Rob Bergevin of Foothills Auctioneers Inc. based in Stavely, Alta., takes bids on cattle May 12 as he competes in the Canadian Livestock Auctioneer Championship held May 11-14 at Perlich Brothers Auction Market in Lethbridge.  |  Barb Glen photo

VIDEO: Rhythmic chant and charm bring in bids

Cattle auctioneering involves much more than the chant, although that’s the most common aspect associated with the skill. Thirty cattle auctioneers were put to the test in the auction ring May 12 when Perlich Brothers Auction Mart in Lethbridge hosted the 20th annual Canadian Livestock Auctioneer Championship. What’s the secret to success in the cattle […] Read more

 Enough wallets opened at the auction to earn more than $300,000.  |  Jeffrey Carter photo

Vintage farm equipment finds eager buyers

HIGHGATE, Ont. — Bidders came from as far away as Texas for what auctioneer Mike Shackelton described as the largest sale of vintage equipment in which he’s ever been involved. About 70 John Deere tractors, in all stages of repair and disrepair, were recently sold near this southwestern Ontario community, along with another 50 major […] Read more