International Dairy Week Youth Challenge and Study Tour – Tatura, Victoria, Australia
January 18th – 25th 2019
This premier event involves 10 members aged from 12 to 22, who either clip an animal, judge animals or parade animals. The leaders coming on the trip to supervise and coach are: Julie Pirie, James Wallace, Pam Goodin, and Karen Fitzgerald.
While there, we plan on staying on for the duration of the event to gain knowledge around showing dairy cattle, and network with youth from Australia. In 2018, 13 teams from across Australia competed.
The team will have the opportunity to compete in the handler’s competition and lead animals for competitors in the Junior Show.
More information can be found at https://internationaldairyweek.com.au/idw- 2018/events/idw-program/
We’ve been liaising with personnel from IDW, and will be able to enter a team. To be fair on all interested youth, we have decided to ask for Expressions of Interest (EOI). A panel will assist in making the selection.
The aim this year is to be competitive, so we will enter a team to fit within the age limits. The selection will be based on the age groups required, and the application. Prior experience in this type of competition is preferred, but not a pre-requisite.