Students learn cattle handling ropes

LEARNING THE ROPES: Abbey Male and Sophie Miles of Naracoorte High School lead a heifer at the South East Cattle Handlers Workshop.

AGRICULTURAL science students from high schools across the region gained practical cattle handling experience at the Mount Gambier Showgrounds last Thursday.

Sixty enthusiastic participants donned boots and wide-brimmed hats for the annual South East Cattle Handlers Workshop – an opportunity for year 8 to year 11 students to learn ringcraft, breeding technologies and the best clipping, washing and drying techniques for livestock judging.

Sessions were presented by volunteers from the South

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