Big support for Minard Livestock Show and Beef Festival

BY RENAE DIXON
Observer staff reporter
dixonr@jamaicaobserver.com

Monday, November 12, 2018

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OVER 5000 students from across the island, along with their teachers and parents, attended the 19th staging of the Minard Livestock Show and Beef Festival in Brown's Town, St Ann, last Thursday.

It was excitement all across the Minard property as students and adults participated in various activities.

Students showed great interest in the scramble competition, which saw them taking home the animals they caught.

Additionally, the students, from both primary and secondary institutions, took home goats, calves, rabbits, and chickens for their farms.

Participants were also taught about livestock, as the festival highlighted the importance of sustaining the industry, and students were encouraged to consider a career in agriculture.

Patrons were also treated to beef cuisines and milk, courtesy of Island Dairy.

The booths were filled with patrons who wanted to learn, purchase or win something.

Both teachers and students were excited to attend the festival.

Dionne Williams, teacher from Mona Heights Primary School, said it was her first time attending the festival and that she would ensure the students get a chance to attend next year.

“I see that it is interesting and I really want to come back next year,” Williams said.

An excited Kylemore Haye, a student of Madras All Age School, said he had been looking forward to attending the event because he wanted to win one of the goats in the scramble competition. He was not disappointed.

“I feel good. I came here expecting to win,” he said.

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