Preparation for Beaudesert Show begins

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Preparation for Beaudesert Show is already underway, with over 30 enthusiastic agriculture students taking part in a cattle showing workshop at Beaudesert Showgrounds.

Students from McAuley College, Beaudesert State High School, Emmaus College and Boonah High School were joined by several younger students to learn about preparing cattle for the showground.

Colleen Buckley said cattle were supplied by local families as well as Beaudesert High School.

“The aim is to get kids confident to take part in the upcoming show season where they could show their own animals or go with the school and do junior parading and junior judging,” said Colleen.

Instructors Kelly and Steve Skillington from Cassaglen Charolais Stud in Warwick gave instruction on every aspect of caring for show cattle from nutrition and basic first aid through to grooming and show day preparation.

Beaudesert State High School Agriculture Head of Department, Kate Bandrowski said the workshop was valuable for students and the cattle.

“The cattle are all six months old except one we bottle fed who is three months old,” said Kate.

“This is their first show but we train at school three times a week. They are used to people and being tied up but this is a new experience – different people, cattle that they don’t know.”

“They are pretty calm and relaxed today.”

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