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7-31-17 4-H memo

Happy Monday Everyone!!

Remember that the LAST Council Meeting is August 8 @ 6:00 pm!  Be sure and come if you are still missing a 4-H Council meeting!

 

PLEASE READ THE ATTACHED SHEET REGARDING IMPORTANT FAIR REMINDERS!!

 

IS YOUR NAME ON THE ATTACHED LIST OF MEMBERS WHO STILL NEED TO COMPLETE 4-H COUNCIL REQUIREMENTS TO BE ELIGIBLE TO COMPETE AT THE NORTH PARK FAIR???  IF YOUR NAME IS ON THE LIST, IT’S TIME TO GET THESE DONE ASAP!!

***August 11th is Rabbit and Poultry ID from 9-10 am!  You must ID your animals on this date.  If you are unable to make it, you MUST call the Extension Office at 723-4298 before this date to make alternative arrangements to ID your rabbits or poultry.

 

***North Park Fair Shoot is Saturday August 11 and will begin at 9:00 am sharp!  Since there are so many competitors, we will begin earlier and will be running the Shotgun competition right along with the other disciplines this year in an effort to make the day go more smoothly.  Concessions will be available!

 

Marketing brochures and Fair BBQ tickets are now ready for pick-up for all 4-H members selling animals.  Remember it is your job to market your 4-H animals to possible buyers at the Junior Livestock Sale so come by and get your marketing materials soon!

 

Record Book Check for all animal projects must be done on or before the Aug 8th 4-H Council Meeting!!  If you haven’t already done so, plan to drop of your record book to be checked during this time.  Before dropping off your book, be sure to complete at least some entries on every page possible so that we know you have a good start completing your record book. Remember to take some photos of you and your animals to include in your book too.  If you need help and have questions, give your Leaders, Deb or Lacey a call and we are happy to help you out!

 

Skill-a-thon Study Day August 8th from 9am-3:30pm in the SCD Basement
For all Livestock, Horse, Dog, Rabbit & Poultry kids—remember your Skill-a-thon score is calculated into the All Around Exhibitor award scores too!
Skill-a-thon Test Day August 15th from 9am-3:30pm

 

*Are you monitoring your 4-H livestock project animals’ weights?

We have now connected the scales up at the Scale House on the Fairgrounds where they will stay till the North Park Fair!  If you haven’t already done so, plan a time soon to check your 4-H project livestock weights for swine, lambs, goats and steers.  This will help you monitor their performance, adjust feed and exercise as needed, and help you collect data to enter in your record books!   There are instructions for using the scales posted in the scale house.  Most importantly, ALWAYS remember to unplug the scale electronics when you are finished so it won’t be destroyed by lightening if it occurs!!  Your 4-H Leader or the Extension staff can provide more instruction if needed. Stop by or call the Extension Office Monday-Friday to pick up keys, as we are often not available on the weekends. Since we only have one set of keys to loan, please return them immediately after use!!!!

Minimum and Maximum Market Livestock Fair Weights:

Swine:  225-290 lbs
Lambs:  100-160 lbs

Goats:  50-130 lbs

Steers: 1000 lb Minimum – no Maximum

 

Please call the Extension Office at 723-4298 if you have questions!

 

Have a great week!

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