Farm manager for West Moreton Anglican College Jason Beattie and student Victoria Race shave Energizer the bull’s hair. Photo: Sarah Harvey
Farm manager for West Moreton Anglican College Jason Beattie and student Victoria Race shave Energizer the bull’s hair. Photo: Sarah Harvey

Bull's hair shaved for fundraiser

ENERGIZER the friendly bull woke up with less hair today than he had yesterday.

But his loss is set to be leukaemia sufferers’ gain.

Energizer was given a clip by West Moreton Anglican College farm manager Jason Beattie as part of the school contribution to the annual Shave for a Cure fundraiser.

He was a picture of serenity through the whole ordeal.

“That’s the Charolais breed,” Beattie grinned

“They have a wonderful temperament and that is why it is so good to have them at school. He gets clipped for shows, but we thought this might be something unique.”

Meanwhile WestMAC spokesperson Bianca Green said “the whole school gets behind Shave for a Cure every year and at the moment the tally raised is up around $3000.”

“This is our inaugural year of shaving the bull – and it might become a tradition,” she said.

“The cattle are certainly a very important part of the college and they are embraced and loved by the students so having them involved in Shave for a Cure is special.

“There is an agricultural science program here at the college and students also have the ability to study through the University (of Queensland) at Gatton while still at school.”

Meanwhile Energizer will need to be feeling energetic with what he’s got on his plate.

“He goes around all the shows and hopefully he’ll win a few prizes this year as part of the ag program,” Beattie said.

“His first show will be at Marburg Show this year and he’ll go all the way to the Ekka.”



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