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World Livestock Auctioneer Championship Crowns Eastern Qualifier

Dan Cattle, Marketing

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Daniel Mitchell of Cumberland, Ohio, was named Champion at the 2022 World Livestock Auctioneer Championship (WLAC) Eastern Region qualifying event. Tri-State Livestock Market, located in Abingdon, Virginia, hosted the last of three WLAC qualifying events last Friday. A total of 25 contestants competed for a top ten placing, which would grant them a spot in the 2022 WLAC semifinals at Shipshewana Auction, Inc. in Shipshewana, Indiana.

A live cattle sale took place, with the market’s regular buyers and sellers in the seats. Auctioneer contestants were judged on the clarity and quality of their chant, presentation, ability to catch bids/conduct the sale and how likely the judge would be to hire the auctioneer. Judges for the qualifying event were livestock market owners, managers, dealers and/or allied industry members from across the nation.

Others advancing to the semifinals with Mitchell include Marcus Kent from Dunnellon, Florida.

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