Madison Bird and Animal Consignment Auction

Madison County Fairgrounds

401 West 6th St. North

Madison, Nebraska


The Nebraska Department of Agriculture has canceled all poultry events across Nebraska through January 1 in order to prevent the spread of avian influenza. We have canceled our October sale for this year. We are still planning on a spring sale April 3, 2016.
We hope to see you next year.

Note change in Spring Sale date for 2016: April 3, 2016

8:30 a.m.

Consigners are encouraged to call or e-mail consignments so we can advertise your item here.

The following list includes items called in early. This is a small portion of items that will be checked in the weekend of the sale.











Wanted: We have had calls to see if the following will be available:





All sheep and goats must have scrapies tag. If not tagged, we will tag them at a charge of $1.00 per head.

Changes in state regulations effective July 1, 2014 include:

All types of goats and sheep will now be accepted. All hoof stock is required to have current health certificate. We will have a vet present at the sale, but a charge will apply to ask our vet to write a health certificate on site. It will save time and money if you obtain your health certificates before you come to the sale.

All birds and animals coming from out of state need to come with health certificates. We cannot write health certificates for out of state consigners.

Entry permit is available at no charge by calling 402-471-2351

No cattle accepted.

Horses and donkeys: MINIATURES ONLY accepted. Please call to pre-consign.

Nebraska miniature horses and donkeys are exempt from the health certificate requirement. All animals from outside Nebraska are still required to come with current health certificate, though.

No potbelly pigs over 6 weeks of age. Baby pigs must be brought in a cage with bedding.

A swap area will be available for birds requiring game permits. Individual buyers and sellers are responsible for completing all tags and money exchange.



Consignments Taken

Saturday, October 3rd from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 4th from 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.

Sale Schedule:

8:30 am main ring - chickens, geese, etc. in main arena

9:00 am hoof stock south of main arena

10:00 am warm room in commercial building

Equipment will follow hoof stock or no earlier than 10:30 am

Rabbits and pigeons will follow equipment or no earlier than noon

Lunch will be served by the Norfolk Optimist club.

Space is available for vendors - Please call ahead.

No chicks will be checked in on Saturday.

Consigners are encouraged to call or e-mail consignments so we can advertise on website.

All birds and small animals sold by the head in order consigned.

Cage Requirements

Sturdy wire cages with solid bottoms required for all birds and small animals.

Bedding, feed, and waterers required for all cages.

Game birds must have tags attached at check-in time.

Birds in poor condition or poor boxes will be rejected.

Admission - $5.00 per person

Visa, MasterCard, and Discover cards accepted

No out of state checks.

Call Dix or Linda Scranton for more info


weekend of sale, also may call 402-454-2144


Commissions and Fees


Birds, Animals, equipment per head or item
  • 23%.....up to $200.00
  • 18%.....$201.00 to $400.00
  • 15%.....$401.00 to $600.00
  • 12%.....$601.00 or more

  • Minimum Commissions:

  • $1.25 per cage
  • $5.00 goats and sheep
  • $10.00 all other hoof stock

  • No Sale or Buy Back Fees:

  • Birds, rabbits, equipment-$2.00 minimum or
    20% of last bid, $15.00 maximum.
  • $7.50 for goats or sheep
  • $15.00 for all other hoofed stock

  • Handling Fee:

  • $2.00 handling fee will be assessed per seller.
  • Fee is $2.00 per seller, NOT per cage or per item.

  • Checks will be mailed to sellers after 10 business days.