13 September, 2021
Oakey High School Ag team demonstration
With the Ekka cancelled this year, the Oakey State High School Agriculture team hosted a Young Judges event late last month to showcase the skills of the students as well as demonstrating to the rest of the school what is involved with judging both angora goats and angora fleeces.
Held in conjunction with Science Week, the students were able to choose between judging angora goats or a selection of fleeces.
Animals and fleeces from the high school agriculture department were used for the competition.
Veterans of angora goat judging circuit, Oakey residents Alma Haaijer and Rebekah Goudie scored the students based on their speaking skills, and presentation and ability to judge the quality and faults in the goat or fleece.
Thanks to the sponsorship of Mrs Haaijer, medals were presented to the students who achieved the highest out of the field with Leland coming in first place with Grea second, Alicia third and Alec receiving the fourth place medal.
With the Queensland show season finished for year, the students have until early 2022 to perfect their judging skills.