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 John Queen . John has dedicated himself  to creating  a business that will benefit cattle producers by encouraging them to focus on making their farms more sustainable.

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!


John Queen - Owner

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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.