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World livestock auctioneer champ to appear at Russell Livestock
Russele Sleep

RUSSELL – Russele Sleep, the 2019 World Livestock Auctioneer Champion, will be at Russell Livestock LLC, 720 S Fossil, Russell, starting at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 31. Russell Livestock LLC will be having a special calf sale. 

Sleep, Bedford, Iowa, will be on the auction block, showing off the chant that made him a world champion auctioneer.  

Sleep defeated 30 other contestants to win the World Livestock Auctioneer Championship, held in June in Tulare, Calif. The WLAC was created and is conducted by the Livestock Marketing Association, the national trade association for progressive marketing businesses. 

During his year as champion, Sleep 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 and maximizing the return to sellers. In turn, they provide buyers a centralized location with a ready supply of livestock in the offering.