ALFA 2018 will once again host the final round in the Toyota SA National Young Auctioneers Competition. Regional rounds have been hosted at agricultural events across the country since the end of 2017 and have given aspiring auctioneers the opportunity to show their skills on the rostrum and qualify for the national round to contend for the title of Toyota SA National Young Auctioneer of the year.


The aim of the competition is to stimulate the industry, introduce new talent to the industry and identify new talent. Participants are judged in two categories. The junior category is aimed at participants between the ages of 13 and 18. The purpose of this category is to expose potential auctioneers to the industry at a young age. The young category is aimed at participants between the ages of 19 and 30. This category aims to give young auctioneers a platform to enter the industry.

This year’s finalists in the young category are:

Name Qualifying event
JP Marais Livestock Expo
Hertie Lerm Livestock Expo
Barco van Niekerk Bloem show
Pedri Janse van Rensburg Bloem show
Matthew Fyvie Royal Show
Ismail Iaher Royal Show
Flekkie du Toit Val Boeredag
Luan van der Walt Val Boeredag
Johnny Ackerman Val Boeredag
Danie Raath Val Boeredag


The Toyota SA National Young Auctioneer Competition was first hosted in 2013, in cooperation with agricultural magazines, Veeplaas and Stockfarm, and has been going strong ever since. Several of the winners in previous years have also been given the opportunity to showcase their talents on an international stage.

The final round of the junior category will take place on Wednesday, 19 September 2018, from 12:00 to 13:00 at the Sernick Corner in the Afridome. Another highlight on the #ALFA2018 programme is the Toyota SA auctioneer’s workshop for young auctioneers. This will be presented on Thursday, 20 September 2018, from 08:00 to 10:00 in the Agriorbit hall. The final round of the young category in the competition will be held on Thursday, 20 September 2018, from 10:30 to 12:30 at the Sernick Corner in the Afridome. – Press release

ALFA 2018 takes place from 18 September to 20 September 2018 at the Afridome Showgrounds in Parys. Click here for the full programme. Click here to buy tickets.