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Poll: Livestock buying decisions largely unchanged by the pandemic

Published on 15 March 2021

In a recent online poll, Progressive Cattle asked readers to weigh in on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on their livestock buying decisions.

The majority of respondents (67%) said nothing has changed. Almost 14% said they relied on online auctions more than in the past, with the remainder saying they've begun purchasing through private treaty and following mask and social distancing guidelines at sales, roughly 10% and 9%, respectively.  end mark 

Has the pandemic affected your livestock buying decisions?

  • Nothing has changed: 67.3%

  • I have relied more on online auctions.: 13.9%

  • I have started buying through private treaty.: 9.9%

  • I only attend sales where wearing masks and social distancing are strictly observed.: 8.9%

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