Angus Onisforou and Cassie Bush win in RAS Youth Show

Angus Onisforou wins judging and Cassie Bush wins paraders in RAS Youth Show


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RAS Youth Show champions long time competitors.

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Cassie Bush from Cootamundra has been named the champion parader in the RAS Youth Show at Sydney Royal.

Overjudge, Harris Thompson of Venturon Livestock, Boyup Brook, Western Australia said as a handler she did everything right.

"Her heifer was a bit tired but she just kept going, managed to get around the ring and kept her cool the entire time so that was great," Mr Thompson said.

Miss Bush attends Hurlstone Agricultural High School and is the lead for Tondara Herefords, Urana.

She has been competing in the parading section of the RAS Youth Show at Sydney since she was eight-years-old and this was her final year in the competition.

"It will be my last time going into the youth event so it was nice to make it a good one," Miss Bush said.

Reserve champion parader was Lilleah Newberry from Glen Innes who last year won the commercial judging for her age group at Beef Week.

In the judging, K.O. Angus stud's Angus Onisforou, Kangaloon was the champion. Mr Onisforou has been judging for 11 years but said it's his first champion win at the Sydney Royal Show.

"Today was nice was surprise to win because I've always got up to speaking but I've never come close to the blue ribbon," Mr Onisforou said.

Mr Onisforou credited the result with spending more time at his family's Angus stud, evaluating their show team. He currently studies Business and Law at UTS.

Mr Thompson said the junior and intermediate divisions of the judging were also impressive, mentioning in particular the junior winner, Tom Holt of Tondara Herefords, Urana along with the overall reserve champion 15-year-old Claudia Muscat from Richmond.

Miss Muscat said she has only been judging for a year and a half but now has her own heifer. She said she would like to work in both the fashion and cattle industries in the future.

Mr Thompson's advice for all the young competitors in the RAS show was to stick with it.

"Just keep going back, I've been doing it for a long time, and you'll get there, just watch as much judging as you can and take on tips from people you admire," Mr Williams said.

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