Murrumburrah High School students had a very successful 2018 Sydney Royal Show. The highlight of the show experience was that they broke all previous records in raising $66,000 for Victor Chang Cardiac Research through Shute Bell and Lumby Charity Steer. Each year the students have the task of preparing 2 steers, usually the feature breed. This year the feature breed was Hereford/Poll Hereford and the students had the task of breaking, feeding, grooming and parading 2 Poll Hereford steers raised locally at “Benangaroo” Jugiong by T.A Fields. The steers were affectionately named “Lub” and “Dub” grew to an impressive 608kg and 620kg, “Dub” the steer chosen to be auctioned for charity went on to win a Bronze Medal in the carcase competition. In addition to the $66K raised, $2000 was donated by T.A Fields to the Victor Chang Cardiac research team.
Murrumburrah High School also took on the challenge of preparing a trade steer for local Boorowa identity Mr Graham Simmonds. This steer was sold over the grid and has raised money for Can Assist locally. “Christopher” the steer scanned 7 and 9 on the rib and rump and weighed in at 590kg.
In addition to these two charity steers, Murrumburrah High School prepared another 9 steers for the hoof and hook competition. Of these steers a Midlands Fleckvieh steer won a bronze medallion and a Limousin steer bred by Mr Tony Starr from Starrs Limousins Young won 3rd place on the hoof and a silver medal in the carcase competition. Another Limousin steer from Starr’s Limousins won a Highly Commended in the hoof section.
Four students managed the team for the entire time, while another junior state parade came up for half the time. Students, Rory Fogg, Haylee Allen, Gus Shea, Hannah Phillis and junior Chad Webster worked hard for the week.
In the parading competition the students performed very well with Hannah Phillis the school parader obtaining a Highly commended out of 35 students and Gus Shea placing 3rd in his age division in the State Paraders competition.
Murrumburrah High School students also helped out with other studs during their time at the show. A worn out crew of students arrived home on Sunday night to a well earned rest.