Irrawang Students excel at School Steer Challenge

Irrawang High Students with Bruce the Steer
Irrawang High Students with Bruce the Steer

THE Irrawang High School Agricultural Show team and their driver and teacher Ms Henry, visited Tocal College last week with Bruce the steer for the 2016 School Steer Challenge.

Students from 12 schools prepared and presented their steers and were marked on weight, judging, parading, and oral components.

This competition is for school students to enter their Prime Beef cattle to be judged by an experienced Cattle Judge.

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Congratulations goes to Rachael Godfrey who placed First, and Dylan Petith who placed fourth in the Junior Novice Cattle Judging Category.

The following day the students attended the Singleton Prime Stock Competition and entered Bruce in the Paraders Category to show off their parading and ring skills.

Following the Hoof Judging, those cattle entered in the Hoof and Hook sections are sent to the abattoirs, processed, then judged to assess each carcass for its quality.

This event allows students to compare the influence and aspects of breed, body types and feeding techniques, in the ring and on the hook.

Congratulations goes to the students for their fine representation of their school.

 

By Rachael VAUGHAN

 

First place getter, Rachael Godfrey
First place getter, Rachael Godfrey

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