Welcome! Mid-Atlantic Cattle Sales, also referred to as MACS, began in January 2010 when the Harward family decided they wanted to help producers in the Southeast market their cattle through a monthly video auction. MACS and the Harward family strive to help and assist producers while providing them with quality service. While we remain family owned and operated, we are proud to have other industry-leading representatives on our team. With the addition of these representatives, MACS has been able to expand the services that we can now offer. Our purpose is to help you market your cattle today and in the future. We strive to provide a variety of services in order to cover all of your cattle and marketing needs. If you ever have a question or need anything from us at MACS, do not hesitate to contact us. Thank you and we look forward to working with you today and in the future.
Marcus Harward, a fifth generation cattle producer, grew up on his family’s commercial cattle operation in Stanly County, NC where he still lives today with his wife, Patty, and their girls. Marcus and his father purchased their first stockyard in the late 1980s in Norwood, NC. Today, Marcus and his family continue to own and operate the Norwood stockyard in as well as the Turnersburg stockyard. Marcus is active in his local and state cattlemen’s associations and is a past President of the NC Cattlemen’s Association. Marcus, Patty, and their five girls currently run two farming operations. Rocking H Cattle Company is a commercial beef operation running approximately 800 cows. “Harward Sisters” is a purebred operation focused on raising registered Angus cattle. The Harward girls also show cattle competitively across the country. The Harward family attends Highland Baptist Church in New London, NC.
Bruce Shankle and wife Carla own and operate EBS Farms, a purebred Angus operation in Ansonville, NC. They have four grown children and six grandchildren. Bruce and Carla are life long members of Concord United Methodist Church. Bruce graduated from NC State University with a BS in Animal Science in 1973. He managed a commercial beef cattle operation before beginning his professional career with NCSU as an Extension Specialist in 1976. Bruce was hired by the NC Department of Agriculture as a Livestock Marketing Specialist in 1978, promoted to North Carolina’s International Livestock Marketing Specialist in 1986 and then appointed Livestock Marketing Supervisor for NCDA&CS in 2004 with the responsibilities of managing all livestock marketing & grading programs within the NCDA. He retired from the NCDA&CS in December 2011. In honor of his dedication and service to the North Carolina Livestock industry, Bruce was inducted into the NC State Fair Livestock Hall of Fame in 2012.