It was another successful trip for Forbes High at the Canberra Hoof and Hook competition, at the Royal Canberra Show two weekends ago.
Forbes High school had three steers entered this year. Two Limousin steers from Heather and Richard Cole of ‘Lachlan Dale Limousin Stud’ and a Murray Grey steer from Ian and Narelle Wilcox of ‘Ayr Park Murray Grey Stud.’
The Limousin steers were in a huge group of 40 steers in the medium weight domestic class and were judged 3rd and 6th on the hoof (live). These 2 steers then placed 4th and 12th on the hook (carcass). The Murray Grey steer was placed second in the Export steer hoof section and placed 4th on the hook.
The steers were not the only ones to perform well at Canberra with all of our students competing well in the Junior Parader’s Competition. Konnor Ryan achieved a 3rd in his U/15s heat, Jessie Alcorn achieved 1st in her heat and 5th overall in the hotly contested U/16s section, and Sally Downie achieved 4th place in the U/17s section. This is an amazing result again for our small state school against some of the best agricultural schools in NSW.
The student’s behaviour and performance was of a high standard for the whole trip and they were a credit to themselves and the school.
By Forbes High School Show Team