Yellowhead 4-H members shine at Provincial Winter Fair in Barriere

Yellowhead 4-H members placing at the September Provincial Winter Fair in Barriere

Yellowhead 4-H member Bradley Fennell giving his steer a final spruce up before competing at the Provincial Winter Fair in Barriere last September.

Yellowhead 4-H member Bradley Fennell giving his steer a final spruce up before competing at the Provincial Winter Fair in Barriere last September.

Submitted by Levi Kempter

Yellowhead 4-H Reporter

It’s time to see how the Yellowhead 4-H members placed at the September Provincial Winter Fair (PWF) held here in Barriere.

As most of you probably already know, the members had to show their project in front of a judge. The judge would place them in the order they thought was best.

The projects that the Yellowhead 4-H members had were beef, sheep, photography and goat.

Many people came and watched our club show our projects. The support is appreciated.

2016 Provincial Winter Fair results for the Yellowhead 4-H Club:

Best Kept Stalls – Yellowhead 4-H Club was runner up in Beef, Goat and Rabbit divisions.

Best in the Round Robin Competition (a skill testing event where members showcase their showmanship skills in all projects) – Hanna Wadlegger from Yellowhead was runner up, Sheldon Van Sickle was eighth. Congratulations!

Beef Awards:

Intermediate Beef Judging – Samantha Jones and Aaron Van Sickle were 3rd and 4th place

Top Senior members in Beef Judging class were Leanna Mitchell in 1st place and Kathleen Pilatzke in 3rd, the duo also won top Team of Two Beef Judges from one 4-H Club.  The Grand Champion overall Beef Judge was Leanna Mitchell.

4-H Heifer class honours went to Yellowhead 4-H club members Thompson Mitchell (2nd), Leanna Mitchell (2nd), Tristan Brackman (3rd), with Cow/Calf awards of 4th and 5th going to Leanna Mitchell and Samantha Jones.  The Best Pair of Heifers award runner up went to Leanna and Thompson Mitchell.

The Fred Nichol Scramble class was well attended and two Yellowhead members, Aaron Van Sickle and Samantha Jones, came away winners of $600 each towards their next year’s beef project.

There were six Market beef weight classes with Leanna Mitchell placing 1st in her class, Jonathon Fennell and Thompson Mitchell placing 2nd, and strong showings by Dustin Pawloff, Bradley Fennell, Grace Kempter, Sheldon Van Sickle, Aaron Van Sickle, Kathleen Pilatzke, Tristan Brackman, and Samantha Jones. Carcass class runner up was to Elijah Lingren with Levi Kempter placing 4th.

Top Simmental /Simmental Cross Female award went to Leanna Mitchell.

Lamb Awards:

Top Junior 4-H Lamb Judge was Tanner Schilling, while in intermediate judging Tyson Schilling won top honors with Halle Smith placing 5th place.

Senior 4-H Lamb judging runner up was Hanna Feller and in 5th place was Sara Kate Smith

Lamb Carcass judging results (1st to 5th) went to Yellowhead 4-H Clubs’  Amanda Huber, Halle Smith, Tanner Schilling, Sara Kate Smith, and Grace Kempter and Payton Malkoske of Pritchard finishing with sixth.  Overall Grand Champion Lamb Carcass went to Amanda Huber with Reserve Champion to Halle Smith with many thanks to Lamb and Beef carcass class sponsor Rainer Custom Cutting, Darfield, B.C.

Also an excellent showing from younger locals in open lamb carcass with 1st to 3rd placings going to Connor Farrow, Bobby-Raye Farrow and Harvest Howes.

Champion Youth Open Lamb showman went to Grace Farrow with strong showings (in the 8-9 year olds) by Briana Morrison, Chloe Smith, Kealin McGivern, Caleb Knoll, Garret Klein and Luke Jones; (7 year olds) Kelty Brady, Nick Van Iterson, Jackson Brady, Kayden Cave, and Kalum King; (5-6 year olds) Kayden Conan, Evan Cuthbertson, Piper King, Thomas Van Iterson, and Matthew Fraser. Great job everyone!

Open Ewe Lamb Champion went to Kelty Brady of Heffley Creek, with strong showings by Jackson Brady, and Levi Kempter. Both the Champion Open Yearling Ewe and Champion  Open Ewe with Lamb at Foot were also won by Kelty Brady. The Grand Champion Open Sheep Female and Reserve Grand Champion Sheep Female of the Show were won by Kelty Brady. Congratulations Kelty!

Champion Open Market Lamb went to Brydee-Lea Brady of Heffley Creek and Reserve Champion to Deacon Pisio of Kamloops.

The Yellowhead Lamb show and fit team of Bobby-Raye Farrow and Grace Kempter placed third in the fitting and grooming competition.

Group of two market lambs fifth place went to Halle Smith and Tyson Schilling.

Group of three market lambs second place went to Tanner Schilling, Bobby-Raye Farrow and Connor Farrow with a thank you to handler Amanda Huber.

Group of five market lambs second place went to Tanner Schilling, Halle Smith, Bobby-Raye Farrow, Tyson Schilling and Connor Farrow with handlers Sara Smith/Cameron Salle.

The Twemlow Trophy Class winner was Tyson Schilling, with Alec Elliot (Boundary “C”) and Claire Horsch (Lower North Thompson), placing 2nd and 3rd.

In Lamb Showmanship, the Senior members placed; Hanna Feller (3rd), Sara Kate Smith (5th), Tyler Schilling (7th); Halle Smith placed 4th in Intermediate; and in Juniors Bobby-Raye Farrow (3rd), Tanner Schilling (5th), and Cameron Salle (9th).

Champion 4-H Market and Champion Overall Market  Lamb awards were won by Sara Kate Smith, with Reserve Champion going to Aubree Higgins of Yale County. Sara Kate Smith also won best 4-H home grown class lamb.

There were seven Market lamb weight classes with Tanner Schilling, Sara Kate Smith and Bobby-Raye Farrow all placing  1st in their classes. Connor Farrow and Linden Ross placed 2nd in their classes with strong showings by Yellowhead members Halle Smith, Austin Bijl, Tyson Schilling, Amanda Huber, Logan Jones, Ysabell Tremblay, Hanna Feller, Cameron Salle, Joshua Tremblay, and Tyler Schilling.

The popular Twemlow event was well attended with Connor Farrow, Linden Ingvartsen, and Joshua Tremblay all receiving a $100 prize towards next year’s project.

Top Overall Photography Judge went to Payden Irving, with the Yellowhead Photography club receiving 3rd place in Club Display. Champion Sale photo went to Emma Hamblin.  Strong showmanship skills were demonstrated by Emma Hamblin, Payden Irving, and Josh Tremblay with overall Reserve Champion to Emma Hamblin. Top unit work honors went to Joshua Tremblay (Unit 2), and Payden Irving (Unit 3).

There was a new event this year for Horse, Dog, Goat, Photography and Rabbit members called the Boundary Dash, organized and sponsored by the Boundary “C” 4-H Club.  While similar to the Fred Nichol and Twemlow events where members navigate an obstacle course including roping, fencing, and shoveling skills, the Dash also included milking, sewing and framing photos skill tests as part of the course. It was lots of fun for both spectators and members. Emma Hamblin was one of six winners receiving a $250 prize towards her next year’s project.

Top Overall Goat Judge was a tie between Kathleen Pilatzke and Alexis Nelson. Intermediate member judging first place went to Desiree Anderson. Junior Judging winners were Alexis Nelson, Caelie Hill, Rachael Bijl and Kendra Switzer.

4-H Dry yearling class placings were Desiree Anderson, Alexis Nelson, Rachael Bijl, and Kendra Switzer.

4-H Pack goat was won by Austin Bijl, while open pack goat honors went to Nolan Bijl and Alexis Nelson. 4-H Market Chevon was won by Kathleen Pilatzke with runnerup Rachel Bijl. Open market chevon was won by Nolan Bijl with runner up to Jeffrey Fennell.

Champion Doe Kid Goat and Champion 4-H Doe were won by Desiree Anderson, with reserve champions going to Alexis Nelson. Dry Yearling Champion also went to Desiree Anderson and reserve to Alexis Nelson.

While not “official” events yet, the Goat obstacle course and the costume class were very well liked by spectators and lots of fun to be in for the members.

Banquet award night honors…

Lamb Aggregate Awards. The top Junior Member Lamb aggregate award sponsored by Lower North Thompson Community Forests Society went to Tanner Schilling of Yellowhead with Runner up to Jordan Ciriani of Yale County.

Top overall Lamb member Aggregate awards, sponsored by Carman and Barb Smith, went to Alana Higgins (Yale County) and Tanner Schilling (Yellowhead), with the Top Lamb Club Aggregate going to Yale County and Yellowhead.

Top Photography member Aggregate, sponsored by Ficke Welding, went to Marijka Van Kuik of Boundary “C” 4-H with runner up to Payden Irving of Yellowhead.

Top Goat member Aggregate award, sponsored by 4 Bar S, went to Desiree Anderson of Yellowhead.

Scholarships – The Brady Family- Daren Brady Memorial Fund – Awards for the top two 11 year olds, with a combined score from the Kamloops District Rally and Barriere Fall Fair are awarded cash prizes and certificates. Money re-invested until member’s 19th birthday. –  This year’s winners are Tanner Schilling of Yellowhead 4-H and Jordan Ciriani of Yale County

Roy Wai Memorial Citizenship Award sponsored by Pete and June Puhallo and Family went to Dakota Turnbull of Borderline Lamb. The award goes to a dedicated 4-H Senior who helps other members, shows leadership, and genuine sportsmanship is for outstanding citizenship and is chosen from and by all 4-H members at the Fair

Hannah Feller of Yellowhead 4-H was awarded the Kay Puhallo Memorial Bursary, a $500.00 award to a Senior 4-H Member enrolled in a post-secondary education program, to assist with education costs.

The Clayton Smailes Memorial Award, given to the a Kamloops and District 4-H Junior Council Outstanding Member  voted on by members and leaders of the Jr Council was presented to Alana Higgins, Yale County and Kassidy Sherwood, Double “L”

Ten Year and 11 year 4-H member Awards, sponsored by The Provincial Winter Fair Society, were given to Meghan McGillivray and Tristan Wintrup both of Yale County 4-H

$250.00 Draw Towards Purchase of Purebred Ewe Lamb – BC Purebred Sheep Breeders’ Association Award Draw from all 4-H Lamb Showmanship participants, winner was Hannah Corfe of Boundary “C” 4-H Lamb Club

The Sealin Creek Ranch Heifer Award was awarded to Leanna Mitchell of Yellowhead. This award is sponsored by  Dan, Janette, Greg and Allison Speller and is an Annual award of a purebred Angus Heifer calf to a deserving 4-H Member for next year’s project.

Turnout and support from our local agricultural and business community was amazing and very much appreciated by all contributors, thank you!