BARABOO, Wis. — Equity Cooperative Livestock has made the difficult decision to suspend the sales at the Marion market in response to the current COVID-19 situation. Equity Marion will suspend all activities and will not hold sales on Mondays or Saturdays. Additionally, no private treaty on Wednesdays. Equity sincerely appreciates the support received from our producers, buyers, truckers and employees.
“This decision is a further effect to reduce exposure to COVID-19 across our markets amid our country’s current health crisis,” stated Tod Fleming, Chief Operating Officer. “Because of our importance in the food chain, Equity will continue to operate and host sales at our other markets. However, during this time of health crisis, only active buyers and employees are allowed in our facilities.”
Timm Gildernick, Marion’s Market Manager, will be working with producers to help find trucking and alternative markets livestock can go during this temporary shut down.
As this pandemic continues to affect the normalcy of our daily lives as well as our organizations, Equity continues to work together with others involved who are critical to the food supply chain.
Equity Cooperative Livestock Sales Association is a federated cooperative with its corporate office in Baraboo. Equity operates 12 locations and services producers in Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Equity assists producers with the marketing, managing and financing of their agricultural business.
— Equity Cooperative Livestock Sales Association
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