OLDS — Danny Rosehill of Olds Auction Mart/Rosehill Auction Service Ltd. is now a member of the Livestock Markets Association of Canada's (LMAC) Hall of Fame.
Rosehill was granted that prestigious honour during the LMAC’s 42nd annual meeting and convention, held in Olds May 11-14.
The convention also served as an opportunity to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of Olds Auction Mart/Rosehill Auction Service Ltd .
Rosehill’s son Tyler, who now runs the business with partner Patrick Cassidy, finished second during the 24th annual Canadian Livestock Auctioneer Championship, also held during the convention.
Cassidy placed fifth and was awarded the most congenial auctioneer award.
Also competing in that championship representing Olds Auction Mart were Kirby Black and Josh Poland. However, at press time, it was not clear where they finished.
Jesse Lawes of Provost won the championship. About 35 auctioneers from B.C. to Montreal competed in that contest.
"We sold 2,500 head of cattle in a very hot market,” Tyler said.
Tyler was pleased to see his dad get into the Hall of Fame.
“That was a really cool deal,” he said during an interview. “There were other noteworthy and good candidates for the Hall of Fame as well. But the they voted on Danny, so that was pretty awesome.”
Danny was in the business for about 45 years, Tyler said.
And he’s still keeping his hand in it.
“He's retired, but he comes to help us when we're busy in the busy seasons and he still gets on the mic and sells cattle,” Danny said. “He spends time in Arizona and he’s enjoying retirement life.
“But he does come in and he does all our radio ads still and helps us when we need him around the yard here with cattle and equipment and land so it's good to still have his experience around our office here.”
“Maybe when your time comes you'll do the same,” Tyler was told.
“Well, that would be nice, if my kids would hurry up and grow up,” he said jokingly.
As part of the convention, a social and dance was held at the Cow Palace which attracted about 1,000 people.
Tyler said it took about a year to plan the convention. Lots of employees and others helped with that and the auctioneering championship.