Representing Tasmania: Alice Hall (26)
Alice is the Tasmanian state finalist at the 2021 Agricultural Shows Australia National Young Judges finals held at the Royal Queensland Show. Agricultural Shows of Australia sat down with the judge from Scottsdale in the north east of Tasmania.
My parents run a seed stock and commercial Black Angus herd in the North East of Tasmania. We also crop potatoes, onions and wheat. I am about to start a new role as a process operator in an Aluminium Plant. Previously I worked as a Haul Truck operator on the West Coast. On my days off I like to work around the farm when I’m needed too!
We have been showing our Angus cattle for as long as I can remember, and even before I was around. I am on the committee of our local show alongside my two brothers with my dad as the President currently. This year I am heading our beef cattle section which is very new & exciting.
In ten years time I’d like to be involved somewhat in agriculture, hopefully with my own herd of cattle running around on my own property.
I’ve always loved junior judging. I like being able to articulate how I feel about cattle, being able to look deeper than the hair on their back and know what a good animal needs to function. I also like the level of personal development I’ve been able to achieve and the people I have met through competing.
My parents, Trevor and Teresa, have always supported up showing cattle and competing in the youth competitions. My Grandparents, Lance and Ena, were the founders of our Angus stud and obviously played a major part in our keen interests and involvements also.
When I’m not with my cattle I like to ride Dirt Bikes! I own a Yamaha YZ250 and love to razz it around the tracks at home.
My favourite show in Australia is our local, of course! Scottsdale Show. We set such an insane vibe every single year. We cater for all ages with the kids rides, show bags through to a band and bar on Friday Night! We have horses, cattle, working dogs, sheep and even goats.
I have a lot of special memories from shows but my favourite would have to be my most favourite cow being ribboned supreme female, alongside our Junior Bull being Supreme male Exhibit at our local Scottsdale Show in 2017. Such a great achievement for a whole family!