The Wild ‘n Woolly 4-H sheep club achievement day

The Wild ‘n Woolly 4-H Sheep Club held its annual Achievement Day show and sale on Saturday, Aug. 29 at the Bashaw Agricultural Grounds.

Here is the champion –  Justina Nibourg with her sheep

Here is the champion – Justina Nibourg with her sheep

Mackenzie Meagher

Wild ‘n Woolly

4-H club reporter

The Wild ‘n Woolly 4-H Sheep Club held its annual Achievement Day show and sale on Saturday, Aug. 29 at the Bashaw Agricultural Grounds.

The nine members of the club, three juniors, four intermediates and two senior members participated in three skills competitions. A total of 27 sheep were shown in four conformation classes including market and ewe lamb, yearling ewe and two year old ewe.

The Judges for the day were Muriel Dickie from Olds, judging the Confirmation, Judging and Showmanship Classes. Ashley Eckel from Stettler, judged the poster display and the very entertaining and enjoyable costume competition, and Edith Williams of Clive judged the trimming class.

Skills classes:

Judging, trimming, showmanship

Junior:

Alicia Nibourg 3rd, 1st, 1st

Brian Koenraadt 1st, 3rd, 3rd,

Jason Koenraadt 2nd, 2nd, 2nd

Intermediate:

Andrew Nibourg 3rd 4th 4th

Justina Nibourg 4th 1st 3rd

Maryellen Gibson 2nd 3rd 1st

Mackenzie Meagher 1st 2nd 2nd

Senior:

Tyson Knapp 1st 2nd 2nd

Julie Knapp 2nd 1st 1st

Overall Grand Champion Showmanship Maryellen Gibson

Overall Reserve Champion Showmanship Mackenzie Meagher

Show Classes

Overall Grand Champion Breeding Ewe: Owned by Maryellen Gibson

Overall Reserve Grand Champion Breeding Ewe: Owned by Maryellen Gibson

Breeding Ewe Lamb Class:

1st – Maryellen Gibson

2nd – Tyson Knapp

3rd – Mackenzie Meagher

4th – Julie Knapp

5th – Alicia Nibourg

6th – Justina Nibourg

7th – Andrew Nibourg

Breeding Yearling Ewe Class:

1st – Julie Knapp

2nd – Justina Nibourg

3rd – Tyson Knapp

4th – Alicia Nibourg

Breeding 2nd Year Ewe Class:

1st – Maryellen Gibson

2nd – Tyson Knapp

3rd – Alicia Nibourg

4th- Julie Knapp

Market Lamb Class

Overall Grand Champion Market Lamb: Owned by Maryellen Gibson

Overall Reserve Grand Champion Market Lamb: Owned by Justina Nibourg

3rd – Brian Koenraadt

4th – Andrew Nibourg

5th – Alicia Nibourg

6th – Tyson Knapp

7th- Mackenzie Meagher

8th- Julie Knapp

9th – Jason Koenraadt

Highest Rate of Gain for Market Lamb Class: .96 lbs per day, achieved by Mackenzie Meagher’s Market lamb.

James Nibourg conducted the market lamb sale for the members.

Grand Champion Market Lamb was purchased by Kikel Meats for $2.45/lb.

Reserve Champion Market Lamb was purchased by Baltimoore Financal for $3.75/lb.

Top dollar paid for Market Lamb was a purchase price of $4.25/lb., purchased by Dr. A. Drummond Corp.

The club held a Family Fun Costume Class, where 12 outstanding contests and their lambs wore incredible imaginative costumes, from wild pirates to serta mattresses.

The club members would like to thank all of the sponsors, buyers and volunteers who make this day possible!