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School Steer Spectacular going ahead in 2021

Tue 02 Feb 2021

The South Coast Beef School Steer Spectacular is on again for 2021 with some exciting changes to add to the competition.

This year there will be two sections, the Manildra School Championship, renamed but with the same elements as 2020 and a new second section, the Open School Challenge.

Following the success of last years’ heavily restricted “Live streamed” event, South Coast Beef is keen to offer a fully competitive event for 2021. This CoVid-19 Safe event will be held on Wednesday 5th May at the Nowra Showground, currently being upgraded to cater for more cattle and participants.

This year, will be a the one-day only event and the program will include all the competitions we are known for, including the led steers, and parading, junior judging and herdsman competitions.

Support from The Land Newspaper and South Coast Register has assisted in obtaining enough donated steers to provide all interested schools with the opportunity to participate. Currently the event has 14 schools and 28 steers confirmed as competing across the two sections.

The Manildra School Championship for Light and Medium weight steers is conducted across three events; led steer, progress reports and a carcass competition. This section is fully subscribed.

The event sees local and regional schools competing from southern Sydney, the highlands, Yass, Queanbeyan, Batemans Bay, Narooma and Braidwood just to name a few.

The new Open School Challenge which features a led steer and carcass events only is still receiving entries until Thursday 8th April. It is open to schools from any region and in this section steers can be fed any ration to meet the market requirements for Light, Medium or Heavy weight carcasses.

Competing schools are required to feed their steers throughout the first school term in preparation for the live steer judging on May 5th at Nowra and the carcass judging on Saturday 8th May.

For More information on this media release or the the event, you can contact Rob Stafford on the email address above, or David King the Media and communications contact on 0418 410 414.