Cattle Marketing Hall of Fame

America's Cattle Marketing Pioneers

Cattle Marketing Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony


Friday July 29, 2022
6:30-7:00 Cocktails
7:30 Dinner
8:00 Induction Ceremony 
   

United Wireless Event Center 
  Dodge City KS


                                             Tickets Available $50 @ 620-225-4159
                                                                                          

 

Cattle Marketing Hall of Fame
2022 Inductees

The Cattle Marketing Hall of Fame recognizes individuals who have made extraordinary contributions to competitive marketing and true price discovery. Join us in celebrating the lifelong contributions made by these exceptional cattlemen.  

Robert "Bob" Rodenberger

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Robert "Bob" Rodenberger was born January 20th, 1958 to Robert Sr. and Tommie Lou Rodenberger in Paris, Texas. He was raised on a small farm in Antlers, Oklahoma and graduated from Antlers High School in 1976. Bob attended Oklahoma State University and obtained a Bachelors Degree in Agriculture Economics in 1982.

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Robert "Bob" Rodenberger

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Robert "Bob" Rodenberger was born January 20th, 1958 to Robert Sr. and Tommie Lou Rodenberger in Paris, Texas. He was raised on a small farm in Antlers, Oklahoma and graduated from Antlers High School in 1976. Bob attended Oklahoma State University and obtained a Bachelors Degree in Agriculture Economics in 1982.

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Colonel Ralph Wade

Sulphur, Oklahoma

Ralph was born in a small farming community in Callaway County Missouri. Growing up around cattle and farming at a young age he grew a love for livestock. He attended school in New Bloomfield, a small country school with only 15 in his class. At the young age of 12 he realized he had a GOD given talent for the “gift of gab” which translated to an auctioneer chant. In those days, Lion’s Clubs and churches had mutton barbeques to raise money. After the bbq feed there was always plenty of mutton left over, it became known that Ralph was the one for the job of auctioning it off. They would feed him and he would auction. Next came the square dance clubs, they all found out that Ralph had picked up a rhythm that worked with calling square dancers.

 

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Jim Santomaso

Sterling Livestock Commission Co

Jim Santomaso started working for Bud Van Berg at Sterling Livestock Commission Co. in 1971. He taught himself to auctioneer by listening to Bud Van Berg, Damon Koch and Wayne Kruse as well as many others. He was working full time at the auction and would come in at night for extra practice time behind the microphone in the auction ring.

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July 28 2022

8:00

Auction Time - Start Load Lots

Cattle Marketing Hall of Fame Sale -  Pratt Livestock, Pratt KS

 11:00-1:00

Customer Appreciation Lunch

July 29 2022

9:00

High Plains Video Sale - Dodge City KS  

6:30

Cattle Marketing Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
 
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The Venue

United Wireless Arena Ballroom

Dodge City Kansas

 

Come enjoy an evening celebrating four industry icons as they are inducted into the Cattle Marketing Hall of Fame. We will celebrate the countless contributions these men have made to the cattle marketing industry. Hope to see you there!

 

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