Meat Sheep Young Judges
About Meat sheep young judges Competition
The Queensland Ag Shows Meat Sheep competition is conducted on a state-wide basis. Competition is held across three levels – Local Agricultural Show, State and National Championships. The Queensland Ag Shows Competitions are run under the Agricultural Shows Australia National Championships Guidelines (Handbooks).
As the title suggests, this competition is open to young people aged 15 to under 25 years as of the 1st of May in the year of the Competitor’s State Final.
Meat Sheep Breeds competitions are held each year at an Agricultural Show at State Final level. You must win at a Local Agricultural Show to be eligible to compete in the Queensland Meat Sheep State Finals.
The aim of this competition is to develop the judging 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.
Below is an Instructional Video on how to judge Meat Sheep supplied by the Ekka.