Young Queensland livestock auctioneers compete tomorrow

Sheep Central, July 25, 2022

The 2021 ALPA Queensland young auctioneer competition finalists.

TEN finalists will compete in the 2022 ALPA Queensland Young Auctioneers Competition at Roma tomorrow.

The competition livestream will started around 1pm after the steer and heifer run at the Roma saleyards, Australia’s largest cattle selling facility.

The finalists include Jack Biddle, GDL, Quilpie; Samuel Clarke, GDL, Roma; Jack Hannah, GDL, Miles; Morgan Harris, TOPX, Gracemere; Jake Robinson, Nutrien Ag Solutions, Dalby; Justin Rohde, Nutrien Ag Solutions, Rockhampton; Ashley Steel, Hourn & Bishop, Moura; Cody Trost, GDL, Blackall; Creeden Weir, Elders Rural Services, Emerald, and Wyatt Wrigley, Eastern Rural Pty Ltd, Dalby.

Australian Livestock & Property Agents Association said it was grateful to the Maranoa Regional Council and Roma Saleyards for fitting the Queensland Young Auctioneers Competition into an already busy sales’ schedule.

ALPA said the finalists were selected last month at CQLX, Gracemere, and the competitiveness of the contestants was a fitting culmination to an intensive two-day auctioneers school that boasted record attendance.

A panel of three judges has been selected to identify this year’s winning auctioneer. They will be looking out for the competitor’s diction, values, voice, manner, presence and unique style in order to create a memorable performance worthy of claiming the title.

The young stock agents will be competing for the title of 2022 ALPA Queensland Young Auctioneer as well as the Queensland Country Life Shield, the Don Steele AM Cup and the opportunity to represent Queensland at the 2023 ALPA Young Auctioneers Competition national final, to be held at the 2023 Sydney Royal Easter Show.

The winner and runner-up will also make their way to the Brisbane Ekka next week for an auctioneering showcase event at the Led Steer Sale.

ALPA chief executive officer Peter Baldwin said this year’s competition will be tightly contested and reflect the quality of people involved in the industry.

“These young professionals whose ultimate aim is to be a great all round agent are given a chance to showcase the hard work they have put in to developing their auctioneering skills with encouragement from their employers across the Queensland rural landscape.”



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