First off, I will share with you the results of last week’s 4-H beef show. Rumsey did very well once again. On the district level, this is how we placed: Lowell Nelson won Reserve Grand Champion. In the grooming category, Corbyn Stoneman won first place in junior grooming, with Rachel Robinson placing second in the intermediate category. At the senior level, Lowell Nelson won first place and Garret Holowath placed second. Corbyn Stoneman also placed well in the junior showmanship taking home a second place ribbon. Lowell took home the first place ribbon in the senior showmanship category. Rate of gain over all the clubs went to Joel Howard with a rate of 3.82 pounds per day. Grand Champion Female went to Corbyn Stoneman, first place in junior judging went to Amanda Holowath and second in Intermediate judging to Rachel Robinson. In the senior judging section, Lowell Nelson took first and Mickey Johnson took second place. The pen of three category was won by Rumsey with the stall competition ribbon coming over to Rumsey’s table as well.
At club level, the winners were Lowell Nelson as club champion in confirmation with Matthew Howard winning second. In the grooming category, Corbyn Stoneman placed first with Matthew Howard winning second at the junior level; at intermediate level, the winners were Rachel Robinson and Brett Holowath, then the seniors grooming top two were Lowell Nelson and Garrett Holowath. In the showmanship division, Matthew Howard and Corbyn Stoneman were the top contenders in the junior arena, in the intermediate level, Rachel Robinson with first and Brett Holowath with second. The senior showmanship champs were Lowell Nelson and Jorden Ferguson. On the female side of the show, Garrett Holowath placed first for his heifer with Corbyn Stoneman taking home second. Club champion cow/calf pair was awarded to Corbyn Stoneman and mature cow/calf pair going to Jorden Ferguson. The club champion female winner was Corbyn Stoneman with his cow/calf pair and reserve went to Garrett Holowath with his heifer. Well done to everyone for all their hard work and great efforts at the show.
The Rumsey/Rowley 4-H Beef Club members would like to invite all 4-H supporters to their year-end banquet on June 26 starting at 6 p.m. at the Rumsey Hall. I think there will be beef on the menu.
Helen Steen had the pleasure of attending her grandson’s, Dane Steen, ball games this weekend in Havre, Montana. She traveled with her son, Kelly and his wife Marcie, and daughter, Carolin to watch. The games were fun to watch and they did well. Quintin Kopjar is also part of this Strathmore Midget ball team and he pitched a great game, winning 11-1. By the end of the tournament, they had won two and lost two.
The Richmonds; along with two other Limousin breeders, Combests and Stewarts; are hosting a Limousin bus tour this Saturday, June 14, starting at the Rumsey Hall. This will entail going to each farm to celebrate the cattle industry and to promote both the purebred industry and commercial herds. Everyone will then head back to Rumsey winding up the day with a steak supper at the Rumsey Hall, followed by a Funny Money Casino Night (this is a family event so you do not have to be 18 to participate). The bus tour will be picking up participants in Stettler and they will be bused back to Stettler after the evening’s events if that works best for you. If you are interested in participating please contact Tiffany Richmond at 403-368-2103 for more information.
Don’t forget to sign up for the Rumsey Connection Golf Tournament this coming Thursday at the Trochu Golf Club starting at 5 p.m.
Since my son’s football spring camp has just finished up, I decided to pick on him a little by choosing this joke, so enjoy: A football coach walked into the locker room before a game, looked over to his star player and said, “I am not supposed to let you play since you failed math, but we need you in there. So what I have to do is ask you a math question, and if you can get it right, you can play.” The player agreed, and the coach looked into his eyes intently and asks, “Okay, now concentrate…what is two plus two?” The player thought for moment and then he answered, “4?” “Did you say 4?!?” the coach exclaimed, excited that he got it right. At that, all the other players on the team began screaming, “Come on coach, give him another chance!”