First person: Livestock auction owner appointed to livestock marketing board

CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis’ Charlie Rogers was appointed to the Livestock Marketing Association. He has been with the Clovis Livestock Auction for 22 years.

By Liliana Castillo

Charlie Rogers of Clovis was elected this year to a two-year term on the the Livestock Marketing Association board.

Rogers has been with the Clovis Livestock Auction for 22 years. For the past 15 years, he has worked as owner and general manager.

Got my vote: Getting appointed to the LMA board was unexpected. They asked me if I would serve if I were appointed and I told them I would.

The LMA board is a service for livestock markets and all types of market agencies for marketing livestock. Our plans are just to help in any manner we can. My goals would be just helping the industry.

There are issues that come up from time to time in the industry and our goals are to work through those issues for everyone concerned in the best manner possible.

Ag lifestyle: I grew up on a farm ranch in Elida. I’ve lived in Clovis 26 years now. I studied ag business at Eastern New Mexico University. I’m married and have four children, all grown.

Busy bee: I don’t have much spare time. I play a little golf. I’m not very good at it, but I enjoy it. As the owner and manager of the auction, everything that happens here I’m responsible for. Quite often, when people want to sell their cattle, they want me to come look at them first to give them an idea of what they might bring. That’s one of the things I do.

— Compiled by CNJ staff writer Liliana Castillo