Rockhampton State High School is situated on the south side of Rockhampton, Central Queensland. In the heart of beef cattle country, RSHS is home to Rocky High Brahman Stud.
Established in the 1980s, the school agricultural facilities have expanded going from strength to strength with the completion of new state of the art laboratory and classroom facilities in 2011.
With only a 3 ha site, the agricultural facility consists of equipped cattle yards that complement a small steer feedlot, some small paddocks, an equestrian arena, poultry, greenhouse, aquaculture centre, hydroponic centre and a garden bed area.
The cattle facility allows the school Show Cattle team to compete in many of the district agricultural shows as well as the Beef Australia Expos. Students gain important beef industry exposure while developing key networks to assist in their futures. The teacher and student work was validated in 2013 with the award of the Central Queensland Carcass Classic Champion Led Steer Carcass.
A small Brahman stud produces quality Brahman bulls that are sold at the annual Brahman Week sale at Gracemere. Sale prices average $6000 with a top of $9000 paid in 2012.
The school greenhouse provides students the opportunity to propagate various plants for experimentation as well as garden bed production. The garden beds allow students to experience different grain and fibre crops as well as numerous vegetables.
Rockhampton State High School is an agricultural education leader in Rockhampton.
Moo Baa Munch Rockhampton 2013 was hosted at Rockhampton State High School.