The Producers Livestock Marketing Association to host a qualifying event for the Western Cattle Auction World Championship

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – The first of three regional qualifying events for the World Cattle Auction Championship will be hosted by the Producers Livestock Marketing Association in Salina, Utah on September 28, 2021.

The opening ceremonies will begin at 9:30 a.m. MT, with the awards ceremony after the competition. A total of 26 competitors will compete for a top 10 ranking, granting them a berth in the semifinals for WLAC 2022 at Shipshewana Auction, Inc. in Shipshewana, Indiana.

Each qualifying event is a live auction where each competitor auctions eight livestock projects (traditionally livestock) to real bidders. Competitors are judged on the clarity of their bidding song; professionalism; and their ability to lead the sale while catching offers.

Competitors competing are Neil Bouray, Webber, Kan .; Colton Brantley, Modesto, California; David Cox, Orderville, Utah; Duke Cox, Orderville, Utah; Dakota Davis, Waukomis, Oklahoma; Eric Drees, Caldwell, Idaho; Brandon Frey, Diagonal, Iowa; Jeff Garber, Stewartsville, Missouri; Joshua Garcia, Goliad, Texas; Steve Goedert, Dillon, Mont .; Kirby Hill, Paris, Texas; Mark Mast, Fairfield, Mont .; Robert McDowell III, Butte, Mont .; Justin Mebane, Bakersfield, California; Terry Moe, Watford City, ND; Sixto Paiz, Portales, New Mexico; Jake Parnell, Sacramento, California; Jack Riggs, Glenns Ferry, Idaho; Kade Rogge, Rupert, Idaho; Jim Settle, Arroyo Grande, California; Daren Shumway, Lehi, Arizona; Shawn Silverberg, Fort Collins, Colorado; Robert Strickler, Banco, Virginia; Curtis Wetovick, Fullerton, Neb .; Tim Yoder, Montezuma, Georgia; Zack Zumstein, Marsing, Idaho.

The public can attend the cattle auction and competition free of charge. It will also be streamed live on the Livestock Marketing Association Facebook page.

The remaining qualifying events are regionally balanced among LMA members. The Midwest Qualifier will be held at Cherokee Sales Co. in Cherokee, Oklahoma on November 10. The Eastern Qualifier will be held at the Tri-State Livestock Market in Abingdon, Va. On Jan. 7.

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