About Us

The Lowderman name is one that instantly conjures a reputation of success in the auction business. The team here at Lowderman Auction Options has been strategically assembled to offer our clients the experience and service they deserve. Our team is one of the most diverse young marketing teams in the business. Each team member has a lifetime of experience in agriculture...from the pasture to the show barn to the show ring and to the auction block. We understand the total marketing process. Take a look at our team...we are ready to serve you!

Our Team

Monte Lowderman, Owner

A second generation auctioneer, Monte Lowderman is a graduate of the Missouri Auction School and Western Illinois University, where he was a member of the livestock judging team. Since joining the family auction business, Lowderman Auction Company, in 1990, he has conducted over 10,000 auctions in the livestock, automobile and estate industries. A leading member of Williams & Williams, he has sold properties all over the United States for over 20 years. Monte is a partner in Lowderman Cattle Company, a third generation Hereford operation, which has exhibited national champions at Denver, Kansas City and Louisville. He has been recognized for his service to the agriculture industry, being named the outstanding alumni award winner for the Western Illinois University Ag Department and receiving the outstanding service award for the Illinois Hereford Association. He is a past director and current member of the National Auctioneers Association and current member of the American Hereford Association, American Angus Association, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, Illinois Beef Association and the Masonic Lodge. Monte, his wife, Carrie, and son, Rhett, enjoy traveling and competing in livestock shows around the country.

Cody Lowderman, Owner

Cody Lowderman is a graduate of Black Hawk East College and Michigan State University. While at college, he was a member of the 1997 national champion 4-H livestock judging team and the 2000 national champion collegiate livestock judging team. He has since judged numerous shows across the United State and Canada. After growing up in the family auction business, Lowderman Auction Company, he started targeting purebred breeders at production sales in 2007 and now auctions for several highly recognizable cattle operations. He also travels the United States, serving as an auctioneer for Williams & Williams, a national leader in the marketing of real estate. He is heavily involved in his family’s Hereford operation, Lowderman Cattle Company. He currently serves as vice-president of the Illinois Hereford Association and is a member of Scotland Trinity Presbyterian Church. He enjoys attending cattle shows and sales with his wife, Abby.

Adam Swigart, Sales

A graduate and member of the livestock judging teams for Black Hawk East and the University of Illinois, Adam Swigart was raised on his family's Hereford operation, Swigart Herefords. He was previously an ag instructor for Blue Ridge High School and is currently a partner in Swigart Herefords and owns and operates Swigart Cattle Photography. Adam is a member of the Illinois Hereford Association, Blue Ridge FFA Alumni, and Weedman United Methodist Church. He enjoys attending cattle shows and sales and spending time with his wife, Chelse, and sons, Kade and Korbin.

Cody Crum, Administrator/Sales

Cody Crum was raised on his family’s Hereford operation, Crum Cattle Company. A graduate of Northwestern (MN) College, he attended and graduated from the World Wide College of Auctioneering in 2011. He has worked for Lowderman Auction Company since then and helps operate his family’s farm. Cody is a member of the Rushville Free Methodist Church and enjoys traveling to livestock show and sales.

Grant McKay, Sales

Involved in the purebred livestock business his entire life, Grant McKay is a second generation Hereford breeder. He is a graduate of Cloud County Community College. He is a past sales rep for Accelerated Genetics and has worked for prominent purebred operations W-T-K and Circle D in Canada and TC Ranch and Jensen Bros in America. He is currently employed by G&R Polled Hereford and Springhill Herefords. A member of the American Hereford Association, state Hereford associations, Kansas Livestock Association and NCBA, Grant, his wife, Linda, and daughter, Bailey, own and operate GLM Herefords.

Shane Ryan, Sales

A third generation purebred cattle breeder, Shane Ryan is a graduate of Black Hawk East College and Western Illinois University. He joined Lowderman Auction Company in 2008 and also works for Midwest Marketer. Shane is heavily involved with his family’s Simmental operation, Ryan Cattle Company, and is a member of the Illinois Simmental Association and the Illinois Farm Bureau. He enjoys spending time with his fiancée, Krysti, and traveling to livestock shows and sales.

Anna Krieger, Social Media

Anna Krieger grew up on a large Simmental and commercial cow/calf operation in West Central Indiana. She is a graduate from Lake Land College and Texas A&M University. Formerly Anna has worked at The Showbox Magazine and Texas Junior Livestock Insurance. Currently Anna sells livestock insurance and enjoys doing freelance marketing work.

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