Menu
Lifestyle

Taking beef beauty to a new level

West Mac student Braydan Hooper demonstrates one of the school’s new blow-dryers on Lewis the bull.
West Mac student Braydan Hooper demonstrates one of the school’s new blow-dryers on Lewis the bull. Claudia Baxter

SHOW cattle at West Moreton Anglican College are enjoying five-star beauty treatments, including hot-air blow dries from two new dryers.

The tailor-made hairdryers were imported, and are helping students in WestMAC's cattle show team to keep the animals in top condition.

WestMAC farm manager Jason Beattie said the dryers drastically reduced the time it took to get the cattle show-ready.

"We take about 20 head of cattle to local shows, and we do a lot of the prep the day before and a spot-clean on the day," Mr Beattie said.

"We can dry one cow up to six times at a single show, and now it takes about 15 minutes rather than 40 minutes."

"We also wash and blow-dry the cows weekly at the school."

Year 12 student and show team member Jake Spann said it took a lot of effort to primp and prime the cattle for shows.

"We used to have cold dryers, but the cattle are starting to get used to these new ones, which is good," Jake said.

"Before I joined the WestMAC show team I used to show cattle from my family farm, but they were all short-haired, so the drying and hair products are a bit of a change."

The dryers cost $1500 in total, and were bought using donations from councillors Cheryl Bromage and David Pahlke and the WestMAC P & F.

Mr Beattie said 79 middle and senior school students were registered in the cattle show team.

The team will attend 11 shows this year, as well as the much anticipated Beef Australia Expo in Rockhampton.

 

BEAUTY REGIME

  • Shampoo and rinse the day before a show
  • Groom with brushes and combs
  • Spray on dust-deterring grooming spray, brush in and blow-dry to set
  • Spot-clean on show day
  • Spray on conditioning show foam, brush in and blow-dry

Topics:  cattle farmers west moreton anglican college



Rocky gets front row seats as Comm Games Relay hits city

Retired cyclist Anna Mears from Australia, right, carries the Commonwealth Games relay baton that she received from  Britain's Queen Elizabeth II,  centre left,  at the launch of the relay at Buckingham Palace in London Monday March 13, 2017.  The XXI Commonwealth Games are  being held on the Gold Coast in Australia in 2018. (John Stillwell/Pool via AP)

WHERE to see the Queens Baton Relay for yourself next month

GALLERY: Rocky night life hits town in lively weekend

L-R Kayla Hellmuth and Katrina Champan at the Ginger Mule.

CHECK to see if you were snapped at the city's pubs

CQ indigenous health service strives to 'close the gap'

CEO of Bidgerdii Community Health Service Thelap Ahmat.

Program works to bring families together

Local Partners

Call out to CQ businesses to cash in on Village Festival

Info night set to help local businesses snare the financial windfall

Cost of having children soaring sky high

Katie Lavercombe – with Xavier, 2, Bella, 4, and eight-month-old Archie – says the cost of having a child is deterring wannabe parents from taking the plunge.

Cost of children soaring as trendy baby accessories increase spending

These are the sex capitals of Australia

Sex is in demand.

Data reveals surprise Australian suburbs where people want sex the most

Aussie couple road tests hotels by having sex in them

Justin and Jess have revealed their steamy hotel experiences.

They won a comp to share stories of getting lucky in hotel rooms

‘I have slept with 100 people’

The documentary is one person’s quest to track down their 100 past sexual encounters

Documentary counts down one person’s full list of sexual encounters

Pregnant Erin Molan hospitalised

Erin Molan has been announced as the new host of the Footy Show. Picture: Jonathan Ng

She collapsed, hitting her head on the ground

Botched jump led to years of hell

Hilary Judith nearly died in a skydiving accident. But that was only the start of the trauma.

Her body was reliving the accident, over and over again