Bluffton West 4-H Club begins year

This year we have twenty-nine members in our club and two Cleaver Kids.

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This year we have twenty-nine members in our club and two Cleaver Kids.  We are sad that four of our members have graduated and are no longer joining this year. We are excited to see what this 4-H year brings. We have a couple of new faces and lots of returning members.

This year at our first meeting we held elections. Our president is Ben Trenson and our vice president is Erin Burrage. Hanna Falt is our treasurer, Leah Trenson is our secretary, Tim Trenson is our Parliamentarian and Sylvia Trautman is our reporter. Also Mackenzie Skeels and Reid Frayn are our historians. Lastly Sylvia Trautman and Tim Trenson are our senior and junior district reps.

Our weigh in was on October 5th. We had 26 steers, thirteen heifers and eight carcass steers. A big thanks to the Bluffton Vet Clinic for letting us use their facilities. We would also like to thank the Merial company for donating our ivomec. In addition we have also helped at the Hoadley fall supper and with the Volunteer Fair. We have also been participated in tire recycling in the community.

In October we also had a judging and roping fun day. First we judged feeder steers and then dairy heifers. We learned lots about dairy heifers and how to judge them. Thank you to Heidi Trenson and Marcus Hehli for judging. After judging Stan Gilchrist and Ryan Gilchrist taught us how to make rope halters. Hope your hands weren’t too sore after helping all of us. We sure made some nice yellow rope halters.  Stan Skeels showed us his roping skills on straw bales and roping steer heads. Then we all tried our roping skills, which was super fun. Overall we had a great day!

Our club had our second meeting on November 6th and discussed many upcoming events and old business. Some of our upcoming events are; a public speaking workshop, meetings, a toboggan party, public speaking and much more.

So far we are off to a great start and we are excited for what the rest of the year brings!