Young NSW auctioneers heading to Dubbo for state final

Sheep Central, August 24, 2020

The 2019 NSW Young Auctioneer Competition finalists.

FINALISTS in the 2020 ALPA NSW Young Auctioneers Competition finalists will compete at the Dubbo Regional Livestock Markets on September 3.

The finalists include Ned Balharrie, Nutrien Livestock, Wagga Wagga; William Claridge, C.L. Squires & Co, Inverell; Thomas McGregor, Elders Rural Services, Goulburn; Jake McKenzie, Duncombe & Co, Crookwell; Ben McMahon, Lehman Stock & Property, Inverell; Nick Rogers, Davidson Cameron & Co, Guyra; Jake Smith, Elders Rural Services, Gundagai; Sam Smith, Kevin Miller, Whitty, Lennon & Co, Forbes; Harry Waters, Elders Rural Services, Gundagai, and; Shannon Wicks, Nutrien Livestock, Wagga Wagga.

The competition conducted by the Australian Livestock & Property Agents Association (ALPA) will start at 2pm on Thursday 3 September at the Dubbo Regional Livestock Markets, Dubbo.

ALPA is celebrating the 32nd year of the NSW Young Auctioneers Competition and for the first time has moved the location from the Sydney Royal Easter Show.

These 10 young auctioneers will compete for the title of ALPA NSW Young Auctioneer as well as the John Weekes Memorial Shield, $500 cash, prizes from various sponsors and the opportunity to represent NSW at the 2021 ALPA Young Auctioneers Competition National Final, to be held at the 2021 Sydney Royal Easter Show.

ALPA said the young auctioneers are assessed on the categories of diction, values, voice, manner, presence, and unique style. They will be scored by a panel of three judges, specially selected for their strong agency backgrounds.

ALPA chief executive officer Peter Baldwin said the very thesis of the competition lies in its focus on young members of our profession underpinning the future of the industry.

“It provides a unique opportunity to celebrate the pride and passion these agents have for their industry, their recognition of past contributors to agency and their dedication towards developing their rare talent, in an ethical and businesslike way,” he said.


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