Benson Beef 4-H Club news

The Benson Beef 4-H Club has had a busy few months.

In March, we hosted the district 4-H speeches at the Days Inn’s Taylorton Room. We also had our steak fundraiser at the Beefeater Restaurant. Thank you to the Beef’s staff and all of our supporters who came out.

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Kail and Tucker Hilstrom both gave their speeches at our March meeting. Tucker spoke about his farm, and Kail spoke about his hockey career. We had our monthly show and tell and Haylie Petterson brought in some feed that her steers eat. Lindsay Mack brought a can of Flare that she will use at our upcoming achievement/regional day. She will use the Flare to groom her steer.

Waylon Petterson is pretty excited to groom his first 4-H steer and brought in different grooming supplies. Ryder Mantei brought in a picture of his steer that he showed in his first year in 2018.

At the end of March, our general leader Brandice Petterson represented District 1 at the Saskatchewan 4-H annual general meeting in Saskatoon. She had a lot of fun, and brought back some new information for the district.

Our last event in March was the Farmers’ Appreciation Evening. Ellie Hayes did an outstanding job delivering her speech, Girl Power, in front of the large crowd. We want to extend our congratulations to the Marcotte Family for winning the Farm Family of the Year Award.

In April, the Cymri 4-H Club hosted a safety day in Weyburn and three of our members attended: Charlie and Ellie Hayes and Preston Walter. They had so much fun learning all about farm safety.

At our April meeting we discussed our record books, and some of the leaders brought in their old books. We discussed what the judge will be looking for in your record book. At the end of the meeting, all the members made posters for a barbecue that we held at the Southern Plains Co-op in May.

Keaton Walter said his speech and he spoke on porcupines. Brody Hogg, and Preston and Keaton Walter brought in their show and tell items for the month. Brody brought in leg adhesive that he will be using on his first steer to groom. Preston Walter brought in a fogger. He will use that with the blower when grooming his first steer. Keaton Walter brought in a drill comb. He uses that to shape the hair on his steer.

We kicked May off with our meeting. We discussed the barbecue, our June demo day that will be held at the Hale/Mantei Farm and our achievement day. At the demo day we will discuss showmanship, grooming and judging.

Alex Van De Woestyne, Turner Petterson, Kail and Tucker Hilstrom brought in their show and tell items. Kail brought in the feed that his steer eats. Tucker brought in his hocus pocus that he will use on steer. This will be first time he will be grooming. Turner brought in his halter that he uses to halter break his steer. Alex brought in her new show halter. She is excited to use it for her first time showing her steer.

The barbecue was held May 11. Thank you to everybody who came out in the wind to support us.

Some of our members went to the highway cleanup with the Rotary Club of Estevan. They helped pick garbage up, and had a dinner at Rotary Park afterwards.

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