Warrnambool’s Josh McDonald will put his skills to the test against Victoria’s best young livestock auctioneers.
With two years working the boards at the Warrnambool Saleyards with SKB Rodwell’s, 21-year-old Mr McDonald is relaxed ahead of the Victorian Young Auctioneer Competition.
“You just get up and do it the way you want to do it,” Mr McDonald said. “I usually control the nerves pretty well.”
“It’s up to the judges then.”
While the competition is very serious, keeping people engaged is a key element.
Clarity, price and diction are three criteria the judges will watch with three pens being allocated to each competitor.
Mr McDonald was introduced to the livestock business by his grandfather Noel Saffin.
“He took me around to farms and auctions when I was young,” Mr McDonald said.
In 2017, Mr McDonald placed first at the Sheepvention Young Auctioneers competition.
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