I just wanted to share with you the brief article that was run in today’s LMA Daily News Briefing. It talks about the Special Sale I will be working with Dean and Kevin Schow at Ogallala Livestock Auction Market, Inc. on January 20th. Be sure to check out Ogallala’s website and don’t forget to read the rest of today’s livestock marketing news!
3 talented auctioneers, including 2 world champions, working Jan. 20 special sale at Ogallala, Neb., Livestock Auction Market
If you enjoy the sound of a talented auctioneer, you have three reasons to be at the Ogallala, Neb., Livestock Auction Market, Inc. on Jan. 20.
That’s when World Livestock Auctioneer Champions Kyle Shobe and Dean Schow will work a special cattle sale at the market.
Also sharing time in the auction block will be Dean’s son, Kevin. He will compete in the 2011 World Livestock Auctioneer Championship (WLAC), in June in Williamston, S.C.
Market co-owner and president Dwayne Mays said his very talented team of auctioneers will be selling an expected 7,500 – 8,000 feeder and stocker cattle, “from many of our area’s top producers.”
Shobe is the current champion. Dean Schow was named world champion in 1980, following competition in Templeton, Calif. He and Kevin regularly sell at the Ogallala market.
Asked about appearing with the Schows, Shobe said, “I believe listening to, and watching talented auctioneers work, is a great way to improve your skills. Working with a fellow world champion like Dean is bound to be an educational experience for me.
“And I wish Kevin all the best at this summer’s contest. He’s shown he’s a very talented auctioneer,” Shobe said.
This will be Kevin’s fifth time in the contest. He finished among the top ten finalists in 2009 and 2010.
Dean Schow said he was “excited about the opportunity to work with Kyle. He’s a fine young man, a very talented auctioneer and a great spokesman for (LMA).”