Students make a mark

Great suc­cess had at Hoof and Hook comp

Central and North Burnett Times - - RURAL UPDATE -

ABOUT 140 students from 12 schools worked with 50 beasts when they par­tic­i­pated in the Hoof and Hook com­pe­ti­tion in Bund­aberg re­cently.

And it brought great re­sults for Mun­dub­bera State School agri­cul­ture students.

A school-bred heifer won the light weight class in the led com­pe­ti­tion.

Bruiser, a steer do­nated by Narayen Sta­tion, placed fifth in the heavy weight led class.

The Rotary steer 4D came in sixth in the medium weight led class and Kerle (do­nated by John and Lynette Kerle) made the fi­nal eight in this class.

Darien Jack­son placed fifth in the novice 14 years ju­nior han­dlers.

Mun­dub­bera students achieved im­pres­sive re­sults in the 15 years novice ju­nior judges com­pe­ti­tion, tak­ing four of the first six places and three of the first five places in the 14 years novice ju­nior judges.

Teacher Ni­cole Evans said she was grate­ful for the community sup­port that made the re­sults pos­si­ble.

“It was a fan­tas­tic few days away with the kids,” Mrs Evans said.

“They have worked so hard this year with Wally Ford and I and it was good to see them put that knowl­edge to use.

“Once again it was the fan­tas­tic sup­port from our donors within the community that made this such a suc­cess­ful year for the school’s ag sci­ence pro­gram.”

Students were also thrilled by the com­pe­ti­tion.

“I couldn’t be­lieve how many schools were there. It was great to see us all do so well,” stu­dent Colin Cle­ment said.

“We couldn’t have done so well with­out Wally and Miss help­ing us out all year,” Jack­son Jones said.

Al­though hop­ing to be self­suf­fi­cient in com­ing years, for now the Mun­dub­bera ag pro­gram re­lies on the gen­eros­ity of donors.

Rotary pres­i­dent Peter Hun­sley said Mun­dub­bera Rotary Club mem­bers were ex­cited to again be in­volved in the pro­gram.

“We be­lieve that by giv­ing young mem­bers of our community the op­por­tu­nity to en- gage with the growth and train­ing of cat­tle they will en­ter the in­dus­try more ex­pe­ri­enced in the fu­ture.”

Photo: Con­trib­uted

AG STUDENTS IM­PRESS: Mun­dub­bera State School’s ag students who com­peted in Bund­aberg at the Hoof and Hook com­pe­ti­tion are thrilled by their suc­cess. Back, left: Jack­son Jones, Emma Haigh, Bil­lie Good­win, Katie Law­son, Bran­don Reid, Daniel Gas­ton, Han­nah Vi­cary. Front, left: Dy­lan Wag­ner, Nathan McLen­nan, Darien Jack­son and Colin Cle­ment.

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