Welcome!!!! We are so excited to kick off the 2021-2022 Beef Club year!!!!!
We are so excited to welcome you all to the 2021-2022 Beef Club Year. We know this year is going to look a little different but we are ready to take whatever challenges arise and make the best of it.
Our FIRST Beef Club Meeting of the 2021-2022 year will be this MONDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2021, at 7:00PM in the AG HALL. Please note this is a different meeting place than our normal meetings. Please be aware that our meetings this year will be in different places as the Sheep/Swine Arena has been rented out by the fair for storage. We will be going over a lot of information at this meeting.
We want to start this year by thanking Mark Slabaugh for his leadership the past few years and the successes our club has enjoyed; enrollment has remained strong; we have had successful shows even with covid and our auction has been tremendous. All of these things do not happen without positive leadership! In a spirit of appreciation, Mark has made the difficult decision to step down from his role as Beef Club leader; while this news was a surprise, we support Mark’s decision and look forward to the club moving forward with continued success! Please join us and thank Mark if you see him!
With the above being said we would like to let you all know of some changes to leadership. Steve George and Renee’ Klein have taken over the role as Co-Leaders for the Beef Club for this year. We are excited to help you all and look forward to continuing the success of the previous leadership. We also would like to welcome three new assistant leaders that will be stepping alongside Steve and Renee to help keep the club moving forward. Phil Lechlitner, Chris Gillam, and Kayla Simmons have been selected to fill the roles of assistant leaders as Steve and Renee have moved to the Co-Leader position. We want to welcome them and are excited to be working with them!
4-H Online is open for Enrollment into Beef Club. All members must be enrolled into 4-H Online by January 15, 2022. With that being said, YOU MUST BE enrolled in 4-H online to come to one of our two offered weigh-in dates to get your animals enrolled into the Club. The website to enroll is:
Our First Weigh-in for the 2022 year will be December 11, 2021; weigh-in takes place in Shipshewana, IN at the Shipshewana Auction Barn on State Road 5. YOU MUST BE ENROLLED IN 4-H ONLINE BEFORE YOU COME TO WEIGH-IN.
All Market animals (Steers and Market Heifers) as well as commercial heifers need to be brought to one of our two offered weigh-in dates. New this year: we have decided to call crossbred heifers commercial heifers as this is the correct term for them and it is how you will enter them into 4-H online and fair entry.
Market animals and commercial heifers will be weighed and given a yellow county tag in their ear to enroll them into the Beef club. All animals Market and Purebred registered heifers must have an RFID tag in their ears. This tag should be placed in their ears from your breeders. If you did not get a tag placed by your breeder, we will be able to place one for you for $5 a head. We will also offer a pour on wormer for your animals if you wish to have them wormed while they are in the chute. The charge for that is also $5 a head. You will be asked to pay for these services at weigh-in.
Purebred registered heifers WILL NOT HAVE TO BE BROUGHT TO WEIGH-IN. These animals will need registration papers turned into a leader by May 15, 2022. This is also a new change. In the past we have had you bring your registration papers to weigh-in for those animals. It is not required this year. We will have to have a copy of these by May 15, 2022, given to the leaders. The copy of the paper needs to also have the RFID written at the top of it. If you do not get those papers into us by that date these animals will be shown as crossbred heifers this year. All registered heifers also need to be tattooed which will be the tattoo number on their registration papers.
New this year: WE ARE NOT REQUIRING REGISTRATION PAPERS FOR STEERS. Last year we did this on a trial basis and have decided to not have that in place this year.
The second weigh-in date will be February 19, 2022, with a make-up date of February 26, 2022, if there is bad weather. YOU ONLY NEED TO BRING YOUR ANIMALS TO ONE OF THE TWO OFFERED WEIGH-IN DATES.
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!!