Contestants Came Far & Wide For WLAC Competition

Jamie Johansen

lma-13-jonesThe World Livestock Auctioneer Championship took place in conjunction with the Livestock Marketing Association’s Annual Convention. Auctioneer’s from around the world who qualified for the event traveled to Montgomery, Alabama to compete and take in the convention.

Chuck caught up with Garrett Jones from Los Banos, California, who was a contestant in the auctioneering championship. Garrett qualified in the top 31 contestants and was eager for the competition to begin.

With little agricultural background, Garrett first became interested in auctioneering when he saw a local auctioneer sell his country fair. The auctioneer was also a local cattle buyers and encouraged him to go to auctioneering school and the rest is pretty much history.

When asked if he had done any preparation for the competition he shared that auctioneers sell cattle everyday, so that part is easy. The part he was a little nervous about was the interview process and talking to a panel of judges.

Garrett was proud to do his best to represent the industry well. Here he is pictured with his dad and Jimmy Maxey, Secretary/Treasurer, Cattlemen’s Beef Board.

You can listen to Chuck’s interview with Garrett here: Interview with Garrett Jones

Here you can find photos from the event: 2013 LMA/WLAC Photo Album

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