Lane Pruitt relocated his livestock sale barn to a larger and newly-renovated facility from Clinton, where it was known as Clinton Livestock Auction, to Damascus.
"It has been an honor to serve [everyone] at our former location, and we can’t wait to continue the tradition at our new stockyards," Pruitt said.
The renamed sale barn, Pruitt’s Mid-State Stockyards, celebrated its opening sale earlier this month and will hold a live sale at 1 p.m. each Monday. The larger facility can house more than 1,500 heads of livestock. Pigs, goats, cattle and horses will be sold.
Lane, 29, and his wife, 27-year-old Ashton, are the youngest sale barn owners in the country.
"We look forward to serving anyone with their livestock needs," Ashton said.
The husband-and-wife team were born and raised in central Arkansas.
Lane graduated Clinton High School in 2004 and went on to receive a degree in business of agriculture from Arkansas State University in 2008. He got his start with Lewis Livestock Auction of Conway while in college and acted as ASU-Beebe farm manager.
Ashton earned a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism from ASU in 2009 and went on to host "The Mouth of the South Morning Show" at KVOM in Morrilton. She also owns Southern Savvy Boutique in Greenbrier.
"Pruitt’s Mid-State Stockyards is your premier source for livestock in central Arkansas and offers trucking and hauling, to and from the sale, 24/7," Ashton said.