WINGHAM High School’s agricultural team is set for competition at the Sydney Royal Easter Show.
Ten students will travel to Sydney to compete in a range of events and experience one of the biggest agricultural shows in the country.
The school has entered a steer and a heifer in Woolworth’s Trade Steer competition which is all about rearing an animal that adheres to Woolworth’s meat specifications.
The school’s agricultural teacher, Charlie Cassels explained the animals must fit a specific range of size and fat to be eligible.
“Alot of farmers are targeting Woollies fat specifications because they know they’re going to get premium price,” Mr Cassels said.
The agricultural team have weighed and analysed their animals each week in the process to select a cow they think will best fit the specifications.
“It involves forward projecting which is a good exercise for the students to do,” he said.
Students Jonty Hemmingway, Brianna Hartup, Nakita Gallagher and Madeleine Coomba will represent in the state parading final.
“It’s always hectic but we’re looking forward to it,” Mr Cassels said.
“There are literally over 1500 head of cattle. It’s like headquarters for cattle. Everyone tries to get there.”
Mr Cassels said the huge scale of the competition and the fact they will be competing against schools from around the state is an eye opener for the students.
“It’s fantastic for them to be involved,” he said.