Cheers for WACA’s young winners

Daryna ZadvirnaNarrogin Observer
Waratah Fencing WA manager Paul Jones presents the winning shield to Kris Edwards, Lincoln Patterson, Hayden Prosser and Tate Barrett, rear, all Year 11 students at WA College of Agriculture - Narrogin.
Camera IconWaratah Fencing WA manager Paul Jones presents the winning shield to Kris Edwards, Lincoln Patterson, Hayden Prosser and Tate Barrett, rear, all Year 11 students at WA College of Agriculture - Narrogin. Credit: Zach Relph/Pictures: Zach Relph, Zach Relph

Narrogin’s WA College of Agriculture students have had a winning streak at the Dowerin GWN7 Machinery Field Days and Rabobank Sheep Expo.

Narrogin’s teams came first in the AWI WA State School Sheep Handling Challenge at the Rabobank Sheep Expo at Katanning, and were also the winners of the Dowerin Waratah Fencing Competition last month.

The fence-making winners, Hayden Prosser, Kris Edwards, Tate Barrett and Lincoln Patterson, made this the third consecutive year Narrogin has claimed the Dowerin contest.

At the AWI Merino Challenge, Narrogin’s Luke Armstrong won the shearing section, while Haydn Guerini and Sebastiano Mangalavite won the merino classing and prime lamb judging.

WACA Narrogin assistant farm manager Emily McDonald said she was proud of all involved. “I think it’s awesome because it’s all knowledge they can take back to their own farms,” she said.

“From classing their own animals, being able to shear their sheep, classing their wool and putting up fences — these competitions are really good.”

Ms McDonald said the students enjoyed the events and were now preparing for the next round of contests at the Perth Royal Show.

Narrogin’s winning team at the AWI WA State School Sheep Handling Challenge.
Camera IconNarrogin’s winning team at the AWI WA State School Sheep Handling Challenge.

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