Dubbo hosts Charolais National Youth Stampede

Sashed: Sharnie Franco and Laylah Goldsmith Ryffel earned recognition at the Charolais Youth Stampede at Dubbo. Photo: BELINDA SOOLE
Sashed: Sharnie Franco and Laylah Goldsmith Ryffel earned recognition at the Charolais Youth Stampede at Dubbo. Photo: BELINDA SOOLE

Sharnie Franco and Laylah Goldsmith Ryffel had plenty to be proud about after challenging themselves at the Charolais National Youth Stampede at Dubbo on Saturday.

The pair and other seven- to 24-year-olds took part in the educational program held in conjunction with the cattle breed's national showcase and national sale.

Both Sharnie and Laylah sported sashes after giving their efforts.

Charolais Society of Australia general manager Colin Rex was pleased with how the youth stampede went, preparing the next generation of industry leaders.

The program both exposed young people to the Charolais breed, and helped them develop life skills including public speaking, teamwork and time management, he said.

It allowed youth to see the opportunities in the industry and if they were interested, they could pursue them later in life, he said.