While the competition is more than a year in the future the crew at Bloomington Livestock Exchange is getting ready to host the world’s best livestock auctioneers …
Professional auctioneers are considered Colonels by trade and their trademark “cry” or chant is more than just mumbo jumbo. Col. Cody Kirschbaum joined Bryant in studio recently to tell me all about the World Livestock Auctioneer Championships that is being held at his family owned sale barn or market in Bloomington WI.
Cody explains that having this event in Wisconsin is a real opportunity to showcase the great cattle that call this part of the country home. “The cattle and the producers in our backdoor are some of the best in the world, and that’s becoming more and more apparent as the rest of the industry takes note” said Kirschbaum.
Click Link below to hear Bryant and Col. Cody Kirschbaum’s conversation …
Bryant was curious to learn more about the auctioneer profession; Kirschbaum explains what is really being said by the auctioneer while animals are being sold and how he actually went to school to learn the ins and outs of an auction. Cody says that growing up in a sale barn he thought he had most of the auction figured out but after going to school he understood what it took to be a great auctioneer and has even participated in some competitions himself.
Thirty-one of the best auctioneers in the country and Canada will be competing for the title best in the world the third week in June right here in Wisconsin. Kirschbaum says “getting every last penny or value out of the livestock is the number one goal and the most important thing to remember if you want to be the world’s best auctioneer” .
Learn more about the World Livestock Auctioneering Championship visit www.LMA.com