How working as a sales clerk inspired this 24-year-old to become a livestock auctioneer

“Sometimes you cannot please everyone, but every day is a new sale day.” says 24-year-old Raymond O’Kane.

Behind the Hammer: 4-year-old destined for career as livestock auctioneer

"Forty in the ring," says 4-year-old Cillian, son of Ciaran Laverty, livestock auctioneer.

VIDEO: Some of the greatest livestock auctioneers of all time

This video combines over 50 years of World Livestock Auctioneer Champions.

VIDEO: Rachel Capstick – livestock auctioneer

She is one of the world’s only female livestock auctioneers.

Behind the Hammer: 'Auctioneering was always my party piece'

Peter McDonagh left school at the age of 12 and later carved out an accidental career path as a livestock auctioneer.

Behind the Hammer: Brendan Corrigan

Catherina recently caught up with Brendan Corrigan, a livestock auctioneer, estate agent, farmer and DAFM valuer. Read the full interview here.

WATCH: Future livestock auctioneer

His father is a well-known livestock auctioneer

WATCH: Future livestock auctioneer?

“I’ve got two real heifers here” – Jack (2.5 years)

Increase in the uptake of auctioneering courses

In the region of 250 newly qualified auctioneers enter the sector every year. A new apprenticeship programme will commence in September.