Capital success for Chev College’s woolly entrants

A slew of champion ribbons and a supreme long wool ewe, the primary industries students of Chevalier College showed their prowess at the Canberra Royal Show last month.

From February 21 to 25, the students had early starts and late finishes, not only readying their stock, but also undertaking placements.

Hannah Maggs with a ribbon clad ewe.

Hannah Maggs with a ribbon clad ewe.

The cattle team took their beasts through the full treatment for competition - washing, blowing and prepping them for competition.

The hard work paid off with two seconds and two thirds for the Square Meaters and two Fleckvieh heifers from a stud in Taree. 

In the lead up to the competition, the sheep team worked hard for keeping their stock fed, watered and prepped all week. 

The first show for most of the students, they came away with stand-out results with four reserve champions, three champions, the grand champion ewe and winning all three breeders pairs and groups. 

The students took out the champion long wool ram in the schools section and also supreme long wool ewe of the show with the black and coloured breeders.

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The students faced challenging conditions on their final day as they packed up in a 64 millimetre deluge of rain. 

“Challenging conditions are all in a day’s work on the farm and all the students did their college proud, working together as a team to save the cattle from floating away,” agriculture teacher Hayley Mahoney said. 

With the Moss Vale Show underway and Camden approaching, the students and their four legged friends are working their way up for the hotly contested competitions of the Sydney Royal Easter Show.