Weston Winter of Winter Livestock Auction "yips" each time he sees a bidder for auctioneer Roger Emigh. For much of Kansas' 150-year history, auctions have played a vital role in rural economy. Currently, there are more than 600 auctioneers in Kansas. One of the nation's largest livestock auctions is Winter Livestock Auction in Dodge City, where each month more than 4,500 head of cattle are sold.
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