WLAC Winner Named, 2023 Event to be Held in Florida

Dan Cattle, Livestock, Marketing

Will Epperly, from Dunlap, Iowa, was named the 2022 World Livestock Auctioneer Champion (WLAC) at the 58th annual competition held at Shipshewana Auction & Trading Place, Shipshewana, Ind. This past Saturday’s event was presented by the Livestock Marketing Association (LMA). “It was such a powerful moment,” Epperly said. “I thought to myself, ‘this can’t be real,’ and the emotions that came over me …

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LMA Convention & WLAC to be Held in Indiana

Dan Beef, Cattle, Dairy, Livestock, Marketing

The Livestock Marketing Association (LMA) has announced the 2022 World Livestock Auctioneer Championship (WLAC) will be held Saturday, June 11 at the Shipshewana Auction, Inc. in Shipshewana, Indiana. Plus, the LMA’s Annual Convention will take place in conjunction with the WLAC. Thirty one semi-finalist auctioneers will compete in the contest comprised of an auctioneering and interview portion. The auctioneering contest will take …

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WLAC to Hold Eastern Qualifying Event

Dan Cattle, Livestock

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 …


Legislation Introduced to Provide Pricing Leverage for Cattle Producers

Dan Cattle, Economy, Marketing

Wednesday, Ranking Member of the Livestock & Foreign Agriculture Subcommittee Dusty Johnson (R-S.D) and Representative Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) introduced the bipartisan Cattle Contract Library Act of 2021 (H.R. 5609), which would create a library for cattle contracts within the USDA’s Agriculture Marketing Service. Currently, USDA maintains a pork contract library, and following significant volatility in the cattle market and the release of the …


Bradley Wins 2021 World Livestock Auctioneer Championship

Dan Cattle, Livestock, News from Our Sponsors

(OVERLAND PARK, Kan./June 9, 2021) — Chuck Bradley, from Rockford, Ala., was named the 2021 World Livestock Auctioneer Champion at the 57th annual competition held at Dickson Regional Livestock Center, Dickson, Tenn., and presented by the Livestock Marketing Association (LMA). “It was such a surreal moment,” Bradley said. “I was in awe. You go back and look at the other …

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2019 World Livestock Auctioneer Championship to be Hosted in California

Dan Cattle, General, Industry News Release, Livestock

Tulare Sales Yard, Tulare, Calif. will host the 2019 World Livestock Auctioneer Championship (WLAC) on June 7 and 8. The event is free and open to the general public. The 56th annual WLAC will take place in conjunction with the Livestock Marketing Association (LMA) Annual Convention.  The WLAC competition is composed of two parts: an interview and a live auction. The …