Dailynn Cripps working with her steer to be ready for show and sale. (Photo submitted)

Dailynn Cripps working with her steer to be ready for show and sale. (Photo submitted)

Ponoka East Beef 4-H report

January and February report

On Dec.9 , at 6:36 .pm., the last meeting for Ponoka East Beef 4-H of 2020 was called to order. Dailynn Cripps led the pledge. We did a roll call followed by the secretary and treasurer reports, followed by old businesses. We discussed public speaking, the canceled WRA fundraiser, and the district multi species judging. We talked about dates of various occasions and calendar dates. Finally we discussed record book markers, and Christmas cards for sponsors/buyers. The meeting was adjourned at 8:30.

The meeting of Jan.7 was called to order at 7:05. Roll call was the title of your speech for public speaking. We did secretary and treasurer reports, followed by new and old businesses. The meeting was adjourned at 7:55.

On Jan. 23 at 9 a.m., 4-H members around Ponoka were getting their multi species judging cards, virtual or paper, ready. Participants were given a picture or videos and a half an hour to write down their placings and reasons. The categories were Dairy Cows, Mature Horses, White-tailed Deer Antlers, Consumers Choice, and finally Feeder Steers. People who chose to write on paper had to, once done, send a picture of their cards in to be judged.

On Jan. 24, just a day after multi species judging, was the public speaking for Ponoka East beef. Harper Cripps led the pledge, and was the first speaker. There were 11 speakers in total. There were two cleavers, six juniors, two intermediates, and one senior. There were also six judges who we would like to thank for volunteering their time. Dailynn Cripps was the final speaker. Public speaking is sponsored by AltaLink.

On Feb. 4, Ponoka East 4-H-ers and their steers went to Van Aken farms for mid-season weigh in. It was originally meant to be on Jan. 24, but was postponed due to cold weather. They were weighed, implanted, and given ivomec.

– Submitted by club reporter Dailynn Cripps

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