Each year schools work hard in preparation for the Royal Adelaide Show, find out how Murray Bridge High School and Unity College fared

Unity College

Unity College students enjoyed the opportunity to be involved in the Royal Adelaide Show in 2018. We thank the students, staff, and numerous parent volunteers who assisted in a range of activities and competitions with Dairy Heifers, Led Steers, Led Wether Goats and Merino Wethers.

We thank our sponsor Platinum Ag Services - Murraylands, for supporting the Unity College 2018 Show Team.

DAIRY HEIFER TEAM

Illawarra Breed

Heifer – Yearling

  • 1st with Glenbrooke Petal 28 handled by Lily Miegel (Exhibited by Lily & Max Miegel)
  • 7th with Springvale Honeymoon 92 handled by Olivia Hand (Exhibited by Unity College)

The Cogent Prize for Reserve Junior Champion Illawarra Female:

  • Glenbrooke Petal 28, handled by Lily Miegel (Exhibited by Lily and Max Miegel)

The Illawarra Cattle Society of Australia, SA Branch Prize for Dam’s Progeny Group:

  • 3rd with Springvale Enterprises, d: Springvale Honeymoon 64, included Springvale Honeymoon 92, handled by Olivia Hand

Junior Show:

REGISTERED DAIRY CATTLE ASSOCIATION (SA) PRIZES:

Heifer, born from 1 January, Handler 14 years and under:

  • 9th with Barossa Heritage David Tiara, handler Charlotte Meddle (Exhibitor: Michael Wohlstadt)

Heifer, yearling, Handler 14 years and under:

  • 8th with Springvale Honeymoon 92, handler Sarah Frahn (Exhibitor Unity College)
  • 9th with Homelands Crystal Molette, handler Alanah Hartman (Exhibitor PW Hentschke)
  • 14th with Barossa Heritage Beautiful Framboise, handler William Phillpott (Exhibitor Unity College)

Heifer, Yearling, School Class:

  • 5th with Springvale Honeymoon 92, handler Olivia Hand (Exhibitor Unity College)
  • 12th with Barossa Heritage Beautiful Framboise, handler William Phillpott (Exhibitor Unity College)

Best Presented School:

  • High Commendation - Unity College

JERSEY FEATURE BREED

THE JERSEY AUSTRALIA (SA) PRIZE Rising Stars:

  • 2nd with Barossa Heritage David Tiara handler Charlotte Meddle (Exhibitor Michael Wohlstadt)
  • 4th with Homelands Crystal Molette handler Alanah Hartman (Exhibitor PW Hentschke)
  • 7th with Barossa Heritage Beautiful Framboise handler by William Phillpott (Exhibitor Unity College)

THE JERSEY AUSTRALIA (SA) PRIZE & THE NEW HOLLAND AGRICULTURE PRIZE for Heifer born from 1 Jan of 2018

  • 2nd with Barossa Heritage David Tiara handler by Charlotte Meddle (Exhibitor Michael Wohlstadt)

THE JERSEY AUSTRALIA (SA) PRIZE for Yearling heifer

  • 2nd with Homelands Crystal Molette handler Alanah Hartman (Exhibitor PW Hentschke)
  • 7th with Barossa Heritage Beautiful Framboise handler by William Phillpott (Exhibitor Unity College)

JERSEY AUSTRALIA (SA) PRIZE for HONOURABLE MENTION JUNIOR CHAMPION JERSEY FEMALE

  • Barossa Heritage David Tiara handler by Charlotte Meddle (Exhibitor Michael Wohlstadt)

MERINO WETHER TEAM

Merino School Wether Classes:

THE THOMAS FOODS INTERNATIONAL PRIZE for THREE MOST VALUED SKINS

  • (team is Liam Joppich, Gypsy Roan & Alecia Bormann) – 6th 

Prime SAMM Junior Judging Competition - Under 15 yrs section:

  • Gypsy Roan – 6th 

LED WETHER GOATS TEAM

Live Export Class 103A – 35kg-37.9kg

  • Unity College (Loveys Jerry) handled by Hannah Starick – 6th 

Best Relationship between Led Goat Wether and Handler

  • Florence Thumlert – 5th (Loveys Pumpkin)

BOER GOAT TEAM

Doe, 18 months – 24 months

  • Amahle Khalysta – 3rd - Unity College

Balmarden Stud Encouragement Award – Unity College

WOOL

Zone 5 – Murray and Eastern Areas and Upper South East

  • Merino Fleece, ewe any age – Unity College – 1st
  •  Merino Fleece, wether any age – Unity College – 2nd

LED STEER TEAM

Thomas Foods International Prize for Led Steers Teams Championship 

  • Charolais – Caithness Beaumont

Class 511 – Export Steer 

  • 3rd  Caithness Beaumont N64 – handler Will O’Brien

Schools Light Domestic Carcase 200-250kg 

  • 3rd – Unity College – Shorthorn – Moorilla Glen Norbert N14

Shorthorn Society of Australia – SA Branch Premium for Highest Scoring Shorthorn Carcase

  • Unity College – Moorilla Glen Norbert N14

Murray Bridge High School

  • Contributed by Ally Braun, Ashley Biddell and Serena Werner (Adelaide Show Agriculture Teachers)

74 students and six staff from Murray Bridge High School attended The Adelaide Show over five days exhibiting four dairy heifers, two pens of three merino wethers, eight Boer goats and four led steers.

The students were given an amazing opportunity to develop livestock handling skills and team work skills while representing their school and making links with industry.

Murray Bridge High School was very successful, winning Best Presented School in the dairy pavilion plus other ribbons as follows:

Heifers supplied by the Afford Family (Billabong Holsteins) and Cooper Walton (Woodlane Farms)

  • 3rd Heifer, spring yearling born between 1/10/17 and 31/12/2017
  • 3rd Heifer yearling
  • 4th All Australian Holstein Youth Class
  • 7th Heifer born from 1 January of current year
  • Merino Wethers donated by the Kohler Family (Radnor)
  • 3rd Most Valuable Fleeces
  • 4th Most Valuable Fleeces
  • 5th Three most valued skins
  • 7th Best pen of three wethers
  • 8th Highest weight gain by a group

Led Wether Goats

  • 1st Live Export 41-43.9 kg
  • 2nd Live Export 41-43.9 kg
  • 3rd Live Export 38-40.9 kg
  • 4th Live Export 44-50 kg
  • 4th Live Export 47-50 kg

Led Steers supplied by Trent Walker (Keringa Angus), the Volker Family (Belmore Shorthorns) Wendy Hodge (Waterfront Simmentals) and the Vogt Family (Maryvale Limousins) were competitive but no ribbons on the day.

It was a huge achievement for the Year 12 students to get all four steers trained to compete safely at the show, including the Grand Parade and Handlers competitions on Wednesday.

The students are to be commended for the huge growth they showed over the year in their skills in handling, weighing, managing nutrition, safety, team work and knowledge and drive.

We would especially like to thank our breeders for their continued support.

All the students from the 23 Agriculture classes throughout the year have done a fantastic job feeding and preparing the animals for this year’s show and many are looking forward to participating in future shows.