Sheep team shows ‘shear’ brilliance

A SUCCESSFUL GROUP: Lithgow High School's agriculture team at the Dubbo Show, continuing their great success this year. Pictures: SUPPLIED.
A SUCCESSFUL GROUP: Lithgow High School's agriculture team at the Dubbo Show, continuing their great success this year. Pictures: SUPPLIED.

The Corriedale sheep bred and cared for at Lithgow High School have proved themselves to be a forced to be reckoned with on the Show circuit in 2017. 

The stud, known as Esbank, has claimed titles galore, capping off a stellar year by claiming second place in the prestigious Goongunya Shield and taking out the Champion Shorn Ram title. 

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The Goongunya Shield is an interschool competition which pits teams of sheep, one ram and two ewes, against each other.

Lithgow High School ag teacher Jon Abbott said the teams were judged on quality of sheep, handling and knowledge of husbandry. 

Dubbo’s success came on the back of the school’s most successful Sydney Royal Easter Show ever, and a haul of ribbons at the Royal Bathurst Show.

LEADING TO SUCCESS: Lithgow High School agriculture team's Jack Peterson with the champion shorn ram from the Dubbo Show. Pictures: SUPPLIED.

LEADING TO SUCCESS: Lithgow High School agriculture team's Jack Peterson with the champion shorn ram from the Dubbo Show. Pictures: SUPPLIED.

Shaggy, the stud’s number one ram, will enjoy a well-earned rest after claiming multiple titles.