Brodie Seidel reaps rewards in grains young judges

Brodie Seidel reaps rewards in grains young judges

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WANDEARAH'S Brodie Seidel claimed the title of Champion Grain Young Judge at the Royal Adelaide Show.

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WANDEARAH'S Brodie Seidel claimed the title of Champion Grain Young Judge at the Royal Adelaide Show on Wednesday.

Brodie works on his family's farm at Wandearah in the Mid North and decided to compete in the Royal Adelaide junior grains judging competition, after excelling at the same event at the Crystal Brook show only a few weeks ago.

He was the winner of the barley section and finished second in both the pulses and canola classification.

A field of close to 20 students and youngsters were given eight minutes to classify four buckets of a variety, writing their reasons for their rankings as they went, before moving on to the next variety.

Six competitors were then chosen to give a two-minute address as to why they ranked their chosen variety in the order they did.

Jade Saunders, quality services manager with Viterra who sponsor the competition, thought the field of entrants did a good job of classifying the different grains.

"This competition is growing - we started this competition four years ago with 6 or 7 contestants and it has grown to, as we saw today, close to 20," he said.

"The enthusiasm and professionalism of the kids is amazing. They get on board and really understand what we're trying to achieve from this whole program.

"We're trying to highlight the importance of grain and food quality in our Viterra system and we're trying to upskill some of the juniors in the agricultural space."

Grains Young Judges Championships - Results

Overall winner - Brodie Seidel, Wandearah.

Wheat - 1st: Imogen Russack; 2nd: Hayley Lewis; 3rd: Brianna Stewart.

Barley - 1st: Brodie Seidel; 2nd: Caitlin Thompson; 3rd: Matilda Jones.

Pulses - 1st: Victoria Clarke; 2nd: Brodie Seidel; 3rd: Caitlin Thompson.

Canola - 1st: Hayley Lewis; 2nd: Brodie Seidel; 3rd: Cheyanne Ostendorf.

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