Tumut students achieve outstanding success at the Royal Canberra Show

A WINNING TEAM: The paraders and top exhibits from the Tumut High School celebrate success at the Royal Canberra Show. Picture: Supplied
A WINNING TEAM: The paraders and top exhibits from the Tumut High School celebrate success at the Royal Canberra Show. Picture: Supplied

A TEAM of students from Tumut in southern NSW have had a successful trip to the Royal Canberra Show.

Members of the Rural Youth Cattle Enrichment Charolais Stud exhibited six heifers and a bull calf at the event. 

Tumut High School, Charolais stud coordinator Tony Butler said the team were quietly confident before the show. 

He said the success started with the stud entered a 15-month-old heifer which won the inaugural interbreed junior heifer jackpot. 

“Within a very short time RYCE Coralie 16 was awarded the heifer champion from a class of 35 heifers,” Mr Butler said.

Meanwhile, RYCE Coralie 16’s was awarded junior champion Charolais female.

She then competed against a senior Charolais cow and calf to be awarded the grand champion Charolais female.

“This was a huge achievement,” Mr Butler said. This heifer then later went on to beat the champion bull and earn supreme champion beef breed female of the show. 

“This was an amazing result,” said Mr Butler.

He explained that the stud had been running for five years. 

The Tumut stud was also was successful with a 34-month-old Charolais heifer, RYCE Estella with her five-week old calf RYCE Pretzel.

Estella won the reserve senior champion Charolais female.

RYCE Refine 15, a 26-month old heifer was first in her heat and RYCE Cutie Pie, a 26-month old heifer received a third in her heat.

“These results in the beef cattle stud section of Royal Canberra were amazing and a credit to the students who used their cattle skills in the preparation of the animals for the show circuit,” Mr Butler said. 

Year 11 student Breanna Holmes was acknowledged for her work in helping to prepare the heifer known as Coralie 16. 

Mr Buttler said Tumut High School was the first school to have been awarded the supreme champion beef breed female of the show having bred their own stud stock.

Cattle parading was also a major part of the Royal Canberra Show.