Caspers taking part in auction contestThe winner of Livestock Marketing Association’s 2010 World Livestock Auctioneer Championship might be selling cattle in Billings, Mont., Friday at Public Auction Yards.
The winner of Livestock Marketing Association’s 2010 World Livestock Auctioneer Championship might be selling cattle in Billings, Mont., Friday at Public Auction Yards.
The market is hosting the first 2010 WLAC quarterfinal qualifying competition, and there are 29 contestants. Three titlists will be named at each qualifying contest, and the top eight scorers at each contest will be eligible for next June’s WLAC, to be held at the Oklahoma National Stockyards, Inc., Oklahoma City.
The other WLAC quarterfinals will be Oct. 9, Oct. 15 and Dec. 2.
LMA President Bobby Smith said the qualifying contests show the continuing importance of the auctioneer to the competitive marketing process.
Contestants must be at least 18 years old, and employed and sponsored by a livestock market. The contests are actual sales, with buyers on the seats.
Contest judges, all LMA members, score each contestant on vocal clarity and quality, bid-catching ability, conduct of the sale and personal expression. The judges also ask, “Would I hire this auctioneer?”
Local contestants in the contest include Nick Caspers, Wishek, N.D
All the qualifying contests, and the WLAC, will be broadcast live at www.lmaauctions.com.