Junior Beef & Dairy Parader Competition Regulations

With the Spring Show season well under way make sure you know the'new' regulations as of 2nd July 2016 if you are thinking of Parading Beef or Dairy Cattle.  These are -

  • Age of Parader must be 8 years & over as of the day of the show.
  • Parader must be attired in suitable clothing including solid shoes or boots.
  • Handler to lead a heifer only under 2 years (as of the day of the Show).
  • Handlers Animal must be eligible for breed registration with their respective breed Society or entered in an ordinary class with details of exhibit on the respective Show/event entry form for insurance purposes.
  • The judge may ask the Parader to swap animals if required.
  • Adult or Steward assistance is acceptable for Parader under 12 years. (Preferred that parents or siblings are not the assistance)
  • Competitions can be split into several age groups depending on the number of entries and level of experience.
  • Parader Competitions are conducted under the FCAS & VAS Ltd regulations and National final competitors must be over 15 years of age at the time of the State final and reside within Victoria.

2016 Junior Beef Cattle Handling & Judging State Finals Results

Well done to all the competitors in the State Final held at the Royal Melbourne Show on Saturday.  

Erin Arnott took out 1st prize in the Junior Handling, 2nd Tiffany McLauchlan and 3rd place was Diana Branson.

 Erin Arnott - Victorian State Final Winner Beef Handling

Erin Arnott - Victorian State Final Winner Beef Handling

 2016 Beef Handling State Final - 3rd Diana Branson 2nd Tiffany McLauchlan 1st Erin Arnott

2016 Beef Handling State Final - 3rd Diana Branson 2nd Tiffany McLauchlan 1st Erin Arnott

Jessica Parker is the Victorian State Final Winner for Junior Cattle Judging this year.  Followed by Ruby Canning in 2nd place and Taylah Sykes coming in third. 

 Beef Cattle Judging State Final Winner Jessica Parker

Beef Cattle Judging State Final Winner Jessica Parker

 L - R 2nd - Ruby Canning1st Jessica Parker3rd Taylah Sykes

L - R 2nd - Ruby Canning1st Jessica Parker3rd Taylah Sykes

Katerina Blekic - 2016 Rural Ambassador Award Winner

Katerina Blekic has taken out the coveted Rural Ambassador Award for 2016.  Katerina represents the Mildura Show Society and won the Junior Ambassador Award 2015.  She will go on to the Nationals and be a fantastic representative for Victoria.    Taylor McPhail, representing the Wangaratta Show Society was runner up to Katerina.  Congratulations to the 2 of you.

After a gruelling day at the Royal Melbourne Show on Saturday, including competing in the Young Farmers Challenge and coming in Second Place the eleven contestants represented their show societies splendidly.   They met with our panel of 3 judges, then delivered their 3 minute speech to the guests at the luncheon.  They all put forth very a convincing story as to how they would "Encourage Youth Participation in Agricultural shows and the Community"  Many ideas came across and we certainly will be taking some of their advise. 

A huge thank you to all of those that attended the Luncheon, without you support our Rural Show Societies would not be as successful.  To our 3 judges, Jason Ronald OAM, Stephanie Bullen and Tim Lee we thank you so very much for sitting on our panel and taking part in such an important event on our calendar.

 WINNER - KATERINA BLEKIC REPRESENTING MILDURA SHOW SOCIETY      RUNNER UP -TAYLOR MCPHAIL REPRESENTING WANGARATTA SHOW SOCIETY

WINNER - KATERINA BLEKIC REPRESENTING MILDURA SHOW SOCIETY      RUNNER UP -TAYLOR MCPHAIL REPRESENTING WANGARATTA SHOW SOCIETY

 back row L-R  - sOPHIE CROOKE, KATHERINE BAIN, ERIN ARNOTT, LAURA BRADLEY, KATERINA BLEKIC (WINNER), SHEREE HENDERSON.     FRONT ROW L-RJOSEPH BROOKS, JOHN WRIGHT, PETER VALLANCE, AYDEN EMBLING, TAYLOR MCPHAIL (RUNNER UP)

back row L-R  - sOPHIE CROOKE, KATHERINE BAIN, ERIN ARNOTT, LAURA BRADLEY, KATERINA BLEKIC (WINNER), SHEREE HENDERSON.     FRONT ROW L-RJOSEPH BROOKS, JOHN WRIGHT, PETER VALLANCE, AYDEN EMBLING, TAYLOR MCPHAIL (RUNNER UP)

 

 

Victory's Sweet for Lynne

Lynne Wickenton has been crowned Victoria's best for her Carrot Cake winning the State Final at the Victorian Agricultural Show's Annual Convention. 

Lynne is a regular on the Agricultural scene but does not enter for the accolades " I just love cooking".  She learnt from her mother and grandmother and entered into her local show at Noorat, which she received 1st prize for.  This prize earned her a place in the South-West Group competition, which she won and then onto the state final.

"I'm a perfectionist, I like to do my best,  it was a very nice surprise to win."