Western Sydney University Hawkesbury’s UniSchools Steer Challenge immerses students in the beauty of livestock agriculture

Advocates: UniSchools coordinator Stephen Blunden, from the School of Science and Health, and third-year Animal Science student Alana Wade, who is advocating for young women in agriculture. Picture: Supplied

By Hawkesbury Gazette

The annual UniSchools Steer Challenge for Sydney high school students commenced on Friday, May 3 as more than 90 students from years 7 to 12 were herded onto the farm at Western Sydney University’s Hawkesbury campus.

Now in its 19th year, the UniSchools Steer Challenge program offers students in-depth insights into the journey of taking a Simmental cross Poll Hereford steer back to their schools and raising it to maturity for more than three months.

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