Witness a day at the Western Slope Cattleman’s livestock auction.
Dust flies as sheep are moved into the auction.
Sheep are pushed into the ring by MSC student Tyler Weitzel who works the Wednesday auction between the week’s classes.
Auctioneer Ty Tingey sells a sheep.
Rees Potter and his cow dog move stock to a pen closer to the show ring.
The livestock crowd together in a pen before going into the sale ring.
Tyler Weitzel separates stock for sale one by one.
A family sits in the bleachers as they watch the auction.
Rees Potter’s cow dog Ba˜no is eager to get back to work.
Cattle buyer Merlin Williams of Montrose makes a subtle bid by flipping the card in his hand.
Auctioneer Ty Tingey is bracketed by two monitors while working the high tech auction. The sale is fed over the internet. Buyers from anywhere can participate.
Williams likes to stand close to the ring during the auction.
Co-owner Bill Martin oversees the action.
Casey and Katie Litteral watch the auction as their daughter, Jaylee drinks some milk.
Cattle have long eyelashes to protect their eyes from harsh weather.
Rees Potter’s silhouette shows in the foreground as Dani Massey waits in the background on her horse. She has been riding since she was two.
The entire arena is a scale.
Dani Massey talks on her cell waiting for the next animal.
Heather Lofstrom prepares to move the next animal into a pen after it sells.
Two-year-old Aidan Haifley of Montrose has fun at an auction.
Horse trainer Neely Blum rides her mustang Aztec while eating chips.
Bill Martin and auctioneer Ty Tingey sell an animal.
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