COVID restrictions didn't dampen the enthusiasm of 80 junior judges who gathered in Trangie from across the region.
Perfect sunny weather saw the large number attend the Trangie Junior Judging Day on June 28 at NSW DPI's Trangie Agricultural Research Centre.
The competitors in attendance aged from five to 19-years-old, and hailed from not only the Trangie district including Warren, Narromine and Tottenham, but also surrounding areas including Condobolin, Lake Cargelligo and Dubbo.
Competitors were given the opportunity to assess beef cattle, meat sheep, Merino sheep, cotton samples, wool fleeces and grain samples, as well as learn more about these agricultural products.
The aim of the judging event is to not only help the kids develop skills in various agricultural sectors, but also build confidence and public speaking abilities.
After an enforced hiatus in 2020 due to COVID, organisers were keen to hold the event this year, despite restrictions being introduced just two days before the event.
The enthusiasm of those in attendance was not easily dampened, and competitors and spectators alike graciously complied with all regulations in order to ensure the event went ahead.
Trangie Junior Judging results
- Overall Champion: Jade Smith (Lake Cargelligo)
- Senior Champion: Jade Smith (Lake Cargelligo)
- Reserve Senior Champions: Angela Littler (Mudgee) and Dakota Williams (Geurie)
- Junior Champion: Ned Kennedy (Trangie)
- Reserve Junior Champions: Ruby Bevan (Narromine) and Montana Piercy (Condobolin)
- Austin Steer Memorial Award: Tahlersha Hoyle (Narromine)
- Sub-Junior Champion Most Enthusiastic Award: Amelia Smith (Trangie)