2019 Wingham Beef Week

The 32nd Annual Wingham Beef Week kicks off today and Wingham High School' Ag Show Team are all geared up for the challenge.

More than 500 children - a record number - from around NSW will be in attendance at Wingham Showground this week showcasing more than 250 steers.

With all eyes on host school Wingham, the dedicated team has been hard at work polishing judging and cattle leading skills.

More than 40 students make up the team and it's been a busy term preparing around 10 head of cattle at the school's farm.

Stud farmer Kel Bridges, himself an ex Wingham High School teacher, was on hand on Friday to offer some last minute tips to the competitors.

"I'll be giving them an educational run down on judging cattle," said Kel.

"We'll practice on the steers at the farm."

Kel breeds charolais beef cattle from his farm in Mooral Creek and as well as showing his cattle widely around the country, he also judges in many rural shows.

He was more than happy to be back at Wingham High School after retiring in 2008.

Also on hand to show his support, and to back the team all the way, was retired Ag teacher Charlie Cassells. Now living in country Victoria, Charlie wouldn't miss Beef Week and he's all in for the huge week in store.

The 2019 Wingham Beef Week kicks off at the Wingham High School Top Farm for the Junior Field Day on Monday from 9.30am - 2.30pm.

At least 140 local primary aged children are booked in for this boots and all day on the farm.