Feed donations needed for budding agriculture program

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

Delia School Enhancement Society (DSES) has introduced an exciting initiative gearing up for the Christmas season.

Spearheaded by Nicole Devaleriola, Ag for Ed is a multi-year program which leverages the core strength of the Delia community: agriculture.

Made possible through a generous donation from Shiloh Cattle Company and the Eleanor Rosin family, the first DSES Ag for Ed charity calf is settled in with a local 4-H family.

“We are off to a strong start but we need more helping hands to make this work. Raising a quality beef calf needs the right ingredients.

“We have a fantastic beginning with Shiloh Cattle’s calf – sourced from their award-winning Angus herd. Now we want to make sure this fella turns into a big beefy prize animal.

“That means lots of quality feed and a big commitment from our 4-H family,” said Devalariola.

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 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.

With a naming contest for the calf underway at the local Delia School, the DSES calf will be officially named at the Dec. 20 school Christmas concert.

DSES will be holding an online poll the week of Dec. 15, so be sure to cast your vote at the DSES Facebook page.

To get current updates and learn more about the Legacy Builders and Ag for Ed campaigns, head to www. DSES.ca or follow the DSES Facebook page.

DSES launches website

Delia School Enhancement Society (DSES) continues to build on the successful Make Your Mark fundraising campaign with the launch of the new website – www.DSES.ca.

With almost $1.07 million raised since August, an incredible 89 per cent of the total $1.2 million campaign goal, the website comes just in time for the holiday season.

The Legacy Builders campaign gives individuals a wide range of potential contributions, from the long-time rancher giving a one-time $5,000 donation to the newly graduated alumni’s recurring $25 monthly contribution.

Tax-deductible and credit card friendly, the online donation portal is available at www.DSES.ca/donate.



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