Solid start to show season for Kingaroy High
THE Kingaroy State High School cattle showing team has had a great start to the show season.
Competing at the Proston Show at the weekend, team members came home with several ribbons for cattle.
Team member Abby Nowland said the team won two seconds in the bulls under 12 months category, a third in bulls under 12 months and a third in bulls under 15 month with their limousin-cross and angus exhibits.
The Proston Show was the team's third show of the year, with the next one being in Murgon next weekend.
Abby followed in the footsteps of her two sisters to join the cattle showing team.
"I just really love being around the cattle and the friends you make in and out of the team,” she said.
Abby said the team's biggest rival was Nudgee College.
"They have all the fancy equipment and we prove that you don't need that to get a good result,” she said.
"They are at every show and in the school competition.”
The Kingaroy team is spread across all year levels and involvement goes towards their agriculture classes.
The agriculture team will spend weekends throughout show season travelling around to as many local shows as possible before the Ekka in August.
It's a long day for the 12 students on the cattle showing team.
Teacher Heather Litzow said the team was showing off its new angus stud cattle this year and had done well so far. "The angus stud is a first time at Proston and they are doing really well,” Mrs Litzow said.
They are up at 4am with the cattle, getting them ready to show and won't get back to the school until 5.30pm.
It's a busy show season, with Murgon next weekend and Kingaroy, Roma and Wondai coming up before heading to Gympie and Brisbane. Chloe Plowman, from Ruby Ridge Stud, Kingaroy, came away with three firsts and a second for stud cattle.
The Plowmans will compete at all the South Burnett shows.
Murgon State High School agriculture team also competed at the Proston Show, the first show of the season for the team. They will also take cattle at the Murgon Show on Saturday.