Cattle team dominates at Ekka
FOR the second year in a row, the Dalby State High School cattle team has proved its strength, taking out top prizes at the Queensland Royal Show.
Early mornings and late nights of preparation leading up to and during the Ekka have paid off for the eight students and their team of three heifers and five steers, which won four placings in the competition.
For the second year, Dalby State High won the prestigious inter school team judging competition, with students Mitch Franz, Chloe Jamieson and Charlie Salter beating teams from 27 other schools in Queensland.
Aidan Schelberg won an individual third place in his judging against hundreds of competitors his age.
Cattle program co-ordinator Sue Burrowes was over the moon with the students' results, a testament to their hard work.
"I couldn't be more proud of them, we've brought a team of students who have worked together tremendously, they've been organised, always on time and they have been so committed,” she said.
"Win or lose, they always put in 150 per cent.”
The DSHS cattle team has three events remaining before the season wraps up, Wondai show, The Elders Hoof and Hook in Toowoomba and a Glen Innes schools competition.