Six Kansans will compete in an upcoming regional qualifying event for the World Livestock Auctioneer Championship (WLAC). Neil Bouray of Webber, Andrew Finley from Carbondale, Jase Hubert of Emporia, Tanner Jessup from Hillsboro, Dakota Davis of Caldwell and Ethan Schuette from Washington will take part in the Midwestern qualifier, October 1 at the Holdenville (MO) Livestock Market.
The competition is a live sale, during which each contestant auctions eight drafts of livestock to actual buyers. Contestants are judged on the clarity of their auction chant, professionalism and their ability to conduct the sale while catching bids. A total of 33 contestants will compete for a top 10 placing, which will earn them a spot in the semi-finals next year in Tulare, CA. The contest will be streamed live on www.lmaauctions.com.
Sponsored by the Livestock Marketing Association, WLAC brings together the top livestock auctioneers in North America for a competition that showcases professionalism and promotes the auction method of selling livestock.