Week three of term three saw Wingham High School’s show team venture to the 2018 Scone Beef Bonanza.
The Wingham High School team did exceptionally well over the three days in what has become the largest steer show in NSW.
Students competed in led steer classes, carcass competitions, junior judging live, meat judging and paraders competition depending on their age group.
In the Steer/Heifer Classes – Led Steers section, Wingham High School’s Nugget was awarded first in the Light Weight Class, paraded by Jennifer James (on the day) and Taylah De’Elboux. Nigel was first in his heat for the Reserve Champion overall Light Weight Class, paraded by Mitch Bisley. Heifer Nakita came second in her heat in the Middle Weight Class, paraded by Meggan Watkins. All of these classes have 20+ steers in each class. There were 400 students and 800 steers in total at the event.
Individual Paraders who placed were Jennifer James, first in heat 15 years; and Corey South, fifth in heat 15 years. There were well over 100 competitors in the event.
In the Interactive Meat Judging – Scone Livestock Exchange, with more than 600 competitors, the Wingham Girls Team of Jennifer James, Taylah De’Elboux, Sarah Busuttil, and Meggan Watkins placed second overall in this big event.
Other students in the Wingham High School team were Hayden Moore, Shyanne Harvey, Harrison Kern, Jack Shepherd, Caitlin Watkins and Sophie French.
The school wishes to give a huge thanks to Mal Marks for transporting the stock to Scone and Mr Reg Brood as support crew and camp organiser.
Preparation of steers now begins in Term four in readiness for Wingham Beef Week in May 2019.