The 2021 Northern Beef Producers Expo will once again include a Junior Judging competition inviting schools and their students in the region to participate.
Cattle judging provides an opportunity for individual livestock to be classed and assessed on certain traits and attributes such as conformation and soundness, muscle and shape attributing to carcass specifications, temperament and more.
The NBPE Junior Judging Competition has a commercial focus, with young judges tasked with judging pens of cattle entered in the overall NBPE Commercial Cattle Competition.
NBPE Junior Judging coordinator Jessica Blakey said the competition provides an excellent opportunity for young judges in the region, giving them a greater understanding and insight into the commercial cattle industry in the North and the traits of merit relevant to the environment and markets of the northern beef cattle industry.
"This is the third year of the NBPE Junior Judging Competition and we once again expect a good number of students and aspiring young cattle men and women to attend and compete in the event," Miss Blakey said.
Nominations are still open and the Miss Blakey encourages all young and enthusiastic cattle judges to take part in the competition in 2021 with some fantastic prize money up for grabs.
"In addition to ribbons and prize money, the competition is really about offering young people across the North with the opportunity to take part in an event that is well connected to the commercial cattle industry and to gain a better understanding in furthering their endeavours in the Northern agricultural industry," she said.
"Our judge for the 2021 event Isaac Kent (Ooline Brahmans) will also take time to offer insights and pass on knowledge making the competition a great learning opportunity."
- Schools and interested students can find out more about the competition by visiting the Northern Beef Producers Expo website or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org