Monday, June 21, 2010

Rick Machado Livestock

Rick Machado Livestock, LLC is an extensive and diverse business located throughout the Western United States. The operations include livestock auctioneering and consulting, cattle and horse operations, and brokerage services.

Rick began auctioneering over 33 years ago, and today he has become a preeminent and world-class talent in his field. Rick was inspired by his father, a local fundraising auctioneer, who worked in the livestock transportation business all of his life.

He attended Missouri Auction School in Kansas City where launched his professional auctioneering career and today travels across the nation headlining many of the country’s leading purebred cattle and respected horse auctions.

His passion as a cattleman and love for the business has served to cultivate and strengthen his knowledge and expertise in all facets of the industry. Rick successfully runs his own cow-calf, stocker and feeder ventures, as well as owning and operating an acclaimed American Quarter Horse breeding program. Rick created and hosts the “Main Event,” a prestigious horse sale in Paso Robles, California, which is held every October.

In addition, Rick has been part of the Western Video Market team since 1991, and serves as the lead auctioneer and cattle representative for the company. Each year Western Video Market promotes and sells over a half a million head of cattle throughout the West.

If you're in the market for a cattle broker or need to tranport some livestock, check out Rick Machado Livestock, LLC.

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