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Students on docking detail

Docking lamb tails was on the job sheet for Wairarapa College agriculture students during the damp and cold final week of Term 3.

A group of junior students, led by experienced seniors toiled away getting this year’s college flock docked and dosed with B12 and selenium.

Agriculture head of department Dan Grace said it was important having the seniors work with the junior students in all areas of the farm.

“It helps the Year 9 and 10s learn about work and the seniors can pass on their skills and knowledge they have learned over the years,” he said.

 

Kyle Rurai (left) and Eric Ulutui, both Year 10, with lambs before docking. PHOTO/SUZANNE OLIVER
Kyle Rurai (left) and Eric Ulutui, both Year 10, with lambs before docking. PHOTO/SUZANNE OLIVER
Year 13 agriculture students Madi Daines (left) and Kelsey Anstis show the junior students how it is done. PHOTO/SUZANNE OLIVER
Year 13 agriculture students Madi Daines (left) and Kelsey Anstis show the junior students how it is done. PHOTO/SUZANNE OLIVER

Emily Ireland
Emily Ireland
Emily Ireland is Wairarapa’s Local Democracy Reporter, a Public Interest Journalism role funded through NZ On Air. Emily has worked at the Wairarapa Times-Age for seven years and has a keen interest in council decision-making and transparency.

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