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Pike County Cattlemen to hold annual auction

The Pike County Cattlemen’s Annual Equipment Auction will be held on Nov. 7 at Cattlemen Park beginning at 8 a.m. and closing when all items are sold.

The Cattlemen’s annual equipment auction for April 2020, was originally canceled due to COVID-19 but with options left open.

“When we heard that both the City of Troy and the county had used vehicles they needed to get out of inventory by the end of the calendar year, our equipment auction was a chance for all of us to benefit a little,” said Johnny Garrett, Pike County Cattlemen treasurer. “So, we set the date at November 7, and expect to have a big sale, as usual.”

Garrett said the Pike County Cattlemen will begin accepting consignments from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturday, October 31 and from 1 until 5 p.m. on Sunday, November 1. Consignments will then be accepted Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Garrett said the Pike County Cattlemen’s Annual Equipment Auction is billed as an “equipment” auction but it will include a variety of items “vehicles to vases.”

Although the Cattlemen’s “equipment” auction is an absolute auction with a 10 percent commission, Garrett said there is a “no sale, buy back” option.

“Sellers can buy their items back with a 3 percent commission” Garrett said. “So, we encourage anybody that has items they want to let go to bring them out and we’ll get them sold.”

The Cattlemen will have two auctions going simultaneously except at 11 a.m. when one auctioneer will move to the vehicle sale.

The Pike County Cattlemen’s November Equipment Auction will feature a large variety of items including vehicles, farm equipment, lawn and garden equipment, personal items, household items, copiers and a variety of other office equipment.

“Just about anything,” Garrett said.

And, that “anything” includes a 28×56-foot double wide trailer with a front porch.

The trailer will be sold by sealed bids that will be accepted from November 7 until December 1.

“That trailer is going to be a good buy for somebody that is looking for a good deal,” Garrett said. In fact, Garrett said the trailer will be just one of the many good deals offered at the Pike County Cattlemen’s Annual Equipment Auction on November 7.