The Year 11 Certificate III in Agriculture class braved the extreme cold to show the College’s led steers and heifers as part of their certificate coarse at this year’s Farmfest.
Arriving on the Monday afternoon the 17 students soon had the six head of cattle off the truck, over the scales, fed, watered and settled into their stalls for the night. The classes attention then turned to setting camp in the middle of a very windy and cold paddock at the Farmfest grounds. Thank goodness for the fire pit and ironbark timber we brought along with us as we would have frozen otherwise.
An early start on Tuesday saw students rise to a heavy layer of frost all over their swags. The towel left on the windscreen of the bus would have been better used as a table than a towel, it was frozen solid. The cattle were washed, blow dried and made to look pretty for their class. All the steers and heifers made the final judges line up in each of their class with SCOTS PGC John Deere placing second in the 2nd class of the day.
The afternoon the commencement of the junior judge’s completion with a strong field of over a hundred competitors from several schools. Zachariah McKechnie took out the 12-18 years Judging and then went on the win the overall Judge of the day against the 19-25 years age group. Well done to Zachariah and all the students that represented the College with pride at a very cold 2019 Farmfest.