Auctioneer competition coming to Gladstone



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Some of the best auctioneers from across Manitoba and Saskatchewan will soon gather in Gladstone. The Gladstone Auction Mart has announced that it’ll serve as the host location for the 2017 Man/Sask Auctioneer Competition on Saturday, Apr. 29. Some of the prairie’s finest auctioneers will compete for the championship and a spot in the Canadian Auctioneer Championships, set for May 12-14 in Lethbridge, AB.

The Man/Sask competition rotates between Manitoba and Saskatchewan each year.  2017 is Manitoba Livestock Marketing Association’s turn to host.  Gladstone Auction Mart was asked to the host auction mart and since Gladstone has never hosted this competition before we jumped at the opportunity.  We are looking forward to a good strong sale, fair competition and some fun.

12-14 auctioneers from across the two provinces will gather Apr. 29 to show off their auctioneering skills.  Each auctioneer sells 10-12 groups of cattle along with a secret “black box item” which have been graciously donated by local businesses. Judges will confer and then the top six auctioneers will return to sell again in round two. 

This competition is a regular cattle sale with an estimated 800 head.  Due to this competition there won’t be a sale the following Tuesday May 2. Later that evening an awards banquet will be held at the Gladstone District Community Centre, where the rookie buckle and championship buckle will be presented.  The banquet is open to the public, tickets are $25 each.  They may be purchased at the Gladstone Auction Mart, deadline for tickets is Apr. 15.

We invite everyone to come over to Gladstone Apr. 29 at 10:00 am for some fast talking fun.  Don’t forget your cheque book as we have an excellent selection of “black box items” for sale.  Then join us for a roast beef supper catered by Baldy’s Bistro and the Green Warriors environmental group from WMCI.