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Please note that this competition is not open until Term 3!


Whakarongo School Agricultural Day

Lamb & Calf Competition Information & Online Entries


Please see below for Lamb Rearing Competition Information, Calf Rearing Competition Information.  

Please see the bottom of this page for printable versions of the competition information.



LAMB REARING COMPETITION

(Guidelines from Manawatu/Oroua Division-Boys and Girls Agricultural Club)


Lambing Dates:   Born between 1st July and 15 September


Classes:             A student may only exhibit one lamb

Junior Category – New Entrant to Year 4

Senior Category – Year 5 to Year 8.


Notes:


  1. All feeding and handling of animals must be done by the students themselves.

  2. Lambs should be presented for judging in natural condition at both school and Manawatu/Oroua Division Championship Day (washed or clipped lambs will be disqualified).

  3. Lambs should be free from disease and clean about the mouth, crutch and feet.

  4. Students should be encouraged to present themselves in a neatly dressed manner.  Appropriate enclosed footwear is to be worn.  Present yourself and your lamb as a team.


Judging:


Lamb competitions are divided into three classes:

  • Leading

  • Calling

  • Care and Attention.


a) Leading 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th.

Lambs should be paraded around in a ring in a clockwise direction with the student leading from the left-hand side of the lamb.  Lambs should be paraded as a group first and then individually.  Points for leading should be allotted on co-operation between the student and lamb, control, tension and speed.  A good leader is one that walks at normal pace with the lamb’s head level with the student’s hip and little tension on the lead.


Size, type and condition should not influence this class.


b) Calling 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th.


Students should be able to call their lamb from a distance of approximately 4 metres.  Care should be taken to calling done in quiet surrounding.  Students should have simple calls; it doesn’t have to be the lamb’s name.  Call loud and clear.


c) Care and Attention


Brushing all over is important.  A docked lamb is preferred to a long-tailed one.  The size and condition of the lamb has a bearing in this section.



CALF REARING COMPETITION


(Guidelines from the Manawatu/Oroua Division - Boys and Girls Agricultural Club)


Calving Dates: Born between 1st July and 15th September


Classes:                   A student may only exhibit one calf.

                                   Junior Category –  New Entrant to Year 4.  

                                   Senior Category – Year 5 to Year 8.  

                                   Dairy or Beef calves of any breed for both categories.


Notes:


  1. All feeding and handling of animals must be done by the student themselves.

  2. All calves must be presented for judging in natural condition at both school and Championship Day.  (Clipped or trimmed animals will be disqualified).

  3. Care and Attention – Calves should be presented in a clean and well groomed condition, including tidy halters and leads.

  4. Parents are asked not to give undue attention to the calf presented by their child.

  5. Students should be encouraged to present themselves in a neatly dressed manner.  Appropriate enclosed footwear is to be worn.  Present yourself and your calf as a team.


Judging:


Calf competitions will be in three classes:

  • Leading

  • Care and Attention

  • Type (this is not applicable as all types are accepted)



a)  Leading 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th.

   

   Calves should be paraded around a ring in a clockwise direction with the  

   student leading from the left-hand side of the calf.  Calves should be

   presented as a group first then individually.  Points for leading should be

   allotted on co-operation between the student and calf, control, tension and

   speed.  A good leader is one that walks at normal pace with the calf level

   with the student’s hip, and little tension on the lead.


   Size, type and condition should not influence this class.


b)  Care and Attention                             1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th.


c)  Dairy Type / Beef Type (not applicable)


Ag Day: Lamb & Calf Entry Form 2018




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Ana Matangi,
Aug 16, 2016, 8:02 PM
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Ana Matangi,
Aug 16, 2016, 8:01 PM
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