2019 Cattle Marketing Hall of Fame Award
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.
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.
Patrick K Goggins
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
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.
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
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.
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.