James Watson takes part in show auction competition

Canowindra's James Watson, who is employed with Delta Livestock and Property in Yass took part in this year's national and NSW Australian Livestock and Property Agents Association Young Auctioneers Competition held at the Sydney Royal Easter Show.

This year marked 29 years of the ALPA National Young Auctioneers Competition and 31 years of the ALPA NSW Young Auctioneers Competition.

In front of a full house of spectators, 10 NSW competitors and seven national competitors each sold three lots.

The competitors were judged on their diction, values, voice and manner, as well as their presence and unique style, by a panel of respected and experienced auctioneers.

In the NSW competition, Angus MacTavish, Elders Walcha, took the trophy on his first attempt at the title.

NSW runner-up was Parkes agent Cooper Byrnes from Langlands Hanlon.

Queensland agent Anthony O'Dwyer claimed the top prize in the ALPA National Young Auctioneers Competition.

Runner-up in the national competition was Joe Allen, Elders Euroa, Victoria.