Spectacular success for Chev at school steer competition

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Spectacular success for Chev at school steer competition

Last month, a team of agriculture students from Chevalier College attended the South Coast Steer Spectacular at Nowra Showground. Schools from Narooma, Queanbeyan, Moss Vale and many others from the south coast region participated in this beef industry event run by the South Coast Beef Producers Association.

The event involves three main categories for the students over a two-day school’s program: Led Steer Championship (parading and judging); a Steer Project Report Presentation; and the Carcass Judging and Championship.

Cadfor Stud near Crookwell partnered with Chevalier College, providing two Murray Grey steers.

On day one, Tuesday 7 May, the students attended a full program of events related to the beef industry, while day two on Wednesday 8 May was all about the competitions.

The Chevalier College team competed in several events, being named ‘Champion School Overall’, with the following awards:

Silver Medal: Steer Project Report (on the steer’s progress over 70 days)
Junior Judging Seniors: 1st, 2nd and 3rd (Darcy Howard, Tessa Good and Kaelan Read)
Champion Junior Judge: Darcy Howard
Paraders: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and Highly Commended in different age groups
Champion School Parader: Casey Halliday
Photographic Competition: Equal 1st Place – Tessa Good
Led Steer: 1st and 3rd Place
Reserve Champion Steer: Steer 120 “Perfect Storm”
Carcass: Gold medal – Steer 120
Champion Middle Weight Carcass: Steer 120
Champion Carcass: Steer 120

The students and teachers were thrilled that all their hard work and efforts with the steers had reaped such an array of awards, and thank Cadfor Stud for their contribution to the successful outcomes.

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The organisers are to be congratulated for this great event that offers first hand opportunities and learning experiences for students interested in the beef industry.

Further information: https://www.southcoastbeef.asn.au/school-steer-spectacular/

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Southern Highland News – Friday 14 June 2019


Debra Cloran


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