YOUTH IN AGRICULTURE

About The National Championships

National Young Judges and Paraders Competition

Agricultural Shows Australia (ASA) is proud to conduct the annual Young Judges and Paraders Competition. This competition is designed to recognise and support the best new talent in judging and parading nationwide.

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ASA National Young Judges & Paraders Competition entrants must be at least 15 years of age and less than 25 years of age on the 1st of May in the year of competition. Qualification for the ASA National Finals Program is via success in regional and State competitions. Please refer to your local Show’s guidelines for qualifying competitions.

The ASA Young Judges and Paraders Competition is an extremely prestigious event and positions at the Nationals are keenly contested. Competition entry is a coveted opportunity to grow personally and professionally by practising skills and challenging yourself against the cream of the crop. Participants will demonstrate skills in communication, public speaking and breed and industry specific knowledge. They will also get a chance to strengthen career opportunities through networking with colleagues and key industry stakeholders.

There are nine categories for judging and parading each year under the ASA National Competition Program:

  1. Beef Cattle Judging
  2. Dairy Cattle Judging
  3. Merino Sheep Judging
  4. Meat Sheep Breeds Judging
  5. Merino Fleece Judging
  6. Beef Cattle Parading
  7. Dairy Cattle Parading
  8. Poultry Judging
  9. Alpaca (Animal and Fleece).

The ASA National Young Judges and Paraders Competition is based on the goal of expanding the knowledge and skills foundations of the entrants, helping them as youthful individuals to develop their careers. With this in mind, entrants are asked to outline their reasons for placing the animals and justify their positions. The task of judging is a subjective one, based on selected production systems and changing market conditions. It is important that entrants are able to use their skills and articulate their approach.

The National Competition is held in a different location each year so as to promote judging, parading and the industry as a whole as widely as possible throughout Australia. We are excited to announce that 2023 National Finals will be in Tasmania.

The program will be available in due course.

 

National Championship Winners

2023 Winners

National Rural Ambassador Awards

  • Winner – Reece Jerrett WA
  • Runner Up – Alexandra Pattinson VIC

Beef Cattle Young Paraders

  • Winner – Carlie Mackelmann VIC
  • Runner Up – Charlton Skirving TAS
  • Third Place – Lydia Sanders SA
  • Finalist – Indy Smith WA
  • Finalist – Sarah Rayner NSW
  • Finalist – Charlotte Cooper QLD

Poultry Young Judges

  • Winner – Michael Lloyd VIC
  • Runner Up – Thomas Spencer WA
  • Third Place – Logan Ockers NSW
  • Finalist – Aron Franks QLD
  • Finalist – Cody Jones SA
  • Finalist – Max Newett TAS

Beef Cattle Young Judges

  • Winner – Sam Parish NSW
  • Runner Up – Chelsea Rayner TAS
  • Third Place – Sam Lynch WA
  • Finalist – Hayden Hanson QLD
  • Finalist – Bridie Chester VIC
  • Finalist – Phoebe Eckermann SA

Merino Sheep Young Judges

  • Winner – Lindsay Brown NSW
  • Runner Up – Zoe Wilson VIC
  • Third Place – James Hillier QLD
  • Finalist – Tamara Keens WA
  • Finalist – Cody Jones SA
  • Finalist – Sym Hood TAS

Merino Fleece Young Judges

  • Winner – Tess Runting VIC
  • Runner Up – Monte Barnes NSW
  • Third Place – Cody Jones SA
  • Finalist – Libby Hardingham WA
  • Finalist – Sym Hood TAS
  • Finalist – Angus Hacker QLD

Meat Breeds Sheep Young Judges

  • Winner – Kate-Elizabeth Worth QLD
  • Runner Up – Cody Jones SA
  • Third Place – Michelle Fairall NSW
  • Finalist – Thomas Holt VIC
  • Finalist – Zara Squiers WA

Dairy Cattle Young Paraders

  • Winner – Olivia Lambkin NSW
  • Runner Up – Madisyn Kenzie VIC
  • Third Place – Jackie Davies SA
  • Finalist – William Dudfield TAS
  • Finalist – Zoe O’Neill QLD
  • Finalist – Jaxon Micallef WA

Dairy Cattle Young Judges

  • Winner – Brittany Liebich SA
  • Runner Up – William Dudfield TAS
  • Third Place – Britney Holt QLD
  • Finalist – Macs Rubain NSW
  • Finalist – Georgia Sieben VIC
  • Finalist – Jaxon Micallef WA

Alpaca Young Judges

  • Winner – Grace Nesbitt NSW
  • Runner Up – Victoria Clarke SA
  • Third Place – Mia Hancock WA
  • Finalist – Genevieve Scrimgeour TAS
  • Finalist – Allee Yorston VIC
2022 Winners

National Rural Ambassador Awards

  • Winner: Dione Howard – NSW
  • Runner Up: Matilda Scott – TAS

Beef Cattle Young Paraders

  • Winner – Chloe Plowman QLD
  • Runner Up – Sara Sutton VIC
  • Third Place – Indiana Smith WA
  • Finalist – Thomas Febey TAS
  • Finalist – Cara Doggett NZ
  • Finalist – Zoe Rudder NSW
  • Finalist – Dayna Grey SA

Poultry Young Judges

  • Winner – Georgia Kirkby NSW
  • Runner Up – Michael Lloyd VIC

Beef Cattle Young Judges

  • Winner – Dayna Grey SA
  • Runner Up – Brittany Abbott VIC
  • Third Place – Micquella Grima NSW
  • Finalist – Hayden Hanson QLD
  • Finalist – Thomas Spencer WA
  • Finalist – Lisa Bonenkamp NZ
  • Finalist – Chelsea Rayner TAS

Merino Sheep Young Judges

  • Winner – Patrick Davis NSW
  • Runner Up – Ashley Meaburn TAS
  • Third Place – Phillipa Hacker QLD
  • Finalist – Jorja Hamersley WA
  • Finalist – Emi Hughes SA

Merino Fleece Young Judges

  • Winner – Jessica Kastelein NSW
  • Runner Up – Oaklee Treasure WA
  • Third Place – Phillipa Hacker QLD
  • Finalist – Tess Runting VIC
  • Finalist – Shania Cornish SA
  • Finalist – Sym Hood TAS

Meat Breeds Sheep Young Judges

  • Winner – Tess Runting VIC
  • Runner Up – Megan Baker NSW
  • Third Place – Chloe Taylor WA
  • Finalist – Tory Hood TAS
  • Finalist – Cody Jones SA
  • Finalist – Kate-Elizabeth Worth QLD

Dairy Cattle Young Paraders

  • Winner – Jaxon Gillam TAS
  • Runner Up – Tegan Afford SA
  • Third Place – Abbie Hanks VIC
  • Finalist – Jerry English QLD
  • Finalist – Olivia Lambkin NSW

Dairy Cattle Young Judges

  • Winner – Sam Cox WA
  • Runner Up – William Dudfield TAS
  • Third Place – Jerry English QLD
  • Finalist – Brittany Liebich SA
  • Finalist – Imogen Steiner VIC
  • Finalist – Elly Simms NSW

Alpaca Young Judges

  • Winner – Samantha Hayward NSW
  • Runner Up – Kristie Hayward NSW
  • Third Place – Casey Sulman TAS
  • Finalist – Shara Perkins TAS
2021 Winners

National Rural Ambassador Awards

  • Winner: Karl Milde – SA
  • Runner Up: Grace Calder – VIC

Beef Cattle Young Paraders

  • Winner – Lochie McLauchlan VIC
  • Runner Up – Demi Bird TAS
  • Third Place – Maya Threlfall QLD
  • Finalist – Tayla Miller NSW
  • Finalist – Alizah Fogden SA

Poultry Young Judges

  • Winner – Michael English QLD
  • Runner Up – Thomas Spencer WA
  • Third Place – Olivia Broughton NSW
  • Finalist – Emmeline Vivien SA
  • Finalist – Georgia Weavell TAS

Beef Cattle Young Judges

  • Winner – Sarah Sutton VIC
  • Runner Up – Angus Llewellyn SA
  • Third Place – Alice Hall TAS
  • Finalist – Mackenzie Leeson QLD
  • Finalist – Grace Burns NSW

Merino Sheep Young Judges

  • Winner – Ben Hartwich VIC
  • Runner Up – Campbell Rubie NSW
  • Third Place – Sym Hood TAS
  • Finalist – Will Hacker QLD

Merino Fleece Young Judges

  • Winner – Matilda Scott TAS
  • Runner Up – Clarrissa Peasley NSW
  • Third Place – Hayden Baker WA
  • Finalist – Will Hacker QLD
  • Finalist – Sophie Nuske SA
  • Finalist – Erin Douglas VIC

Meat Breeds Sheep Young Judges

  • Winner – Reece Webster NSW
  • Runner Up – Molly Cornish TAS
  • Third Place – Georgia Lee QLD
  • Finalist – Brendan Lamont WA
  • Finalist – Tom Megson SA
  • Finalist – Erin Douglas VIC

Dairy Cattle Young Paraders

  • Winner – Courtney Afford SA
  • Runner Up – Georgia Sieben VIC
  • Third Place – Thomas Wade QLD
  • Finalist – Katelyn Atkins NSW
  • Finalist – Kyle Barker TAS
  • Finalist – Jai Thomas WA

Dairy Cattle Young Judges

  • Winner – Zoe Hayes VIC
  • Runner Up – Brittany Legge NSW
  • Third Place – Bridget Liebelt SA
  • Finalist – Kyle Baker TAS
  • Finalist – Tanille Hughes WA
  • Finalist – Loka Manu QLD
    2019 Winners

    National Rural Ambassador Awards

    • Winner – Harris Thompson WA
    • Runner Up – Tim Green NSW

    National Meat Breeds Sheep Judging

    • Winner – Kieran Smith NSW
    • Runner Up – Molly Cornish TAS
    • Third Place – Kasey Shields VIC

    National Merino Sheep Judging

    • Winner – Clark Stackhouse TAS
    • Runner Up – Jack Kelly NSW
    • Third Place – Cody Jones SA

    National Merino Fleece Judging

    • Winner – Stephanie Davies NSW
    • Runner Up – James Fox NZ
    • Third Place – Matilda Scott TAS

    National Dairy Cattle Paraders

    • Winner – Rebekah Love QLD
    • Runner Up – Leah Orton VIC
    • Third Place – Hayley Madden SA

    National Dairy Cattle Judging

    • Winner – Andrew Gray SA
    • Runner Up – Clinton Keir QLD
    • Third Place – Mitchell Atkins NSW

    National Beef Cattle Paraders

    • Winner – Sam Parish NSW
    • Runner Up – John Delaforce QLD
    • Third Place – Thomas Fogden SA

    National Beef Cattle Judging

    • Winner – Georgia Whitworth NZ
    • Runner Up – Tabitha Cross NSW
    • Third Place – Rylie Cherrey VIC

    National Poultry Judging

    • Winner – Harrison Taylor SA
    • Runner Up – Michael Lloyd VIC
    • Third Place – Courtney Davies NZ

    National Alpaca Judging

    • Winner – Rubey Williams NSW
    • Runner Up – Jonee Phillips WA
    • Third Place – Sarah Vaughan VIC

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