Dubbo school's cattle team to parade livestock at shows

CATTLE YARDS: Year 9 and 10 students at Macquarie Anglican Grammar School have helped build cattle yards complete with a crush and and loading ramp. Photo: Contributed

CATTLE YARDS: Year 9 and 10 students at Macquarie Anglican Grammar School have helped build cattle yards complete with a crush and and loading ramp. Photo: Contributed

A team at Dubbo’s Macquarie Anglican Grammar School has the means to compete in shows at Coonamble, Gulargambone and Warren this term.

Members of the school’s cattle team are excited at the arrival of stud heifers from Jayson and Jarni Fearnley’s  Fearnley Brangus stud at Gilgandra.

They will also get the chance to exhibit stud cattle from Jane and Justin Sanderson’s  Alpine Charolais stud at Collie.

Cattle yards complete with a crush and loading ramp have been built at the school with the help of agriculture students in years 9 and 10.

Fencing has also been erected for the livestock.

The school’s agriculture teacher and cattle program co-ordinator Jane Sanderson said it included after-school sessions where students learned how to handle, groom and parade cattle. 

“The newly established cattle program is an invaluable opportunity for students to become involved in a practical and meaningful agriculture experience in relation to the beef industry,” she said.

Mrs Sanderson said the school’s cattle team would be exhibiting at Coonamble, Gulargambone and Warren shows this term and was “looking forward to adding a number of regional shows to their circuit for term three”.

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