‘Ag for Ed’ charity steer has a name!

A calf donated by Shiloh Cattle Company and the Eleanor Rosin family has given life to the new program called Ag for Ed at Delia School. ECA Review/Submitted

After an extensive search for potential names, Delia School Enhancement Society (DSES) shortlisted four potential names for the first ever DSES Ag for Ed charity steer.

With the final choice of names opened to the public, the overwhelming response was in favour of Sir Loin.

Sir Loin, an Angus/Simmental cross steer, was donated by Shiloh Cattle Company and the Eleanor Rosin family in support of DSES’s ongoing fundraising Make Your Mark campaign.

“Shiloh Cattle Company is very excited to partner with the Eleanor Rosin family to help support the efforts of the Delia School Enhancement Society in their goal of improving and upgrading the gymnasium and educational facilities in Delia.

“We feel these improvements would benefit both students and the local community as a whole and are happy to support this campaign through the donation of an Angus/Simmental cross steer to be raffled off.

“This steer was selected from the top of our commercial calf pen, and we hope it will raise a substantial amount for the DSES fundraising campaign. We would like to thank the Martin & Kim Larson family for custom feeding and caring for the steer, truly making this a community effort,” said Darcy Olesky & Blake Morton of Shiloh Cattle Company.

The first of the Ag for Ed initiatives, Sir Loin will be raised this winter by the Larson family, a local 4-H family, and auctioned off to the highest bidder at the April 6 “Boots and Bow Ties” fundraising gala.

Finishing a steer has many phases – starting, growing and finishing.

Each phase means a great amount of attention and detail to the feeding regime, as well as providing the best inputs.

Area producers like Tom Devaleriola, Everett, Cole & Emily Alderdice, and Pat Hoover have stepped up in support of this project by donating the hay, straw and feed rations needed; however, more support is needed to fund the required feed rations.

If you would like to contribute to the DSES Ag for Ed campaign, either in funds or materials, be sure to head to the Ag for Ed link at www.DSES.ca or contact Nicole Devaleriola at (403) 820-2400 or njdevale@gmail.com.

To see the latest news on Sir Loin, or to check out how big & beefy he looks, be sure to check out his featured page at www.DSES.ca/charitycalf or follow DSES on Facebook and Instagram.

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