2023 Red Poll Youth Camp, Glen Innes. – The Red Poll Youth Camp is one of the highlights for Red Poll youth on the calendar. It runs every year over a 3 day weekend in October and it is widely regarded as the best Cattle camp for young people in Australia. The Itinerary is jam packed with excellent activities mixed with good fun. It’s held at the Glen Innes Showgrounds and is very well catered for with all participants staying on site. Quiet young cattle are provided for participants or you can bring your own.This year’s camp promises to be better than ever. At the Glen Innes Showgrounds the Camp dates 5-8 October(will be confirmed soon).
Entries will close in late August 2023 and application forms will be online on this website as an event to register for.
Any Red Poll member/enthusiast is welcome to come and have a look/catch up, just be prepared to be given a job or two. Kitchen hands are always highly sought after. There is a dinner Saturday night at the local RSL for $20 per person, RSVP and payment at the camp.
After 2 years of not running a National Youth Camp event, the committee reconvened and organised another outstanding event. This year being our 12 th year of running the National event based in the NNSW/QLD Region.
This year’s event attracted 30 entrants ranging from 8 – 18 years of age with participants travelling from areas across the New England, Mid North coast and western NSW.
Students received their allocated animals Friday morning and then lectures and interactive sessions and activities filled the rest of their time before show day and presentation on Sunday.
Saturday evening saw the return of the Red Poll Extravaganza ‘Red Polls Got Talent’ function dinner held at the Glen Innes Services club. The winners of the extravaganza were ‘Red team’ with team captain Rachael Constable leading the charge.
Judges this year included:
- Herdsman Judges: Miss Brittany Abbott & Mr Michael Ogilvie
- Young Judges & Paraders: Mr Chad Williamson
Major results were:
o Grand Champion Young Judge: Charli Milton
o Grand Champion Parader: Liberty Cook
o Cleanest Stall: Charli Milton
o Champion Cleanest Team: Lagoona Red Poll Stud
o Champion Encouragement: Lily Meredith
o Champion Most Improved: Hannah McNeil
o Champion Herdsman: Chayce Riley
o Red Poll Junior Member Award Recipient: Georgia Whibley.
This year’s member award recipient received a prize package of show gear and a ticket and place at the 2023 SA Junior Heifer Expo in South Australia.
We wish to sincerely thank all our sponsors, supporters and cattle donors for their support of the 2022 Red Poll Youth Camp:
- ACE Embroidery
- Double L Livestock
- Ingleden Pastoral
- Kelso Looker
- Lagoona Red Polls
- Mt Marshall Red Polls
- Nyalindee Red Polls
- Priscilla Hancock
- Red Rush Red Polls
- Redward Red Polls
- Stephen Boyd
- The Cattle Shop
- VIC Region Red Polls
- Lagoona Red Poll Stud
- Kookabookra Red Polls
- Glenleigh Red Polls
- Skyview Pastoral
- GPS Red Polls
- Red Rush Red Polls
We sincerely thank Dorothy and all those who kept us fed and watered all weekend, all the presenters and instructors and judges and a particular shout- out to Brittany Abbott who travelled up from Victoria to be at the camp for the whole weekend and to Lisa Stephens for capturing the photos throughout the event.
The youth camp committee look forward to welcoming you to our 2023 event on October 6 th , 7 th & 8 th 2023.
The 2022 Red Poll Youth Camp Committee.
In 2019 there were 36 participants of all ages. Participants are divided into groups from beginners to the more experienced. It has great support through sponsorship as well as ‘hands on’ support from breeders and other experts in the industry. This camp is ideal for students to attend independently of their teacher support. Cattle health, show presentation & clipping, judging, & many other skills for showing, judging and looking after cattle are taught. Participants range in age from 8yo to adults & are divided into groups according to experience. Many awards are on offer at the camp but the most sort after are the herdsman, most improved and encouragement awards. At the camp we also have the member award who will receive a show box full of show gear and the opportunity to be the youth ambassador, the only requirement is that you must be a member. For further information phone: Rachel Hancock on 0432 581 493, Tim Light on 0458 744 552 or Briony Looker on 0488 527 949