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The Nudgee College Cattle Club is open to all students who have an interest in working with and showing cattle. The Cattle Club, which has been offered at the College for over 25 years, forms part of the Nudgee College Show Team that travels to many shows throughout Queensland. Such shows include: 

Brisbane Ekka Loowood
Pittsworth Toogoolawah
Inglewood Caboolture
Roma Noosa
Charleville Mullumbimby 

Nudgee College has one cattle stud, Brahman as well as some lead steers and heifers. Cattle are housed in the on campus cattle yards. Cattle Club members are involved with the day to day care and feeding of the cattle and work with them most afternoons a week. Cattle Club students are also invited to attend the annual training camp at Chudley Brahman Stud in Cooroy where they gain experience in the practical handling of cattle stock.

With the introduction of Years 5–7 in 2008, Nudgee College has also introduced a Junior Cattle Club where students work with smaller cattle to learn the basics.

Nudgee College Herd

The Nudgee College Herd is an initiative of the Nudgee College Cattle Club and seeks the support of cattle owners across the country to donate a heifer or cow, retained on their property, with the sale proceeds of any progeny going direct to the Jack Ross Bursary – Country Boarding Bursary Program.

The bursary program provides financial support for families from the bush whose son(s) might not otherwise have the opportunity to benefit from a Nudgee College education. The bursary fund has already received the generous support of Landmark, Sue and Warren Wilson of Taroela Bradford Stud at Mitchell, Jane and Tom Kidd, Noelene and Michael Dore, Denise and Colin Delahunty, the Luke Comiskey family, and the O’Reilly family. 

As we build our herd and links with corporate partners and centres of influence, we envisage having these persons and organisations act as our ambassadors in various regions of Queensland and in other states. 

Helping us to coordinate the herd will be a conduit to establishing a common goal of ‘educating our future’ by assisting young men of the bush. All ambassadors and donors to the Nudgee College Herd will be recognised on a ‘Wall of Thanks’ to be erected in the Nudgee College cattle yard.

To be a part of the Nudgee College Herd, contact the coordinator Mr Brian O’Reilly on 0416 294 592 or email and help make a difference in the lives of young men from the bush. 

Proceeds from the sale of the herd’s annual calving is an eligible deduction under their Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status held with the Australian Tax Office.

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