On Saturday 28 July, 13 Churchie boys attended the Mt Gravatt Show to compete in the cattle and sheep judging competitions. The competition involved the process of judging a group of four animals and ranking them in terms of desirable traits compared to others and articulating the reasons for the rankings to an audience and panel of experts.
Relative newcomers to the art of judging sheep, the young men of Churchie had to be shown what to look for by students from competing schools. Undaunted by this, the young men went about examining each animal with a skillful eye for detail and, in the end, Benjamin Duddy (Year 8) and Tom Servin (Year 8) placed first and second in the Junior Sheep Judging competition.
Many of the Churchie boys are no strangers to the art of cattle judging and each young man went about the examination with a keen eye for detail. In the end, Tom Servin impressed with his masterful inspection and oration of each animal’s traits and came away with first place. Lawson McCamley was also impressive, taking out a very close fourth place.
The Churchie Judging Team will be competing at the Ekka Show this week.