16 auctioneers from around the country competed in the ALPA National Young Auctioneers Competition at the Sydney Royal Easter Show last week.
Nutrien’s finalists in the national competition included:
- Josh McDonald, Nutrien Ag Solutions - Warrnambool
- Brodie Hurley, Nutrien Ag Solutions - Roma
- Jack Ginnane, Nutrien South Gippsland Livestock - Leongatha
- Justin Rohde, Nutrien Ag Solutions - Rockhampton
- Angus MacTavish, Davidson Cameron & Co - Guyra
Nutrien Ag Solutions South-East Region Livestock Lead, Adam Mountjoy, says all the competitors impressed on the national stage.
“Each auctioneer was judged on their diction, values, voice and manner by a panel of experienced auctioneers,” Mr Mountjoy says.
“Covid impacted the preparation for many of the competitors this year, but it was still a great opportunity for them to develop their skills, gain experience and meet others in the industry.”
“The judges were very impressed by the group and it was great to see the Nutrien brand being proudly represented by such skilled and passionate young auctioneers.”
Liam Kirkwood from Ray White Livestock, Townsville, won the national competition and runner up was awarded to Sam Smith from KMWL, Forbes.
The annual NAB Agribusiness team shield for the state with the highest combined score was presented to the Victorian team. The team included: Jack Ginnane and Joshua MacDonald from Nutrien, Will Schilling of DMD Horsham and Thomas Davies of AWN, Wangaratta.
The 2021 ALPA NSW Young Auctioneers Competition was also held at the Sydney Royal Easter Show last week. Nick Rogers from Davidson Cameron & Co, Guyra, competed against nine other auctioneers from across the state.