Sections: BEEF CATTLE

2018 Schedule coming soon!

        

Young Judges & Paraders Competition

       

Competition will commence at 9.00am Thursday, 14 June 2018

Entry Fee:  $2.00, per class

Closing Date:  Friday, 8 June 2018, close of business

Only QCAS Entry Forms will be accepted.

        

Young Paraders Competition

For young people under 25 years of age interested in parading Stud Beef and Dairy Cattle. The State winner is eligible to compete at the National Finals. Only competitors aged 15 and under 25 are eligible to qualify in the Regional/State Finals Competition.

       

Young Judges Competition    

For young people under 25 year of age interested in improving their knowledge and understanding of judging an exhibit in any of the following areas Stud Cattle, Prime Beef, Dairy Cattle, Merino Sheep, Meat Sheep, Merino Fleece And Grain.  The State winner is eligible to compete at the National Finals. Only competitors aged 15 and under 25 are eligible to qualify in the Regional/State Finals Competition.

The aim of these competitions is to develop the judging and parading skills of young people to ensure a selection of experienced judges for future Agricultural Shows. Competitors also improve their communication and presentation skills.

Young Judges and Paraders, among other competitions, offer significant personal and professional development opportunities for young people. The ability to network with, and learn from industry leaders while developing skills such as public speaking and personal confidence is a rare opportunity for young people. To do this in a setting that develops interest and skills in agricultural careers provides a great platform for young people to become involved in our industry.

The criteria for judging Young Judges are based on developing the skills and knowledge of the entrants. Hence much emphasis is given to the ability for entrants to justify the reasons for placing the animals. This is vitally important as selecting animals is a subjective task based on the productions system the judge has in mind and the changing market specifications. The skill required to justify your placements and articulate those in public are hugely beneficial in professional life.

It is no coincidence that a vast majority of QCAS Next Generation Committee Members, previous State & National Winners of the Rural Ambassador award along with a number of Showgirl Entrants, have a background in Young Judges. Their ability to express their view professionally and confidently, to perform public speaking at a high level and show an enthusiasm for the Ag sector can all be traced back to their involvement in Young Judges competitions. Particularly through learning from key industry leaders.

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