Dominic fleece the prizes at Campbell Town Show

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FIVE Dominic College students, who are part of the school’s Animal Husbandry program, have showcased the college’s Border Leicester Sheep and competed against other breeders and schools across the state at Campbell Town Show.

Dominic’s students entered in a variety of classes and were up against sheep studs and breeders who had been breeding stock in Tasmania for generations.

Students prepared five of the college’s sheep for the show – two ram lambs and three ewe lambs which were bred at the school’s sheep stud last year.

“Students were outstanding in their presentation and very confidently held their own against some very experienced competitors,” Dominic College principal Beth Gilligan said.

Year 10 student Nic Davis came first in ‘Ram Under One and Half Years’, and year nine student Monique Brown finished in first place for ‘Ewe Under One and Half Years’.

Fellow student Amelia Geard came first in the ‘Group of Three’ section, and also finished third in ‘Junior Judging – Under 25 Years’.

“Junior judging incorporates the skills of visual assessment of unknown livestock and then public speaking to the group about why they chose the particular sheep as the winner,” Ms Gilligan said.

“Competitor judges need to compare one animal’s merits against the merits of other animals in a class.

“This is quite a challenge for a 15-year-old high school student.”

Dominic’s Animal Husbandry program provides students with the opportunity to gain an understanding of the classification, anatomy, physiology, behaviour and ethical care of a variety of animal species.

Students in the program learn about issues such as animal diversity, humane treatment of animals, as well as endangered animals.

It is also complemented by a focus on Marine Studies, with an annual field trip and camp to the Woodbridge Marine Discovery Centre.

The Animal Husbandry program provides students with hands-on experiential learning, with there being a variety of animals to choose from at Dominic College, including pigs, sheep, goats, rabbits, chickens, ducks and various smaller animals.

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