Emmaus ag team wins ribbons at Beaudesert Show

SHOW TIME: Emmaus ag team with their five Lake Moogerah Droughtmasters. Photo: Supplied
SHOW TIME: Emmaus ag team with their five Lake Moogerah Droughtmasters. Photo: Supplied

Emmaus College’s Agriculture Team have performed well at the Beaudesert Show bringing home a junior champion ribbon and two first placings.

Their team, which includes high school agricultural studies students and senior school students studying their Certificate II and III in Agriculture, had high hopes for the show after recent wins at the Canungra and Boonah Shows.

The Lake Moogerah Droughtmasters cattle received junior champion heifer (Droughtmaster), first place heifer under 12 months and bull 12-18 months and second place in the Sires progeny (interbreed).

Agriculture teacher Laura Edwards said Beaudesert Show had been the most competitive stud beef section they had been in this year.

“Throughout the show season Emmaus travelled with the cattle to participate in the stud beef cattle competition at Boonah, Canungra and Beaudesert shows,” she said.

Ms Edwards said Emmaus’ new partnership with Phil and Sue Gutzke had been a success.

“We’ve been very pleased with our results in our first show season,” she said.

“We have had some great help from Lake Moogerah Droughtmasters and Silva Rayne Droughtmasters with the cattle and their preparation.”

Ms Edwards said while attending the shows students also participated in the young handlers competition.

“This competition aims to develop parading and animal handling skills, where the children are essentially judged rather than the animals,” she said.

At the Beaudesert Show Emmaus Students also took part in the paraders competition.

Ms Edwards said although the students did not place they students enjoyed the experience and learnt many tips for the show season next year.

“There was strong competition at Beaudesert in the paraders classes, one class had 19 people and the other had 16 people,” she said.

“We look forward to another successful show season next year.”