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This is my oldest daughter, Kristen (10), preparing her calf for the 4-H shows this spring.

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This was Kristen's first year in 4-H, and I think she did really well, she had champion beef animal at our club acheivement day, reserve champion beef animal at the southern district round-up, and placed about 4th at the provincial 4-H show. Oh yeh, she got "best first year 4-H'er" at the club level too.:thumbsup: I guess you can't tell I'm proud!:nerd:
 

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This is my younger daughter, Courtney (7), in her first show, at the Angus club field day this June. It's the "pee wee" class, so every one gets first place, but the judge lined Courtney up at the top.:clap:


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Gee' it's really hard to tell your a proud pappa!:smiles:

4H is a really great way to introduce kids to animal husbandry and to do something as a family unit.
 

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argee, im guessing animal husbandry does NOT mean what i am thinking it means... I thought that was what sheep were for...
 

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Originally posted by simple_john
argee, im guessing animal husbandry does NOT mean what i am thinking it means... I thought that was what sheep were for...
Yeah, sheep and a short step stool. :lmao:

No actually , animal husbandry is a branch of agriculture that is concerned with the responsible production and care of animals.

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Oh......sssssuuuurrrrreeee Thats what it means!!! I thought it was something else. Sorry, getting mind out of gutter!!!
 

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Originally posted by leolav
Oh......sssssuuuurrrrreeee Thats what it means!!! I thought it was something else. Sorry, getting mind out of gutter!!!
Gonna get you and SJ a couple of short stools for Xmas.:lmao:

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Another thread that goes dangerously close to veering off the road!!


Amazing how a thread starts and goes downhill so fast.
 

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Originally posted by leolav
Another thread that goes dangerously close to veering off the road!!


Amazing how a thread starts and goes downhill so fast.
Yes, your right, we digress. So to put it back on track......

Another nice thing about 4H is the animals are usually pampered and fed the highest quality of food. Usually, but not always, the child raising the animal has a sponsor to help offset the cost of feed, etc. In late summer they take it to the county fair and enter it in competitions, where they hopefully place. After that the animal is auctioned off. The money goes to the kid to hopefully prepare for next years entry. The winning bidder has themself a well marbled animal thats at the high end of the weight scale. An 1800 lb. steer will provide 900 to 1100 lbs. of meat. A 300 lb. pig will yield close to 200 lbs of pork. It's a win, win proposition.

Is it run the same way in Canada parts man?
 

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Originally posted by Argee
Yes, your right, we digress. So to put it back on track......

Another nice thing about 4H is the animals are usually pampered and fed the highest quality of food. Usually, but not always, the child raising the animal has a sponsor to help offset the cost of feed, etc. In late summer they take it to the county fair and enter it in competitions, where they hopefully place. After that the animal is auctioned off. The money goes to the kid to hopefully prepare for next years entry. The winning bidder has themself a well marbled animal thats at the high end of the weight scale. An 1800 lb. steer will provide 900 to 1100 lbs. of meat. A 300 lb. pig will yield close to 200 lbs of pork. It's a win, win proposition.

Is it run the same way in Canada parts man?
Argee, sounds pretty much the same, but Kristen showed a replacement heifer project, the market steer is another option. BTW, guess who sponsored the feeding of the heifer??:rolleyes:
By choosing the replacement heifer, she gets to show it next year, along with another calf. She could also show a market steer, and a bull calf, so 4 in total. I think we'll stick with just the 2 for next year.
Also, where we raise breeding stock, we don't actually steer any of our bull calves, they don't make so good a breeder that way.:lmao:

Our 4-H clubs have shows among themselves, for experience, along with all the open shows for the kids to enter, this year Kristen showed in 5 shows, should be 6 next year.
 

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Granddaughter

Joined a 4-H horseclub this year. Lindsay is 11 and now GrandPa is buying a horse trailer so we can go to the shows.
 
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