New arrivals expand College Agricultural Centre

College News Monday, 18 May 2020


The Agricultural Centre at Calvary Christian College is chirping with excitement after the arrival of 24 chicks and three Senepol heifers.

Calvary Christian College’s Agricultural Coordinator Mr Murray Hair said the arrival of the new animals means new programs for the College’s Agricultural Centre.
 
“The delivery of the cattle marks the beginning of the College’s new Stud Cattle Program.
 
“We’re excited to be able to offer a program that provides students with a hands-on experience in animal husbandry and breeding as we establish our very own stud cattle herd.
 
“The chicks will also play an important role in the Ag Centre as the next generation of egg producers.

“Our Year 10 students will be conducting research on the new chicks to determine the best feed that promotes maximum growth,” he said.

Mr Hair said there were many people involved in the process of obtaining the new cattle to which the College is very appreciative of.
 
“We are very grateful to Geoff and Allison Maynard of 5 Star Senepol Jambin, just out of Rockhampton for donating the three Senepol heifers.
 
“And to Geoff and Vicki Toomby of Wonderland Station near Townsville for supporting the 900 km journey to get the cattle to their new home, as well as Ridley and Landmark Charters Towers for their ongoing support with ag products," he said.