Friday is the last sale at the Manchester Livestock Auction.
Father and son, Marvin and David Waterhouse, have decided to sell the business after nearly four decades in the community.
And what a history it has been. The Manchester Livestock Auction got its start back in November of 1983, when David was just ten years old.
But they made it 37 years – sharing the highs and lows with local farmers along the way.
David talks more about some of the highs and lows they’ve seen over the years.
And they have valued the relationships they’ve formed with those farmers – and the more than 260 employees they’ve had over the years who Marvin refers to as “family members”.
The Waterhouses announced a few weeks ago that the Manchester Livestock Auction had been sold to NFO Livestock, Inc., with two local guys, Austin Lueck and Nathan Wessels, to run the business.
And you can bet a lot of those loyal farmers will be on hand on Friday as Marvin and David hold their final sale.
The Manchester Livestock Auction’s final sale will be this Friday, with their Bred Cow and Feeder Cattle Sale starting at 10 am.
photos courtesy of Janelle Tucker, KMCH