THIS EVENT IS CURRENTLY ON HOLD D
We have successfully held this competition since 1993.
The event takes the form of a skills based competition and aims to provide an avenue for students to practice and apply knowledge acquired from their agricultural studies in the selection of beef cattle. Students from 8 to 18 years of age compete in 3 age categories assessing animals against criteria important for beef production. Students, participating as individuals and in teams of three, assess bulls, heifers and steers for market suitability, ranking the animals in preferential order. Students are also required to support their decision with a brief oral presentation.
The student’s assessments are compared with those of an experienced cattle judge and the most accurate team assessment wins a steer for their respective school agricultural programme.