Provost District Recent Events
The District hosted a ski trip on Feb. 1 to Table Mountain at North Battleford, there was 34 4-H members, 9 adults and a few siblings that enjoyed the hill for the afternoon and night skiing. By the laughter and talking on the bus home, from the hill it was enjoyed by everyone.
Provost District 4-H Beef Achievement Days Held at the 4-H Pavillion at Shorncliffe Lake
The Provost District hosted the annual Beef Achievement days at the 4-H Pavilion at Shorncliffe Lake on June 6 & 7. The two-day show began with the female show and the district judging competition. Thursday was full of the member’s beef steer projects, the junior beef class, the CLEAVERKID program, and the sale.
We would like to thank our judges for the shows:
- Females - Curtis Perry, Cornation
- Ring Lady for the evening - Rachel Resch, Czar
- Club Confirmation Classes - Steven Lang, Viking
- Grooming Classes - Kurt Pedersen, Edgerton
- Showmanship Classes - Kurt Pedersen, Edgerton
- District Weight Classes - Stan Skeels, Rimbey
- Ring man for the day - Darcy Lakevold of Provost
The District invited the Senlac Multi Heifer Project members to come to our Female show this year and 5 of the members arrived with their yearling heifers so we added a new twist to our program with an Interprovincial Yearling Class. In total we had 13 yearling females for the show. All four clubs had their own show to declare their club yearling champions then we had the District/ Interprovincial class with Kira Axley of the Czar/Metiskow Beef winning the District/Interprovincial Grand Champion Yearling female sponsored by Israelson Farms and North Slope Farms. Wyatt Johnson of the Amisk Beef Club was rewarded the Reserve Grand Champion Yearling Female. Our female show then continued with 6 members showing their 2 year old cow-calf pair projects. Kira Axley of the Czar/Metiskow Beef Club won top spot, with Kelsy Barnes of the Amisk Beef Club taking home the second place award. The old girls came in next, 4 members showed their 3 year old cow-calf pairs. Justice Cromarty of the Stainsleigh 4-H Club won top honours in this class, with Wyatt Johnson of the Amisk Beef Club coming in second. After these shows the top two from each class entered the ring to compete for the overall Grand Champion female of the show. Kira Axley won the big trophy with her 2-year old pair and Justice Cromarty won the Reserve Champion female with his 3 year old cow. In the last class of the evening we saw 3 members show off their herd projects. In this project each member has a yearling, a 2 year cow/calf pair and a 3 year cow/calf pair to show as one unit. Wyatt Johnson of the Amisk Beef Club was pleased to have his herd slapped for the Champion honours. Congratulation to all members for putting on a great female show!
Following the female show, the Interclub judging competition was held. Each club send’s their top 2 judgers in all three age groups to judge a pen of four market steers. After some stiff competition, the following members were awarded first place.
- Senior - Levi Maull Czar/Metiskow Beef Club
- Intermediate - Selena Paulgaard Stainsleigh 4-H Club
- Junior - Payton Manning Czar/Metiskow Beef Club
With this the evening was concluded. Some families took advantage of the campground to get an early start on the next day.
Bright and early Thursday morning the Pavilion was bustling with members weighing their steers in and preparing for the show. We had our Marshall – David Nelson of Metiskow, starting our show on time and he made sure everything went smoothly behind the curtains all day long. We greatly appreciated his volunteered time to make our shows run smoothly.
The morning started with each Club Shows, with the winners as follows:
STAINSLEIGH 4-H CLUB
- Grand Champion - Justice Cromarty
- Reserve Champion - Siera Berg
CZAR/METISKOW BEEF CLUB
Grand Champion - Kira Axley
Reserve Champion - Kassy Sather
AMISK BEEF CLUB
Grand Champion - Hannah Turner
Reserve Champion - Dulcie Turner
Interclub grooming was held next. Winners here were:
- Junior - 1. Karsten Axley Czar/Metiskow Beef Club 2. Jessica Heck Stainsleigh 4-H Club
- Intermediate - 1. Dixon Manning Czar/Metiskow Beef Club 2. Kassy Sather Czar/Metiskow Beef Club
- Senior - 1. Wyatt Johnson Amisk Beef Club 2. Myles Butt Czar/Metiskow Beef Club
Interclub showmanship was into the ring next with these winners:
- Junior - 1. Karsten Axley Czar/Metiskow Beef Club 2. Kira Axley Czar/Metiskow Beef Club
- Intermediate - 1. Dulcie Turner Amisk Beef Club 2. Kassy Sather Czar/Metiskow Beef Club
- Senior - 1. Colton Sather Czar/Metiskow Beef Club 2. Myles Butt Czar/Metiskow Beef Club
Then the Junior Beef Class was held with Donald Halvorson only having a calendar year baby calf. This calf will hopefully turn into his market steers for next year.
The CLEAVER KIDS showed next, we have 2 members this year in the underage project, Ty Hope from the Czar/Metiskow Beef Club and Traetin Cromarty from the Stainsleigh 4-H Club. They showed off their stuff with calendar year calves. The Cleaver Kid is in its last year as a pilot project in which kids can join 4-H before their 9th birthday, let’s hope they keep it. This is a great way for them to get a peek into what 4-H is all about, without having to drag around a 1200 pound calf.
After a break for lunch, the show continued with the Interclub Market Steer show. Thirty seven calves were separated into 6 weight classes and the top two calves of each class re-entered the ring to contend for the rank of Grand and Reserve Champion Steers. The winners were:
- GRAND CHAMPION - KIRA AXLEY Czar/Metiskow Beef Club
- RESERVE CHAMPION - BRANDON BUTT Czar/Metiskow Beef Club
Following the show, we had an awards presentation where all the above classes received there trophy’s plus a few other:
- Rate of Gain was won by Robert Halvorson, Stainsleigh 4-H Club with his calf gaining 3.94 pounds/day.
- The Perseverance Award was won by Curtis Thorpe of the Czar/Metiskow Beef Club. He received a zippered 4-H portfolio with Tori Dawn Cromarty of the Stainsleigh 4-H Club and Milan Cuthbert of the Amisk Beef Club receiving junior portfolios. This award is for first year member and is sponsored by Lavigne Sand & Gravel.
- The Carcass Class was held on April 30 at the Provost Livestock Exchange where the members judged the live animals and then on May 4 they went to Bouma meats to see their animals hanging in the cooler. After all the paper work was tabulated the winner was:
- Grand Champion Codi Shae Cromarty Stainsleigh 4-H Club
- Reserve Champion Clayton Almberg Czar/Metiskow Beef Club
After the show awards were handed out, 2 different scholarships were handed out:
- The Provost District Scholarship was awarded to four members – Aydon Almberg, Colton Almberg, Katlin Smith and Katerina Ganser.
- The Jennifer Lavigne Memorial 4-H Scholarships was presented this year to two 4-H members that are going on in their education. The funds have grown that the Scholarships are now $300.00 apiece. We would like to thank the support we have received from the community for making this possible. This year the winners were Heather Froland and Wyatt Johnson from the Amisk Beef Club.
Once again we hosted a supper in appreciation of the Buyers, the community that comes out to cheer on our members, family and the many volunteers that make this day a success. The Stainsleigh 4-H Club non beef project members came to served the meal. Thanks to Wainwright Credit Union, Crop Production Services, Tori Dawn Cromarty, she supplied the meat from her 3rd placed carcass project calf and Bouma meats donated the cutting and the wrapping of this meat. It was a great meal thanks for sponsoring the meal.
The sale of the Market Steer began at 6:10. The average weight of the calves was 1275 pounds and the average unofficial sale price was $1.88 per pound.
GRAND CHAMPION STEER sold for 2.27/pound bought by Shelter Valley Land and Cattle Company, Czar
RESERVE CHAMPION STEER sold for 2.11/pound bought by ECS Energy Services
Our fundraiser calf sold successful again with about $6,000.00 raised to do more improvements at the 4-H Pavilion & help with District Expense’s. Thanks to the community’s support, the 4-H Pavilion is a wonderful place for our beef show & sale!
This year’s district show was a great success. Congratulations to all the members on a job well done. Thanks to all the volunteers who helped make the show run smoothly. Thank you to the community and to the buyers for supporting our members and keeping the 4-H spirit alive in the Provost District.
2012 District Communication Day Results
1st - Karsten Axley - Czar/Metiskow Beef
2nd - Hannah Turner - Amisk Beef
3rd - Kira Axley - Czar/Metiskow Beef
1st - John Baier - Stainsleigh
2nd - Felica Berg - Stainsleigh 4-H Club
3rd - Dulcie Turner - Amisk
1st - Myles Butt - Czar/Metiskow
2nd - Heather Froland - Amisk
3rd - Siera Berg - Stainsleigh 4-H Club
1 - Ben Masson - Stainsleigh
2 - Tayten Dyck - Amisk
1 - Kassy Sather - Czar/Metiskow
2 - Seth Holte - Amisk
3 - Cody Heck - Stainsleigh
1- Siera Berg
Heather Froland and Siera Berg both went on to Provincial on April 14th.
2012 Regional Multi-Species Judging Results
Winners of the Regional Multi Spiecies Judging from April 14 at the Provost 4-H Pavilion:
1st - Myles Butt - Czar/Metiskow Beef
2nd - Clayton Andrew - Dryland Multi Club
3rd - Clayton Almberg - Czar/Metiskow Beef
1st - Robert Halvorson - Stainsleigh 4-H Club
2nd - Dulcie Turner - Amisk Beef Club
3rd - Felica Berg - Stainsleigh 4-H Club
1st - Milan Cuthbert - Amisk Beef
2nd - Jessica Heck - Stainsleigh 4-H Club
3rd - Hannah Turner - Amisk Beef
2011 Stainsleigh 4-H Club Exchange
The Stainsleigh 4-H was thrilled to be picked to be involved with an exchange with Minnedosa, Manitoba. We picked our dates, Alberta in Manitoba on July 7 – 17, 2011 and they came to our great province August 1 – 11, 2011. We decided to travel by train both ways and what an adventure for the members, no members had travelled this way before. The week we were in Manitoba we spent a lot of time doing water activities for they are close to Riding Mountain National Park and other bodies of water. We also toured a Hutterite Colony, Reptile Garden and paint balled.
Now when the Manitoba members came to Alberta we had 10 days of jam packed adventures. We did paint balling, zip lining, toured Gibson’s Tank farm, a full day of Drumheller site seeing, swimming, museums tours and a day at CFB Camp Wainwright. They also got to learn about guns and how to shot them at our local gun club with the assistant of our clubs project leaders and members. This was a great day and all Alberta and Manitoba 4-Her’s had a great time and they came away with a greater respect and knowledge of our project.
What a great bunch of people in Manitoba. We were thrilled to see another part of Canada that was only a short distant from home. Every province does 4-H a little bit different and it was a great learning adventure. I am sure some of these friendships will last a life time.