School in line to win boost for agriculture

IPSWICH Grammar School is in the running to receive a $10,000 upgrade to kick-start a new cattle breeding program thanks to the Beef Brigade competition, headed by sporting hero Nathan Sharpe.

The school's agriculture co-ordinator Darren Brown entered the competition and asked local residents to vote online to help the school secure the top prize.

"The school owns 30 acres of bushland nearby so we'd like to be able to fence that piece of land and start our own beef cattle enterprise there for academic subjects, vocational education and cattle showing," he said.

"The boys have been working hard to raise money to buy our first cows. What we really need now is some fencing to get this project up and running.

"There's a lot of work to be done.

"It would be absolutely awesome if we could get the beef brigade to help us, we'd be able to accomplish a lot more in a shorter time span so we can get everything up and running by the start of the next school year."

Ipswich Grammar School is one of the top nine entrants in the finals to win the top prize valued at $10,000 which would see a crew of handy men and women help the school with their project.

Vote for Ipswich Grammar School at before voting closes on September 28.

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