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MULTIMEDIA: A day at the Eastern Missouri Commission livestock auction

Tuesday, November 29, 2011 | 12:00 p.m. CST; updated 11:46 a.m. CST, Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Justin Angell’s family ran the Columbia Livestock Auction, next to the Bull Pen Cafe, for 55 years before he moved the business to Bowling Green 12 years ago. Sellers from all over the Midwest bring their cattle to Bowling Green for the weekly auctions, and Angell and his family have built a loyal customer base over the years.

An earlier version of this article and an earlier caption both misstated the ownership history of the Bull Pen Cafe.

BOWLING GREEN — Justin Angell’s family ran the Columbia Livestock Auction, next to the Bull Pen Cafe, for 55 years before he moved the business to Bowling Green 12 years ago.

Sellers from all over the Midwest bring their cattle to Bowling Green for the weekly auctions, and Angell and his family have built a loyal customer base over the years.

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Angell is encouraged by the presence of a younger generation in the cattle business in his area and said he thinks the cattle industry in Missouri will continue to thrive.


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Crystal Herber November 29, 2011 | 1:44 p.m.

I grew up on a cattle ranch and used to love taking cattle to the nearest sale, which was 40 miles away. Sitting in the yellow chairs that had been there for years, with flies buzzing around and surrounded by cattle ranchers so intend on what was being brought into the ring they didn't notice anything else was so much fun for me. Thank you for bringing that memory back for me. Great job!
Crystal Herber- Missourian Reporter

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Roxanne Foster November 29, 2011 | 9:00 p.m.

Thanks for the comment, Crystal. As one of the reporters on this story, I was pretty excited to experience the auction for myself. I grew up in Houston and would go to the Livestock Show & Rodeo as a child, but was never presented with the opportunity to go to an auction. This was a great experience. We met some hard-working people and were privileged to tell just one small piece of their story. I'm glad that it brought back good memories for you!
Roxanne Foster - Missourian Reporter

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Ed Lane November 30, 2011 | 11:30 a.m.

The Angell's did not own or run the Bull Pen Cafe in Columbia. My mother, Helen Lane, and my ex-wife Sherry Lane owned and ran the Bull Pen Cafe from 1981 to 1991. Prior to that the Bull Pen Cafe was owned and ran by Mr. Milton Danley.
I'm not sure, but I believe Jackie Cockrell ran the Bull Pen Cafe from 1991 till it closed.

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Emily Garnett November 30, 2011 | 11:58 a.m.

Hi Ed,

This is Emily Garnett, one of the reporters who worked on this story. We re-examined our audio and confirmed that Justin Angell did not state that his family owned the Bull Pen Cafe. We have added a correction to address this--thank you so much for bringing it to our attention and our apologies for the error.

Emily

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Sara Brown December 6, 2011 | 10:30 a.m.

Thank you for your factual portrayal of this segment of agriculture! The Angell family are a great example of people who care about the livestock they raise and transact business with care about their customers and the animals.

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