The fair is quickly approaching!! We hope you all are doing well as are your animals. Be sure to check on them often and make sure they have clean water during this heat we are having.
The June meeting will be this Monday, June 19, 2023, at 7:00pm in the Beef Arena.
We will be collecting stall rent, taking stalling assignments, having a demonstration on proper blowing techniques, a tying demonstration and walking in the arena, and giving you valuable information regarding the fair that will be here before you know it!
Please, please try and make it to this meeting to pay your stall rent; if you cannot come to this meeting, please send your money and stalling requests with someone you know is coming, this is EXTREMELY IMPORTANT THIS YEAR. We want all stall rent paid in June. This will help us so much get you all ready for the fair and the July meeting where we will actually be picking stalls and handing out a lot of information so it is easier to get this taken care of at the June meeting. As you come through the line we will have you speak with Steve about who you would like to stall with; everyone in your group must have sold at least one flat of flowers or 2 baskets, and you all must agree that you want to stall together.
STALL RENT: $30 for market animals (Steers and Market Heifers)
$20 for purebred heifers and commercial heifers
The Top 10 for selling flowers are as follows:
Hostetler, Layne & Aliya & Collin
Mast, Sydney & Addie
Miller, Colesen & Casen
Bender, Aidan & Adler
Hurst, Jalayne & Landon
For the July Carry-in, if your name ends with A-M PLEASE BRING a MAIN Dish or side dish to share. We WILL NOT BE HAVING HAMBURGERS THIS YEAR.
If your name is N-Z please bring a side dish or dessert to share. Please also bring your own table service and drinks will be provided.
The July Carry-IN will be July 13, 2023 in the Ag Hall. PLEASE plan to attend! You will be receiving your passes at this meeting. All are required to attend. It starts at 6:30 PM.
Fair entry is open. If you are 100% sure you know who is showing which animal in your family you may go ahead and enter your animals into fair entry. If you are not quite sure yet who is showing which animal the DEADLINE TO GET YOUR ANIMALS INTO FAIR ENTRY IS JULY 6, 2023. The quicker you can get this done for us the better as it will make it easier to get you into the correct classes for the fair.
If you want to change a breed steer to a crossbred steer, it must be done by the fair entry deadline, not at fair check in. You may also switch a market animal (steers or market heifers) to a slick market animal at fair entry.
A purebred heifer may also switch to commercial heifer by the fair entry deadline; a purebred heifer must pass the purebred heifer requirements (RFID number and tattoo) at the deadline before we weigh them in at fair check in.
If you are a 10- year member or retiring member. PLEASE get your questionnaires and scholarship forms turned in. These need to be emailed to Renee(questionnaire) and Steve(scholarships) ASAP. You should have been emailed a copy of each from Steve and Renee. Let us know if you have questions.
Please make sure that you have neck ropes for your calves for tying at the fair. These are not just the halters that you lead with. We have had in the past calves without neck ropes and the calves have gotten out of their halters and roamed the barn at night. We will be going over this at the meeting also, but wanted to make sure you all are aware that you will need both during fair week.
The Cattleman will pay 10-year and retiring members $75 dollars to work a shift in the Ribeye stand. They will pay a junior high or high school student $50 to work a shift in the Ribeye stand. If you want more information please contact Larry Baker at 574-202-1041!
Don’t forget hoof trimming is June 24 at the beef barn. We still have spots available. Let Renee know if you need a spot. $30 a head is the charge. Monte Flowers will be trimming.
If you are planning to show a slick steer. It is recommended to shave and “slick” them about 2 weeks before the fair. If you have questions let us know!
Let us know if you need us!
Steve, Renee, Chris, Phil, Kayla
We suggest that you be working your calves as much as possible. The weekends are a great time as we know you are all busy. As the calves get older this will only become harder as they get bigger, and it is helpful to get them used to you and to get them ready for the fair as soon as possible.
We would like to congratulate our officer team for the 2023 year!! Welcome them and please let them know if you have any questions as they are a great place to start peer to peer interaction and get help!!
Our goal for you all is to keep you very informed and to make you feel comfortable with all the deadlines we have. We will try our best to have an informational email sent to you the Wednesday before the meeting so you can review it before. There will always be more information provided at the meetings as well. Please note that our usual club meetings are the 3rd Monday of each month at 7:00PM at the fairgrounds.
We also want to invite any MINI 4-H members to the meetings. These meetings are for all of you to learn about the Beef Club as well.
If anyone knows of any families interested in joining our Mini 4-H program, please let us know! They will need to be enrolled into 4-H Online by January 15 as well.
We are so excited to start the new 4-H year with you!! If you know anyone who is interested in the club please let a leader know we would love to talk with them!! If you have any questions about the new year let us know!! This is going to be a great year!!!
If you will be new to our club this year WELCOME!!! Please let us know if you have any questions; we are happy to help and we want to get your experience in the Beef Club started out right!!!
** Here is a great video if you want to review a few clipping tips! Enjoy!**
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***Send us your Beef Club related photos! We would love to put them up on the website or the Facebook page!!***
***It's not too early to send in T-Shirt designs for this year! Get them to us now so we can have a few to vote on!!***
**Please Learn the 4-H Pledge**
We will recite this before EVERY meeting along with the Pledge of Allegiance.. IT'S IMPORTANT!!
I pledge my HEAD to clearer thinking,
my HEART to greater loyalty,
my HANDS to larger service,
And my HEALTH to greater living for my
club, my community, my country, and my world!!