Applegate Livestock Equipment Sold to Tarter Farm & Ranch Equipment

18 Jul 2016

imageApplegate Livestock Equipment Inc. is pleased to announce that it has reached an agreement in principle to sell its livestock business to Tarter Farm & Ranch Equipment. Based in Dunnville, Kentucky, Tarter is a member company and a fourth generation family-owned and operated business that has manufactured livestock equipment for over 70 years.

“We are pleased to have reached an agreement in principle and would like to thank all of the employees at Applegate for their service and commitment to the business. Tarter Farm & Ranch Equipment is a company known for its hard work and devotion in developing strong products that improve day-to-day farm operations, and we are excited to support them in their continued success,” said Brad Miller, General Manager of Applegate. “We would also like to thank our dealers for their continued loyalty to Applegate.”

Applegate, a subsidiary of Ag Growth International, continues to manufacture and distribute their products throughout the mid-west regions of the United States and Applegate’s management team remains in place to continue normal operations.

“We have had a long history and relationship with Applegate and the Applegate family, who have been making and distributing quality farm and ranch equipment for about as long as Tarter. Their diverse product offerings and high quality are an excellent fit in the market, and we are glad to soon have them as part of our business,” said Josh Tarter. “We look forward to working with their team in the transition and in the years ahead to continue the Applegate tradition. Together, we can make them even better and stronger.”

Applegate will continue normal business operations subsequent to the proposed acquisition and is prepared to start taking new equipment orders as early as July 15th.

Since 1945, the Tarter family has manufactured high quality products that are trusted by ranchers and farmers across the world. Tarter Farm and Ranch Equipment is privately owned and operated by the fourth generation of the Tarter family. From cattle squeeze chutes to horse stalls to farm gates to rodeo roping chutes, our more than 950 products are sought after in more than 7,000 farm and ranch stores nationwide.

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