Elders dominates 2017 ALPA South Australian young auctioneers final

Sheep Central, June 21, 2017

SA Young Auctioneer comp winner Elders Jamestown livestock manager Jack Coleman, left, and runner-up Conor Lamond from Elders Burra. Picture – ALPA.

ELDERS Jamestown livestock manager Jack Coleman will get a final go at winning a national ALPA Young Auctioneers Competition title next year after taking out his second state title yesterday.

The 25-year-old auctioneer won the 2017 Australian Livestock and Property Agents Association South Australian Young Auctioneers Competition for the second time at the Naracoorte cattle sale yesterday.

Jack also won the state competition last year and will now go on to represent South Australia with SA runner-up, Conor Lamond from Elders Burra, at the 2018 ALPA National Young Auctioneers Competition at the Sydney Royal Easter Show. Jack has been based at Jamestown for the past 3.5 years, selling sheep.

The South Australian competition had three other competitors; Elliot Sue from Elders Naracoorte, Shannon Jaeschke from Landmark Jamestown and Alex Buckingham from Landmark Port Augusta.

Conor, 23, was competing in his first state competition after being based at Burra for the past 14 months, selling at community auctions and auctioneering in the sheep pens at Dublin’s South Australian Livestock Exchange.

Conor and Jack will compete against other state finalists at the 2018 ALPA National Young Auctioneers Competition for the opportunity to represent Australia in the International Livestock Auctioneers Competition at the Calgary Stampede, Canada.

Young South Australian auctioneers and instructors at the ALPA school at Naracoorte.

ALPA said the young stock agents were among 14 auctioneers from SA who travelled to Naracoorte to attend a one-day auctioneer school run by the Australian Livestock and Property Agents Association on Monday.

ALPA auctioneer schools provide young auctioneers with an opportunity to develop and improve their auctioneering skills. Attendees receive constructive feedback from both experienced auctioneers and speech pathologists and are presented with important industry information, ALPA said.

Source: ALPA.


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