Having several auctioneers in our family for the last three generations, I keep a watchful eye on The World Livestock Auctioneer Championship.  Since 1963, the Livestock Marketing Association has been sponsoring the annual competition of livestock auctioneers who practice their chant throughout the United States and Canada. The purpose of the World Livestock Auctioneer Championship […]

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The Auctioneer

As a small girl, I truly thought Leroy Van Dyke’s song “The Auctioneer” was written about my Dad whom I was and continue to be in awe of. “There was a boy in Arkansas who wouldn’t listen to his ma when she told him he should go to school. He’d sneak away in the afternoon, […]

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Tools of the Trade

When you go to the barn and open the tack room door, just stand back and look at what you have accumulated over the years to accommodate your horses and training needs.   Tack of all sorts, saddles, saddle blankets, horse blankets, brushes, buckets and then look at the wall of bridles and bits. I have to […]

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Introduction to Ranchers Wife

Some people think the cowboy way of life has disappeared from the prairies—gone forever are the cattle drives, roping and dragging calves to the fire for branding. Alas, those folks have not experienced life on working ranches. I am happy to be a rancher’s wife, married to a cowboy that has owned or managed cattle […]

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