Top Sask. cattle auctioneer Sheldon Nicholson


Memorial services are planned for Thursday at Tugaske, Sask. for noted livestock auctioneer and market manager Sheldon Nicholson, who died Monday at age 45.

Manager of the Yorkton, Sask. marketing centre for Heartland Livestock Services, Nicholson was also a competitive auctioneer, placing in the top 10 in the annual Livestock Markets Association of Canada championships in 2005 and 2007.

Nicholson, originally from Central Butte, Sask., trained at the World Wide College of Auctioneering in Mason City, Iowa, won several other competitions in his career and had previously participated in the World Livestock Auctioneer Championships. He also worked for Heartland at Winnipeg and at Brandon, Man. before joining the Yorkton centre.

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