Our History


  • Lifelong residents of Wayne County in Rural Southeast Illinois
  • Agricultural Business Graduates – Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL
  • Members of Alpha Gamma Rho – social and professional fraternity
  • 50+ Years of community, church, and benefit – fund raiser events
  • Commitment to Local Schools, FFA, and 4-H benefit auction events
  • Third generation BARNARD agri-business family serving SE Illinois & tri-state areas
  • Contract Auctioneers with major wholesale auto auctions – auctioneering autos in Detroit, Chicago, Indianapolis, Evansville, Kansas City, and St. Louis
  • Expertise and Recognition in LMA’s – World Livestock Auctioneer Contest
  • Auctioneering Experience Selling Cattle in Lexington, Kentucky and Southern Illinois
  • Partners in Cattlemen’s Livestock, Inc. – cattle auction market at Wayne City, IL
  • Members of National Auctioneers Association & Illinois State Auctioneers Association


Our true character is revealed by the clarity of our conviction, the deliberate choices we make and the promise we keep. We hold strongly to our principles and refuse to take short-cuts for convenience. What we say and do defines who we are – BARNARD AUCTIONS – Auction Excellence – Since 1969 – Only At Auction!