Trangie Junior Judging is back for 2019

JUNIOR JUDGES: Hugo and Eddie from Nevertire and Trangie. Photo: ZAARKACHA MARLAN

JUNIOR JUDGES: Hugo and Eddie from Nevertire and Trangie. Photo: ZAARKACHA MARLAN

The Trangie Junior Judging is back for another year.

The event draws young, keen competitors from not only the Trangie district but surrounding areas as well including Warren, Narromine, Nyngan, Nevertire, Tottenham, Parkes, Dubbo, Gilgandra, Gulargambone and Orange districts.

Over many years the winners of the Senior section at Trangie have gone on to win competitions at regional and then state level, including Sydney's Royal Easter Show, after gaining valuable experience from the Trangie Judging Day.

The experienced overjudges for each section have also been Judges and Stewards at Sydney and local shows.

This year the junior judging is on Monday, July 8. The program includes seven sections: beef cattle, Merino sheep, meat sheep (Border Leicesters and Poll Dorsets), Merino Fleeces, cotton, grains and Angora and Mohair.

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Pre-registration is encouraged to help speed things up on the day.

Register and pay by Friday, July 5, to qualify for the reduced entry fee of $15. Email trangiejuniorjudging@yahoo.com.au.

Or visit the Facebook page to obtain the entry form and payment details.

The format of the day is set up so that each competitor participates in all judging sections within their age group: Seniors - 15 to 24 years, Juniors - 10 to 15 years, and Sub-Juniors- Under 10 years, who may have a parent to help them.

Sub-junior and junior groups are given a judging overview in each section to boost their knowledge before judging each class. This year sub-juniors will participate in a learning session rather than the competition of the older groups.

NSW Farmers will be donating cash prizes for the point-score winners.

The full day's program starts with registration at 8:30am, at the Cattle Section at the Trangie Agricultural Research Centre.

The entry fee for the day is $20 per competitor, which includes a barbecue lunch, while extra snacks and drinks will be on sale too.

Organisers rely on competitors' parents kindly providing a home-baked goods for morning tea.

All competitors are to bring their own clipboard and pen, and any parents able to stay and help would be greatly appreciated.