DPI Trangie Agricultural Research Centre welcomes back Junior Judging enthusiasts

Young agricultural enthusiasts at previous Trangie Junior Show Judging Competitions.

NSW Department of Primary Industries is pleased to open the gates once again at Trangie Agricultural Research Centre for the 2021 Trangie Junior Show Judging Competition on Monday 28 June.

This community event provides young agricultural enthusiasts, ages 5 to 24, the opportunity to learn and test their show judging skills at what can be the first step in a pathway to competing at prestigious State and National levels.

Director Trangie Agricultural Research Centre, Kath Donoghue said DPI is proud to host the local competition, which gives young people the chance to nurture their passion for agriculture, while also highlighting agricultural career and education pathways available through DPI.

“DPI is proud to have been offering up both the facilities and local staff at Trangie for many years now to support this community event, encouraging young people to be involved in agriculture,” Ms Donoghue said.

“The facilities at Trangie Agricultural Research Centre will be generously opened up this year for both competitions on the day, and the opportunity to take a tour and learn about some of the valuable research that’s being undertaken at the Centre.

“Trangie Agricultural Research Centre is the largest of DPI’s research sites with a wide array of agricultural work across livestock and cropping systems undertaken on site and importantly a fully operational working farm.

“Our team is very proud to have the opportunity to showcase the important and innovative work they’re doing on site.”

DPI is a strong supporter of encouraging young people in agriculture and the DPI Education Team will also be at the Trangie event this year, offering information on agricultural careers and education pathways available through DPI.

The Trangie Junior Judging Day’s program includes six sections – Beef Cattle, Merino Sheep, Meat Sheep (Border Leicesters and Poll Dorsets), Merino Fleeces, Cotton and Grains.

Over the years the day has drawn keen competitors from the Trangie district and surrounding areas including Warren, Narromine, Nyngan, Nevertire, Tottenham, Parkes, Dubbo, Gilgandra, Gulargambone and Orange.

The event will be held at the DPI Trangie Agricultural Research Centre on Monday 28 June from 9am.

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