Students make a mark
Great success had at Hoof and Hook comp
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.”
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.