All of 4-H projects have been practicing our judging skills since we were able to attend a field day on May 1, at the BraDee’s farm (since there was no judging rally this year). We were very excited and honoured to participate in this event that the Tod Mountain 4-H club organized and put on.
We had the opportunity to judge feeder lambs, feeder steers, heifers, breeding ewes, hay, and a class of steak. There was also a fun identification class where we had to guess what 10 antique objects were. These objects included; a meat hook, animal trap, washer tool, tree auger, tree wedge, butter churn, machete and an oil funnel.
We rotated through in groups and had 15 minutes to judge each class. There were also judges to teach us a bit about how to judge each class before we went into it.
We were served an amazing lunch. We were all treated to tacos, chips, and milk or juice.
Each attending 4-H club chose a team of two to participate in team judging. This is when they have to be the judge of a class and then place the steers. Each team had a handler who kept the class moving and directed them, there was also the judge who judged and placed the class.
Our team was Grace Farrow, who was the handler, and Bobby-Raye Farrow who was the judge. They did great!
After this we did awards, where first and second place were awarded in each class and then the aggregate for each division (sheep, beef).
Everyone in our club did great. Here are their placings:
Joy Rainer – 1st place junior heifer judge, winning a 4-H water bottle and certificate
Tessa Salle- 1st place junior feeder lamb judge, winning a 4-H water bottle and certificate
Tessa Salle- sheep judge aggregate, winning a 4-H duffel bag and certificate
Thank you to Tod Mountain club for the great prizes.
Everyone that attended was also given a 4-H drawstring bag.
Highest judging within our club for oral reasons was Jeff Fennell, and for hay judging was Tessa Salle.
Our club would like to say a huge thank you to the Bradee Family for hosting and the Tod mountain 4-H club for organizing the day. It was a ton of fun and we look forward to attending again in the future.
We would also like to take a moment to recognize our demonstration winners who competed in Regionals on Saturday, May 14. They all brought home ribbons. Our senior team Tessa Salle and Isabella MacDougall brought home fourth place and our junior team Isabelle Puetz-Maddock and Audrina Allan placed second.
Great job to all.
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