Bluffton 4-H Club well underway

Our club has been busy. This year our president is Erin Burrage.

Our club has been busy. This year our president is Erin Burrage, Tina VonGunten is vice president and Mackenzie Skeels is secretary. Leah Trenson is the treasurer, Sylvia Trautman is club reporter, Ben Boyce is parlimentarian. Also the historians are Josie Burrage and Katie Hudson.

Our senior district rep is Sylvia Trautman and our junior district rep is Tim Trenson. It is also exciting to have Ben Trensonas our Ambassador. We are happy to have Marian Johnson as our leader again, along with Adrea Falt and Danny Skeels as assistant leaders. Steven Boyce is our Cleaver leader.

Weigh in was held on October 18 at the Bluffton Vet Clinic. At weigh-in we had many market steers, heifers and carcass steers. The calves looked great. Everyone is busy working with all their projects, preparing for our show and sale in May.

On October 25 we had two judging classes. The first class we judged was beef steers. The second class was HolsteinHeifers. Most of us found the Holstein Heifers to be a challenge, but it was great practice. Thank you to Markus Hehli for teaching us about Holsteins and letting us judge his heifers. Marian also showed us what body scoring was on a cow and how to tell what score she had. Body scoring is represented with a number from one to five representing how much fat the cow is carrying by the feel of her. The cow we used had a score of about three meaning there is some cover and a little degree of fat on the tail head and the short ribs can only be felt with firm pressure. To finish the day off we played a game of kickball. Thanks everyone for the delicious snacks!

On November 8 we had bingo at the Rimbey Manor. Everyone seemed to enjoy playing. It was great to see all the residents having fun and enjoy playing bingo with us. There was lots of great snacks and it was awesome to have conversations with some of the residents. Congrats to the lucky winners!

Most of our families attended the CFR in Edmonton with the Rimbey and Winfield clubs, and enjoyed many events such as steer wrestling, barrel racing, and bull riding .Everyone who went enjoyed the show! It was especially exciting to see our local calf roper Dean Edge compete and win his event during the evening.

At our last meeting we enjoyed a Chinese gift exchange. It was lots of fun and there were many exciting gifts. Blankets,board games, candy, and hot chocolate were among some of the prizes. We also had our public speaking workshop, which was especially helpful for the new members.

On December 6 many members from our district enjoyed a bowling fun day at the bowling alley in Rimbey. We all played two games of bowling and played other games while we waited our turn; such as pool, air hockey, and an assortment of board games. It was great to see familiar faces that I had not seen in a while!

We are getting ready for many upcoming events such as our tobogganing party, December 27th and Bull Congress onJanuary 23 and many more exciting events.

Good luck to everyone on public speaking on January 9! Hope everyone’s holidays are filled with lots of friends, family andChristmas cheer.

Merry Christmas!


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