The closure of a Farr West auction may have left some livestock sellers with checks that cannot be honored by their banks, the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food announced Wednesday.

The department said the Ogden Livestock Auction in Farr West has permanently closed its operation and voluntarily withdrawn its bond. But customers who have checks from the agency can file to recover any funds lost because of the closure, as long as they do so within 60 days of the time of sale.Customers should contact Seth Winterton at the UDAF at 538-7141 or Marlis Sahlin at the Denver office of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration at 303-294-7050 for more information.

The closure affects only the livestock auction in Farr West. It does not affect the Weber Livestock Auction in Ogden.