Ontario has been slow to embrace online bidding, but now pilot projects undertaken by the Ontario Cattlemen’s Association may accelerate the trend
by MARY BAXTER
Live cattle auctions broadcast on the Internet and offering online bidding might be commonplace in the United States and Western Canada, but they’re still a novelty in Ontario. That may be changing.
Recently, the Ontario Cattlemen’s Association (OCA) launched two pilots with the goal of encouraging calf club sales to use the technology. This spring, at least three other sales barns plan to add online bidding to their purebred sales.