Massey named 2023 World Livestock Auctioneer

Aug 01, 2023

United Producers Inc. Fayetteville and Columbia auctioneer Jacob Massey was crowned the Livestock Marketing Association 2023 World Livestock Auctioneer at the 2023 World Livestock Auctioneer Championship, which was held at Arcadia Stockyard in Arcadia, Florida in July.

         “It’s an honor to win this award,” says Jacob. “As the first Tennessean to win, it makes it even more special. I’ve been competing for several years with the support of people back home pulling for me and cheering me on, which means a lot. It’s very humbling.”

         Jacob says he knew he wanted to be a livestock auctioneer from a young age. He grew up around livestock, and his dad, who is now a real estate auctioneer in Fayetteville, used to sell when he was younger, too. “I always enjoyed the fast-paced chant of auctioneering and knew that’s what I wanted to do when I grew up.”

         Massey earned his spot to compete in this year’s competition by making the top 10 at the qualifying event held at Windsor Livestock Auction Co., Inc. in Windsor, Mo. The other contestants also qualified through three qualifying events with the 31st semi-finalist being the reigning Calgary Stampede International Livestock Auctioneer Champion.

 “You always have that dream of being a champion, but I was not expecting to hear my name called that night,” says Jacob.

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