Grant high wins across the board

STRONG SHOWING: Grant High School Cattle Club students - with 50 students across years 8-12 and 8 steers.

GRANT High School Cattle Club students had a near clean sweep of awards at the Mount Gambier Show recently, winning nearly every category in the Led Steer Competition.

Grant High’s Caitlyn Bignell won the novice section of the handler competition – with Grant High entering 14 students out of a field of 60 handlers.

Despite four Grant High students competing in the experienced section, the Champion Experienced Handler was awarded to Lucy Steer from Bordertown High School.

The On Hoof section of the competition took place on Thursday, with the steers being judged live for their market suitability and carcass traits.

This began with a Best Prepared section, where all 36 steer entries were paraded at once to establish the winner.

Rellum Farms Roger took 3rd place, led by Grant High School’s Eadie Mustart.

The steers were then separated into three weight classes with Grant High students winning all three categories.

Lindsay Murray Greys Lindsay Romeo, led by Summer Buckmaster won the 300 – 550 kg class.

Claremont Blacks Angus Rocko, led by Caitlyn Bignell won the 550 – 650 kg class.

Claremont Blacks Angus Reggie led by Ryan Bald won the 650 – 750 kg class.

Finally, each of the weight category winners were judged to crown the Champion Steer on Hoof award which went to Lindsay Romeo – from Lindsay Murray Greys of Casterton VIC.

Unsurprisingly, Grant High School ag science teacher Scott Cramm was pleased with the school’s strong results.

“Obviously a very successful day for Grant High School,” he said.

“Congratulations must go to all the students involved in the Cattle Club group, for all their hard work preparing the steers over the last two terms and their efforts over the two days of the competition.

“Thank you to all the families who donated steers… you only have this much success if you are provided with quality animals.”