Jerry, Jim and Todd Hertzog are the three generations of Hertzog men that run MO-KAN Livestock Market inButler, MO and the Hertzog Auction Company. Jim is also known and respected as a strong competitor in the auctioneering competition world. He has no shortage of awards under his belt and was in last year’s top ten Semi-Finalists at the 2010 WLAC in Oklahoma City, OK. He will be competing in South Carolina June 24-25 for the title of 2011 WLAC. His son Todd is following in his footsteps and has recently begun competing in auctioneer competitions and I am sure we will hear more of his chant in the future.
Here is an audio clip of Jim competing at last year’s WLAC in Oklahoma City.
Livestock marketing is tradionally a family business that passes from generation to generation but as the years have progressed we have seen more people diverge and take on careers outside of the family livestock market. It is always a pleasure to see a successful operation that has stayed in the family. The Hertzogs not only run MO-KAN Livestock but have also been running a successful auction and real state company since 1967. They are a diverse family of auctioneers and I tip my hat to them and say thank you for letting me be a part of their sale yesterday.
There was also a guest appearance by 2010 WLAC Runner-Up Champion Charly Cummings, from Yates Center, KS.
MO-KAN Livestock Market is a highly respected market inMissouriand it was a special treat for NBC Action News to be there to showcase their market. NBC Action News 41 shot a variety of footage at the market and did interviews with Jim and I. The full length segment that aired last night can be seen here on NBC Action New’s Website.
One thing I really enjoy about my travels is that I get to reconnect with family and friends I have not seen in a while. I had the opportunity to do that inButleryesterday. My Great Aunt Beaty, who is 98, stopped by MO-KAN Livestock to say hi and watch me sell. She brought her daughters and their husbands with her Leo, Lora Lee, Clark and Vera. All of them live nearButler. It was great to have a chance to visit with them. A special treat was watching the NBC broadcast with them yesterday evening.
A note about the blog: I will have posts up next week about my trips to Oklahoma and Washington, DC in March.