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Self sufficiency at its best.

20/05/2013
​Dylan Hosking feeding Hero.
At the Agriculture Farm
Students have been busy planting and chipping pumpkins for the winter season. They have also been growing grasses to feed to the cattle as fodder crops over the winter season as part of the cell-grazing process used at the farm. The Senior Rural Operations students have been working on building our show displays for Caboolture in June and the Ekka in August. Mechanical pigs are being built, along with 3D cows and horses. Students are also growing beans and peas in the gardens and maintaining the greenhouse. Macadamias are being harvested off the ground, de-husked and dried for 6 weeks.  Honey is about to be collected again. The chickens for the World Poultry Science Association trial for Year 10 students have arrived and are laying eggs.
 
Cattle Showing
The cattle show students have also been busily preparing the cattle for the local shows to demonstrate the breeding capacity of our animals to the public. This year at Marburg Show, student, Dylan Hosking, led Cabhigh Hero to win Grand Champion Braford Bull. Talena Taylor had the opportunity to lead the Grand Champion Braford Female, Cabhigh Firefly, with Firefly’s stunning calf, Cabhigh Hope, led by John Dern. Thanks to seniors, Alycia Wyllie, Sarah Birt, Mitchell Pearce and Dylan Hosking, for leading the junior students by example at the show and in the preparation phase at school. We were also pleased to come second in the Tropical Cow and Calf section with Firefly and her calf Hope, this time, being led by Eliza Barber and John Dern.
 
Kaye Pedwell
HOD – Agriculture/Senior School