25 year old Rachel is the Western Australian finalist at the 2021 Agricultural Shows Australia National Young Judges finals held at the Royal Queensland Show. Hailing from Wandering a small country town with a big farming heart, 120kms south east of Perth, in the wheatbelt region. Rachel was born and raised into the stud and commercial beef sector. She’s a mum to a one year old boy.
My parents had a limo and Angus stud for 35 years went to countless shows had a annual bull sale. They still run a 200 head commercial heard.
I live in Wandering with my partner, where I help him and his family with there agricultural transport business, and run there 1200acre sheep and crop farm. I’m a full time farm labourer, a general tyre kicker.
I started competing in the paraders comps as young as you could be eligible to compete. I remember winning a competition but being too young to qualify for the state title. But here I am, all that hard work and lessons from my parents and the broader show family have paid off. My mum and dad, Paul and Michelle Williams have been a great influence on my success. And my show family, there’s too many to name, as well.
My favourite show in Australia is the Sydney Royal. The quality and size of the cattle section is amazing and the people are so welcoming.
My proudest moment would have to be winning my first State final paraders comp at Perth Royal, and watching my mum and dad win interbreed senior female at their last competitive show.
I love the show side of the stud beef industry and the people you meet and the things you learn is unreal. Our local show is Perth Royal which I’ve attended for a fair few years working for a family friend of ours with there stud team. Plus I do a couple of country shows each year for other people. I have had the awesome opportunity to fly over to NSW and do the Sydney Royal Show with the Western Australian crew and help put the cattle through the show and ring.