Supporting Farm Fest’s Led Steer and Heifer Show for 14 years

9 June 2016

New Hope’s commitment to retaining agricultural skills in the younger generation, has reached a fourteen year milestone this year in supporting FarmFest’s Led Steer and Heifer Show.

Ben Muirhead, Development Manager at New Hope’s Acland Pastoral Company, said the company is committed to educating local kids about the industry and took Acland Pastoral’s role in supporting local shows very seriously.

"Acland Pastoral is committed to teaching our younger generations about farming and grazing and we believe one way to do that is to engage our youth in the industry in as many ways as we can – and getting them involved with the local show circuit is just one of them."

"We’ve recently partnered with Oakey State High School and donated some Acland Pastoral steers to allow the students to get some real, hands-on experience."

"The school’s led steer program teaches students how to handle, prepare and present the steers for show and we knew straight away it was a program we’d be keen to support."

"There’s no better way to learn how to care for livestock than getting hands-on experience."

"Getting our kids attending and participating in shows like FarmFest’s Led Steer and Heifer Show not only builds up their engagement with the industry but also helps to secure the future of these great local events," he said.

New Hope and Acland Pastoral provide sponsorship and cattle for a range of local events like Oakey and Goomgungee Show, Brymaroo Rodeo and Campdraft and Equestrian Queensland’s Darling Downs and SouthWest Interschool Regional Competition.