A busy start to 2024 for Agriculture students

Quinn Ashman particpating in the junior judging
26th Mar 2024

It has been a bustling term at the Guyra Central School Farm, with students actively gearing up for the junior judging competitions at the Guyra Show back in February.
This year, thirty-five students participated in the Junior Sheep Judging, where Lincoln Brown showcased exceptional skills in sheep meat judging, and Brooke Grills emerged victorious in the wool judging category.
These talented students will be competing at the Royal Easter Show in Sydney, proudly representing our zone. The school extends their best wishes to both of them for success!
During this term, students were actively engaged in preparing two Angus heifers borrowed from Richard and Prue Post Glenavon Angus Stud for the Armidale Show. Within a short timeframe, the students managed to halter train the heifers and successfully showcase them in the school’s steer/heifer section and junior paraders competition at the event.
A special mention to Max Lockyer (year 7) for his excellent performance in his debut cattle judging show, securing third place in his age category. Congratulations, Max!
Heartfelt appreciation goes to Richard and Prue Post for their generous loan and support of the agriculture program this term.
Guyra Central School is also excited to welcome new Limousin heifers soon and will participate in the Northern Schools Prime Lamb Competition in Inverell towards the end of this term. The school is grateful for the generous donation of three prime lambs for the competition from Warren and Gina Lockyer. Thank you for your continuous and generous support of the school’s agriculture program.
Students are currently exploring pig husbandry in stage 4 and recently hosted a visit from primary students to introduce them to the farm’s piglets and other farm animals.

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