Young auctioneers competition

Young auctioneers Tom Jarrett (first), Ben Johnston (second) and Jack Maloney (third) get some advice from judge Allistair Rayner.
Young auctioneers Tom Jarrett (first), Ben Johnston (second) and Jack Maloney (third) get some advice from judge Allistair Rayner.

Judge Alistair Rayner was impressed with the performance of Young Auctioneer contestants at conclusion of the prime cattle section of Tenterfield Show 2017.

“It’s hard work,” he told the young proteges of their future profession, “pushing that price a bit more.”

He told the group that they need to get the bidders excited, make good use of facial expression and maybe pick someone out of the crowd (preferably someone they know) to rib in good humour.

Rankings on the day were Tom Jarrett of Ramsay & Bulmer, Casino (first), local Ben Johnston of Ray White Rural (second) and Jack Maloney of T&W McCormack, Casino (third).