Company Profile

“Creating Value Added Marketing through Efficiency, Education and Establishing Buyer/Producer Relationships.”

Southeast Livestock Exchange, LLC is an innovative livestock video auction owned and operated by two partners: John Queen and Evans Hooks. Each in their own unique and individual way is an industry leader and, with a joint effort, they decided to combine their hard work and dedication into a business to benefit cattle producers.

Southeast Livestock Exchange, LLC can provide effective and efficient cattle marketing. Our goal is to expand marketing opportunities for producers and to bring motivated sellers and buyers together. Ultimate price discovery occurs when marketing  load lots of yearlings and calves through open cry, live competitive bidding. This is the optimal way to market your livestock.

One of our top priorities is to market reputable cattle with good herd health programs. We work closely with veterinarians, nutritionist and utilize our available resources to achieve these goals. Southeast Livestock Exchange, LLC is a proud supporter of the BQA program. We constantly strive to educate and certify producers in an effort to build consumer confidence within our industry. Electronic identification (EID), age and source verification are value added programs that we also promote.

With years of experience in all segments of cattle marketing and regardless of what segment you are in; We will maximize your profitability!

Owners/Operators

 

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John Queen

John resides in Waynesville, NC. He is president and owner of John Queen Farms, located in the western mountain region of the state. This third generation farm was founded in 1917 by John’s paternal grandfather.

John’s background includes many segments of the beef industry: cow/calf producer, stocker, backgrounder, feeder and grazer. John has been an auction barn owner and operator as well as an order buyer. Currently, he is a partner/owner of Southeast Livestock Exchange, LLC, a video auction marketing company.

John has served the cattle industry at the county, state and national levels. He is past president of the North Carolina Cattlemen’s Association, past president of the N.C. Cattlemen’s Foundation and past president of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA).

John has dedicated his life to creating new opportunities for future generations of young cattle producers.

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Evans Hooks

Evans is a 1977 graduate of David Emanuel Academy and a 1982 graduate from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Science degree in animal science. He was employed by Ralston Purina Company as a beef specialist from 1983 until 1995. He has also worked with Michigan Livestock Exchange.

Evans now owns his own beef marketing company located in Swainsboro, GA. The land and farm have belonged to three generations of Hooks’ that raised Purebred Angus cattle for over 50 years. Now under the name of Evans Hooks Cattle Company, Evans has a purebred Angus herd, a commercial cow herd and backgrounds calves.

Evans is a partner in Southeast Livestock Exchange, LLC. He is a member of the Georgia Cattlemen’s Association where he has served on the board and also has been past president of the Georgia Cattlemen’s Association.

Evans has been a great advocate for adding value to cattle in the South and his affiliation with many pre-conditioning associations is evidence of his dedication to the cattle industry.