Penola’s Royal Easter Show Success

Penola Catholic College in Emu Plains competed with their own cattle for the first time in this year’s Royal Easter Show. Two year 12 students and four year 10 students with their teacher Miss Emily Wilson entered three beef cattle; one trade steer and two pure-bred steers as well as the school egg laying competition and the school meat bird pairs competition.

The students worked extremely hard preparing the animals in the lead up to the Show. They had a week at the Show where they had early mornings and late nights making sure their animals were looking their best!

Competition day and the students were there at 5am preparing the steers playfully named Simon, Theodore and Alvin. It was pouring with rain, but the students did a wonderful job and the steers were very well behaved in the ring. Later at the auction the students were absolute professionals parading the two purebred steers Simon and Theodore in the full auditorium.

(L-R) Darcy Hopton Year 10, Marshall Pereira Year 10, Holly Lampard Year 12 Miss Emily Wilson, Chloe Riley Year 10, Samantha Rowe Year 12, Montana La Rosa Year 10

Penola were extremely successful at the Sydney Royal Easter Show winning:

– Two Sydney Royal Easter Show Bronze Medals for Purebred Carcases. 

– Two Sydney Royal Easter Show Third Prizes for The StanHill Memorial Trophy Interbreed Group of Three Steers.

– 5th Place Sydney Royal Easter Show Pigeon and Poultry Meat Bird Pair.

– 10th Place Sydney Royal Easter Show Pigeon and Poultry Meat Bird Pair.

Penola want to thank The Sydney Royal Easter Show for running a great show and the animal breeders who supplied them with these cattle: Weethalle Square Meaters, Palmerston Square Meaters and St Gregory’s College. Congratulations to the companies that purchased the steers at the show; Makani Meats, GF & VC Hardwicks Wholesale and Woolworths.