Generally, if it's too good to be true, it is. Other times you might want to know what you're buying before you buy it, especially through or on Facebook. One group member from the group Farm Direct Minnesota posted about a recent experience purchasing Angus beef cattle, only to get to the seller's location and noticed that the Angus prices cattle weren't all Angus cattle. The lesson in all this, buyer beware!

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The post is from someone who states they own a meat locker and feel like if they didn't know Angus from other types of cattle would have been duped in the sale.

"I own a meat locker in Brooten MN. Today we went to butcher 3 beef that I saw the "farmer" (actually a cattle jockey) post for sale on this site. The 3 beef were advertised as being Angus beef and we're priced at Angus prices. The beef that were there for us to pick up today were one skinny floundered Angus, and two longhorns. We told him what we'd seen on this site and demanded that he give us Angus, which he did. They have since blocked us from seeing their sale posts on Facebook and we will no longer be butchering for them.

 

Just a note to do your research on who you're buying from. I've seen many wonderful family farms on here and to have jockeys take their business away by buying animals for pennies in the sale barns and then charging Angus prices online to unsuspecting customers is completely unfair."

This type of bait and switch behavior isn't a good look for anyone, especially the person or persons buying the animal. Remember 'buyer beware' and research your purchase before you make one, especially if it was brokered through a social media app.

As the old saying goes, "know your farmer, know your food"

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