About Us

Western Nebraska Livestock Auction Market serving the panhandle, eastern Wyoming, northern Colorado, and beyond! Proud to Sell Your Brand!


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Kirk Otte - Manager/Rep

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Del Ray Kraupie - Auctioneer/Rep

Hello!  I am Del Ray Kraupie, a 3rd generation Auctioneer from the panhandle of Nebraska.  I live in Bridgeport with my wife Stacy and daughter Whitley.  I am a licensed Real Estate Agent and sell Land & Machinery with Kraupie's Real Estate & Auctioneers.  I also am a partner in a small yearling operation north of Bridgeport.  I hold a Bachelor's degree in Business from Chadron State College, I steer wrestled in the PRCA for 10 years and I am currently in the process of getting my private pilot's license.  I have been involved in the sale barn business a little over 10 years.
I look forward to meeting people, looking at their operations and cattle, and doing my best to give you a great experience buying and selling with Sugar Valley Stockyards!

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Jake Kraupie - Auctioneer/Rep

Hello!  I'm Jake Kraupie.  I was born and raised in Bridgeport, NE and I am a third-generation Auctioneer with Kraupie's Real Estate & Auctioneers.  I graduated from Chadron State College with a degree in Farm & Ranch Management.  I live in Bridgeport with my fiance Chelsey, our dog Mae, and our 2 equine buddies Benny & Tux. I have rodeod professionally for about 10 years and have met a lot of good people throughout those travels near and far. I really enjoy the livestock world for many reasons, but one of the biggest is for the great people in the industry. I look forward to meeting new friends at the Sale Barn!


Kristen Kraupie - Marketing/Technology