The agriculture team from St Paul's College took out a number of impressive wins at the 2019 Upper Hunter Beef Bonanza in Scone last weekend.
The group of 26 students from Year 7 to 10, teachers and parents, along with 15 head of cattle travelled down for the three-day event.
St Paul's agriculture teacher Graham Bramley said he is very proud of the effort the students put into preparing for the show.
"The students and cattle excelled in the cattle showing section at the show," he said.
"They all train for these type of events in their own time and the results reflect the effort that the students have put in. They also break in and prepare their own animals.
"All of the cattle we sourced locally as well and we took a number of cattle bred here on the school farm."
In the paraders class, the school received a number of placings including Jack Ramsey with 1st under 14 paraders heat, Cooper Schubert 1st under 14, Joel Megaloconomos 1st under 15, Phoebe Bramley 3rd under 15 and Zoe Rudder 4th under 13.
"We all had a really good experience down there and put in a lot of effort and to get the win is pretty good," Jack said.
"The hard work does pay off," he added.
Joel said the highlight for him was receiving a win in an area he is interested in.
"I have always been interested in parading and to get a win is great," he said.
Phoebe, who has been to the Beef Bonanza for the past four years, placed 3rd under 15 in the paraders section.
"It feels really good, I've never placed before, so to get up there with the hard competition in Scone is amazing," she said.
The school also placed 1st in the unlead lightweight class with a steer paraded by Ella O'neill. The animal was bred on her family's farm at Bellbrook.
"The steer got 4th on the hoof and 1st on the hook which was surprising, I wasn't expecting him to place on the hoof at all but then to get place and a 1st on the hook was pretty good," Ella said.
Zoe, who placed 4th in the under 13 paraders, echoed her school mates and said the wins were impressive for the school.
"My steer didn't get placed on the hoof but placed 2nd on the hook, it was interesting to see how the judge's visualise and place the animals, it was a really good experience."
Mr Bramley said he is very proud of the students who all put a lot of effort into preparing for the show.
"This wouldn't have happened without the commitment of the kids. It was good to stand back and let them take over and help each other," he said.
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