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Cat­tle Camp

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.

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