Armena 4-H club report

If you’re between 6 and 21 years old and interested in having some fun come and check out our Armena 4-H Club.

  • Nov. 25, 2015 6:00 p.m.
Our Beef Members at Weigh In: Top L to R: Jared Hilgartner

Our Beef Members at Weigh In: Top L to R: Jared Hilgartner

If you’re between 6 and 21 years old and interested in having some fun and relaxed learning about horses and/or cattle, come and check out our Armena 4-H Club. Our members come from the Millet, New Sarepta and Camrose areas. We are a club that encourages even the youngest kids to have hands on experience and be involved. Our Cleaver members, ages 6-8, can work with baby calves or the horses at some of the functions.

Beef news: On Oct. 31, the Armena Beef 4-H Club started their year off by having their yearly weigh-in where the steers weighed an average of 715 kg. A big thank you to Hillcrest Acres for allowing us to haul in for weigh in. It was great getting to “initiate” your fancy new facility! In addition to weighing, we vaccinated all the projects and tattooed the heifers. This year we have 11 steers, four cow calves and a few heifers. And, since it was Halloween, of course there was candy and Halloween cupcakes courtesy of Mrs. Tritten.

Horse news: Our horse club is a newer club and is a very relaxed group. So far this year we have 12 members and two cleavers. Our members have a variety of interests including, but not limited to, trail riding, parades, showing, and gymkhana. Even If you don’t have your own horse we may be able to help you become part of our club.

General news: On Nov.14 our horse and beef members attended Farmfair International at Northlands. We had a whopping 19 members attend. We watched a few demos, walked through the tradeshow and competed in the “Farmer Olympics”. That evening our 4-H families went to the evening performance of the rodeo. It was a great time and I am sure members will be interested in going again next year.

Our awards supper for the past 4-H season was held on Nov. 15 at the Scandia Church in Armena. Thank you to our wonderful sponsors and buyers who make our club a success! Our past leader, Kimberley Wetsch, has handed the torch over and we were all sad to say farewell.

If you’d like more information please give our fearless new leader, Chris a call at 780-878-3233, but don’t wait as registration deadline is November 30.