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 Beef Club Meeting Monday, January 17, 2022, HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER!!!!
Our next meeting will be March 21, 2022 at 7:00PM in the Mennonite Room at the fair which is in the ECCC building as the February Weigh-in takes the place of the February in person Meeting.
The Second and FINAL Beef Club Weigh-in for the 2022 year will be Saturday, February 19, 2022, from 9:00am-12:00pm at the Shipshewana Auction Barn in Shipshewana, IN on State Road 5. You must be prepared to bring your market animals including market heifers and commercial heifers to this weigh-in if you have not already done so.
Please note new this year: You do not need to bring registered purebred heifers to weigh-in.
We will not be checking in your purebred heifers on our end. This is a new change; you must enter those yourselves into 4-H online as we will not have your RFID and tattoo numbers in our records. YOU MUST turn in a copy of your purebred heifer papers with the RFID written at the top of the paper by May 15, 2022. If we do not receive these papers from you by that date you will be moved to our commercial heifer class.
We will offer RFID tags if you need them for a charge of $5.00 per head. Please know you really need to work with your breeders to have these placed for you before weigh-in.
We will also offer a pour on wormer for a charge of $5.00 per head.
Monte Flowers will also be set up if you would like to have your animals’ hooves trimmed. His charge is $30.00 per head.
If you came to the first weigh-in in December you do not need to bring your animals again to this weigh-in.
You will also need to make sure you are getting your YQCA training done. This is a yearly training on the care of animals requested by the extension office. The deadline for that is May 15, 2022, but I wanted to mention it so you can start getting that done as well.
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.
January 17, 2022—AG Hall (CANCELLED)
February 19, 2022—Weigh-in Shipshewana Auction Barn (Feb. 26 make-up date)
March 21, 2022—Mennonite Room ECCC Building
April 18, 2022—Sheep/Swine Arena
May 16, 2022—Dairy/Beef Arena
June 20, 2022—Dairy/Beef Arena
July 14, 2022—Carry In Dinner 6:30pm Ag Hall
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!**
***Check out our Facebook page! Click the Facebook icon in the upper right corner!! While you are there "Like" the page and add your friends!!***
***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!!