Twenty years ago, Bill Lawson and Terry McDonald bought an established livestock agency in Mudgee. Bill supplied the partnership with the local knowledge that came with being born and bred in the Mudgee region, and Terry brought nearly 30 years of experience in the agency business.Since then, Terry has added half those years again to his career, and McDonald Lawson Pty Ltd has become one of the most repected names in local livestock sales. The pair maintained their focus on livestock marketing, selling through saleyards, paddock sales, over the hook sales, and organising both store and fat cattle sales, as well as rural property sales and clearing sales.McDonald Lawson also assists farmers in keeping up with the ever-changing technology in cattle identification, by selling NLIS buttons and assisting clients with transfer requirements. Although they have employed a third stockman / auctioneer, the business has remained compact, making quality personal service one of its chief strengths, as clients of McDonald Lawson are dealing chiefly with the business principals.Terry and Bill have earned the trust of local farmers, who know they can count on them when they have livestock to market. Having spent 12 months fattening and growing their animals, Terry explained, farmers want someone they can rely on to run the sale, and people have confidence in the trusted name of McDonald Lawson.