May 11, 2012
Kingaroy State High School’s ag students have proven they can take on the best with success at both Beef 2012 in Rockhampton and at the recent Kingaroy Show.
Agriculture Co-ordinator Amanda Lane said the school team took home the Grand Champion British Cow title in Kingaroy, as well as the Senior Champion and Reserve Senior Champion awards.
Three students also have travelled to take part in the national beef expo at Rocky: Cory and Brent Evans, and Brooke Rutledge.
Cory, who is just 13, won the Beef 2012 junior cattle judging competition from a field of 90 competitors and then went on to assist as an Associate Judge in the Limousin ring.
Kingaroy State High School has about 35 head of cattle, all Murray Greys.
The show animals, and about a dozen steers, are cared for in the schoolgrounds while the rest of the herd is at the TAFE College complex.
As well as cattle, the school also keeps chickens and bees and has a flourishing horticulture program focussing on vegetables and native plants.
There are about 80 students in the ag classes, with 20 in the Show team.
Kingaroy Show Results:
Junior Handlers (beef): (16 years)
- 2nd – Kathleen Thomas
- 3rd – Renae Barron
Junior Handlers (dairy):
- 3rd – Mitchell Jackson
Junior Judges: (16 years)
- 1st – Kathleen Thomas
Senior Champion British Cow: Kagra Delilah
Reserve Senior Champion British Cow: Kagra Erica
Grand Champion British Cow: Kagra Delilah
Class 8: Female 12 – 16 months: 1st – Kagra Felicity
Class 9: Female 16 – 20 months: 2nd – Kagra Fame
Class 10: Female 20 – 24 months: 1st – Kagra Flair
Class 11: Female 24 – 30 months: 1st – Kagra Erica, 2nd – Kagra Flame
Class 12: Female 30 months and over: 1st – Kagra Delilah
Lightweight steer (up to 350kg): 2nd – Diesel