CARROLLTON, Ohio — The Carrollton Livestock Auction has been under new ownership since Nov. 1, 2016.
New owner Eugene Nisly of Missouri bought the auction barn from Wayne Falb, an auctioneer and cattleman from Leetonia, Ohio, who has owned the auction since August 2005.
The auction is being managed by Eugene’s brother, Larry Nisly, of Quaker City, Ohio. Larry, who owns cattle and assists with his father’s portable toilet business, is an auctioneer and has competed in World Livestock Auctioneer Championship qualifiers.
Larry Nisly, and the two main auctioneers at Carrollton, Vern Yoder and Mark Harding, will continue the auction calling.
“People can expect the same day-to-day operations,” said Larry Nisly. “But we have lowered some of the commission rates already in an effort to get more stuff in the door.”
The Nisly brothers have plans to build a new pole barn for square bales.
“There is old barn we are going to tear down and put up a new pole barn to better serve customers on a rainy day,” Larry Nisly said.
They have started the process of getting the proper permits from the city for the new construction.
Nisly has a history of working in sales barns, with his first job working at the sale barn in Gallipolis, Ohio. He’s also spent some time at the Muskingum Livestock Auction in Zanesville, Ohio.
“Our goals are to provide excellent customer service and get more customers in the door,” he said.
The Carrollton Livestock Auction hosts a Monday sale: miscellaneous items sell at 9:30 a.m.; hay and straw sells at noon; and livestock take the ring at 1:30 p.m.
As part of their opening, the Carrollton Livestock Auction held a special event Feb. 20, hosting the 2016 World Livestock Champion Andy White, 2017 Ohio Auctioneer Champion Wade Baer and 2017 Ohio Junior Auctioneer Champion Billy Peyton.
Nisly estimates around 500 people came out for the free doughnuts and coffee and to enjoy Presidents Day at the sale barn.