Mitchell Spencer won a scholarship to judge poultry at EKKA

EKKA BOUND: Mitchell Spencer is a junior poultry judge. Picture: Paul Scambler
EKKA BOUND: Mitchell Spencer is a junior poultry judge. Picture: Paul Scambler

Whitemore poultry enthusiast and year 11 Launceston Big Picture School student Mitchell Spencer is on his way to Brisbane in August as a junior poultry judge at the EKKA.

Mitchell, 17, won the Richard Porter Scholarship after applying via a video filmed by his classmate Blake Chick.

His interest in poultry started eight years ago when he found a duck egg by a dam and hatched it, and now extends to breeding and successfully showing ducks, chickens and geese.

“My passion is poultry,” Mitchell said.

“I’d like to do meat and egg produce. I’d like to keep a good line for show,” he said.

Mitchell also attended the Royal Sydney Easter Show as a junior poultry judge and steward in 2017.