The announcement was made at the completion of the recent Australian Livestock and Property Agents Association auctioneers' school, held at the William Inglis and Sons facility at Warwick Farm, NSW. 33 up-and-coming agents used the experience to fine-tune their skills in both the theory and practical components of auctioneering.
Jaiden Burke, a Trainee Livestock Agent from Wagga Wagga, found the training hugely beneficial for those just starting out in the industry.
“I found the training rewarding and motivating. I believe this is a good opportunity for all young auctioneers to meet, build on their strengths as well as their weaknesses,” he said.
“I’m very proud of my efforts considering this is my first year trialling for the competition. I’m grateful for the opportunity and beyond excited to sell at the Royal Easter Show next year.”
“There are many things I love about the livestock industry. To select a favourite, it would have to be standing in front the buyers selling with the intention of securing the best result possible for our valued clients.”
The NSW competition at Sydney Royal is a showcase of the best young auctioneers (25 years or younger), who compete for the John Weekes Memorial Shield. The winner and runner-up also win the opportunity to compete in the ALPA National Young Auctioneers Competition the following year.