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Dufferin 4-H Beef Club

Press Reporter:  Brady Hasson

 

Dufferin Beef Club

Press Report #1

Submitted by: Brady Hasson

 

The Dufferin 4H Beef club got underway for another season at our first meeting at Grosvenor Farms. Grosvener operate a Hereford Cow/Calf operation and are located in the rolling hills outside of Shelburne, Ontario. David and Shirley Lasby reside here and manage the operation, along with their children Josh, Justin and Jessica.

The Dufferin Beef Club consists of 19 members this year and we want to welcome one new first year member. To complete the 4H Beef Club Project, 6 meetings are held and then the achievement day will be held at Orangeville Fall Fair. Members must attend at least 4 meetings and must show their 4H beef calf at the achievement program at the fair on Labour Day weekend.

At this meeting we judged a class of 4 Hereford Yearling heifers and each participant gave their reasons on their placings as to why what animal placed 1st ,2nd ,3rd and 4th . The official reasons were given by Justin Lasby.

Next we watched an instructional video on the proper Showmanship techniques to use when showing cattle. The club members were encouraged to put these skills into practice when working with our 4H projects at home to prepare the calves and ourselves for the show ring.

The elections of the club officers then took place with the results as follows:

President: Lucas Williams, Vice President: Burt Raven, Secretary: Brianna Lockhurst, Press Reporter: Brady Hasson

The meeting was then adjourned and refreshments were enjoyed by all.

The members are invited to the 2nd meeting of the club on May 2, 2018 at the Lasby’s farm. At this meeting the beef club members will work on clipping techniques.

 

 

For further information contact Brady Hasson, Press Reporter 

 

 

Dufferin Beef Club

Press Report #2

Submitted by: Brady Hasson

 

The Dufferin 4H Beef club held its second meeting at Grosvenor Farms in Mulmur Township on Wednesday May 2, 2018.

At this meeting, the 19 member club focused on grooming techniques. Before cattle can be shown at a cattle show, their hair should be clipped. And first the animal should be washed, dried and combed out. We clip them so that we emphasize their shape, length and muscle pattern. We are trying to make them look the best that we can for the judge to evaluate.

The Lasby family had 4 Hereford Heifers tied up for us to work on. The club members were split into 4 groups. We were instructed on the proper techniques and then each of the 4 groups went to work on clipping the animals. The 4H Motto “Learn To Do By Doing” was put into practice tonight. There is no better way to learn than giving it a try yourself.

Next the minutes from the last meeting were read by secretary Brianna Lockhurst and they were accepted by the club.

The meeting was then adjourned and refreshments were enjoyed by all.

The members are invited to the 3rd meeting of the club in June, with the date and location yet to be determined.

 

 

For further information contact Brady Hasson, Press Reporter 

 

 


Dufferin 4-H Craft Club

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Dufferin 4-H Dairy Club

Press Reporter:  Valerie Verstegen

First Meeting Report:

The first dairy club meeting was a success! Just about everybody came. We met at Markay farms. First we introduced ourselves. Then we talked about our project. After that Andy Frazer from Select Sires,came to talk about what what bull’s heifers should have when picking one for the fair and project. Finally went to Brenda Lothmans house to enjoy chocolate chip cookies,and to pick our president,vice presidant,secretary. Congratulations to our new president Hannah,vice president Caleigh,and secretary Nate. This is Valerie your new  press reporter signing off.

 


 


Dufferin 4-H Lawn Tractor Pull Club

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Dufferin 4-H Market Animal/Sheep Club

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