Sheep Club Report
Date: May 19, 2015 Posted by: Carmel Cowley
Term 1, Week 7, 2015
On the 7th March the Sheep Club attended the Pittsworth Show. Eight students, in Years 5-12, took our biggest-ever team of Texel sheep (18 head) to compete against exhibitors representing four other breeds. It was nice to see Calvary Christian College up from Brisbane with their Suffolks. Their twenty students gave us some solid competition in the Junior Judges contest.
Judge for the day was one of our past students – Chris Johnstone, who now works as a livestock agent for Elders in Glen Innes. Chris was captain of our Sheep Club in 2006-08, and also won the Queensland Young Judges final in 2008. Chris remarked on the significant improvement in the quality of our sheep in the intervening seven years.
As the only Texel exhibitors, we won all classes and all broad ribbons within the breed. However, it was a real highlight when our ewe went on to be awarded the tri-colour ribbon for Supreme Champion Ewe of the show. In the Junior Judging section, stand-out performer was Zac McKechnie (Year 7), who managed to win the U15 section at his first attempt.