Darren Rebalkin of Meadow Lake Stockyards at Meadow Lake, Sask., has been selected champion auctioneer for 2017.
Rebalkin won the award during the Canadian Livestock Auctioneering Championships held May 11-14 in Lethbridge.
Other winners include:
- Ryan Konynenbelt of Nobleford, Alta., representing the Southern Alberta Livestock Exchange won reserve champion.
- Albert Carroll of Omemee, Ont., with Ontario Stockyards Inc., placed third.
- Tyler Slawinski of McCreary, Man., with Gladstone Auction Mart placed fourth.
- Donnie Peacock of Heartland Livestock Services in Swift Current, Sask., placed fifth.
- Jordie Waters of Nanton, Alta., from Foothills Auctioneers/VJV Ponoka., was named rookie of the year.
- Ken McDonald was selected as most congenial auctioneer. McDonald from Indian Head, Sask., works at the Weyburn Livestock Exchange.
- William Haalstra of Dunnville, Ont., with the Ontario Livestock Exchange was named most improved auctioneer.
- The people’s choice award was won by Joe Perlich with Perlich Bros. Auction Mart at Lethbridge.
- The LMAC industry champion award went to Danny Skeels of Rimbey, Alta.
- The Canadian Angus Association stockyard of the year award went to Heartland Livestock Services at Swift Current, Sask.