About Us

About Us

Business started in 1933 on 11th street until moving to its current location in 1936. MH Vanberg was the founder and owner until 1971 when other family members took it over after his passing. The business now is currently owned by a 4th generation family and has employees that have been here for over 30 years serving your livestock needs.

Columbus Sales Pavilion has been in business for over 90 years serving Columbus and its surrounding area. We Pride ourselves in being fair and treating both the seller and buyer the same.

It’s a family run business with great ties to the Columbus community making it a better place by bringing out of town people to market their cattle and support the great town we live in.

Who We Are

Travis A BockPresident/Owner/Auctioneer

Curt Wragge – Auctioneer/Field Representative

Devon Schernikau – Field Representative


Gary HinesAuctioneer/Field Representative

Randy Fisher – Yard Foreman—Sheep & Goat Representative

Cassandra Ferris – Office Manager

Karmen HakeOffice Assistant

Jolene BockOffice Assistant

Contact Info

Phone: 402-564-3231

3928 West 8th Street
PO Box 477
Columbus, NE 68602


We are a proud member of the Livestock Marketing Association (LMA)

Livestock Marketing Association:
Phone: 816-891-0502
Fax: 816-891-1278