Friday, June 4, 2010

Livestock Markets Association of Canada annual convention

Last week I attended the Livestock Markets Association of Canada (LMAC) annual convention in Winnipeg, Manitoba. This year's event in Winnipeg was another good deal. Congratulations to Rodney Burnett, the 2010 champion from Valley Auctions. The event was well attended with over 350 people at the auctioneer competition. Lots of commercial breeders in attendance from across the country.

The Canadian Angus Association has been involved with this group since 1998. We were approached about sponsoring the auctioneer competition. Since many of the auctioneers also conduct purebred sales it seemed like a good idea. All the breed associations came on board and we each sponsor a buckle, with a different breed sponsoring the champion buckle each year. This year the Canadian Angus Association sponsored the buckle for the third runner up. Congratulations to Rob Bergevin of VJV Stavely who received our buckle this year.

This is a great event and I'm already looking forward to next year's convention.

Posted by Brian Good