Agriculture
12:47 pm
Wed October 17, 2012

Boonville livestock auction barn to re-open next week

Boonville’s livestock auction barn will re-open as the Missouri Valley Commission Company Tuesday, Oct. 23, under new ownership.

Jon Angell of Centralia owns the soon-to-be opened auction farm with his brother, Justin, and business partner, Mike VanMaanen.  Angell said with the previous owner, the company sold up to 60,000 head of cattle a year.

“There’s quite a need in this area to have a local barn for the cattlemen and farmers of the area to sell their livestock,” Angell said.

Angell said the barn will keep the old Tuesday sale date the same, but plans to implement new technological changes.

“When we open up next week, we should have a brand new state of the art computer system hooking the sale ring and ring scales to the office," Angell said.

Angell said his family operates another auction in Bowling Green, Mo.  The three owners hold a long history with livestock sales in the Midwest, including their family’s start with the Columbia Livestock Auction in 1948.