STUDENTS LEARN TO PARADE ALONGSIDE THE BEST
AT THE end of the September holidays five of us from the Cattle Club went to Toogoolawah Showgrounds with our cattle – Humphrey, Grizzly, Arnold, Willis, Alice and Black Betty – for Cattle Camp. When we got to the camp we washed our cattle and then listened to a talk on caring for livestock.
The next day we practised parading our cattle and learnt how to clip them ready for competition. Using the skills we learnt we then had a paraders competition, followed by a junior judging competition. Amelia got fourth place out of 30 competitors in the intermediate prime cattle judging, and then Rachel got first prize in champion prime cattle judging. The judges awarded Louis the leaders’ choice awards.
Hoof and Hook
IN THE second week of this term we went to the Hoof and Hook competition at Nanango.
After washing and preparing our cattle we went in the paraders competition. Rachel got second place with Grizzly, and then entered reserve champion but Grizzly played up a bit.
Next day we had led steers – Grizzly came seventh out of 18 cattle in the heavyweight section. Willis came second and Arnold came third in the middleweight steers.
That night we had a Bush Olympics with lots of fun country activities like putting muddy clothes on and jumping over hay bales, pulling tractors and pushing utes. Lots of fun!
Next day at the junior judging competition we judged pens of steers, heifers and bulls. Although we didn’t win any prizes we learnt a lot and had heaps of fun. In the presentations Rachel got the individual herdsman award.
This year in Cattle Club we have learnt lots about showing cattle and improved a lot with our junior judging, parading and led steers. We are looking forward to going to the shows next year and competing with all the other schools. — By Rachel and Amelia
PRIZE CATTLE: Yarraman State School student Rachel parading Grizzly. PHOTOS: CONTRIBUTED
Yarraman State School students show off their medals.
Yarraman State School students at Cattle Camp.