Northern Livestock Auction in Minot set to closeThe only livestock auction company in Minot is going out of business, though a co-owner still hopes it can reopen somewhere else under new ownership.
MINOT, N.D. (AP) — The only livestock auction company in Minot is going out of business, though a co-owner still hopes it can reopen somewhere else under new ownership.
Northern Livestock Auction has been a staple of the area ranching scene for more than half a century, but it's being forced to close to make way for new BNSF Railway tracks. Agweek reports that Northern Livestock held its final weekly auction on Jan. 29 and scheduled a sale of gates and other equipment Tuesday.
Co-owner Roger Sundsbak says a party whom he declined to identify is interested in buying the business and re-establishing it in a different location, but financing must be arranged. Sundsbak says he doesn't know if that will happen.
Northern Livestock has handled about 60,000 animals annually in recent years.