The Manitoba Livestock Marketing Association is raising money for Jay Fox and Sheldon Nicholson Family funds. Both of these cattle industry leaders passed away recently and left young families behind. The proceeds from both the Man/Sask auctioneering Championship and the Cattlemen’s Golf tournament will be split between the two families. Both Jay and Sheldon put a lot of volunteer time into their communities and the cattle industry.
The auctioneering championships will be held in Virden on May 4 at Heartland Livestock Services. This event will bring auctioneers from Manitoba and Saskatchewan to compete to represent Man/Sask at the national competition in June in Stavely, Alberta.
The Cattlemen’s Classic Golf tournament will be held in July at Oak Island resort. This event will bring over 120 cattle producers and industry personnel together.
Jay Fox was past president of the Manitoba Beef Producers association. He was a cattle rancher, dedicated family man and active in a number of organizations as a volunteer. In his mid-thirties at the time of his death, he had made many contributions to the livestock industry throughout his life.
Sheldon Nicholson was a well-known auctioneer and market manager. He was a past Man/Sask auctioneering champion and a finalist at the national level a number of times. He was in his mid-forties and was a leader in the livestock marketing business.
You can read more about the lives of these cattle industry leaders and how to donate to help support their young families by clicking the links below.