Maitland Area School

Maitland | Yorke Peninsula | South Australia

Well, it’s all over for another year! After months of preparation our Show team again represented our school with pride in Adelaide and were fortunate to again come home with a swag of ribbons.

Awards

This year we took two steers to town – Gaz the Red Poll from Kev Graham’s stud and Joel the Murray Grey, donated by Stuart Redding. Although our scan results didn’t look promising on the first morning, we were very pleased when Gaz won 4th place in his weight class on judging day.

Our goat team was very successful this year. We took six goats to the Show and our prize winners all came from Margaret Miller’s Coota Park Stud near Wallaroo. Bailey came 5th, Charlie  1st and Sam  1st in their respective weight classes on judging day, and Sam was then named Reserve Champion Lightweight goat. In the carcase competition, Charlie came 3rd in the Chevon category, whilst in the Capretto category Ollie came 6th, Tilly 5th and Sam 1st. Sam then went on to win the overall lightweight division and was named Champion Lightweight Carcase.

Our students looked fantastic in their red team shirts during the Grand Parade on Wednesday afternoon, and despite some rather difficult animals, managed to complete a number of laps of the oval to the cheers of the crowd.

Congratulations

Congratulations to all the Year 9 and 10 Agriculture students involved in the preparation of our animals over the last four months. Particular congratulations to the students selected to represent MAS in Adelaide:

Steer Team – Jesse Lawler, Lochie Gregory, Anna Falco, Ebony Short, Ciaha Smith

Goat Team – Georgie Robinson, Ezra Glazbrook, Bethany Sly, Nikita Penhall, Louise Lawler, Luke Clifford, Henry Honner, Caitlin Wyatt

Thank you...

Huge thanks to Julie Bagshaw for working with the steer team in Adelaide, to Tony Lawler and Andrew Honner for transporting stock and equipment to the Show and to the many parents and family members who supported us during our time in Adelaide.

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