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Mitchell sale barn under new ownership

Mitchell Livestock

The familiar sign near Mitchell, SD will soon be changing to Mitchell Livestock Marketing, LLC.

With the new owners, Marion Rus and his business partner Don Stange, some things will change while others remain the same. Rus calls Rock Valley, IA his home and Stange, a native of Plankinton, SD, is currently living in Bloomfield NE. They also have an interest in the Madison Livestock Sales Co. at Madison, SD.

“Don and I grew up in the livestock business and we love it,” Rus said. “We are here to serve our customers in any way we can.”

Customers will see many familiar faces at the barn such as Lanning, Preston, Tim, Val and the ladies in the office. Added to that are field men Keith Wells and Tom Martinez.

Rus and Stange feel that this is a great area for feeding and merchandising cattle with good available feed and feedlots nearby. It is also a great advantage to be located just off Interstate 90 in a very nice facility. Beginning Oct. 1 feeder cattle sales will be held on Thursdays at 11:30 a.m. instead of Monday. This should make it more convenient for the seller who doesn’t have to work all weekend to get their cattle in while making it easier for more buyers to attend on Thursdays as well. Fat cattle, slaughter cows and bulls will be sold on Wednesdays at 9 a.m. which remains unchanged. Mitchell Livestock Marketing will also have bred cow and bred heifer sales in season on Wednesdays as advertised. The facility is also available for bull sales.

Producers are welcome to bring cattle in on Tuesday evenings for Wednesday sales and there will be someone to receive the livestock. Rus said if cattlemen would like anyone from the staff to come out and take a look at their cattle, to please call the office to set up a time.

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“Demand is high for feeder cattle with good representation from local Nebraska and Iowa buyers present,” said Rus. “Slaughter cattle demand is also great with buyers from all the major packers, including JBS, Tyson, Packerland, American food groups, Four Star and O&S.”

On their sale Sept. 23, 1,350 head of cattle were sold.

“We always need more cattle to satisfy the demand,” says Rus.

Marion and Don invite producers to come visit the barn at 1801 East Spruce, just south of Interstate 90, take the Cabela’s exit. Call the office for more information at 605-996-6543, toll free 800-477-5326 or visit their website at http://www.mitchelllivestockauction.com.

The familiar sign near Mitchell, SD will soon be changing to Mitchell Livestock Marketing, LLC.

With the new owners, Marion Rus and his business partner Don Stange, some things will change while others remain the same. Rus calls Rock Valley, IA his home and Stange, a native of Plankinton, SD, is currently living in Bloomfield NE. They also have an interest in the Madison Livestock Sales Co. at Madison, SD.

“Don and I grew up in the livestock business and we love it,” Rus said. “We are here to serve our customers in any way we can.”

Customers will see many familiar faces at the barn such as Lanning, Preston, Tim, Val and the ladies in the office. Added to that are field men Keith Wells and Tom Martinez.

Rus and Stange feel that this is a great area for feeding and merchandising cattle with good available feed and feedlots nearby. It is also a great advantage to be located just off Interstate 90 in a very nice facility. Beginning Oct. 1 feeder cattle sales will be held on Thursdays at 11:30 a.m. instead of Monday. This should make it more convenient for the seller who doesn’t have to work all weekend to get their cattle in while making it easier for more buyers to attend on Thursdays as well. Fat cattle, slaughter cows and bulls will be sold on Wednesdays at 9 a.m. which remains unchanged. Mitchell Livestock Marketing will also have bred cow and bred heifer sales in season on Wednesdays as advertised. The facility is also available for bull sales.

Producers are welcome to bring cattle in on Tuesday evenings for Wednesday sales and there will be someone to receive the livestock. Rus said if cattlemen would like anyone from the staff to come out and take a look at their cattle, to please call the office to set up a time.

“Demand is high for feeder cattle with good representation from local Nebraska and Iowa buyers present,” said Rus. “Slaughter cattle demand is also great with buyers from all the major packers, including JBS, Tyson, Packerland, American food groups, Four Star and O&S.”

On their sale Sept. 23, 1,350 head of cattle were sold.

“We always need more cattle to satisfy the demand,” says Rus.

Marion and Don invite producers to come visit the barn at 1801 East Spruce, just south of Interstate 90, take the Cabela’s exit. Call the office for more information at 605-996-6543, toll free 800-477-5326 or visit their website at http://www.mitchelllivestockauction.com.