Cuteness overload at Group Agricultural Day

Students smile for the camera after completing the team-of-three leading event at the Cambridge combined schools Group Agricultural Day.

It was quite a cute sight to see at Memorial Park on Wednesday when students from schools across Cambridge demonstrated their rural rearing skills.

Students brought along a lamb or kid goat they had been rearing in recent weeks to show it at the combined schools Group Agricultural Day.

Alexi Buchanon and Stella, Myleigh Johnson and Ester, and Charlie Lockyer with Tincy, dressed up to do the team-of-three leading competition.

They were tasked with doing a “Call, Follow, Run” event where students would leave their animal with a holder, walk away and then call it to them, also known as “most obvious pet”, as well as a leading competition and rearing competition where judges asked them questions about the care and handling of their pet.

Barr siblings Kenyl with Cloud, Kaleb with Nibbles and Kaden with Dandy.

The top achieving students and their animals were awarded ribbons for their fantastic efforts.

Marmite with handler Hannah Gordon (left) winning champion overall for leading, and Mikayla Rogers with Hilda who won reserve champion.

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