Success for Red Bend cattle team

Students from Red Bend Catholic College's cattle team have returned from the three-day Upper Hunter Beef Bonanza with a swag of ribbons.

The annual competition saw more than 700 people head to Scone to exhibit their cattle at the three-day bonanza from Friday October 23 and Sunday, October 25.

Fifteen students from Red Bend's cattle team took 12 steers to the Bonanza where they faced some tough competition.

Cattle team Coordinator Susan Earl said that the dust storm on the Saturday did make the competition a little more challenging, but overall the weekend went very well for the team.

The cattle team claimed Champion Heavy Middleweight carcase at the annual Scone competition.

The heavy middleweight Angus named 'Zeus' took out the Champion Middleweight carcase with a score of 91.38 points. This steer also received a Highly Commended in the live section.

The cattle team also finished strongly with their other steers picking up a first, second and fourth in class in the carcase section. In the live section their steers picked up two second places, one third place, one fifth place and two highly commended.

The cattle team also took home several prizes in the parading categories. Laura Kirk won the 17 to 18 years, students also claimed a third, two fourths, a fifth and two highly commended.

Mrs Earl said they would like to thank the Upper Hunter Beef Committee for hosting the annual event as well as the Red Bend cattle team's sponsors and supporters.

The cattle team's attention now turns to preparing for the Sydney Royal Easter Show in April where they plan to take 15 animals.