Young Judges & Paraders - Cattle

Competition Details

Competition Coordinator:

Mrs Monica Skerman

All Dairy Breeds National Show Ring Code of Ethics
Dairy Young Judges – Entry Form
Dairy Young Paraders – Entry Form
Paraders Master Score Sheet – YJ&P
Stud Cattle Young Judges – Entry Form
Stud Cattle Young Paraders- Entry Form
Young Judges & Paraders Cattle Competition Rules
Young Judges & Paraders Cattle Entry Form (Prime)
Young Judges & Paraders Cattle Judging Master Score Card (ORAL CLASS)
Young Judges & Paraders Cattle Master Score Sheet

    About Young Judges & Paraders – Cattle

    The Queensland Ag Shows Cattle Young Judges and Paraders Competitions are conducted on a state-wide basis. The competitions are held across four levels – Local Agricultural Show, Sub Chamber Finals, State and National Finals.

    As the title suggests, the competitions are open to young people aged 15 and under 25 years as at 1st May in the year of the Competitor’s State Final.

    The Cattle Young Judges and Paraders competitions include the following categories:

    • Prime Beef Cattle Judge (not a National Competition) 
    • Stud Beef Cattle Judge
    • Stud Beef Cattle Paraders
    • Dairy Cattle Judge
    • Dairy Cattle Paraders

    The aim of these competitions is to develop the judging and parading skills of young people to ensure a selection of experienced judges for future Agricultural Shows. Competitors also improve their communication and presentation skills.

    Young Judges and Paraders, among other competitions,  offer significant personal and professional development opportunities for young people. The ability to network with, and learn from industry leaders while developing skills such as public speaking and personal confidence is a rare opportunity for young people. To do this in a setting that develops interest and skills in agricultural careers provides a great platform for young people to become involved in our industry.

    The criteria for judging Young Judges are based on developing the skills and knowledge of the entrants. Hence much emphasis is given to the ability for entrants to justify the reasons for placing the animals. This is vitally important as selecting animals is a subjective task based on the productions system the judge has in mind and the changing market specifications. The skill required to justify your placements and articulate those in public are hugely beneficial in professional life.

    The majority of Queensland Ag Shows Cattle Young Judges and Paraders Competitions are run under the ASA (Agricultural Shows Australia) National Championships Guidelines. You will find the bottom linking you to the ASA National Championships Handbooks/Rules/Regulations on the left hand side of this page.

    Below is an Instructional Video on how to Judge Stud Beef & Led Steers supplied by the Ekka.