Big Valley 4H report

Club members practicing speeches

By Peyton Lyke Big Valley 4H Club reporter

Our club met for our second and third meetings on Nov. 5 and Dec. 3 at the Big Valley Agriplex.

In November our district had a successful day at the weigh-in, with all our members bringing a show steer for a total of 18. Also, being weighed in were heifers and carcass calves. Our club has three members who will show a herd on show day. A herd consists of a three-year-old cow and calf, two-year-old cow and calf and a yearling heifer. Typically, a good-looking herd will have similar traits in breed, colour, size and possibly bloodline.

November also brought our first club fundraiser of the year, as we attended the Annual Big Valley Craft Sale. We sold out all our members homemade baking it was a success as always.

At our meeting in December, we made matching green halters for all the show steers to wear come show and sale. We appreciate Connor Robertson and Lowell VanStraten for instructing and assisting our club with the halters.

As we fast-forward quickly into the New Year, the club will be hosting a bottle drive on Jan. 22. If you have bottles you would like to donate, please drop them off at the Big Valley Bottle Depot or contact Raelene Sobchyshyn at 403-741-6518 and she can arrange to pick them up.

February arriving before we know it, all our members are preparing and practicing their speeches for public speaking.

The next meeting is scheduled for Feb. 4 at 7 p.m. at the Big Valley Agriplex.

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