Stud Beef Cattle - Young Judges & Paraders

Competition Details

Competition Coordinator:

Mrs. Monica Skerman
QLD Ag Shows Jnr. VP

Phone: 0418 762 868

4-H Beef & Sheep Judging Guide
4-H Livestock Judging Manual
All Cattle Breeds
ASA Judging for the Future – Cattle
ASA National Competitions Handbooks
ASA YJ&P Video Resources
Beef & Meat Sheep Jnr Judging Guide – NSW DPI
Beef Cattle in Australia
Entry Form – Stud Beef Young Judges
Entry Form – Stud Beef Young Paraders
Entry Form Beef Cattle Young Judges
FFA Livestock Judging Exemplar Videos
Instructions – How to use Computer Scoring Program
Judges Placing Card
Livestock Judging Basics
Livestock Judging Techniques & Tips
Master Score Card (ORAL CLASS)
Master Score Sheet
Paraders Master Score Sheet – YJ&P
QLD Ag Shows Neck Cresent Template
Qld Ag Shows Rules – Stud & Prime Beef Cattle
Safe Cattle Handling Guide – Worksafe NZ
Stud Beef Paraders Entry Form 2024
Visual – Physical Placings Card
Young Judges & Paraders Cattle Master Score Sheet

About Stud Beef 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 four levels – Local Agricultural Show, Sub Chamber Finals, State and National Finals.

          As the title suggests, the competitions are 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.

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

  • Stud Beef Cattle Judge
  • Stud Beef 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.

Below is an Instructional Video on how to Judge Stud Beef & Led Steers supplied by the Ekka. 

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.