Our Commitment to our Customers
Our no-cost Sight Unseen service is designed to assist cattlemen who can't make it to our sale. This service allows you to purchase a Judd Ranch bull or female sight unseen and be guaranteed that you will like the purchase - or the bull and/or female will be returned to us and your money refunded.
To take advantage of this service, call Judd Ranch Consultant Roger Gatz toll-free at 1-800-743-0026. Roger will ask about your cowherd and the bulls or females in the catalog that you like. After a discussion about the cattle, you will be asked to select your final pick(s) and specify a maximum bid for each animal or a total dollar amount for several animals. We will handle your bidding on sale day, and we will make every effort to get your animals for less than your maximum dollar.
This service has been used by about 25% of all buyers, and no buyer has returned an animal to date.
Dallas Snodgrass of Vienna, Missouri said he simply couldn't make the 2010 Judd Ranch bull sale, but that didn't stop him from getting the bull he wanted. "My experience with the Sight Unseen Program was fantastic," Dallas states. "I couldn't have asked for friendlier, more knowledgeable people to work with."
Dallas said that during his initial phone call, he talked about his cattle, what he was looking for in a bull, and discussed the bulls he had picked out. "Once Roger knew what I was looking for, he began telling me about other bulls that I might want to consider," Dallas states. "I could tell that Roger had really listened to me, as he was highlighting bulls in the sale catalog that were more of what I needed than the ones I had picked out. Another advantage was that Roger had seen each bull in the flesh and could describe them to me."
Dallas says, in addition to really liking the bull purchased for him, he didn't have to pay the full amount he set as his top limit. "I was certainly surprised when the phone call came and I learned that I had a bull and that bull was $600 less than what I had given the Sight Unseen rep to spend for me," Dallas says. "And, I think Roger did a better job of finding the ideal bull for my program than I would have done."
Tom LeCuyer, a commercial cowman from Morrowville, Kansas, had attended one Judd Ranch bull sale, but decided to take advantage of the Sight Unseen Program for the 2010 sale. "After considering my choices and his suggestions, I told Roger which bulls to put on my list, explaining that I only wanted to buy one bull. But I gave him several bulls to bid on, hoping to buy one bull. In the end, I got a bull and I am extremely happy with the purchase. He's a really good one." Tom added that he was able to purchase this bull for $500 less than the maximum amount he gave Roger to spend.
Lester Ridle of Illinois was very familiar with the Judd Ranch program because his son, Rob, had worked for the Judd's as a herdsman for several years. Ridle had a conflict with sale day, so he turned to the Sight Unseen Program. "I got an excellent bull," Ridle tells. "In fact, the bull Roger purchased for me was probably a better bull than what I might have selected on my own. I also got the bull for $1,200 less than what I had planned on spending."
Free Trucking in the U.S. on purchases of $15,000+
Another service provided by Judd Ranch is the Quality Assurance Guarantee. As a first-time buyer, you will either like the sale offering or your travel expense will be returned. The only criteria is that you call and talk directly with Dave Judd or Roger Gatz about the sale offering prior to coming to the sale.
If you travel to the Judd Ranch annual bull sale or COW POWER female sale and do not find the animals to fit the descriptions shared by Dave or Roger, you're covered by the Quality Assurance Guarantee. To date, not one person has requested reimbursement of his/her travel expenses.