AS WITH every year at the Trangie junior judging fixture, competition was strong with this year 70 young people from as far as Lake Cargelligo and Yeoval vying for top points in each of the categories.
Results however, were very close with participants showing great enthusiasm as they assessed beef cattle, meat sheep, wool sheep and goats in the livestock section and cotton, grain, wool and mohair in the agricultural products section.
Pointscore champions for juniors were Angela Littler, Mudgee, champion Sophie Maclean, Warren, reserve. Senior champion was Brooke Elsley, Coonamble and reserve, Grace Neeves, Gilgandra.
Brooke Elsley was also overall pointscore champion.
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The competition is not just a judging exercise as there is a lot of education and instruction that goes with each agenda as young people are exposed to the varying agricultural industries
As well, seniors had the opportunity to hone their public speaking skills by giving reasons for their placements
NSW Farmers is a generous sponsor of the junior judging day, providing cash for pointscore championship prizes.
Also the annual competition, which has been conducted annually for decades, is well supported by the Trangie, Warren and Narromine communities who provide livestock and agricultural products for the judging, assisting as over-judges, stewards and helpers on the day, and providing refreshments for competitors
NSW Department of Primary Industries hosts the day at Trangie Agricultural Research Centre providing a wonderful venue for the day.