HerdFinder - buy and sell

The calving season is well underway on farms across the country, with pens now filling up with calves.

For those operating a spring-calving system, selling surplus calves is an important task. However, finding the time to do so during this busy period can be difficult.

HerdFinder is a free and user-friendly platform that connects farmers directly with the right buyers. Whether you’re involved in conventional, organic or pedigree cattle trading, our platform caters to your specific needs.

1) Register an Account 

To begin, new customers need to sign up for a free account on the HerdFinder website.

This involves providing a name, email address, and creating a password.

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2) Post your ad 

Following registration, farmers can proceed to add their free advertisement by clicking on the ‘Place Advert’ button located at the top right-hand corner of the website.

Post ad

3) Enter your animal’s details 

Next, you’ll need to provide some details about what you’re selling or buying. This includes:

  • Category
  • Title
  • Price
  • Breed
  • Weight
  • Moves
  • TB tested
  • ICBF registered


Filling in additional details around movements, testing, assurance and ICBF registration can significantly increase your chances of executing a sale.

4) Upload images of your animal

High-quality photos are essential for successful livestock adverts.

When using a phone, shoot in landscape mode and capture sharp images from different angles.

Upload your photos easily by dragging and dropping them into the ‘Images’ section or browsing your computer files.


5) Add a description

In the ‘Description’ section, include key details about the animals, like date of birth, weight, feeding history, genetic background, and contact times.

Specifics enhance your chances of making a sale!



6) Add your location and contact details 

Specify your location by selecting the county in the dropdown section and then enter your contact number.


That’s it – it’s that simple. Click ‘Submit’ and your free livestock advert will be listed. Farmers can renew or edit their adverts in ‘My Account’

So, to place your free livestock advertisement, or to register an account, just click here.



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