Samantha Hall (14), of Stirling, has won the Southern
Rural Life Young Herdsperson of the Year for the third year in
Jorja Robertson (13), of Wyndham, was second, after placing
third last year.
Samantha won the Southern Rural Life trophy and $100, while
Jorja received $50.
The contest encourages young people to enter the herdsperson
competitions in A&P association shows at Wyndham, Gore
Competitors were tested on how they led the animal, their
knowledge of cattle, history of the breed, dam, sire, Tb
status of the herd and the animal itself. The results were
announced at the Gore A&P Show on February 1.
Samantha earned two firsts and a second between the three
shows, while Jorja earned one first and one second, missing one
show as she was on holiday.
Samantha showed Lilliesleaf Boepeep 930 while JorJa showed
Duncraigen Lydia 103.
Convener Rob Hall said the competition standard was good with
strong novice and junior groups.
A South Otago High School pupil, Samantha said she enjoyed
entering the competitions.
''I like being around animals and it's just fun. You need to
know about the animal and the breed in general and what it is
She has know Boepeep since she was a calf and as familiar
with everything about her.