The final of the three regional qualifying events for the World Livestock Auctioneer Championship (WLAC) will be hosted by Tri-State Livestock Market in Abingdon, Va., on January 7th. A total of 30 contestants will compete for a top 10 placing, granting them a spot in the semi-finals for the 2022 WLAC in Shipshewana, Indiana.
Each qualifying event is a live sale where each contestant auctions 8 drafts of livestock (traditionally cattle) to actual bidders. Contestants are judged on the clarity of their auction chant; professionalism; and their ability to conduct the sale while catching bids.
Those competing in the event from the Southeast include Button Edwards from Ocala, Fl. and Marcus Kent, Dunnellon, Fl.
The auction will be streamed live on the Livestock Marketing Association’s Facebook page.
Qualifying events are balanced regionally across LMA Membership. The Western Regional Qualifying event was held in Salina, Utah on September 28, 2021, while the Midwestern Regional Qualifying event was held in Cherokee, Okla. on November 10.
For more information, visit www.LMAWeb.com.