Bundaberg Christian College’s small but enthusiastic Hoof ‘n’ Hook team had a long-awaited opportunity to show its stuff at the Murgon Show.
The Murgon Show Society was celebrating 100 years since its first show in May 1921.
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 second, Lily Mason third and Cody Muller fourth.
Stud cattle judging was even more successful for the college’s white and blue team, with first place going to Lily Mason, second to Abigail Marsman and third to Avah Murdoch.
The BCC team had strong competition from both Proston and Murgon teams in the junior handlers section.
In the under-15 division Abigail Marsman claimed second place.
To top it off, one of the newest members of the college herd also took out its own prize.
Mirrors Image was purchased from Five Star Limousins and won junior champion female on debut.
She stood fourth out from 12 head in the interbreed at five months old.
None of this would have been possible without the support of supervising teachers Lynne Howkins and Angela Gees.
Mrs Howkins said the team had a great weekend at Murgon and with a number of shows coming up this year, it was a strong first event.
“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,” she said.
“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.”