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FAQ and How To Guide

What is the cost to register on this site?

Nothing. There are no registration fees for buyers or sellers. Did you also know that not all farmers, ranchers and other buyers are not on Facebook? This is why you should diversify from just using social media. We will post you though to our FB page of 25,000 plus followers but you need more than just FB. With us your listing will be found in the search engines and you can post your link from Livestock.com to any social media page or group that you want!

Can I really list my own actual classified ad or a sell by bid classified ad and not have to pay any fees on the classified ad or a commission on the sell by bid classified?

Yes you really can run classified ads with no fees with us and yes you can run your own private sell by bid classified as well. We're not talking about advertising a bid sale someplace else, we mean you can place your own real sell by bid classified on Livestock.com and start taking bids on our platform!

How much does it cost for sellers to place listings?

Cost specifics are explained here. Costs can also be found within your Account Information Page by logging in to your personal "My Account" pages.

Is this site secure?

Yes. Your transactions and all communications and actions are protected by the latest encryption technology.  Livestock.com will always show the green padlock in your browser address bar we are always 100% https secure!

How do I find what I'm looking for?

You have several options:

  • We offer a quick search form on the front page for you to enter keywords to search.
  • We offer an Advanced Search page for you to refine your search criteria.
  • We offer browsing filters when you are browsing by category.
  • If you already know what you are looking for you can browse the categories listed on the left side of the site's pages.

Can I save items to revisit later?

Yes. You can maintain your own "favorites" list within your account. Each listing on our site has an "add to favorites" link. Simply click that link and we will add that item to your favorites list.

What if I can't find what I'm looking for?

You can set up search filters within your account area. Our site will then screen all new listings, as they are placed on the site, and if an item is listed that meets your filter (search) criteria, we will automatically send you an email notification.

How do buyers and sellers communicate with each other?

We provide buyers with the ability to contact the seller through a form that is accessible on each of the seller's listing pages. The seller will then be notified by email of the buyer's questions and the seller can either reply by email or log in to their account and reply through our onsite messaging system. The seller can choose to keep their email address anonymous as can the buyer.

How do I make a classified listing or my own sell by bid classified listing and add photos or videos, or edit my listing?


It's very easy to add a listing for either your own private live sell by bid classified on our platform or your own regular classified ad. Please just follow these simple steps, it's a little different if doing from a lapto or desktop computer than a mobile phone. Please see the steps below for each device:

1. If you are a new user and not registered please look for the Non Members Click Here To List For Free" button up top or just click this link now. If you are a member click on the other one that says "Members Click Here To List For Free" or click this link now. A new window will open, you will be able to see these instructions below while you learn how to post in the other window.

2. If you are already a member please sign in with your login or use the facebook seamless login button. If you are not a member please sign up by either registering with us or use the facebook seamless login button

3. Once registered and inside please look for the "New sell by bid classified" link or "New Classified" link and choose to place either a classified ad or a sell by bid classified, if you place a sell by bid classified this will be your own real time bidding sell by bid classified listing on our site! If doing from a mobile phone click on the "Create Listing+"text and choose to place either a classified ad or sell by bid classified listing.

4. If you choose the wrong listing type and wish to change it, simply click the cancel or start over link within your members area login, it will be either on the left menu or up top in the first step of the listing or you can scroll all the way to the bottom and click the "cancel / remove from cart" button and this will allow you to change your listing type.

5. It is free to upload photos, you get 10 free, just click the "Select Files" button and upload up to 10 free photos, there is a .99 charge per photo if you want more than ten. You can drag and drop each photo or order them by typing in the order number from 1-20 in the file slot box. You can also rename the photo so whatever you put in appears as the text below the photo in your listing. If your image is to large please compress it, using this free tool. If when you upload your image you notice that it is not in the right vertical position, please simply look to the top of the image before you publish it, and you will see arrows that are going in a circular direction, please click on those and rotate it to the correct position before saving and publishing. You can also see the following image to see what this looks like:

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6. If you would like to upload videos and don't have a YouTube video, simply send us your video by email to [email protected] and we can get it up for you. Please first pay for the video spot and we will take it from there or sign up for your own YouTube account, upload the video to YouTube, log back in with us and paste in the video url where it should go. Here is a tutorial on how to create a YouTube video.

7. You are done, we will then approve your listing and it will be live on our site!

8. If you ever need to edit your listing at anytime just login and look for the "My Account" link and click on it if on a laptop or desktop computer, then click on the "My Active Listings" link, you will see your listing to edit. If on a mobile phone look for "My Account+"click on it, you will then see "My Active Listings" click on that, scroll down and click on the "Manage This Listing" button, click on it, you will see various small icons. The one you want is the one showing the small pencil, this one:click on it and do your edits.

You can also edit the photos and videos from that icon too, you will see a "Photos / Videos" button for that, be sure to always save your edits, if you leave without finishing, it will still be there for you to finish where you left off, just remember when you are done your edits you must fully checkout all the way through. If you left off and come back, just click the resume button or cancel to cancel the edit and start over. If you get stuck you can also delete the edit, trash it and remove it from your cart, just click refresh to if you decide to delete your edit, you won't affect your live isting and you can start over, or just email us and we will get it unstuck for you.

9. This icon allows you to renew your listing seamlessly

10.This icon allows you to purchase upgrades to your listing

11. This icon allows you to delete your listing

12.This icon allows you to copy your listing in case you want to create a new one but please do not create duplicate listings. If you use this, then please delete the other listing if it is a duplicate or is the same item.

13.This icon allows you to bump your listing up to the top of the search results in your category or until other listings come in and push it down. You can do this every 4 days until the end of your listing.

14.This icon which will be to your far right on a laptop or desktop computer and just sligtly to the right on a mobile phone, will allow you to check off your item as sold. You can also uncheck it in case it is not sold if you accidentally check it off.

15. Still can't find the answer to your question?
Please contact us and we will be happy to assist!