Cattlemen's Hall of Fame

America's Cattle Marketing Pioneers



The 2020 Hall of Fame Ceremony will be postponed to 2021 due to Covid-19 restrictions mandated by the state.  We hope to see you in 2021.  

The Cattle Marketing Hall of Fame recognizes individuals who have made extraordinary contributions to competitive marketing and true price discovery.  Join us for an exciting auction and celebration of the lifelong contributions made by these exceptional cattlemen.  Thursday August 1st at Pratt Livestock.

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Tom Gilliam

Oklahoma City, OK

As a young boy growing up in Cyril, Oklahoma, Tom knew he was going to be involved in agriculture, but he would go well beyond involvement so the industry he loved, would remain viable for future generations.  Today, Stockman Oklahoma Commission Company and the Apache Auction Market carrying on the livestock market torch into the next generation.

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Patrick K Goggins

Billings, MT

Pat taught himself to be an auctioneer, practicing the chant by selling telephone poles as he drove down the highways. In 1968, Pat bought the 28 year old stockyards on Minnesota Avenue in Billings, Montana, and renamed it PAYS which stands for Public Auction Yards. In 1976, PAYS held the world's first livestock video cattle auction. He later founded Northern Livestock Video Auction

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The Venue

Pratt Livestock

3 Miles East of Pratt Kansas on Highway 54


In conjunction with the Hall of Fame presentation, we hope you can attend the Master’s Showcase, featuring the nation’s finest livestock auctioneers for a day of fun and comradery.  Enjoy the auction and banter with your fellow auctioneers.  This is not a contest; it is a celebration of the marketing talent in todays cattle industry.  Expecting 8,000 cattle Thursday at Pratt Livestock.  Take a turn behind the mic and share your talent with the world.  Open to current and past LMA top ten finalists.


August 1st 2019


Auction Time - Start Load Lots


Masters Showcase - America's Finest Auctioneers


Cattle Marketing Hall of Fame Presentation 


Auction Ending - Head to Dodge City PRCA Rodeo

Times are appriximate







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Bill Griffeth

Oklahoma City, OK

William A. (Bill) Griffeth was born in Cushing, Okla. in 1940. Bill was raised on his family dairy farm, the Griffeth Dairy, where he developed his initial passion for the agricultural industry.  It has been a wonderful life working in the auction market business, while serving rural American. Griffeth is beyond honored to be receiving this award amongst these other outstanding individuals.

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Mike Lewis

Pratt, KS

You’ll find Mike Lewis most days at Pratt Livestock.  He’s right at home at the cattle auction, buyers and sellers make a point to see Mike and hear his thoughts on the market.  Mike Lewis represents a true Cattlemen; he knows cattle, knows the market, is honest in his dealings, and loves what he does.  

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