Paris, Ky. – Brandon Neely, 2015 World Livestock Auctioneer Champion, will be visiting the Paris Stockyard today. Neely will be on the auction block, selling cattle and showing off the chant that earned him the world title.
Paris Stockyard will have a regular cattle sale with the feeder cattle sale beginning at 9 a.m.
Paris Stockyard will host the 2016 World Livestock Auctioneer Championship in conjunction with the LMA Annual Convention June 15-19.
Neely defeated 29 other contestants to win the World Livestock Auctioneer Championship (WLAC) in Clifton, Texas. The WLAC was created and is conducted by the LMA, a national trade association for progressive livestock marketing businesses. During his year as champion, Neely will travel across the U.S., with appearances at LMA member-markets and industry events.
Local livestock markets across the country work diligently to bring in multiple buyers on sale day, increasing competition with more bids. This provides true price discovery of the value of all types of livestock, maximizing returns to the seller. In turn, markets provide buyers a centralized location with a ready supply of livestock in the offering.