Farming is in Hawkesdale's Harry Cozens' blood.
The 20-year-old cannot wait for his moment to shine in the Victorian final of the Australian Livestock and Property Agents Association's young auctioneers competition.
Mr Cozens, who works for Hamilton's Kerr & Co, is "thrilled and excited" to make his first appearance in next week's state final at Shepparton.
"I have been in the industry since October 2019 and I'm not that worried about going into a competition like this so quickly," he said.
"I am just excited and looking forward to meeting other young agents and taking it all in."
Mr Cozens was raised on his family's Hawkesdale sheep property but it was exposure to the stock and station agency side which appealed.
"I did work experience in year 10 and absolutely loved it and worked as a casual for a couple of years and I knew it was exactly what I wanted," he said.
My priority is trying to become the best possible agent I can be.Harry Cozens, Kerr & Co Livestock Hamilton
"Taking over the farm is not on my radar. My priority is trying to become the best possible agent I can be.
"I love that you get to meet and network with people every day and love working with livestock every day and the opportunities to learn which come with the job. Travelling around is another plus and I have a great passion for auctioneering.
"Coming from a farming background I always loved going to the saleyards and watching it all unfold. I was in awe of some of the auctioneers and being up there was always something that appealed to me.
"I thought it would be cool to do that one day. Selling off the rail will be something we're all used to doing and it will be good to get out there.
"I sell every store sale and other times I sell whenever I can whether it's the back end of the mutton or cattle on Friday. In the future I am definitely looking forward to selling a lot more."
Mr Cozens has impressed keen observers in his short selling career.
To the end of January he'd sold on 12 occasions, the biggest the Hamilton Weaner Sale. Away from work, he plays footy for Hawkesdale-Macarthur, barracks for Geelong.