Young Auctioneers Shine At Hamilton Sheepvention
Organisers of the Hamilton Sheepvention Young Auctioneers Competition believe the event has a bright future, following Monday's success.
A strong crowd packed into the Woolshed Selling Centre at the Hamilton Showgrounds to watch the highly-anticipated event and were not disappointed.
And neither were the viewers who watched from around the country and overseas with Elite Livestock Auctions live streaming the event.
Warrnambool's Josh McDonald of Saffin Kerr Bowen Rodwells stood up on the big stage to take out the competition over a strong field of entrants to pocket $1000.
Elite Livestock Auctions business development manager Miles Pfitzner said all indications suggested the event will only improve.
“We saw a good winner, but a really even strong competition amongst six young men from right across regional Victoria,” He said.
“With a crowd like this and the largest sort of purse on offer for any auctioneers competition in the country, we are thinking this will get bigger and better every year.”
After being judged the winner of the Sheepvention Young Auctioneers Competition, Warrnambool’s Josh McDonald said he was still pinching himself.
The Warrnambool local added that he entered for the experience, but was rapt to walk away with the record prize money.
“It was very nerve racking,” McDonald admitted.
“And it is still all very surreal at the moment.
“But it is a great competition and a great start. So I encourage every young auctioneer to come and have a go because it is worth it.”