World Livestock Auctioneer Champion Dustin Focht to Appear at Torrington Livestock Markets, Inc.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (September 11, 2013) – Dustin Focht, this year’s World Livestock Auctioneer Champion, will be at Paris Stockyards (1120 Millersburg Road, Paris, Ky 40361) on Thursday, September 12, starting at 9 a.m. (EST). Focht will be on the auction block, selling livestock and showing off the chant that made him a world champion auctioneer.

Thursday’s sale leads off the second annual week of customer appreciation, with an event on Friday. The sale will begin with feeder cattle, followed by cows, pairs, bulls and baby calves. Weigh cows will sell last.

Focht defeated 30 other contestants to win the World Livestock Auctioneer Championship (WLAC), held in June in Montgomery, Ala. The WLAC was created and is conducted by the Livestock Marketing Association (LMA), the national trade association for progressive marketing businesses. During his year as champion, Focht is traveling across the U.S., appearing at LMA member markets and industry events.

Local livestock markets across the country work hard to bring in multiple buyers to bid competitively on sale day, providing true price discovery of the value of all types of livestock, maximizing the return to the seller. In turn, they provide buyers a centralized location with a ready supply of livestock in the offering.

About the Livestock Marketing Association:
Livestock Marketing Association, headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri, is North America’s largest membership organization dedicated to supporting, representing and communicating with and for the entire livestock marketing sector. LMA has approximately 800 member businesses across the U.S. and Canada.