Ag Day 2023

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 Friday, 13 October 2023.

Followed by ‘Group Day’ on Friday, 20 October, which is the next level regional competition and will be held at Mamaku School 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 20 July and 25 September 2023.

There are 4 categories:

Senior (Years 6, 7 & 8) / Intermediate (Years 4 & 5) / Junior (Years 1-3) and Pre-school.

Areas of entry include:

  • The lamb, kid and calf sections are leading, calling and care & attention.
  • The chicken sections are knowledge and presentation & care.
  • 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 or vegetable
  • Fluffiest
  • Cleanest
  • Happiest

Registration starts from 8.45am to 9.30am on the day and the children will be issued a registration number. Pre-school 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 to enter Group Day which is held at a different school every year. This year Group Day will be held at Mamaku 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 grow and care for a plant/vegetable.

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

File Download: Plant_Booklet_2023.pdf

File Download: Calf_Booklet_2023.pdf

File Download: Chicken_Rearing_Booklet.pdf

File Download: Lamb__Kid_Booklet_2023.pdf

last edited: Tue, August 08, 2023