Prince Albert auctioneer competes in world championship

A Prince Albert auctioneer is looking to capture some international recognition this weekend at the World Livestock Auctioneer Championship in Tulare, California.

Brennin Jack may only be 29 years old, but he has been selling cattle for a long time, starting in Kelvington when he was a teenager.

His experience in the industry has helped him qualify for the world championships on six occasions.

“I’ve learned so much over the years working at the stockyards and how to conduct good business. Jack Auction Group sells everything from horses, bison and all the way up to farm, antique and estate sales.”

After high school, he gained full-time work with Heartland Livestock in Yorkton. Stints in Regina and Prince Albert eventually led to Brennin running his own auction company in P.A.

Jack is only one of three Canadians in the 31 person competition this weekend. Each auctioneer had to qualify through a regional round.

The competition includes an interview and a live cattle sale. Judging is based on rhythm, chant, clarity and presentation.

“I’d like to say I’m clear, quick and have lots of rhythm. It keeps everyone paying attention,” said Jack. “It’s kind of what I’ve been working on for the past 15-20 years.”

Jack ended up getting chosen as one of the top 10 auctioneers at this year’s event.

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