OKC West Livestock Auction is Sporting a New Sale Day Schedule this Spring and so Far - Folks Love ItWed, 21 Jun 2017 14:49:32 CDT
This spring, El Reno livestock market, OKC West, rolled out a new weekly sale schedule to compensate for larger inventories and to increase customer and employee satisfaction. OKC West general manager, Bill Barnhart, sat down with Radio Oklahoma Ag Network Farm Director Ron Hays to talk about the sale barn’s break from tradition, and according to him, it has been working out great.
“Over the last two or three years, we’ve had a lot of success – a lot of growth in our business,” Barnhart said. “So, what we’ve done, for multiple reasons, is we’ve gone to a three-day sale.”
Cows are sold on Monday; stocker cattle on Tuesday; and feeders are pushed through on Wednesday, says Barnhart. Before this schedule, Barnhart says it was not uncommon for a regular sale to go on into the night as late as 11 o’clock or even midnight. He insists this new schedule accommodates more buyers, more sellers and is easier on the employees of the sale barn as well.
“It just makes sense,” Barnhart asserted. “It’s a little more expensive to doing it that way, but it’s worth it for the customers and our employees.”
Listen to the full conversation between Barnhart and Hays as they discuss the success of OKC West’s new sale day schedule, on today’s Beef Buzz.
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