03-01-13 Inside the Colorado Livestock Marketeers with Volunteer Secretary Kim Wolfe…
Posted by Brian Allmer on March 1, 2013
(BARN Media & Co Ag News Network – Briggsdale, CO) March 1st, 2013 - Joining the Colorado Ag News Network inside the BARN is Kim Wolfe, the volunteer secretary for the Livestock Marketeers, which is a fraternal organization of livestock fieldmen and auctioneers. Kim welcome inside the BARN…
History & Membership
The importance of the seedstock sector of the livestock industry
Livestock Auctioneering Industry has changes
Livestock Marketeers Hall of Fame - See the complete list below
Livestock Marketeers Committee members
To listen to the interview, click the audio mp3 link below:
The Livestock Marketeers History
- Fraternal organization of livestock fieldmen and auctioneers and related professionals formed in 1965 by Harry Green, Ross Miller and Claud Willett. Purpose to encourage younger members of the industry to succeed in their chosen profession.
- Honoring exceptional individuals in the Livestock Marketeers Hall of Fame since 1966 at the annual banquet held in conjunction with the National Western Stock Show in Denver.
- The basic criteria has been to bring together people with a shared interest in improving the marketing of purebred cattle.
- Two editions of The Livestock Marketeers book, published in 1988 and 2004. The book was produced by a committee chaired by Bud Snidow, and included Harry Green, Forrest Bassford, Ross Miller, Fred ‘Hoss’ Shaw and Dale Runnion.
- The Livestock Marketeers mailing list currently includes more than 300 livestock professionals living across the country and in Canada. The annual banquet held in January draws 60-80 Marketeers to celebrate the tradition of the organization and induct exceptional members into the Hall of Fame. A permanent Hall of Fame display graces the wall of the National Western Club.
- Posthumous honorees were added to the Hall of Fame in 2009 to acknowledge the contributions of Marketeers who had passed away.
- The current committee includes Bill Angell of the Nebraska State Fair, Jim Gies of the Western Livestock Journal, Chuck Grove of the American Angus Association, Neil Orth of the American-International Charolais Association, Joe Rickabaugh of the American Hereford Association, and Stuart Wilson of American Live Stock. Former Record Stockman managing editor Kim Wolfe serves as secretary.
- The 2013 honorees are Steve Dorran of Timnath, CO, and Phil Stoll of Fort Worth, TX. Merrill Anderson of Newman, IL, and Weslaco, TX, has passed away since the banquet, and Arvin Arthun of Billings, MT, was honored posthumously.
Foreword of The Livestock Marketeers book — Bud Snidow
Possibly due to the unique nature of their vocation and also possibly due to their sharing a common interest in and dedication to the livestock industry, there has always been a fraternal feeling among those who are professionally engaged in marketing purebred livestock, particularly beef cattle. There is, of course, an area of competition among the practitioners, but there is also a great spirit of cooperation and assistance and above all there is strict devotion to the proposition that “A man’s word is his bond.” Binding agreements on contracts are culminated by a handshake and there is a common purpose among fieldmen or “Marketeers” to get an advertiser’s or an employer’s cattle “well sold.” The Marketeers is a rather unusual group in that there is no formal fraternity or organization. There are no officers and the only dues or payment is in the form of the participants’ share of the Dutch Treat annual dinner. Thus far, the group’s functions, communications and its roster of honorees has been carried on by volunteers almost entirely at their own expense. It is, therefore, appropriate that those engaged in seedstock animal marketing — the Marketeers — get together annually for an evening of fellowship and good food. This they have done since 1966 when the custom was established to recognize at the dinner gathering two (or three) persons each year who have performed their duties notable and for an appreciable number of years. This annual gathering has always been held in conjunction with the National Western Stock Show in Denver, Colorado, because of its central U.S. location and because so many marketeers are usually in attendance at this great event.
Livestock Marketeers Hall of Fame (*posthumous honorees)
1966 Ray Schnell, A.W. “Art” Thompson
1967 Charles Corkle, O.R. “Pete” Peterson
1968 H.B. “Bascom” Sager, Claud Willett
1969 Roy G. Johnston, Ross Miller
1970 H.L. “Hi” Mackey, Roy Richerson
1971 Harry Green, Jr., Sherm Guttridge
1972 Forrest Bassford, Walter Britten
1973 Frasier Biggs, John McDonald
1974 A.W. “Ham” Hamilton, Fos R. Palmer
1975 Keith Gilmore, Dale F. Runnion
1976 C.D. “Pete” Swaffar, E. “Doc” Von Tour
1977 Francis Dressor, Patrick K. Goggins
1978 Dean Spencer, Gene Watson
1979 Mack Jones, B.C. “Bud” Snidow
1980 Ray Sims, Ken Troutt
1981 Ralph Heineman, Fred “Hoss” Shaw
1982 Kermit Karst, George Morse
1983 Jim Baldridge, Veryl Jones
1984 Jock Blacklock, Neil Orth
1985 H.H. “Hop” Dickenson, LeRoy Van Dyke
1986 Robert Schnell, Orville K. Sweet
1987 Freddie Chandler, Ike Hamilton
1988 W.M. “Shorty” Rasmussen, Guy Shull
1989 Clint Tomson, Dick Kane
1990 Gene Johnson, Don Doris
1991 Skinner Hardy, Johnny Winston
1992 Jewett Fulkerson, Ted Aegerter
1993 Lyle Eiten, Dwayne Dietz
1994 Tom Burke, Ted Thomas
1995 Dave Canning, Lyle Roberts
1996 Howard Brown, John Barton
1997 Waymon Ashley, Dick Crow
1998 T.V. Jones, Dean Hurlbut
1999 Gene Fitzgerald, Stanley Stout
2000 Lovell Kuykendall, Don Rehm
2001 Art Handel, Jim Shirley
2002 Jerry York, Ken Holloway
2003 Jim Gies, Bill Powell
2004 Jim Boyd, Curt Rodgers
2005 John Crouch, Jerry Gay
2006 Eddie Sims, Gary McDonald
2007 Jim Birdwell, Willard Wolf
2008 E.C. Larkin, Bud Sloan
2009 Bobby Baker*, Sonny Booth, Don Eiten*, Chuck Grove, Terry Jaschke*, Lee McCoy*
2010 Bruce Brooks, Gary Kendall, A.J. Smith*
2011 Terry Cotton, Wm. F. (Bill) Lefty, Dick Spader*
2012 Walt Browarny*, Don Cagwin, Dick Carmichael, Jay George, Ed Huff*
2013 Merrill Anderson, Arvin Arthun*, Steve Dorran, Phil Stoll