2017 Mule Day Champion Auctioneer Contest – Friday 10:00 AM
The 2016 Columbia Breakfast Rotary Club’s Mule Day Auctioneer Contest took place April 1st at the Tennessee Livestock Producers Sale Barn. Twenty-three outstanding auctioneers from seven states came to see if they could claim the Grand Champion Mule Day Auctioneer Belt Buckle. Judges for the contest were Scott Stuart, CEO National Livestock Producers Association, Justin Ochs, 2012 Mule Day Auctioneer Grand Champion, Jeff Aiken, President Tennessee Farm Bureau and Enoch George, Retired Sheriff of Maury County. David Whitaker, Ames. Iowa our 2015 Grand Champion returned sporting a sharp “Pink” Western jacket. He took the auction block and sold a Mule Day Knife and Charlie Daniels’ Fiddle. The sale barn was full as the first auctioneer took the auction block. The Mule Day Queen and her Court paid the contest a visit. Dacey Jo Thompson, a member of the Court took the auction block auctioning a Mule Day Knife. She did an outstanding job. After the first round the judge named the top five auctioneers. The total points separating these five auctioneers was so close that it was anyone’s contest going into the final round.
Mike McAlister from Fayetteville, TN was on his game in the final round and was named Grand Champion, Junior Staggs, Puryear, TN was named Reserve Champion for the second year in a row. Junior said that now both of his daughters have a Reserve Champion Belt Buckle, but he still wanted that Grand Champion Belt Buckle.
100% of money raised from the contest goes to support the Columbia Breakfast Rotary Club’s Scholarship and Community Programs. The Columbia Breakfast Rotary Club wishes to thank the judges, auctioneers and sponsors, but most of all the people who attended the contest. Make your plans to attend and be a part of the 2017 Mule Day Auctioneer Contest on March 31st at the Tennessee Livestock Producers Sale Barn.