Buyer Tips

Buy in Off-Peak Seasons

If you are able to find they type of dry hay or straw you are looking for earlier in the season, it will most always be less expensive than buying it in the fall or winter.  This is because farmers are much more motivated to sell to make room for future crops. 

Buy in Volume

If you have the money and storage capacity, you can often save by buying higher volumes.  Think out of the box.  Do you have friends or neighbors who might be willing to split a semi load of bales?  If you have the storage capacity, is it possible you may be able to resell a portion of a large load to the point you could pay for the delivery? Or maybe make a little more, depending on the demand in your area?

Buy According to Hauling Capability

When buying forages, keep in mind the maximum number of bales you, or your hauler, are able to transport in order to minimize your hauling time and expenses.

Use Our Automatic Notifications

Depending on the type of forage or time of year, demand can be very high and products may sell very quickly once posted.  Take advantage of our automatic notifications under the My TruBid page so that you can be notified by text or email when a product matching your search is posted.

Utilize 'Save Search' Function

Eliminate the need to put in all of your search criteria each time you want to do a search.  Just enter in the search criteria for the forage you are looking for and then click on 'Save Search'.  Next time you come back, just go to the My TruBid page and click on 'Saved Searches' under My Purchasing Center.  You can save multiple searches and name each of them accordingly.