Oklahoma Farm Report masthead graphic with wheat on the left and cattle on the right.
Howdy Neighbors!
Ron Hays, Director of Farm and Ranch Programming, Radio Oklahoma Ag Network  |  2401 Exchange Ave, Suite F, Oklahoma City, Ok 73108  |  (405) 601-9211


Agricultural News

53rd Annual World Livestock Auctioneer Championship Set for Paris, Kentucky June 18th

Tue, 07 Jun 2016 09:22:28 CDT

53rd Annual World Livestock Auctioneer Championship Set for Paris, Kentucky June 18th Paris Stockyards, Paris, Ky., will host the 2016 World Livestock Auctioneer Championship (WLAC) on Saturday, June 18. The 53rd annual WLAC will take place in conjunction with the Livestock Marketing Associationís (LMA) Annual Convention in Lexington at the Hilton Lexington Downtown hotel.

For the World Livestock Auctioneer Champion title, 31 semi-finalist auctioneers will compete in live interview and auctioneering contests. Because of this important, high-profile role, each WLAC semi-finalist must establish their knowledge of the livestock marketing business, and demonstrate ability to express that knowledge with clarity, in a live interview competition.

The interviews will be on Friday, June 17, at the Hilton Lexington Downtown. The interview competition can be viewed live on www.LMAauctions.com starting at 2:00 p.m. (EST).

The Saturday, June 18, auctioneering competition will be at Paris Stockyards during a live sale where contestants will sell cattle to actual bidders in the seats. It will be streamed live beginning at 8:00 a.m. (EST) on www.LMAauctions.com and broadcast as a special, one-hour show on RFD-TV June 27, starting at 8:00 p.m. (EST).

There are two Oklahoma auctioneers that will be competing this month in Kentucky- Justin Dodson of Welch and Mike Godberson of Pawnee. Two Oklahomans are former World Champions- Dustin Focht who won in 2013 and Bailey Bailou who was named world champion in 2012. (Pictured above is Focht of Stillwater, after he was declared the World Champion in 2013)

Reigning World Livestock Auctioneer Champion, Brandon Neely, will serve as event emcee. Many past World Livestock Auctioneer Champions will attend this yearís contest, and each will sell cattle during the Parade of Champions, a portion of the WLAC sale between the semi-finalist and finalist rounds.

Contestants who have qualified to compete are Neil Bouray, Superior, Neb.; Darren Carter, Ninety Six, S.C.; Leon Caselman, Long Lane, Mo.; Brian Curless, Pittsfield, Ill.; Justin Dodson, Welch, Okla.; Will Epperly, Dunlap, Iowa; Philip Gilstrap, Pendleton, S.C.; Mike Godberson, Pawnee, Okla.; Brandon Hamel, Damar, Kan.; Michael Imbrogno, Fresno, Calif.; Brennin Jack, Prince Albert, Sask.; Garrett Jones, Los Banos, Calif.; Lynden Judy, Omaha, Ark.; Marcus Kent, Dunnellon, Fla.; Dan Koupal, Dante, S.D.; Mark Lane, Russellville, Ala.; Kyle Layman, Morland, Kan.; Jacob Massey, Petersburg, Tenn.; Blake McDaniel, Tallassee, Ala.; Justin Mebane, Bakersfield, Calif.; Jared Miller, Leon, Iowa; Daniel Mitchell, Cumberland, Ohio; Lander Nicodemus, Cheyenne, Wyo.; Jay Romine, Mt. Washington, Ky.; Duane Rus, Rock Valley, Iowa; Jason Santomaso, Sterling, Co.; Kevin Schow, Paxton, Neb.; Ethan Schuette, Washington, Kan.; Russele Sleep, Bedford, Iowa; Preston Smith, Imperial, Neb.; and Andy White, Ashland, Ohio.

The general public may attend the auctioneering portion of the contest free of charge.

The 2016 LMA Annual Convention and WLAC is sponsored in part by the Meadowbrook Star Insurance Group, Cattlemenís Beef Board, Berkley Agribusiness Risk Specialists and the official animal health sponsor, Merial.



WebReadyTM Powered by WireReady® NSI


Top Agricultural News

  • Plains Cotton Growers Offers Stress Resources to Producers  Fri, 06 Dec 2019 17:50:47 CST
  • 2019-2020 Oklahoma High School Seniors Conservation Auxiliary Scolarship Application  Fri, 06 Dec 2019 17:40:45 CST
  • Recapping the 2019 U.S. Soybean Crop Results  Fri, 06 Dec 2019 17:34:12 CST
  • Oklahoma Grain Elevator Cash Bids as of 2:00 p.m. Friday, December 6, 2019  Fri, 06 Dec 2019 17:30:01 CST
  • Hannah Thompson-Weeman on the Book- What Would Jesus REALLY Eat?  Fri, 06 Dec 2019 13:49:38
  • US Pork to China Now at Fast and Furious Pace Based on Latest US Meat Export Stats  Fri, 06 Dec 2019 13:43:49
  • Atop the RON Rural Soapbox - Former Secretary John Block  Fri, 06 Dec 2019 10:52:47 CST
  • Atop the RON Rural Soapbox - Former Secretary John Block  Fri, 06 Dec 2019 10:52:20 CST

  • More Headlines...


    Ron salutes our daily email sponsors!

    Oklahoma Ag Credit Oklahoma Farm Bureau National Livestock Credit P&K Equipment Tulsa Farm Show AFR Insurance Stillwater Milling KIS FUTURES, INC. Oklahoma Cattlemen's Association

    Our Road to Rural Prosperity sponsors!


    Search OklahomaFarmReport.com

    © 2008-2019 Oklahoma Farm Report
    Email Ron   |   Newsletter Signup   |    Current Spots   |    Program Links

    WebReady powered by WireReady® Inc.