Our primary focus is to continue providing services to our members during this time of uncertainty, while also protecting our members and their families, as well as our employees. We know our members’ livelihood depends on marketing their livestock, and during this time we are continuing our weekly auctions as scheduled. However, we are implementing operational changes in adherence with the order from Governor DeWine and the Ohio Department of Health.
Limiting Spectators at Livestock Auctions
We continue to limit spectators at all auctions. We are encouraging members to unload their livestock at the docks and leave our markets. We understand our auctions are often treated as a social gathering, but during this time, we recommend only active buyers attend our auctions. By implementing these changes, this will ensure our members’ can still benefit from the auction process while honoring the “social distancing” mandates from public officials.
Checks are available for pick-up at the completion of the sale, but we are strongly encouraging members to utilize our ACH (direct deposit) service or have your check mailed to you to minimize in-person contact.
Our employees are adhering to state orders regarding face coverings. As customers, we appreciate your cooperation with these orders as well, so that we can all do our part in keeping each other safe
Face Coverings by State
We have outlined the regulations by each state’s governor below:
- Michigan and Kentucky: Beginning May 11, customers are required to wear masks
- Illinois customers are required to wear face masks if 6’ of distance cannot be maintained.
- Indiana, Ohio and Missouri customers are not required to wear a mask, but it is highly encouraged if you have one and are able and willing to do so.
We know these times are challenging and uncertain, but by each of us doing our part, we can continue to operate in a safe, cooperative manner. We appreciate our employees and members’ support!