Young judges do high school proud

Fourteen budding Naracoorte High School junior judges travelled to Penola last Friday to compete in the Young Judges Competition.

Several local teams from the area attended the event including Bordertown High School and Grant High School, with a total of 30 students attending.

The day consisted of students judging cattle, sheep and wool, with senior judges providing tips and tricks from their experiences in their respective fields, before students put their knowledge to the test.

Students were then required to explain their placings to the judge and were marked on their presentation, ability to compare animals, speaking ability and accuracy of observations.

The Naracoorte High School team had fantastic success. In the beef judging, Ben Frick was awarded Champion Judge and Holli Carberry placed 2nd, and in the sheep judging, Rose Pfitzner placed 3rd.

Henry Haynes, Angus McKenzie and Jake Shepherd achieved the most prestigious award of the day, being named the Champion Junior Judges for Penola Show 2019, winning a Limousin show steer for the 2020 show season, kindly donated by Warrawindi Limousin Stud.

Emma Phillips, agriculture teacher at Naracoorte High School, thanked the Penola Cattle Show committee and Warrawindi farms for organising a fantastic event and allowing the younger generation the opportunity to practice their judging skills.