Blayney Show introduced an educational component to its annual array of events last Friday, adding junior judging workshops and competitions to draw in more schools.
Students were introduced to beef cattle, meat sheep and fleece judging, while also having the opportunity to learn how to use the appropriate terminology to effectively communicate their placings and reasonings during an oral presentation (public speaking) workshop.
Over 130 participants took part from local schools including; Blayney High School, Lithgow High School, Mackillop College, Bathurst, St Stanislaus' College, Bathurst, Scots All Saints College, Bathurst, The Henry Lawson High School, Grenfell, Kinross Wolaroi School, Orange, and Kelso High School.
For many of the schools it was the first opportunity they had to give students a leg in the door to the world of livestock assessment.
Concluding the day the attendees put what they learnt into action by judging a class in each section, with the top 10 given a chance to do an oral presentation to the crowd.
Results from the Blayney Show cattle and sheep sections to follow.