Local 4-H members get ready for Fall Fair

The Yellowhead 4-H club is just as busy as ever this summer

Yellowhead 4-H members have been working with their project animals  since early in the year in readiness for NT Fall Fair and PWF.

Yellowhead 4-H members have been working with their project animals since early in the year in readiness for NT Fall Fair and PWF.

The Yellowhead 4-H club is just as busy as ever this summer. While holding our monthly weigh days, we are busy with preparations for the North Thompson Fall Fair and the Provincial Winter Fair (PWF) that are all underway for all parts of our club.

At our weigh day in August the Beef, Sheep and Goat members took pictures with their market animals for our clubs marketing pamphlet.

The Beef club also held their club achievement day, showing their animals to achieve their project year and also to prepare for the fairs that are just around the corner.

Our Photography members have been very busy taking photos as well. Recently they took a club trip up to the Double Star Ranch to take pictures of horses and portraits, and also spent some time swimming in Forest Lake.

On August 13th speak and shows were held, along with a barbecue and pool party at Fellers.

Everyone who presented did a great job. All the topics were interesting and informative. Some of the topics ranged from the horned and polled genes in cattle, blueberry planting and archery.

The results were announced at the weigh day later that week. Hannah Feller came first with her presentation on 4-H record booking, Tyler Schilling in second with how to plant blueberries, and Maddison Kerslake in third with her speak and show on how to trim and fit your lamb.

Make sure to look for our club at the North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo, all of our projects will be on display, so feel free to come and have a look.

Should you be interested in a market beef or sheep for your freezer this fall, or interested an a beautiful framed photo for your wall, make sure to talk to a Yellowhead 4-H member to help you find what your looking for.

Kathleen Pilatzke is the Yellowhead 4-H club reporter.