2018 International Livestock Auctioneer Championships

Fifty-five? Fifty-five? Would you bid a fifty-five? Who's gonna bid it at a fifty-five dollar bid?

The fastest mouths in the west will be at it again this year during the 30th anniversary of the International Livestock Auctioneer Competition in the Nutrien Western Event Centre vying to take home the big $10,000 cheque that goes to the winner!

Contestants will start the bidding July 13, 2018 at the Olds Auction Mart in Olds, Alberta, with the top 10 advancing to the final round at Stampede Park on Saturday, July 14, 2018.  That’s when we invite all of our Calgary Stampede guests to get in on the fast action!  Finalists will be required to sell brand consignment cattle and one Black Box item. Everyone in the audience can get involved in the fun and excitement by bidding and buying any of the black box items that catch your eye.

Competitors will be judged on rhythm, clarity, voice control, and livestock knowledge, as well as their ability to spot bids and conduct a sale.

Event Dates and Location

Event Dates: July 13–14, 2018
Entry Closing Date: June 11, 2018 4:00 PM
Location: Offsite & Nutrien Western Event Centre


Marty Ward (Chair), Scott McKinnon (Vice-Chair), Connie Hykaway (2nd Vice-Chair), Bryan Danard (Past Chair), Alison Collins, Rob Bergevin, Dale Dola, Tanya Hagel, Ben Payne, Chance Martin, Greg Sanderson, Dan Skeels, Ron Ward, Bruce Hepburn and Dale Befus (CS Director Liaison)

Melissa McKay (Competitions Manager), Tammy Botsford (Agriculture Programming Manager)