The weather gods certainly weren’t smiling on us on August 21st, but our students and animals persevered through trying conditions to represent CYS with pride at the Led Steer and Goat event at Kadina.
Following the success of the inaugural event at last year’s Kadina Show, Natasha Westbrook again organised a fantastic opportunity for local students from YP and the Mid North to present their animals and represent their school. Despite the cancellation of the Kadina Show, the event was able to go ahead thanks to the efforts of Kadina Memorial School to host the day.
CYS was represented by two steers, six goats and nearly thirty students and they created a spectacular display in the Grand Parade. Students looked resplendent in black and red uniforms with the animals sporting matching halters, bandanas and ribbons. We were very proud to place third overall and accept our prize from Rowan Ramsey.
Judging Ring Competition
The judging ring was highly competitive with five schools vying for the top positions. Our students achieved great success with their animals. Harrison Geater Johnson came fourth in his heat with Lorenzo the goat, whilst Jess Baker, Alyssa Bott and Lochlan Trevena all reached the finals in the steer competition with Brian and Banjo. The final standings in the grand final (out of a field of 21 entries) were Alyssa 4th, Jess 3rd and Lochlan 2nd.
The weeks of preparation at school and the success on the day would not have been possible without the commitment of our students during lessons and out of hours and the help and support of a range of staff, parents and community members.
Thank you to David Ramsey and Scott Moore for supporting our students and helping with transport.
Thanks also to our local farmers for providing the animals to CYS – Margaret Miller (Coota Park Boer Goats), Amy Nankivell (Ashvell Murray Grey Stud) and Chris Thompson (Bayview Shorthorn Stud).
It is fantastic to watch our students develop their skills, confidence and responsibility through the preparation of animals for a Show. We are very proud of our CYS Team and are already looking forward to the Show events in 2021.