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Mitch Barthel, the owner and auctioneer of Perham Stockyards, will compete at the World Livestock Auctioneer Championship in June. It will be his fourth time competing at the event. Submitted photo

Barthel headed back to WLAC competition

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Perham’s own Mitch Barthel is headed back to the World Livestock Auctioneer Championship (WLAC) for his fourth try at the title.

On Jan. 2, Barthel qualified for the competition at the regional contest in Butler, Mo.


Two other regional competitions were held in Dinuba, Calif. and Stanford, Ky. earlier in 2013.

The semi-final and final rounds will be held on June 21in Knoxville, Iowa, as part of the Livestock Marketing Association’s annual convention.

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