St Joseph’s Denman does it again at the Beef Bonanza

Twenty-five members from the Cattle Show Team at St Joseph’s Primary School, Denman recently competed at the annual Upper Hunter Beef Bonanza in Scone – the largest steer challenge competition in Australia.

St Joseph’s joined over 880 students from across NSW at the Bonanza to participate in a range of competitions.

The team achieved outstanding results across the weekend’s events.

Friday Results

  • St Joseph’s Denman – Champion Herdsmen
  • Addie Hagan – Champion Primary Parader

Saturday Results

  • William Jacobs – 2nd in Parading
  • Scarlet Hagan – 2nd in Parading
  • Diesel Hagan – 2nd in Parading
  • Isabella Falvey – 2nd in Parading
  • Dylan Gardiner – 3rd in Parading
  • Georgia Straney – 4th in Parading
  • Landon Meyer – 5th in Parading
  • Marshall Hinze – 5th in Parading
  • Harry Thompson – 5th in Parading

All members of the Cattle Show Team is to be congratulated for their outstanding efforts over the weekend.

The students were excellent ambassadors for their school – being well behaved and showing respect for all – and especially to the animals. It was great to see other breeders and schools congratulating our school on our successes and on the great attitude of all our students.

The members of the St Joseph’s Cattle Show Team include:

  • Kade Moon                    
  • Addie Hagan               
  • Georgia Straney
  • Isabella Falvey              
  • Caylie Edwards             
  • Caoilainn Finn
  • Sophie Paull                  
  • Diesel Hagan                 
  • Callie Hagan
  • Scarlet Hagan               
  • Louis Bottomley            
  • Dylan Gardiner
  • Cambell Hinze               
  • Henri LeGrange            
  • Marshall Hinze
  • William Henley             
  • Will Jacobs                    
  • David Caruana
  • Matt Mackay                 
  • Connor Ryan                 
  • Landon Meyer
  • Harry Thompson           
  • Emmitt Medhurst         
  • Will Hejduk
  • Ned McKenzie

We would like to say thank you to our sponsors for their generous financial support which enables our Cattle Show Team to continue to grow despite our region experiencing terrible drought conditions:

  • Brad Hinze Horseshoeing             
  • Coolmore Australia
  • Dalara Pastoral 
  • Glencore – Mangoola
  • Godolphin  
  • JTF Electrical Services
  • Paul & Merry Freeman                 
  • Denman Dapkos
  • Hunter Valley Farming Contractors

I would also like to thank the following people for their support with the team during the campaign and the Beef Bonanza weekend:

  • Abby Meyer & Roxley Duggan                    
  • Natarlee Meyer
  • The Freeman Family                                    
  • Lisa Wilson
  • Anna Williams
  • Rhiarne Hagan
  • The Hinze family                                           
  • The Bailey family

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Aaron Moon

Aaron Moon is the Principal of St James' Primary School, Muswellbrook.