As Achievement Day is coming near, the Byemoor 4-h Beef club has been dedicated to preparations for the day. On April 10, the members met at Yates’ farm to fix up our stall display. We repainted our equipment and stands after washing everything and made some improvements to our display.
The next step was geared towards the cattle, on April 24, we held our mock achievement day; members brought their calves to Yates’ to practice for Achievement Day. We started off by unloading the calves, we then lead them around the pen and lined up practice switching positions. Everyone did a good job leading their calves in a new atmosphere.
Afterwards, we went into the barn for snacks and some different activities. Anton Stewart, a former 4-H member, came to help us by being our ringman and gave us tips on heifer judging and grooming as did Rod Yates. We talked about clipping a project and training their hair as well as the steps you would take on Achievement day.
Later we began to talk about heifer judging terminology and once we finished reviewing the subject, we put our knowledge to the test. We used judging cards to place a class of four cows. All members including the juniors did a good job of placing the animals and had good reasons for each. We are excited and now prepared for the show and sale to come.
This year Achievement Day is being hosted by the Erskine Beef Club at the Stettler Agriplex. The female show will be on Monday, May 23 at 2 p.m. The steer show and sale will be on May 24 with the show starting at 9 a.m. and the sale at 7 p.m. We hope to see you there.