Merensky hosts Youth Show

The Merensky youth Show showmen.

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THE SHOWMEN
Front: Roland Wiers, Armand Wiers and Justin Breytenbach.
Row 2: Lenize Hoyer, Henro de Bruin, Megan Strydom, Michaela Elbrecht, Dominique Blandin D. Chalain, Johandrie Klopper and Iszabella le Roux.
Row 3: Mr. Pieter Gerber (judge), Mr. Arno Last (organiser), Carika Joubert, Charize Taylor, Leola Visagie, Andrea van Jaarsveld, Ethan Valentine, Phillip du Preez, Marise Keyzer and Mr. Willie Stevens (judge).
Back: Johan Oberholzer, Timothy Venter, Luandie Visagie, Nicky Smith, Zani Piek and Stephanie Potgieter.


On Saturday, 24 June, it was time for the yearly internal Youth Show, hosted by Agri-Merensky at Merensky High School.

23 Learners were eager to prove their knowledge and showmanship concerning animal husbandry. After completing a written test, they were tested on cleaning and grooming the cattle, whereafter they were judged on their showmanship in the ring by Messrs Pieter Gerber and Willie Stevens.

In the junior category Phillip du Preez took first place. Runner-up was Luandie Visagie, with Charize Taylor in third place.

The seniors had a tough battle, but Iszabella le Roux came out on top, followed by Timothy Venter 2nd and Nicky Smith 3rd.

This was in preparation for the annual Letaba Youth Show in August and the nationals later this year.