Rumsey Rowley 4-H beef club held its show and sale this past Monday with great success. The female portion of the show was first order of the day. Amanda Holowath won champion heifer at club level, with Reserve Heifer going to Lowell Nelson
The two-year-old cow/calf champion went to Jordan Ferguson and reserve went to Lowell Nelson.
One three-year-old cow/calf pair was put in to the competition and that was brought by Brett Holowath; he placed first at the club level. The grand champion female at the club level went to Brett Holowath, with reserve going to Jordan Ferguson.
Next up was the steers. Jordan Ferguson won grand champion steer over all the clubs. Quinn Nelson won second Intermediate grooming at interclub level; first in senior grooming went to Jordan Ferguson, and second senior grooming went to Mickey Johnson at the interclub level.
First in junior showmanship went to Matthew Howard, with first in senior showmanship going to Lowell Nelson, both at district level. Rate of gain was Quinn Nelson at a rate of 3.49 pounds per day for a final weigh-in of 1,403 pounds after the shrink rate three per cent was calculated in.
Quinn Nelson got second in intermediate club judging for the district. First in senior judging went to Garrett Holowath; second in senior judging was won by Micky Johnson.
The top pen of three went to the Rumsey club. The calves in that grouping were from the farms of Jordan Ferguson, Quinn Nelson and Tyler Ferguson. Jordan’s calf, after winning grand champion steer, went through the sale rink first at a weight of 1,417 pounds and sold for $4.70 a pound to Drumheller Chrysler.
The club is thankful for the support it received from buyers, awards sponsors, parents, Rumsey Ag Society, Delia Ag Society for hosting the show and sale, and all the surrounding communities.
I have a small correction to make — the shower, not dance, for Derek and Claire will be held on Friday, June 21, at 7:30. The dance will come later (at the wedding in July).
We lost another member of our community this past week. Myrtle Tolliver passed away last Thursday just after the passing of her son, Dale. Her funeral was held this Tuesday at the Rumsey Community Hall.
This has been a difficult time for Howard and the extended family, so our prayers are with them.
The Morrin graduation is fast approaching. The date is set for June 28. The supper will be held at the Rumsey Hall, with the ceremonies to be held in Morrin that evening.
Our grads for this year are Matthew Kiemele, Matthew McNaughton, Tanner Couturier, T.J. Herd and Robert Sinclair from Morrin, and Clayton Steen from Stettler. And I have the feeling I’m missing someone, so let me know.
Congratulations to all of you and we wish you the best in your future plans.
— Rumsey Record