A livestock bill of sale is a printable document used for transactions in which farm animal(s) are sold from one business (or person) to another. The document includes a table that allows the livestock owner to sell up to nine (9) animals, although it can be used for single animal sales.
The form can be used for selling:
- Camels, and more.
What is a Livestock Bill of Sale?
A livestock bill of sale is completed once two (2) parties have agreed to enter into a deal regarding the sale of farm animals. While the bill of sale isn’t necessarily a requirement, it allows the buyer to prove their new ownership if questioned.
How to Write
Step 1 – Transaction Date
The agreement can be completed by either the buyer or seller, although it is routinely completed by the seller. In the first three (3) fields enter the day, month, and year in which the bill of sale is being filled out. Then, enter the date that both the money and the livestock will change hands.
Step 2 – Buyer and Seller Information
Write the full name of the seller (owner) and their address (street, city, and state). Repeat for the buyer.
Step 3 – The Livestock
Identify each individual animal in the table.
- The “Number” is the serial number attributed to the animal (ear tag, branded, tattooed, etc.);
- The “Kind” refers to the type of animal (sheep, cattle, horse, and so on);
- “Brand” refers to the location of the branding or tag on the animal;
- “Age” is the age of the animal, either in years or months;
- “Sex” can be either male (M) or female (F);
- “Weight” is the rough or exact weight of the animal. Specify the units if different than pounds; and
- “Notes” is an area for including any other important information regarding the animal.
Step 4 – Purchase Terms
Enter the total sale price for the livestock.
Step 5 – Signing
The buyer and seller should sign, print, and date their signatures. Both parties can sign their names using eSign for free, if desired. Alternatively, the form can be hand-signed. The two (2) witness fields exist to provide the parties with additional verification to their signatures. This section is optional.
Step 6 – Notarization
The final section provides the parties with an area to have their signatures notarized. Like the witness fields, this area is optional and only adds further verification to the buyer and/or seller’s signatures.