BUDDING farmer Vaughan Eastwood, Mount Bryan, was one of the newer faces among the Merino judging, helping the Greenfields stud to victory in the August-shorn classes.
The 13-year-old said he had a strong interest in farming, particularly sheep, but also enjoyed the showing side of the industry.
Vaughan got involved with the Greenfields stud, Hallett, after moving with his parents Peter Eastwood and Peggy Worrall from Warragul, Vic, located east of Melbourne, to the Mid North a year ago.
“We met the Sullivans in the first week at the Hallett family night and they suggested I could come and work for them – 12 months later and I am working at the show for them,” he said.
In preparation for the show, Vaughan learned about sheep handling, clipping the wool and what the judges might look for.
“We were also shearing for the five days leading up the show,” he said.
After enjoying the Royal Adelaide Show experience so much, Vaughan hopes to help out at the Jamestown Show in October.