Representing Western Australia: Brendan Lamont (20)
Brendan is the Western Australian 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 young man from the little town of Tambellup, 335km south east of Perth in the Great Southern region.
I’ve grown up all my life on our fourth generation family farm. When I was little, I was always fascinated by why other people were showing the sheep and how people get there animals prepare for the shows. This become a lot clearer when I had the opportunity when I first went to ag school. When I first got involved with the schools stud sheep, my teacher Colin Batt told us about the junior judging events and helped us with training on presentation, terminology, speaking to a judge and crowd.
Career wise, I’ve nearly completed certificate 3 in heavy welder/fabricator but in the future I hope to be taking over the family farm from my father.
When I finished my last three years at ag school, I started an Ile De France sheep stud of my own to continue the enjoyment I got from doing it with the schools stud.
My proudest moment would have been in 2019 when I got first place in the state meat breed junior judging, third place in the state wool junior judging, and one of my ewes came second place in her class.