Ag Day - Previously Lamb, Calf, Chicken and Kid (LCCK) Day

Ag Day is an annual event at Kaharoa School and is usually held at the beginning of Term 4. This year it will be held on Tuesday, 18 October 2022. Postponement date Wednesday, 19 October - Followed by ‘Group Day’ which is the next level regional competition, hosted at Kaharoa this year.

The aim of this event is for the children to care for and raise a lamb, kid, calf, chicken or plant/vegetable and enter it in this event. There is a choice between raising baby chicks or caring for ex-battery, rescue chickens.

The lambs, kids, calves and chickens must be born between the 20th July and the 25th September.

There are 4 categories:

Senior (Yr 6, 7 & 8) / Intermediate (Yr 4 & 5) / Junior (Yr 1-3) and Preschool.

Areas of entry include:

  • The lamb, kid and calf sections are leading, calling and care & attention.
  • The chicken’s sections are knowledge and presentation & care.
  • The ex-battery hen sections are knowledge, presentation & care and most recovered.
  • The plant/vegetable sections are knowledge and presentation & care.

Within the pre-school ring - children can enter a lamb, kid, calf, chicken, plant or vegetable. The following categories will be judged:

  • Best dressed animal/ best displayed plant/vegetable
  • Fluffiest
  • Cleanest
  • Happiest

There will be food for sale and morning tea for the judges, thanks to the PTA and we would love your support with this. If you are able to help by donating baking or helping on the stall, please contact

Registration starts from 8.45am to 9.30am on the day and the children will be issued a registration number. Preschool Registration is between 10am and 11am. The judges briefing is at 9.30am in the staffroom and the event judging commences at 10.00am.

Parking is on the field at the back of the school which can be entered through the gate next to the school carpark.

If a child comes 1st or 2nd in an event for the lamb or calf section, they are eligible for Group Day which is held at a different school every year. This year Group Day will be held at Kaharoa School. Registration for this event is through our school office. Any child can also enter the open rings on the day with their lambs, kids and calves.

This a fun and exciting event that is enjoyed by the children and it teaches them about looking after something other than themselves.

Attached are instruction booklets that contain plenty of information for how to care for lambs, kids, calves and chickens to download. Click here to link through to the Tui website for information about how to raise and care for a plant/vegetable.

Click here to go to the registration/login page of our PTA Kindo school shop to create your myKindo family account or login if you are already a user. From here, you can purchase Ag day animals, and care equipment.

For video demonstrations or examples of the competition exercises, please follow this link:

File Download: Ex_Battery_Hen_Info__Tips.pdf

File Download: Lamb__Kid_Booklet.pdf

File Download: Calf_Booklet.pdf

File Download: Calf_caring_in_conjuncton_with_Booklet.docx_.pdf

File Download: Chicken_Booklet.pdf

last edited: Thu, July 14, 2022