Whakarongo School Agricultural Day

Lamb & Calf Competition Information & Online Entries


Please see below for Lamb 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 15th 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. Lambs may be presented with or without their tails.

  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, preferably not gumboots.

Judging:

Lamb competitions are divided into three classes:

              • Leading: Lambs should be paraded around in a ring in a clockwise direction with the student leading from the left-hand side of the lamb.

              • Calling: Students should be able to call their lamb from a distance of approximately 4 metres.

              • Care and Attention: A well-brushed lamb, brushing all over is important. A docked lamb is preferred to a long-tailed one (Washing or clipping lambs is not allowed).

Calf Rearing Competition

(Guidelines from 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: dairy or Beef calves

of any breed

  • Junior: New Entrant to Year 4

  • Senior: Year 5 to Year 8


Notes:

  1. All feeding and handling of animals to 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. Parents are asked not to give undue attention to the calf presented by their child.

  4. Students should be encouraged to present themselves in a neatly dressed manner.

  5. Appropriate enclosed footwear is to be worn.

  6. Present yourself and your calf as a team.



Judging:


Calf competitions will be in three classes:

    • 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.

    • Care and Attention: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th. Calves should be presented in a clean and well-groomed condition including tidy halters and leads.

    • Type: (N/A). Dairy Type or Beef Type

Diary Guidelines for Students at School

Most of all remember to have fun writing about your pet!

Your Diary should:

    • Have an attractive front cover

    • Have an inside cover page

    • Be informative

    • Have a balance of pictorial information and written work


Written Content:

    • Contents page

    • How you got your pet

    • It’s needs-food, shelter, care and attention

    • Personality of pet

    • Unusual/funny habits

    • Regular routines

    • Your feelings towards your pet

    • Time spent with your pet

    • Your pet’s future after pet day

    • Glossary

    • Frequent entries – observation, changes in our pet’s behaviour etc

Pictorial Content:

    • Photos

    • Pictures

    • Sketches

    • Info graphics

    • Flow charts

    • Graphs

    • Samples e.g. grasses

    • Cartoons


Presentation:

    • Written information to be done neatly (you may do this digitally)

    • Bold and clear headings

    • Neat attractive borders

    • Captions

    • Balances layouts

    • Colourful and eye catching

    • Consistency and flow throughout the diary