Livestock Auction Markets
There are 22 permitted livestock auction markets in Minnesota. These markets serve Minnesota and out-of-state producers by providing a location for buying and selling livestock which contributes to the state’s agricultural economy.
The markets are required to have well-maintained grounds and equipment. The market manager ensures that all livestock meet identification requirements for sale in addition to record keeping. Market managers also employ an official veterinarian, and both work to make sure that the livestock sold is healthy.