this catalogue. Please arrange your phone bid in advance of the sale close out. Register online early to allow adequate time to have your name entered into the system. HOW TO PARTICIPATE • In order to participate in the online auction you will need to pre-register and obtain a buyer number. • To do this, go to the LiveAuctions website, www.liveauctions.tv, and select Rainbow River Simmentals Online Bull Sale. • After logging in, click on “REGISTER FOR A BUYER NUMBER”. • This form requires you to fill out your bank name, city, state/province, phone number and a contact person. • If bidding has already started you may still register, but please remember that authorization to bid is not instantaneous. We recommend that you register for a buyer number at least the day before the closing of the sale. HOW THE AUCTION WORKS • Once you have a username and have received a buyer number, you are ready to bid. • You will see a screen that is unique to your user ID. There will be a list containing the sale lots. If you click on a lot, the video clip or photo will be displayed to the right. The next bid, current price, proxy bid and manual bid buttons will be displayed below the video area. This page will react to your bids by stating “YOU ARE IN” or “YOU ARE OUT”. • No one else will be able to see your bid and you will not be able to tell who else is bidding. • Each time you login, the auction screen will display your personal bidding information. Your auction screen is unique and private, displaying your activity only to you. • Remember that you must have the lot that you are bidding on selected. This is where it tells you if you are in or out. It is here where you can also see your proxy bid settings (as applicable). WHAT IS A PROXY BID? With a proxy bid, you can enter your maximum bid and then sit back and watch. Your maximum amount is kept confidential from other bidders and the seller. When you enter a proxy bid amount, the LiveAuctions system automatically places bids on your behalf, using only as much of your maximum bid as is necessary to maintain your high bid position. If another bidder had a higher maximum, you will be outbid and the system will tell you that “YOU’RE OUT”. But, if no other bidder has a higher maximum, you win the final bid. If the lot closes out for less than your maximum, you pay only the amount of your last bid. This means that you don’t have to keep coming back to re-bid every time another bid is placed, making it more convenient and less time consuming. It can also greatly assist those breeders that can’t be near a computer or are busy with other duties at the time of final bidding and close out. THE FINAL CLOSEOUT BIDDING PROCESS The final close out bidding will start with the first lot on the pre-posted sale order. At this time you may only bid on this lot; it’s video will be displayed as well as the clock counting down. There will also be a LiveAuctions tech announcing what price we are at and the amount of time left on the clock (this information is also visible on your screen). When the bidding starts, the bidding clock will run for a pre-announced time (usually 30 or 45 seconds) or until there is a bid, at which time the clock will rewind to its original 30 or 45 seconds. For example: if the bidding clock gets down to 5 seconds remaining then a higher bid is submitted, the clock will then restart. The rewind process will continue with each bid received until the pre-announced time has expired without a bid. The lot will then be considered sold to the last (highest) bidder. Once that lot has sold, we will sell the next lot and so on, until all of the lots have been closed one at a time. BIDDING TIP: Each year we receive a few calls from breeders who wanted to bid on a lot, but failed to watch the bidding clock and let the bidding time expire. If you are interested in a particular lot, be sure to submit your bid well before the clock winds down to its final seconds. Sometimes due to an unexpected delay in internet speed or a delay in your computer audio, your bid may not be submitted in time to beat the few remaining seconds left on the clock. This is where using the proxy bid can be useful ensuring you do not miss a bid! We advise you to participate in the sale close out on a desktop or laptop computer connected to reliable internet, if possible. Be aware that the internet connection or audio can delay if using an ipad or smartphone. Also, be sure to compare the visual bid amount to the bid that is being asked for on your audio. If the visual bid request is higher, that means you are experiencing a delay in your incoming audio. In this case, watch your screen and bid according to the higher bid amount visually displayed on your screen. If you have any questions feel free to contact any of the LiveAuctions staff as they would be happy to assist you.

Jessy Milne-Smith: (613) 229-1073

Brad Fahrmeier: (816) 392-9241

Shari Leachman: (306) 903-7289



Rainbow River Simmentals 2nd Annual Online Bull Sale