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As cattlemen in Northwest Georgia, we saw the need for a local cattle auction in 1995. Our goal was to provide a modern, clean, and safe facility where local cattlemen could get a premium price for their cattle. It is our desire to operate the business in a professional manner. We strive to ensure fair and equal treatment to all of our customers.
In 1986, we leased a barn in Rome, GA for our weekly cattle auction for 8 1/2 years. As our business and reputation grew, we saw the need to expand. We designed and built this facility to serve the needs of the cattle industry and draw customers from the tri-state area. We located the facility near I-75 to provide convenient access to everyone.
After consolidating our innovative ideas, we constructed a 24,000 square foot facility in 1995. Due to the demands of the area market, we added 12,000 square feet in 1997 and 18,000 square feet in 2000 for a total of 54,000 square feet. In addition to the 54,000 square feet of holding pens, we also added an additional 20 acres of grass holding lots adjacent to the facility. Our holding pens are made of iron pipes and WW panels. The barn was designed with a high ceiling, so that air can easily flow through the facility to aid in the cooling of the livestock in the humid climate. Fans & a fogger systems were installed to assist in the cooling process. Every week we clean pens and place new sawdust to aid in animal health and quality. All livestock have free access to clean hay and water.
We strive for Calhoun Stockyard to be a nice, personable business that you will want to come back to again and again. We work for the benefits of our customers and for the livestock industry. We believe that for agriculture in Georgia to succeed in today's society it takes everyone working together to provide a strong market for the next generation of farmers to come.