Local 4-H beef and sheep members held two days of showing before their upcoming sale.
On May 11, the Bluffton, Winfield and Rimbey 4-H clubs had their individual club Achievement Day. The confirmation judge for the day was Randy Kaiser with Ricki Fleming judging showmanship and grooming. Erin Steeves was announcer for the day. Ringmaster was Sandy Hosegood. After a group picture, all the members participated in the judging for steers. Each club next presented their top two ‘Pens of Three’ sponsored by the Rimbey Veterinary Clinic. The first prize went to the Bluffton club team of Catlin Tennant, Logan Steeves and Brittany Tennant with second going to the Rimbey club team of Amy Trenson, Sharla Buist and Colton Godlonton.
Next was the Bluffton Steer Classes with Amy Mayner chosen as having the Club Champion out of 33 members. A champion steer trophy was sponsored by Bank of Montreal with Shannon’s UFA presenting the champion steer hoodie.
Brittany Tennant with reserve champion received a trophy sponsored by Stout’s Trucking. Barry and Linda Edge sponsored the club’s senior showmanship with Amy Mayner in first and Cameron Stout in second. The senior grooming award sponsored by Rimbey Construction, saw Nicole Tennant taking first place and Cameron Stout in second. Blake Beelby in first with Wyatt Tennant in second, with the placings for junior showmanship sponsored by Jim and Iva Graham. Winston and Arlene Edwards sponsored the club’s junior grooming award won by Jill Tennant with Brendon Tennant in second.
Winfield’s 12 members were next with their Achievement Day. The Club champion steer award was presented to Chad Schenk that included a trophy and hoodie sponsored by Prairie Mines & Royalty Ltd. Christian Larsson won the reserve steer award with the trophy sponsored by Beelby Livestock Hauling along with a hoodie presented by Shannon’s UFA.
Senior showmanship winner Tessa Rooyakker was sponsored by Keith’s Auto Repair while second place, sponsored by Rimbey Co-op, was presented to Christine Becker. Winfield ATB agency sponsored the senior grooming award, which was won by Christine Becker, and Alta-Link sponsored second in grooming, which was won by Samantha Chopp. In junior’s, Chad Schenk placed first in showmanship sponsored by Smith Hardware. The second place winner in showmanship was Josee Guss sponsored again by the Rimbey Co-op. As well, the junior grooming award was won by Kelsey Biever and was sponsored by Tim and Marlene Patten. Finally, Josee Guss placed second in junior grooming that was sponsored by Andy and Brenda Schenk.
The afternoon’s steer classes ended with Rimbey’s 13 members showing their animals. Sharla Buist captured the club champion steer award with a trophy presented by John and Holly Trenson and family. She also received a hoodie sponsored by Whitgan Creations and Gifts. Erica Trenson captured the reserve champion steer award and received a hoodie by Ray’s Esso. Sharla Buist picked up another award when she was named the senior groomer with Matthew Benedict placing second. T & S Feeds sponsored both juniors and seniors first and second in grooming.
Juniors saw Erica Trenson in first and Joanne Koenig in second. Matthew Benedict was senior showman with Sharla Buist finishing second. Homesteader’s Mercantile sponsored both awards for seniors and juniors. Juniors top showmanship honours went to Amy Trenson, with second going to Erica Trenson with honorable mention to Laura Simpson.
Heifers were the next to show with Bluffton again starting out the classes. The senior showmanship award, sponsored by Double W Ranches, was won by Amy Mayner with Cameron Stout second. The junior showmanship category saw Michelle and Chris Von Gunter placing first and second. That event was sponsored by Shane Sroka.
The top senior groomer award saw Cameron Stout coming in first with Amy Mayner in second. Randy and Ann Mayner sponsored the class.
Burrage Vet Service sponsored the junior grooming category with Chris Von Gunten placing first and Wyatt Tennant second. The champion heifer was awarded to Chris Von Gunten with Allan B. Olson as the sponsor. As well, a hoodie was presented to Von Gunten by Sargeant’s Auction Service. Amy Mayner placed second with her heifer, which was sponsored by Impressions in Thread. In all, Bluffton showed nine heifers.
The Winfield Club had two heifers to show with Dalton Parker placing first and Tessa Rooyakkers second. Howard and Karen Betlamini sponsored the first place trophy and Breton ATB Financial presented the reserve champion trophy. High Country Consulting also awarded Dalton Parker a hoodie for capturing the overall club champion female.
Rimbey’s five heifers saw the placing of Matthew Benedict in first and Madeline Simpson in second place. The champion heifer trophy was sponsored by the M. Sargeant family and a hoodie was sponsored by Rimbey Value Drug Mart. The reserve heifer hoodie was sponsored by Brian Kriz.
The final class of the day was cow/calf pairs shown by both Bluffton and Rimbey clubs.
Amy Mayner won first for Bluffton with her two year-old cow with a pair of twins at her side. Anchor D Ranch sponsored the trophy and Feed Rite sponsored the hoodie. Marina Matson placed second, sponsored by Myron Beelby. For the Rimbey club, Matthew Benedict showed both a three year-old with twins and his two year-old calf pair. The three year-old was chosen as the first place winner with the trophy sponsored by Murray and Teri Ormberg and the hoodie was sponsored by Shannon’s UFA.
Current rodeo queen Casey Dial and queen contestant Caitlan Husband presented ribbons to the members.
On behalf of all the clubs we would like to thank all the sponsors for the achievement day.
Monday, May 12 was the INTERCLUB achievement day and sale. Watch for results to follow in next week’s paper.