Malanda Beef Cattle Handling School 2022 Gallery

The Malanda Showgrounds was a hive of activity across the weekend, and it was wonderful to see. The Malanda Show Society hosted the 2022 Annual Beef Cattle Handling School on May 20-22nd.  86 students from across North Queensland registered for the annual camp and enjoyed a jam-packed weekend. 

Guest judge Tammie Robinson, along with locals Mo and Charleene Pedersen and Kellie Williams, lectured the students on some key factors including ring craft and dress, parading and judging, knot tying and preparation of the animals including washing, grooming and clipping. Tableland Vet Angus also gave his time to educate students on breeding options and bull evaluation. Tim McGrath also presented a seminar about low stress livestock management.

Students from Malanda, Atherton, Innisfail, All Souls and Columba Catholic College schools, along with a group of independent participants, competed for a Camp Trophy for the winning overall group. The competition was extremely close this year and reigning champions All Souls St Gabriels School in Charters Towers took home the prize. Atherton came closely in second place followed by the hometown team Malanda High School.

The Jenny Williams Overall Champion Parade was presented for a second consecutive time to Malanda local Naomi Godfrey.

Photos by Hide & Horns Photography