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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 and are South Australian residents.

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.

National finals are held when four or more states have a representative.

The 2022 State Champions will represent SA at the 2023 Agricultural Shows Australia National Finals, held at the Launceston Royal Show in October 2023.

South Australian Young Judges Competitions include:

  • Alpaca - Fleece and Animal *
  • Beef Cattle *
  • Beef Cattle Young Paraders *
  • Dairy Cattle *
  • Dairy Cattle Young Paraders *
  • Grain *
  • Meat Sheep *
  • Merino Fleece *
  • Merino Sheep *
  • Poultry *
  • Soil

Entry Information

The 2023 Competition Schedule is available for download and entries are open!

Download the Schedule and enter via the Royal Adelaide Show website or follow the links below!

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

Contact Us

For more information or support in running Young Judges & Paraders competitions at your SA Country Show contact our Young Judges State  Coordinator, Jacqueline Francis.

Jacqueline Francis
Ph: 0476 556 963


Agricultural Shows Australia has some amazing resources to help future Young Judges and Paraders.

Check them out today!

Find useful resources created by ASA including
- Competition Guides & Fact Sheets
- Animal Hamdling Training Programs
- Teacher's handbooks & Learning Resources

These Handbooks are the regulations for running a National Young Judges or Paraders Championship. We encourage these regulations to be used at all levels of running these competitions including local and state as it is important to ensure consistency throughout the process.


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

Government of South Australia | Primary Industries & Regions SA
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