Scone Regional Livestock Selling Centre hosts second store sale in two years

Record online bids at Scone

THE Scone Regional Livestock Selling Centre hosted its second store sale in two years last week.

And, more than 40 per cent of the sale received bids from online platform StockLive, achieving almost $100,000 in total.

StockLive manager Libby Hufton said there was strong interest online for the sale with 86 viewers and 19 bidders.

"Ninety-four head of stock was sold via the platform at Scone, which is great result," she explained.

"We have been successfully supporting Scone's prime sales over the past three months, along with its first store sale in two years last month.

"[Thursday's] result reinforces how comfortable people are becoming in purchasing their livestock online.

"This is reflected across all the sites we're operating at, too."

Scone manager Brett Peel said the growth in online bidding was not surprising given the ease and convenience of StockLive.

"The system is easy to set up and very robust, with the agents having their own viewing screen allowing them to see the bids come in online," he stated.

"We have had lots of comments about how good it has been to be able watch the sale online and the quality of the footage is great of the livestock coming into the ring.

"I expect we'll see more growth in coming sales."

The director of Tender Quality Meats and High Quality Cattle Company, based in Kurrajong, Steven Magazzu has been purchasing stock for his business via StockLive at Scone over the past few months.

"I've been buying 5-15 head of stock via StockLive at Scone at almost every sale and love it," he said.

"The whole set up at Scone from access to StockLive, the viewing and pre-weight is the best, and the agents and boys at the yard are great.

"The whole process is seamless and makes my life that much easier."