AN Adelong youngster made history during the Limousin National Junior Show at Moss Vale last weekend, becoming the first and only peewee entrant to win grand champion parader.
Despite being only 10 years old, Jack Robson from Flemington Limousins at Adelong proved he has natural talent with cattle when he defeated competitors up to 15 years his senior.
Supreme exhibit and the highest individual point score were among the awards Mr Robson took home, but one of the biggest highlights was when he secured the prestigious Bill Tooth Memorial trophy for grand champion parader.
The win made him the first and only ever peewee to take the top gong. Judge of the handlers section, Sam Hunter, AgStock Pty Ltd, said it was Mr Robson's impressive skill set for his age that won him the top title.
"It was his ability at such a young age," Mr Hunter said.
"He had a lot of control over the heifer and knew how to present her to make her look her best.
"He went about the job without fuss, but had a spark about him and made me keep looking at his heifer."
Mr Robson who notched up only his third Limousin National Junior Show, also had success in previous handlers competitions, being named the peewee champion at the 2019 Angus Youth National Roundup at Armidale in January, and the peewee champion of the 2018 Charolais Youth Stampede last July.
His major win in paraders followed on from a very successful day, where his nine-month-old heifer calf took out supreme exhibit of the event.
Flemington Unreal P69 lived up to her name according to judge Tim Lord from KO Angus, Kangaloon, who awarded her calf champion before taking her all the way as his supreme.
Sired by Cottage Lake Big Star and from Flemington Xcel Unreal J8, she may make her way to Sydney Royal Show next year.
Mr Robson was also the champion pee wee junior judge and reserve pee wee herdsperson, before being named the highest point score individual of the entire event.
Also coming from team Flemington was the grand champion herdsperson, Clayton Ray, who was the reserve senior champion parader and the winner of the clipping competition.
Youth members set to go north
Two competitors from the Limousin Junior Show are destined for Queensland this September, after they were awarded scholarships to the Qld Limousin Breeders Youth Camp.
Eleven-year-old Tom Whitty from TnH Livestock, Forbes, was the first winner of a scholarship after he received the champion encouragement award.
Chloe Bisley from Amber Park Limousins, Wingham, will also head north on a scholarship after being awarded the champion herdsperson of the junior division.
The Queensland show takes place at the Wondai Showgrounds from September 27 to 29.
Recipients will have their entry fees covered and receive $200 to put towards travel, supported by the Limousin Youth Association.
Queensland Limousin Youth members also travelled south to Moss Vale over the weekend to take part in the national competition, including the Qld Limousin Youth ambassador Carmen Sowden, Five Star Limousins, Kingaroy, Qld.
The Qld Limousin Camp's grand champion herdsperson and grand champion junior judge, Mitchell Franz, Darr Creek, Qld, also took part and received reserve champion intermediate parader.
Corey Evans from Jen-Daview Limousins, Kingaroy, Qld, also attended, and was awarded senior and grand champion junior judge.
Numbers skyrocketed at the annual National Limousin Junior Show this year with about 123 competitors and 113 head of cattle attending the junior show, making it the largest youth event the Limousin breed had ever seen.
The event also included an annual dinner, with about $8223 raised for the Limousin Youth Association.
Seven-year-old Parker Young shined throughout the competition, taking out champion novice competitor.
The sire's progeny group created excitement as the ring filled with what could be the largest amount of animals in the ring at one time during a junior show.
The team sired by RPY Paynes Derby took the top-title in the annual sire showdown.
The Garren Park School Steer award went to the Yanco Agricultural High School team.
In the cattle classes champion owned and bred went to Edward Maclure with Keajura Park Kylie, while champion owned and exhibited was awarded to Rachel Relf with Mandayen Krystal.
Champion steer went to Caitlin Porter with Swimcreek Joey and champion commercial heifer went to Joel Megaloconomos with Berdihold Porky.
The champion bull was Scott Negus' exhibit Marida Power Monkey, junior champion heifer was Warrigals Wynnes Derby exhibited by Rachel Relf and senior champion heifer was LaValla Namadia led by Chloe Bailey and Nate Moore.
Best presented team across the event was awarded to Narooma High School.
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