Rain drives 4-H livestock show and sale indoors

The Wadena and District Livestock and 4-H Association sponsored its 51st Annual 4-H Show and Sale on June 21 at the D+L Livestock Centre in Wadena. The weather wasn’t on our side so the show and sale was held indoors. With 16 members participating, there were 20 animals shown in classes that ranged from grooming and showmanship to heifer and fed calf.

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The coveted Grand Aggregate trophy was presented to the Kelvington 4-H Beef Club, left to right, Dustin Spray, John Ake, Nathan Niezgoda, Bradley Elmy, Dana Balaski, Crystal Elmy and Shen Perron.

The Kelvington 4-H Beef Club, Hendon-Rosebud Beef Club and Foam Lake Beef Club all came together to show the hard work that went into each member’s animal.

The show began at noon with a steer-judging class led by judge Justin Morrison from Radville, Sask. As a longtime 4-H member and now leader, Morrison told members to stay in 4-H for the memories, friendships and laughter rather than the money at the end of the year.

As the day progressed, members in each age category competed in different classes, including Fed Calf. Every member hopes to have their calf chosen as the Grand Champion Steer, but only one person can and Jonas Byman was the lucky one this year with his solid Maine Anjou steer.

Kailee Lundago scored Reserve Champion Steer with her impressive 1400-lb. Simmental steer.

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Once the last few ribbons were handed out, all the members gathered in the ring to pay tribute to the late Milo Mahlum for his more than 30 years of dedication to the Wadena 4-H Show and Sale and to the 4-H program in general.

Clayton Hawreluik from Heartland Livestock Services in Yorkton was the auctioneer, providing abundant expertise. The top seller went to Kailee Lundago for $5.50/lb., with an average sale price across the board of $2.99/lb.

Submitted by Cameron Choquette 

Wadena News

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