This year the college had another big showing at the Wagin Woolorama. Students competed in a variety of events over both days of the show including livestock judging and parading, shearing and wool handling in team and individual events. The   college also entered livestock and produce into different competitions such as stud Suffolk sheep, commercial cattle, wool and eggs. All students (except the equine students) attended the show on Friday and those not involved in competitions were able to enjoy the show and experience a Wheatbelt agricultural show; a first for many of them.  The college presented a promotional stand in the education pavilion and this was visited by many ex-students and families and a number of prospective students and families. Overall the Woolorama was a great success with many terrific results from students and livestock. Even more important were the positive comments about the appearance and behaviour of our students at the show and the impact that has on our positive reputation in the region.

Here are some of the results -

Cattle Judging

Nyah Mills came 3rd and qualified for State Finals. Nyah Mills, James Batterbee and Allan Dunnet were in the top 10 out of 64 competitors.

Wool

Brendon Lamont was placed in the top 10 in judging. The college received a 2nd in the Medium Fleece and a 3rd in the Broad Fleece category.

SuffolkJudging results -

 1st - Ram over 1 year               2nd - Ram over 1 year

 2nd - Ewe over 1 year        2nd - Pair of ewes under 1 year

 3rd - Ewe over 1 year        3rd - Ram under 1 year

 3rd - Progeny Group 1 Ram and 2 Ewes    3rd - Pair of Rams

Thomas Price won the Interschool Challenge Best Handler in British Breeds and received a quad bike as the prize.

The college received a 1st in the Interschool Challenge bred by the School.

Poultry – Egg Judging

The college received two second places.

 

Please click HERE for photos taken at Woolorama

 

The Collegian Sheep team had a great show coming away with a few placings in the Suffolk Sheep Breed Competition. Thomas Price was awarded the Joe Batt Memorial Junior Handling Award for his presentation and handling skills of the sheep. Emma Bentley and James Batterbee were asked to do solo judging in the Shropshire judging at the show, and Emma was asked to judge in the Interbreed Competition with 4 other judges. On Saturday the Junior Judging competitions were held with students competing in: Poll Dorset Meat Breed Judging, Merino Judging, Wool Judging and Cattle Judging.

All students competed to the best of their ability but unfortunately Cunderdin came out on top. Nyah Mills placed third in the Cattle Judging and is to be congratulated on her efforts.

By Emma Bentley Year 12

 

 

 
 
 
 
 

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