Lamb Day essence of country life
With a sunny, warm morning after a postponement the day before due to rain, Ruahine School held a successful Lamb and Ag Day on Tuesday October 31.
With no calves due to the M. bovis threat it was a smaller affair than usual, but there were 42 lambs with their young owners taking part — in a predominantly dairy farming district.
There were lots of parents and grandparents along to support the day and a sausage sizzle did a roaring trade as lunch approached.
The day showed the essence of country life for farming families.
Sponsor of the Watts Cup Ali Watts kneels with winner Vince Caswill and Maa as Best Overall Junior Leader, Lilly Chapman second, Addie McNaughton third and Isla Caswill Highly Commended.
Winner of the Galloway Cup for Overall Best Senior Leader Ashley Southgate with Belle and Judge Simon Herbert, William Southgate second, Alex Baker third and Angus Easton Highly Commended with Principal Sarah McCord.
Myra Caswill leads Dandy Lion in the senior Leading competition.
Ella Hogan had Feleecy trotting over when she called in the Senior Calling.