Leongatha agent wins 2022 VIC Young Auctioneers Competition

Sheep Central, October 11, 2022

2022 ALPA Victorian Young Auctioneer Competition winner Jack Ginnane, Nutrien South Gippsland Livestock, Leongatha with runner-up Harrison Cozens, Elders Rural Services, Albury.

NUTRIEN South Gippsland Livestock agent Jack Ginnane has won the 2022 ALPA Victorian Young Auctioneers Competition.

The Leongatha-based agent took home the Graeme KD Lanyon Perpetual Trophy, $500 cash, various prizes and a place in the 2023 ALPA National Young Auctioneers Competition to be held in Sydney at the Royal Easter Show in April.

Runner-up in the competition held at the Victorian Livestock Exchange at Pakenham yesterday was Harrison Cozens from Elders Rural Services at Albury. He will also contest the national event.

The 2022 ALPA Victorian Young Auctioneer Competition finalists.

The other finalists were Ned Balharrie, Nutrien Ag Solutions, Ballarat; Alister Bright, Nutrien Ag Solutions, Casterton; Ryan Carpenter, Nutrien Ag Solutions, Ballarat; Joshua Chiavaroli, Elders Rural Services, Korumburra; Campbell Czempinski, Nutrien South Gippsland Livestock, Leongatha; James Gadd, Elders Rural Services, Ballarat; Declan Haines, Elders Rural Services, Ballarat, and; Will Jennings, Paull & Scollard Nutrien, Barnawartha.

ALPA said all ten young auctioneers showed great flair, personality and determination in selling three lots of cattle to a strong professional buyers’ ring, in front of a worldwide audience and special attendees. They were judged by three well-known industry experts with widespread industry experience and accomplished selling backgrounds.

The judges evaluated their presentation, delivery, diction, voice, manner, knowledge of values as well as their unique command and style in keeping with ALPA’s well documented judging criteria.

ALPA chief executive officer Peter Baldwin said the ALPA auctioneers school at the William Inglis Complex in June revealed a lot of young talent in the ranks.

“In selecting the ten finalists, we knew that we would have a memorable competition.

“I am proud to say that each young auctioneer conducted themselves with aplomb and they can be very proud of their efforts in representing their employers, families and importantly themselves with distinction,” he said.

“Livestock auctioneering is a time-honoured and specialised skill and ALPA take great pride in the fact that not only did these young auctioneers deliver highest and best price outcomes for their vendor, they provided inspiration for the next generation.

“This is living testament of the importance of selling livestock in saleyards and our unstinting commitment to professional development and education of our up-and-coming young women and men in this great industry,” Mr Baldwin said.



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