Dairy Cattle - Young Judges & Paraders

Competition Details

Competition Coordinator:

Mrs Monica Skerman
QLD Ag Shows Jnr. VP

Phone: 0418 762 868

4-H Dairy Parading Guide
All Cattle Breeds
ASA National Competitions Handbooks
ASA YJ&P Video Resources
Australian Dairy Cattle Breeds
Cattle Showmanship
Dairy Cattle Parading Exemplar
Dairy Showmanship Resource Videos – Holstein Foundation
Entry Form – Dairy Cattle Young Judges
Entry Form – Dairy Cattle Paraders
Judges Placing Card
Master Score Card (ORAL CLASS)
Master Score Sheet
QLD Ag Shows Neck Cresent Template
Qld Ag Shows Rules – Dairy Cattle
Safe Cattle Handling Guide – Worksafe NZ
Showring Ready Workbook – Holstein Foundation
Visual – Physical Placings Card
Young Judges & Paraders Cattle Master Score Sheet
Young Judges Computerised Judging System (Hormel Slide)
Young Judges Reason Card Template

    About Dairy Cattle - Young Judges & Paraders

              The Queensland Ag Shows Cattle Young Judges and Paraders Competitions are conducted on a state-wide basis. The competitions are held across three levels – Local Agricultural Show, State and National Finals.

              As the title suggests, the competitions are open to young people aged 15 to 25 years as of the 1st of May in the year of the Competitor’s State Final.

              The Dairy Cattle Young Judges and Paraders competitions include the following categories:

    • Dairy Cattle Judge
    • Dairy Cattle Paraders

              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.

              The majority of Queensland Ag Shows Cattle Young Judges and Paraders Competitions are run under the ASA (Agricultural Shows Australia) National Championships Guidelines. You can find the link to the ASA National Championships Handbooks/Rules/Regulations on the left hand side of this page.

    2022 Queensland Ag Shows State Final Information will not be released until each Sub Chamber Final has been completed and the respective Sub Chamber representatives determined. The closing date for notification of Sub Chamber representatives is 30 June.