About the Young Judges & Paraders Competitions

The Queensland Chamber of Agricultural Society Inc conducts the Young Judges and Paraders competition on a state-wide basis. Competition is held across four levels – local Agricultural Show, Sub-Chamber, State and National Finals.

As the title suggests, competition is open to young people aged 15 and under 25 years as at 1st May in the year of the Competitor's State Final. The competition is divided into seven (6) judging and two (2) paraders categories:

  • Prime Beef Cattle Judge
  • Stud Beef Cattle Judge
  • Stud Beef Cattle Paraders
  • Dairy Cattle Judge
  • Dairy Cattle Paraders
  • Merino Sheep Judge
  • Meat Sheep Breeds Judge
  • Merino Fleece Judge

- Merino Sheep, Meat Sheep Breeds and Merino Fleece Young Judges competitions are held at Agricultural/Show Society and State Final levels only. All local Winners are eligible to compete at the State Finals.

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.



Young Judges & Paraders State Winners 2017

DAIRY CATTLE YOUNG JUDGES                        STUD BEEF PARADERS
                    MERINO SHEEP YOUNG JUDGES
WINNER -  Elena Morely-Buchanan   WINNER - Siobhan Francis
  WINNER - Lachlan Munro
RUNNER UP -  Clinton Keir   RUNNER UP - Luke Ainsthorpe
  Runner Up - Grace Peskett
         
DAIRY CATTLE PARADERS
  PRIME BEEF YOUNG JUDGES 
  MEAT SHEEP BREEDS YOUNG JUDGES
WINNER - Clinton Keir
WINNER - Nanci Wilson
WINNER - TRACEY Prebble
RUNNER UP - Jessie Lanyon
  RUNNER UP - Candice Rideout
  RUNNER UP - LLoyd-George Worth
         
STUD BEEF CATTLE YOUNG JUDGES  
     MERINO FLEECE YOUNG JUDGES   
   
WINNER - Joe Jones
  WINNER - Jed Morrison
 
RUNNER UP - Megan Kent
  Runner Up - Lachlan Munro
   


Previous National Winners

Year  Category Queensland Representative Representing
2017 Merino Sheep Young Judges (Winner)
Meat Sheep Young Judges (Runner Up)
Dairy Cattle Young Judges (Runner Up)
Beef Cattle Young Paraders (Runner Up)
Matthew Baker
Tracey Bennett
Clinton Keir
David Bartley
 
2016
Merino Sheep Young Judges
Dairy Cattle Young Judges
Stud Beef Cattle Young Judges
Lachie Brumpton
Sarah Peters
Sarah Peters

2015 Merino Sheep Young Judges Charlie Brumpton  
2014 Meat Breed Sheep Young Judges
Merino Sheep Young Judges
Erin Lee
Felicity Brumpton
 
2013 Beef Cattle Young Paraders  Nicole Hartwig  
2012 Meat Breed Sheep Young Judges Andrew Herron  
2011 Merino Fleece Sheep Young Judges
Dairy Cattle Young Paraders 
Allycia Bennett 
Gianna Kelly
 


Competition Details

Competition Coordinator - Mrs Monica Skerman 
P: 0418 762 868

WINNER - REBECCA DALEY
DAIRY CATTLE PARADER 
WINNER - DAVID BARTLEY