Stu­dents check it out

Central and North Burnett Times - - RURAL UPDATE -

ITWAS not just the big cat­tle pro­duc­ers of the North Bur­nett who headed to BeefWeek.

Ten Monto High School stu­dents put on their boots for the Rock­hamp­ton beef ex­trav­a­ganza to show the in­dus­try what they knew about cat­tle.

The stu­dents, all mem­bers of the school’s cat­tle club, spend their spare time learn­ing more about agri­cul­ture.

But you would be mis­taken for think­ing they all grew up on cat­tle prop­er­ties and are just fol­low­ing in their par­ents’ foot­steps.

But since join­ing she has be­come more in­volved and is con­sid­er­ing a fu­ture in the in­dus­try.

“I would like to (work in the in­dus­try),” Maddi said.

“I don’t think I would be think­ing of that if I hadn’t have joined the cat­tle club.”

Stu­dents in the club com­peted in cat­tle judg­ing, pa­raded their beasts and com­peted against other agri­cul­tural stu­dents from schools across Queens­land.

And they had a few wins, with stu­dents Maddi Low and Brock Dahtler com­ing third and fifth in their rounds for com­mer­cial cat­tle judg­ing.

Maddi Low I would like to (work in the in­dus­try). I don’t think I would be think­ing of that if I hadn’t have joined the cat­tle club.

PHO­TOS: CON­TRIB­UTED

BIG WIN: Monto High stu­dents Brock Dahtler and Maddi Low im­pressed with their skills at Rock­hamp­ton's Beef Week.

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