KINGAROY, Proston and Nanango schools will all compete in the Wide Bay Hoof and Hook competition being hosted in the South Burnett.
This week, from Wednesday to Friday, schools from all over the Wide Bay will descend upon the Nanango Show Grounds to compete in the inter-school competition.
South Burnett students will compete against schools from Kilcoy to Bundaberg and Gympie.
Kingaroy State High School agriculture teacher Sean Wicks said more than 200 students would be competing and have been preparing the cattle for the event for months.
"The students have done six months of preparation for this event,” Mr Wicks said.
"The steers go on 120 days of grain and the students spend the year getting the cattle ready.”
About 17 students from Kingaroy State High School will compete over the three days for Grand Champion, Reserve Champion all the way down to sixth place in the hoof competition.
As well as awards for Prime Cattle Judging, Herdsman, Junior Handler, Led Steers and Heifers, Team Herdsman, Encouragement Awards and Overall Champion School.
The cattle will be sold to Nolans in Gympie after the event.
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