Wingham High School at Upper Hunter Beef Bonanza, Scone

Wingham High School had a successful outing at the Upper Hunter Beef Bonanza at Scone in October.

The school won three live ribbons and four carcass ribbons.

“We won first place (blue ribbon) for Middleweight Carcass as well as many parading ribbons won by our students,” Wingham High School agriculture teacher Charlie Cassels said.

“Emily Brood spoke in the final of the junior judging; only 20 out of the 840 students were chosen to speak.

“Wingham High School is unique as we breed and raise our own cattle on our school farm. We did exceptionally well as a lot of schools go home with no awards at all,” Charlie said.

There were record entries for this year's Bonanza with 82 schools entered including state, private and Catholic schools, plus commercial producers.

Records of the number of cattle entered were also broken this year, with 432 head entered.