Young Judges Competition

SA State Young Judges Championships

The Agricultural Societies Council of SA coordinates a number of Young Judges Competitions with the State Final held annually at the Royal Adelaide Show. The Championships are the training ground for future judges with many of the finalists already judging or being an Associate Judge at local country shows.

The Competitions are open to any interested youth and SA Country Show finalists who are over 15 years and under 25 years on 1 May in the year of the state competition.

The winner of each State Final Competition marked with an * is invited to participate in the National Young Judges Final which is rotated around each state in Australia.

South Australian Young Judges Competitions include:

  • Alpaca - Fleece and Animal*
  • Angora Goat & Mohair Fleece
  • Beef Cattle *
  • Beef Cattle Young Paraders *
  • Dairy Cattle *
  • Dairy Cattle Young Paraders *
  • Grain
  • Meat Sheep *
  • Merino Fleece *
  • Merino Sheep *
  • Poultry*
  • Prime SAMM

Entry Information

Due to the cancellation of the 2021 Royal Adelaide Show, some of the State Championships have been moved to country events in order to find a State Representative for the 2022 National Finals. 

2021 Competitions Locations and Date

Murray Bridge Show - 25 September

From 10am

  • Meat Sheep Young Judges
  • Merino Fleece Young Judges
  • Merino Sheep Young Judges

From 1pm

  • Dairy Young Judges
  • Dairy Young Paraders

Mt Pleasant Spring Royal Beef Exhibition - 3 October

  • Beef Cattle Young Judges
  • Beef Cattle Young Paraders

The following competitions will not be running in 2021 but will be back at the Royal Adelaide Show in 2022.

  • Alpaca Animal & Fleece Young Judges
  • Grain Young Judges
  • Poultry Young Judges

Any questions relating the the event can be directed to the Ag Societies Council on (08) 8210 5230.


The Agricultural Societies Council of Inc acknowledges and thanks the following major sponsors of the South Australian State Young Judges Championships:

Marino Uniforms
Nutrien Ag Solutions
Thank you to all of our sponsors
  • A J & A T Lock
  • Agricultural Societies Council of SA Inc
  • Allingtons Outpost
  • Australian Ayrshires - SA Branch
  • Australian Stud Sheep Breeders Association Ltd SA
  • Caitlin Heppner
  • Catherine Courtney
  • Days Whiteface
  • Galaxy Park
  • Grant Waterman
  • Hall Family
  • Herefords SA Inc
  • Jacqueline Francis
  • Mohair Australia Ltd - SA branch
  • Registered Dairy Cattle Association (SA)
  • Rex & Leah Liebelt
  • Rosemary Miller
  • SA Poultry Association Inc
  • SA Stud Merino Sheepbreeders’ Association
  • Semex Pty Ltd
  • Shorthorn Society of Australia, SA
  • Ted Lehmann
  • The Junior Heifer Expo Association
  • The Taylor Family
  • Viterra