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LIVESTOCK | 30 September 2010

ALPA Victorian Young Auctioneers Competition

Under the watchful eye of three experienced auctioneer judges, Hayden Rogers from Wangaratta and Miles Pfitzner from Hamilton proudly represented Landmark at this year’s ALPA Victorian Young Auctioneers Competition held at the Royal Melbourne Show on 19 September 2010.

Competing against eight other young livestock agents, Hayden and Miles were judged according to their voice control, mannerisms, presentation, rhythm, clarity, livestock knowledge and their ability to conduct a sale accurately.

Landmark’s national livestock manager, Alistair Brook said the young auctioneers competition is something Landmark is proud to support and is an important part of developing young talent within the company.

“Not only does the competition showcase the quality of our young livestock professionals it is great to see their genuine passion for the agricultural industry,” Mr Brook said.

“I want to take this opportunity to congratulate them on their performance and the professional way in which they conducted themselves and represented the company.”

ALPA chief executive officer, Andy Madigan said that it is critical that the livestock industry continue to hold these events for the benefit of both rural and city folk, bridging the divide by bringing the livestock and agent industry to the city and showcasing the best of our industry and farm produce to the general public.

“The competition also provides those competing young professionals with a public opportunity to show their commitment to elevating their career as an auctioneer and to build credibility amongst associates and peers,” Mr Madigan said.

A charity Simmental steer donated by Tom Baker of Woonallee Simmentals, South Australia and prepared by the students of Finley High School was auctioned and raised $11,000 with proceeds donated to Beyond Blue.


Senior livestock account manager from Landmark Ballarat, Xavier Shanahan was the master of ceremonies for the event.

Media Inquiries: Ian Desborough 03 9209 2335 or 0418 853 881


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