State high wins placings at Queensland's biggest show

WINNER: Charlie Salter, from Dalby State High School ,was champion junior handler for the 11-13 years category.
WINNER: Charlie Salter, from Dalby State High School ,was champion junior handler for the 11-13 years category. Contributed

DALBY State High School's cattle team has enjoyed great success at the Royal Queensland Show, taking several placings at the state's biggest event.

The school entered its students and 11 head of cattle into the exhibition, as well as a strong team in the sheep showing.

The sheep showing team took a hat-trick of placings in the Prime Lamb class on Wednesday, with the school's lambs finishing first, second and third.

For the cattle team, none of the cattle made it to auction, however student Charlie Salter won first place in the 11-13years paraders competition and Mitch Franz came third in the 14-15years intermediate paraders.

The school's senior student support worker, Sue Burrowes, travelled to Brisbane with the students and said she was happy with the team's efforts.

"I think overall the students went really well - the cattle placed well in all their classes,” Mrs Burrowes said.

"We took 11 head of cattle with us and nine of those were home-bred, so they were actually bred on campus between the last nine to 13months.”

The school team has had great success this year, with the Ekka being their toughest challenge yet.

"The competition is a lot greater than the local shows - here you can be competing against 140 students,” MrsBurrowes said.

"The results are from the efforts by students and staff in their classes.”

Topics:  brisbane exhibition dalby dalby state high school cattle team ekka 2017

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