Top young auctioneers compete for the top gong at the 2024 National ALPA Young Auctioneers Competition

On Friday 22nd March 2024 the top 9 young auctioneers from across Australia come together to compete in the ALPA National Young Auctioneers Competition at the Sydney Royal Easter Show. 

There will be three finalists representing Nutrien Ag Solutions on the big stage Austin Gerhardy, Nutrien Ag Solutions, Manjimup, Ned Balharrie, Nutrien Ag Solutions, Ballarat and Jack Guy, Nutrien Ag Solutions, Bordertown. 

Joining them in the 2024 competition from our partner businesses will be Dustyn Fitzgerald, Queensland Rural Pty Ltd, Charters Towers, Simon Kinbacher, GDL Pty Ltd, Rockhampton and Josh Pahl, SAL Livestock, Naracoorte. 


Introducing Ned Balharrie, Nutrien Ag Solutions Ballarat 
Ned’s been with Nutrien Ag Solutions for 7 years,  
Selling sheep and lambs weekly as well as the store cattle monthly sale. 
Ned’s favourite part of the job is getting the best result for farmers. 
In his spare time, he likes getting down to the family farm and socialising with friends and family. 

Introducing Jack Guy, Nutrien Ag Solutions Bordertown
Jack’s been with Nutrien Ag Solutions for 7 years,
Selling cattle and sheep at the Naracoorte Regional Livestock Exchange.  
Jack’s favourite part of the job watching clients succeed and getting them the best prices. 
In his spare time, he likes catching up with mates, playing footy, river sports, and his working dogs. 

Introducing Austin Gerhardy, Nutrien Ag Solutions Manjimup
Austin’s been with Nutrien Ag Solutions for 3 years, 
Selling at Boyanup trade sales, store sales, and in the spring, at the weekly weaner sales. 
Austin’s favourite part of the job is auctioneering and adding value to client's businesses. 
In his spare time, he likes spending time with friends and family.  

Watch the action live at from 1pm Friday, 22 March.