Cleve students' success at show

The Year 10 students from Cleve Area School agriculture course have returned from a successful trip to the Royal Adelaide Show.

The 10 students traveled over to Adelaide to participate in the 2017 Interschool Merino Wether Competition against another 52 schools from across the state, with a total of 156 individual sheep entered.

Although the students were not as successful as last year, they still won the best pen of three and the third highest skin value.

Students Sophie Nuske and Katie Jones were also successful in the youth judging competition, which took place on the Thursday of the show.

In the merino fleece judging, Sophie came second, while Katie came third.

Sophie also placed in the top five of the merino ram judging.

They both found it to be a great experience.

“Judging was something different, a new challenge to learn something new,” Sophie said.

“It was kind of a once in a lifetime opportunity and we got to meet a lot of new and different people,” Katie said.

Cleve Area School agriculture teacher Aleks Sulajic accompanied the group and said the whole class attended the competition for the first time.

“It was great to have the whole agriculture class come to the competition instead of just a select group,” Mr Sulajic.

“It was also fantastic to have some of the parents come along and support the students at the show for the first time.”

Mr Sulajic thanked a number of people including Robert Norris, Julie Wetherall, Mike and Alison Garland, and the proprietors of Glenville Stud, Barry, Daryl and Klay Smith, for their help throughout the year.

Mr Sulajic will start selecting the lambs for the 2018 Interschool Wether Merino competition in the next week.