Virtual Young Judges

Virtual Young Judges presented by Arrow Energy

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Competition Overview 

The NEW Virtual Young Judges Competition presented by Arrow Energy gives aspiring judges the opportunity to showcase their budding talents. Exhibitors will partake in the judging process online through a series of images and videos.

The competition features seven categories; Stud Beef, Led Steer, Dairy Cattle, Stud Sheep, Dairy Goats, Horses and Poultry.

Entry is FREE and open to people aged 25 years and under, with the competition featuring a Junior Class for under 15 year-olds and a Senior Class for 15 to 25 year-olds.

The young judges will view the images and videos, ranking the animals from 1-4 based on criteria including their features and standing confirmation. The young judges will then submit their ranking online, along with a maximum three-minute video outlining their reasoning for the order.

Young Judges will need to rank each animal set presented in the judging videos e.g. Set 1 and Set 2. However, for animals with multiple sets, please submit ONLY one 3-minute video, outlining reasoning for the specified set. The specified sets are:

  • Stud Beef - Set 1 - Charolais Bulls 
  • Led Steer - Set 2 - Medium Weight 
  • Dairy Cattle - Set 1 - Jersey Cows 
  • Stud Sheep - Set 1 - Texel Rams 
  • Dairy Goats - Set 1 - Anglo-Nubian 
  • Horse - Set 1
  • Poultry - Set 1 - Australian Langshan Bantam (female)

If you have already registered your interest, then log back in and update your entry with your ranking and video. If not, then enter now and get judging! 

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Educational Resources

Information Booklet - How to Judge Show Animals

How to Judge Stud Beef & Led Steers             

How to Judge Meat Sheep

How to Judge Poultry 

Judging Videos - Watch & Judge!

Stud Beef                                               

SET 1: Stud Beef [Charolais Bulls] - Stills

Led Steer 

SET 1: Led Steer [Light Weight] - Stills

SET 2: Led Steer [Medium Weight] - Stills

Dairy Cattle

SET 1: Dairy Cattle [Jersey Cows] - Stills

SET 2: Dairy Cattle [Guernsey Heifers - Dry] - Stills

Stud Sheep 

SET 1: Stud Sheep [Texel Rams] - Stills

SET 2: Stud Sheep [Texel Ewes] - Stills

Dairy Goats 

SET 1: Dairy Goats [Anglo-Nubian] - Stills

 Dairy Goat #1Dairy Goat #2Dairy Goat #3Dairy Goat #4

Age 

13 Months6 years3 years3 years

Lactation Number 

Unkidded3rd1st1st

Pregnancy Status 

3 months in kidCurrently not in kid4 months in kid1 week pre kidding

Horse

SET 1: Horse - Stills

Poultry

SET 1: Poultry- Stills

We would like to thank the following exhibitors for their support and for allowing us to showcase their animals in this competition:  

  • Brendan Scheiwe from Brendale Charolais
  • Jason Beattie from JDH Fitting Service
  • Scots PGC College
  • Peter Hood from Hood Plain View
  • Jasmin and Chloe Wilson from Jazstar
  • Owen Glover
  • Laurie and Denise Dunne from Fernybank
  • Brett Welsh and Melanie Marshall Welsh from Allstars Australian Performance Horses
Contact Competition Coordinator
Name: Sarah Wicks
Email: swicks@rna.org.au
Phone: 07 3253 3927
RNA Reception: 07 3253 3900