The farm is starting to look very green with recent rain providing the ground with much needed moisture for pasture growth and healthy soils. This event has come just in time as the schools’ First XI Simmental herd welcomes the introduction of 11 impressive calves, which were the product of the stud's embryo transfer program.
In other news, a number of births have also occurred on the property with several calves being born as well as a litter of 10 piglets-all of which are doing well and growing very quickly.
The cattle and sheep scholarship teams are well and truly in full swing of preparing their animals for the upcoming show season. Involving regular routines of halter breaking, feeding out and grooming to ensure the exhibits are going to look their best for the big shows ahead.
Finally, Xavier Burton is a friendly new face that has joined the Salesian College Sunbury farm team. Xavier originally comes from a sheep property in Glenrowan and is a recent graduate from the University of Melbourne after completing a degree in Agricultural Science. He is looking forward to caring for the livestock and seeing the scholarship teams do well this year.
All the best to the sheep team of whom are competing in the upcoming Holbrook Sheep and Wool fair of which will be the first livestock event for the year. Good luck and fingers crossed for some blue ribbons!
Read an update from Acting Principal, Mrs Angela Romano
An update from our Principal, Mr Mark Brockhus, as we prepare to commence the 2019 school year.
Cricket great, Darren Lehmann, visited last week as part of our Ashes Oval Redevelopment Project and our Father's Day Breakfast