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World champion auctioneer moves beef in Billings

World champion auctioneer moves beef in Billings

It takes a pro to move 60,000 cattle across the auction block in less than 14 hours. It’s a black blur of brands and fur that leaves even good hands breathless.

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Rollover auction of heifer brings in $12,350 for S.D. ranchers

Rollover auction of heifer brings in $12,350 for S.D. ranchers

RONAN – You could have paid $100 for an Angus heifer worth 10 to 12 times that much last week at the Missoula Livestock Exchange – and someone did.

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World champion auctioneer works Billings livestock sale

World champion auctioneer works Billings livestock sale

The banner above the Billings Livestock Commission auction block reads “price discovery starts here,” and when you’re Dustin Focht selling 100,000 cattle in three days it’s a breathless process.

July 22, 2013 5:21 pm Photos

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Spanish Peaks auction draws $26.1M winning bid

The owner of Montana's ultra-exclusive Yellowstone Club has submitted the highest bid for the nearby Spanish Peaks resort during a bankruptcy auction.

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Battin bidding continues to rise

Battin bidding continues to rise

UPDATE 2:40 p.m.: Shortly after noon Sunday, Bidder 6 regained the high bid with a bid of $2,155,000. Bidding on the James F. Battin Federal Building will remain open until 12:20 p.m. Monday, unless a new high bid is made.

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Saturday bid pushes up top offer for old federal building

Saturday bid pushes up top offer for old federal building

8:15 a.m.: Bidder 3 entered a new bid Saturday at 8:02 a.m. The $2,130,000 offer is now tops in the online auction for the old federal building. The auction began April 22.

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Smooth talkers: Auctioneers compete in Red Lodge

Smooth talkers: Auctioneers compete in Red Lodge

RED LODGE — In the calm before the cacophony that is the Montana Auctioneer Association's bid caller championship, Robert McDowell carefully studied the table of items he was about to sell.

January 30, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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FWP to auction off antlers, horns, hides, capes and mounts

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks will auction off more than 300 sets of antlers and horns, wildlife hides, capes and mounts next week in Billings with proceeds going to the state FWP account.

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Art Auction 43

Art Auction 43

Interested in an artful evening out?

March 04, 2011 12:00 am Related

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Boys and Girls Club Fundraiser auction

Boys and Girls Club Fundraiser auction

The Boys and Girls Clubs of Yellowstone County is celebrating 40 years of service with the 17th annual Gordon L. Eldredge Dinner and Auction. The event will be held on Friday, March 11, at the Crowne Plaza.

March 04, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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