Jon Dolieslager is the Owner and Operator of Tulare County Stockyard. Born on a small farm in Iowa, Jon was introduced to livestock as a young boy. It was then that he began dreaming of one day owning his own livestock auction dedicated to helping even the smallest of farmers like those of his hometown.
After attending Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo in the late 1980's, Jon began working through out the Central Coast for a Livestock Auction as an Auctioneer and Fieldman.
In 2000 Jon’s self-motivation and hard work made it possible for him to purchase the old Alta Sales Yard, which had been built in the 1930’s. In the years following, Jon reconstructed the entire facility creating one of California’s most modern and welcoming Livestock Auction's of today.
Jon is passionate and dedicated to providing support and enrichment to youth and college agricultural programs and tourist groups. He continues to donate his time and recourses to helping their causes. Jon welcomes students to the yard to let them see first hand what hard work looks like!