Mississippi ranchers Larry and Diane Meadows market their produce through a local auction barn - their own.
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Ranch production sales and premier horse show auctions are drawing closer. Whether you are a buyer looking for a good deal or a consignor hoping to get the best price for your horse, a few guidelines can translate to a successful sale. Larry Meadows, a horse breeder and auctioneer in Mize, Mississippi, has a few tips for buyers and sellers alike. While owning and operating Meadows Livestock Sales for more than 25 years, Meadows has observed what practices result in the best auction ring deals.