Advancing Agriculture at The Henry Lawson High School

The End of a Journey

And so the 2015 Archibull journey has come to an end. Thankyou to everyone who helped out and supported us with the creation of Bullseye and to everyone who gave us so much positive feedback and encouragement, especially our young farming champion, Jasmine Nixon. Most of all, thankyou to the wonderful teachers who have given up their lunch times to enable us to work on Bullseye and for supporting us endlessly.


From The Team





Artwork Analysis

School: The Henry Lawson High School

Name: Bullseye

Commodity: Beef Industry

What years and classes were involved: Years 7-9

Theme:   Agriculture- An Endangered species

Snakes and Ladders

Artwork Concept:

The snake and ladders board game shows the difficulties of the beef industry, but also shows the positive view of the future and past. The game allows players to understand that the choices they make in the beef industry can affect them positively and negatively. Although, there are some issues that are beyond the farmer’s control, which can depend only on how they roll the dice.

Stylistic influences:

By using the well-known childhood game of chance, our snakes and ladders game has been appropriated to connect to the beef industry. Players will face difficulties while also identifying positive choices that can be made to manage these. The challenges that they face are dependent on the roll of the dice.

The Heidelberg painting by Elioth Gruner, Spring Frost, 1918, has been appropriated and made more modern. While still connecting to the Australian history of beef farming it also presents the positive view of the modern industry and the importance of family farming.

The marbled legs show the various qualities of beef and relates also to the art of the Aboriginal culture.

The golden hooves are associated to the history of the gold rush in Grenfell and has also become a signature feature of The Henry Lawson High School as we included it on the 2014 Archibull.

To connected the snake and ladders board game to our Archibull, we painted a green snake using the tail of the cow as the head and ran it over the spine and ended the snake on the left shoulder. The other connection that we have made with this snake is to the biblical story of The Garden of Eden. The snake represents the threats that may occur throughout farming and Adam and Eve are the farmers that have to deal with challenges that these threats represent.

Targets have been incorporated throughout the board and Archibull as much of our information was gathered from the Target 100 website and we believe that the farming industry should be striving to meet these challenges, hence the name “Bullseye”.

The other side of Bullseye has a butcher painted on the right shoulder as a symbol of the importance of local butchers in small towns such as ours. There is also another painting of a family enjoying beef at a barbeque. This symbolises the stereo-typical Aussie barbie and reflects the consumer’s perspective of beef as enjoyable product. We have included a menu for The Beterarian Café which challenges people to consider where there beef comes from the consumers perspective.

The face of Bullseye has been painted realistically to give him character.

What makes your Archibull unique?

There are many different unique qualities of our Archibull as it incorporates many different ideas instead of one individual thought. We made the snakes and ladders game interactive to engage our audience and informed of the beef industry. We also included our own branding name on the right rump of Bullseye to show ownership of the cow. The game pieces (snakes, ladders and cows) were made using a 3D printer to allow us to use the technology available to make all parts of our project ourselves.

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Archibull Judging

On Tuesday four students, Andrew, Isabelle, Bridget, and Marie all came down to the Grenfell library to present Bullseye to the Archibull judges. They all had an excellent time explaining our ideas to the judges. A big thankyou to Lynne and Wendy, it was a great day! Below are some photos from the judging.

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Our Beef Industry

Please view the attached PowerPoint which outlines the beef industry in Australia.

Beef Industry

Industry Experts and Agriculture at THLHS 2015

Industry Experts and Agriculture at THLHS 2015

We are very grateful for all of the support we have had from our industry experts.Please click on the link above to view a Power Point explaining our close links with Industry experts.

Target 100

Target 100 is an initiative run by Australian sheep and cattle farmers to make our agricultural practices more sustainable. There are 100 goals that Target 100 is currently trying to achieve.
These are some that are relevent to the beef industry-
#1 Farm300: Boosting livestock production efficiency by reducing GHG emissions from livestock
#3 Adapting to climate variability
#4 Seeking a cattle tick vaccine
#5 Measuring methane in grazing livestock
#6 Developing membranes to better measure methane
#7 Measuring methane emissions from grazing sheep and cattle
#8 Using genetic technologies to reduce methane emissions from Australian beef cattle
#11 Assessing feed additives to reduce methane emissions
#12 Investigating the role of nitrate salts in cutting methane emissions
#13 Cutting livestock methane emissions through nitrate supplements
#14 Investigating livestock feed options to cut methane emissions in southern Australia
#17 Investigating the role of plants in livestock methane production
#18 Efficient Livestock and Low Emissions from southern grazing systems
#21 Understanding micro-organisms in livestock
#22 Phosphorus efficient legume pasture systems#23 Analysing livestock microbes to cut methane emissions
#24 Identifying shrubs that can be fed to sheep and cattle to cut methane production
#25 Supporting the sustainable & profitable development of northern Australia’s beef industry
#26 Feedlot manure greenhouse gas emissions
#27 Identifying the effects of vaccination in cattle prior to feedlot entry
#35 Remoting calving alert system for beef cattle
#37 Whole farm analysis
#47 Developing innovative livestock systems to adapt to climate change & reduce emissions
#48 Walk over weighing remote camera monitoring for cattle
#51 Demonstrating the benefits of implementing water point telemetry on extensive beef enterprises
#53 Breeding cattle without horns
#56 Using fungus to reduce fly numbers at cattle feedlots
#57 Effect of muddy feedlot pens on cattle
#58 Finding better strategies to deal with bovine respiratory disease
#59 Reducing heat load on cattle in Feedlots
#60 Best practice beef breeding management in Indonesia
#64 More Beef from Pastures
#77 Studying bedding materials for cattle feedlots
#78 Using algae to supplement cattle protein needs
#80 Working to prevent serious livestock diseases
#100 Coordination of the National Livestock Methane Program
If you want to know more about Target 100 and what they do, go to

Sustainability and Food & Fashion Waste

A presentation on sustainability and waste-

Sustainabilty and Food & Fashion Waste


This Powerpoint presentation is about what it means to be a Bettertarian.


Overcoming Climate Challenge

This Powerpoint shows ways that farmers can overcome the challenges the face when it comes to the environment.

Overcoming Climate Challenge

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