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St Brendan’s College is using a mixture of Red Brahman and Droughtmaster genetics to provide homebred show steers. The balance of the show team is purchased or donated cattle.
Students are trained in all aspects of cattle showing including breaking in cattle, halter training, and leading and presenting cattle for judging. Students learn what the judges are looking for when judging cattle and will participate in Junior Parader competitions at shows as well as leading led steers and stud cattle. We further encourage students to learn and participate in Junior Judging.
Students must attend training afternoons at the school. These afternoons will be on Tuesday and Thursday from 3.15pm to 5.00pm. For workplace health and safety reasons, students must wear closed-in footwear at all times while in the yards. Training will commence in Term 1 and continue throughout the year. Students may also be invited to attend training sessions at cattle stations or at local workshops at various times.
Students are required to pay an annual fee of $250.00 to the SBC administration office. Fees may be added to student accounts if parental permission is given. This fee includes two cattle club shirts. Continuing cattle club members who currently have a beige cattle club shirt will receive a discount of $30 on the fee.
A cattle club shirt (beige, long-sleeved shirt with logo) must be worn to all cattle club events. A green checked cattle club shirt will be worn on all judging days at cattle Shows.
The Cattle Club uniform is a beige, long-sleeved shirt for travel and preparation days, a green check long-sleeve shirt, school tie or necktie (ladies), a western hat, cream, and blue jeans and boots. As students are representing the school, the uniform must be worn during all show events. When not showing cattle, students are required to wear a school polo shirt. No other clothing should be worn at shows. Unfortunately, students not wearing the correct attire will not be permitted to represent the College at show events.
Students must appreciate that club obligations do not stop once back on the school grounds. Students are expected to:
For more information please contact student reception.