Sheep Club Wins at the EKKA 2015
Date: August 24, 2015 Posted by: Carmel Cowley
SCOTS PGC College Sheep Club returned from the 2015 EKKA with a swag of ribbons. The College exhibited thirteen of their stud Texel sheep – seven in Open classes and six in Inter-school classes – and returned with their best-ever results. In the Open classes, SCOTS sheep took out Champion ram, ewe and breeder’s groups, while in the Inter-school classes they had to settle for Reserve Champions (behind Warwick SHS). However, when the Texel champions went out to contest the inter-breed, it was a SCOTS ram lamb (11 months, 81 kg) that was awarded the ribbon for Supreme Champion Ram of Show. The Texel breeder’s group was also highly commended in a competition that was eventually taken out by Suffolks exhibited by Dakabin SHS. Meat Sheep Young Judges and Junior Handler classes were also hotly-contested at the Royal Queensland Show, with more than a hundred students from seven different schools competing. Again, the SCOTS students excelled, with 11 year-old Keeley Fagg placed second in the U15 section of Young Judges, and 15 year-old Kate-Elizabeth Worth placed second in the 15 years and over sections of both the Young Judges and Junior Handlers.