Third Generation Family Owned & Operated
Regnier Auction Company LLC is a third-generation family owned and operated auction company. In addition to the auction company, we are lifetime farmers and livestock producers and understand the agriculture and livestock industry.
Darrell has been involved in the auction business his entire life.
“My passion for auctioneering started at the early age of 10 when Mom would send me with Dad to auctions to get me “out of her hair”. I would help with small tasks; penning calves and hogs, being a ring man, cleaning stalls, and as I grew my responsibilities also grew to include hauling livestock and equipment, continuing as a ring man and learning to be an auctioneer by practicing calling and learning the business side of the operation. In 1973 Dad had me sell my first auction with him, and my career as an auctioneer was launched.”
“I grew up in the family auction business and was involved with small tasks including cleaning stalls at the Canby Livestock Auction, being a clerk sheet runner, graduating into being a ring man during the auctions and helping with loading and unloading equipment. I, too, started to learn how to be an auctioneer and practiced selling my toys, my dog, my 4H calves and anything else when no one was watching. Dad had me start selling with him on small equipment items and coached me along the way to get better at my calling, but also to learn the art of auctioneering and understanding how to work with our ring man team and the bidders. When we started the online auctions, I became more involved with the technology and moving us toward offering more online auction options for our customers.”
Clem started auctioneering in the 1950’s selling livestock at the Watertown Livestock Auction and worked with Orville Wollum conducting farm and personal property auctions throughout the Southwest Minnesota area. Clem and Betty Regnier purchased the Porter Livestock Auction and operated it until 1999 when Clem and Darrell purchased the Canby Livestock Auction and operated it until 2003 when it was destroyed in a fire. Due to changes in the livestock industry, the Canby Livestock Auction was closed and the Darrell Regnier Auction Company was launched in the same location.