My husband and I have bought and sold a whole lot of cattle in our marriage. They know my husband on a first name basis at the sale barn. We nearly always bring in the highest prices of the sale for our cattle because we raise good quality stock. I love auctions, but I have a really difficult time seeing some of our cattle go through the sale ring after years of bonding with them in the pasture. My husband, on the other hand, loves to watch our stock go through the ring. There's just something exciting about the whole thing. The cattle moving in the ring, the auctioneer talking in a fast, rhythmic manner....almost a chant at times. I love to watch the buyers too. Each has his own bidding mannerisms: a head flick, a nod, a point with the lips, a raise of the chin, or the lifting of an index finger. But the thing I love most is the big ole' FAT check we get when it's all said and done.