Tessa and Colin Verbeek of Crossing Creek Cattle, Morinville, Ab. show which areas to clip on ‘Dewey the calf’ at the Byemoor 4H Beef Club mock achievement day on April 28 at Sorensen’s farm. ECA Review/Submitted
The Byemoor 4H Beef club members along with instructors at the mock achievement day are, from the left, back row: Colin Verbeek, Jacob Buchwitz, Rachel Yates, Abby Musgrove, Ryan Yates, Zach Schilling and Natalie Schilling. Middle row: Tessa Verbeek, Addison Charbonneau, Coy Schilling, Ray Musgrove and Colter Stirling. Front row: Jayda Stirling, Alanna Mappin, Alerie Sorensen and Rylee Charbonneau. ECA Review/Submitted
Hi. I’m Addison Charbonneau, and I am the club reporter for the Byemoor 4H Beef club this year.
The Byemoor 4H Beef Club has had a busy year so far.
We started the year with weigh-in at Yates Farm, with 10 market steers and one heifer project.
We also have four cleaver members this year.
Some of the activities that we have done this year are playing cards with the seniors in Byemoor, selling Christmas trees at Byemoor Santa Days and skating for our club Christmas party.
We held our 4H speeches on March 1, and the winners were: Ray Musgrove for juniors, Ryan Yates for intermediate, and Bailey Musgrove for Seniors.
As a club, we went to the 4H judging at the Canadian Bull Congress in Camrose, where we judged rabbits, guinea pigs and cattle.
Then we participated in a scavenger hunt that was very hard!
We also had a halter making and knot tying afternoon where we all made our own halters and Ryan showed us some new knots.
On April 28 we held our Mock Achievement Day at Sorensen’s farm.
Tessa and Colin Verbeek from Morinville, Ab., were our instructors for the day.
After watching a clipping demonstration on my calf ‘Dewey’, we all got to clip our calves with Tessa and Colin’s help.
We had a mini show after lunch where we were taught showmanship tips and the proper way to handle our calf in the ring.
It was a great day and we sure learned a lot in preparation for our show and sale in June.
by Addison Charbonneau