THAYER, Mo. (KAIT/KY3) - A new business in Thayer, Missouri will create jobs and generate new revenue for the area.
According to a report from KY3, two local businessmen, Marty Crews and Andy Mills, plan to open a livestock auction between Thayer, Missouri and Mammoth Spring, Arkansas.
Crews and Mills said they hope to have the sale barn, along with a restaurant, up and running in about a year.
“It will create somewhere between 25 and 30 jobs, three-quarters of which will be part-time and the rest will be full-time,” said Marty Crews of Mo-Ark Stockyards, LLC. “We’re hoping with the support of our local producers to run between 1500 and 2000 cattle a week.”
“We’re excited. Marty and Andy first came to me with it,” said Thayer mayor Ken Cotham. “We’re going to do whatever we can do to make it a success for them.”
Crews says his grandfather, Homer Crews, opened the very first sale barn in Thayer, some 70 years ago.