Cat­tle comp for kids

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TEAM OF 12: Mun­dub­bera State School Ag teacher Ni­cole Evans is tak­ing a team of 12 students and five beasts to the Hoof and Hook com­pe­ti­tion in Bund­aberg. Students are seen here with rep­re­sen­ta­tives of their spon­sors Narayen Sta­tion and Mun­dub­bera Rotary. John and Lynette Kerle are also spon­sors but were fight­ing a bush fire when this photo was taken.

TWELVE Mun­dub­bera Ag students and five head of their cat­tle are com­pet­ing at the Hoof and Hook com­pe­ti­tion in Bund­aberg which started yes­ter­day and fin­ishes to­mor­row.

Students and their teacher Ni­cole Evans will be close by to check on their beasts as they are camp­ing at the Bund­aberg show­ground.

Three of the an­i­mals taken to the com­pe­ti­tion were do­nated as wean­ers in June, one was pur­chased and one bred.

The students were grate­ful to their spon­sors Narayen Sta­tion, John and Lynette Kerle and Mun­dub­bera Rotary for the op­por­tu­ni­ties they had given them to work with cat­tle.

Funds from the sale of the cat­tle will be used to im­prove fa­cil­i­ties.

“We are aim­ing to be self-suf­fi­cient in the near fu­ture so we sup­port our­selves and not rely on our gen­er­ous spon­sors,” Mrs Evans said. NARAYEN STA­TION: Mun­dub­bera Ag students like Darien Jack­son of­ten visit Cur­tis Cherry at Narayen Sta­tion to learn new skills. ROTARY’S DO­NA­TION: Mun­dub­bera Rotary mem­ber with the beast do­nated to the school’s ag depart­ment and stu­dent Katie Law­son.

Photo: Sue Har­ris

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