Success for St Joseph’s Aberdeen at Glen Innes Show

In a first for the school, five students from St Joseph’s High School, Aberdeen competed at the Glen Innes Led Cattle Extravaganza.

Bailey Anderson, Adam Simpson, Sarah Keegan, Maddy Burgin and Jayde Tuckerman attended the weekend event, competing with a steer by the name of Gremlin who was prepared by the school’s Year 11 Primary Industries class and a number of borrowed animals.

Gremlin was initially destined to attend the Ekka show in Brisbane, but required further attention to get him ready for showing.

On the Sunday, Bailey took Gremlin into the ring who was very settled and compliant under Bailey’s calming hand. The judge was impressed with the 'power and thickness' of the steer and he was awarded Champion School Steer and won his open class.

Other impressive results from the weekend included Adam being awarded Champion Herdsperson, Sarah made it to the final for junior judging and in the senior paraders, Jayde took second place while Bailey and Adam made it to the finals, all using the borrowed animals.

A big congratulations to all students for their outstanding efforts.

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