A team at Dubbo’s Macquarie Anglican Grammar School (MAGS) has the means to compete in agriculture shows this term.
And the members of the school’s cattle team are looking forward to competion at Coonamble, Gulargambone and Warren.
They 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 site on the west side of Dubbo.
Agriculture students in years 9 and 10 helped with the building project.
Fencing has also been erected for the livestock.
The school’s agriculture teacher and cattle program co-ordinator Jane Sanderson said the program included after-school sessions where the 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.
The team was “looking forward to adding a number of regional shows to their circuit for term three”.