Robinson has been working in the industry for five years for Nutrien Ag Solutions and works as a cattle producer in his spare time.
“Working for Nutrien you get a pretty fair go on everything in that we get to sell at a few stud sales, horse sales, and of course your local market every week,” Robinson said.
It was Rohde’s second time on the podium for the Young Auctioneers competition and he supported Robinsons’ comments.
“I wasn’t feeling too nervous, and I think that has a lot to do with the opportunities to sell that Nutrien has given me over my career so far,” Rohde said.
Colby Ede, Nutrien Ag Solutions Region Livestock Lead was impressed at the high level of professionalism and skill demonstrated throughout the day.
“We’re very proud of all the team that competed at the Roma Saleyards, and most of all Jake and Justin. To have them both finish at the top of the field is a huge achievement,” Ede said.
“Nutrien is committed to fostering the next generation and know we need to play a part in ensuring the future of the livestock industry. The APLA Young Auctioneer Competition is a great platform for our up-and-coming talent to showcase the skills they are developing.”
Robinson and Rohde will join the other state winners at the ALPA Young Auctioneers National Final, at next year’s Sydney Royal Easter Show.