Applegate Livestock Equipment Inc. (Applegate Steel Company), was established by 19-year-old businessmen, Richard G. Applegate in 1955.
The company set out to install “quality fencing at a reasonable price”. During the winter of 1960, Applegate began manufacturing wire-filled gates to be installed during the prime fencing season. Demand for the gates, also known as the Steel Jewel Gates, escalated and the manufacturing business grew. The installation and fencing division was replaced by manufacturing machines and tools. Applegate’s Steel Jewel Gate was a tremendous success.
Applegate has grown to become a trusted livestock equipment manufacturer with a comprehensive product line. Today we offer quality brand names including, Applegate, IDEAL and Elk River. Applegate became a division of Ag Growth International (AGI) in January 2008, providing new opportunities for Applegate customers and our product lines.