White and Blue Celebrate Murgon Show Centenary

Hoof 'n' Hook Friday, 26 Mar 2021

The Murgon Show Society has celebrated 100 years since the first show was held in May 1921. As part of the opportunity to celebrate with them last weekend and a long awaited opportunity for our Hoof n Hook team to show their stuff; BCC Hoof ‘n’ Hook club headed off to the show with a small but enthusiastic team.

Despite a wet weekend, the team of senior students joined other regional schools and proved that BCC was a serious contender. 

In the Prime Judging Sam Attard placed 2nd, Lily Mason 3rd and Cody Muller 4th. Stud Cattle Judging was even more successful for our White and Blue team with 1st place going to Lily Mason, 2nd to Abigail Marsman and 3rd to Avah Murdoch.

Our team had strong competition from both Proston and Murgon teams in the Junior Handlers section but never let that stop them showing how well they handle their steers. In the U/15 division Abigail Marsman claimed 2nd place while in the 15 years and over division.

To top it off one of the newest members of the college herd also took out her own prize. 

“Mirrors Image” was purchased from Five Star Limousins and won junior champion female on debut. She stood 4th out of 12 head in the interbreed at 5 months old.

None of this would have been possible without the support of supervising teachers Lynne Howkins and Angela Gees. “We had a great weekend at Murgon and with a number of shows coming up this year, it was a strong first event” Mrs Howkins said. “I would like to acknowledge Cody Hooper who although didn’t place in any of his events, worked really hard behind the scenes leading the cattle during the judging competition. His dedication to the animals and the team is exemplary”.

Special vote of thanks to Hoof ‘n’ Hook advisor/mentor and BCC Farm Manager Paul Forman from Oakwood Limousins. His work with the team both in the show ring and in the yards is one of affirmation and gentle encouragement as the students learn more and more about showing cattle and working with these animals.

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