About Us

Jeff Van Wert

Jeff was raised on his family's farm near Tilley, AB. He took all of his grade school in Tilley enjoying growing up and working on the farm. Jeff continued to farm after High School and in 1995 trained as an auctioneer at the Auctioneering Institute of Canada in Strathmore, AB. He enjoyed using his new skills conducting sales for local farmers and working for Johnny Charlton. In the fall of 1998 he moved to Moose Jaw, SK to work for Heartland Livestock Services as an auctioneer and marketing rep. He worked there, living alone until 2001, when he married a farm girl from Rosemary, AB and she joined him in Saskatchewan. In the fall of 2002 Jeff & Sheryl moved to Bassano, AB to be closer to their families and the farm. Jeff had accepted a position at the Calgary Stockyards in Strathmore, as an auctioneer and salesman. In the fall of 2003 they moved back to the family farm and Jeff retained his position at the Calgary Stockyards as a salesman and agent for TEAM (The Electronic Auction Market), which he still holds. In 2006 Jeff and Sheryl took over the family farm and Jeff rejoined Johnny Charlton's staff as an auctioneer. He also conducted auction sales independently under the banner of Van Wert Auction Services. Jeff continues to enjoy farming, marketing cattle, and the opportunities afforded to him in the auction sales business. He and Sheryl are thankful to be able to raise their 4 children on the farm, near family and friends and in a great community.

Sheryl Van Wert

Sheryl (Reddekopp) Van Wert was raised on the family farm near Rosemary, AB. She attended Grades 1-12 at the Rosemary School and loved growing up on the farm. After graduation and 2 years of college, she returned to the farm to work. In the fall of 1997 Sheryl began working in the Brooks retail sector at Family Fabrics. She worked there until an opportunity arose at Lakeside Packers in the payroll dept. She gained valuable experience as a file clerk and then a payroll clerk for both the packing plant and Lakeside Feeders and Fertilizer. In the spring of 2001, she married Jeff and moved to Moose Jaw, Sk. While in Moose Jaw, Sheryl learned the ropes of doing business books for a farmer, as well as working casually in the office for a local swine veterinarian. After moving back to the farm at Tilley in 2003, Sheryl took more hands on schooling this time in the field of farm auction office management, both in Jeff's business and then working for Johnny & Denise Charlton. She is grateful for the opportunity to apply the accounting and office skills she has been taught to support their family-run business as well as local farmers and ranchers at their auction sales.


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