A team of Agriculture students from Tuggerah Lakes Secondary College, Berkeley Vale Campus, have returned from the Gloucester Junior Cattle Show with a slew of ribbons.
Students took part in the Cattle Parade and Dairy and Beef Cattle Judging events of the show.
Their day started bright and early as they prepared their steers for the parade, which included spot washing and a blow dry before the showing.
This was followed by a morning of judging dairy and beef cattle with students challenged to be the judges themselves.
“Dairy judging key points that the judges were looking for were: frame, dairy character, body capacity, feet and legs, and udder,” said College Principal, Shayne Player.
“Beef judging means the kids needed to look at muscle, fat across the rump, top line, brisket.
“The kids needed to place them in order of first to fourth.
“They needed to take notes as to why they placed the animals in this order,” Player said.
Students had a clean sweep of the Dairy Judging event, taking first, second and equal third.
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Shayne Player, TLSC Berkeley Vale campus