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Livestock center in Canton hits $100 million milestone

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The Western North Carolina Livestock Center in Canton has surpassed the $100 million mark for livestock sold. (Photo credit: WLOS staff)

It's been around for eight years, and the Western North Carolina Livestock Center in Canton has surpassed the $100 million mark for livestock sold.

The center opened in 2011 after the livestock market closed in Asheville, saving farmers a long drive to sell their cattle.

Canton leaders are proud of its success.

“Farming, livestock, the lifestyle, the culture everything that goes along with that economic booster, we're very proud to have in Canton,” Mayor Zeb Smathers said.

The livestock center impacts a 20-county area. Smathers said it’s part of Canton's culture and history.

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