Raymond L Brooks
Raymond L Brooks was born and raised in Elmer and worked on the family farm from a very young age. He milked cows for 61 years before opening Cedar Lane Feeds. He sold his dairy cows after the opening of the store and after only two years in business he decided to open a livestock auction. The closing of the Cowtown Hay and Livestock Auction was a driving force in his decision, which as proven to be a great choice for the Brooks family.
Joan Brooks was born and raised in Elmer and met Raymond in February of 1958 and they were married that same summer in September of 1958. She was a city gal who didn't know anything about farming but she was a quick study. Together Joan and Ray had two children, Dawn and Leo and she worked as a cook in the local school system until the opening of the feed store.
Dawn over see's daily operation at both the feed store and Auction house. As an animal enthusiast, she sees that the animals are always comfortable during the Auction process. In her free time Dawn is an avid Hunter and enjoys taking care of her own animals. Dawn is just one of the staff on site that has a great amount of knowledge, and will help answer all of your questions about Cedar Lane.