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7-17-17 4-H Memo

Good Morning All,

Cloverbud Camp Helpers: July 25th, Under the Sea Cloverbud Camp
I am in need of 2 more kids to help put on the Cloverbud Camp. If you help this will cover your cleaning of the SCD as well as a community service project. If interested please contact me.


Attached is a list of kids that still need to fulfill Council Requirements. Please let us know ASAP if you have done something, that we don’t have you marked off on.


LAST Council Meetings @ 6:00 pm
August 8th


Sam Martin will be butchering rabbits on Thursday July 20th @ 9:00 am. Any kids that would like to observe to see how this process is accomplished, please call Sam at 420-0870 to let her know.


There will NOT  be dance on July 28th.


4-H Dog will meet July 21st at the SCD building to work on record books.


Marketing Materials are now ready for pick-up for all 4-H members selling animals.


 *Record Book Check happening between 4-H Council Meetings on July 11-Aug 8 !!  This year for the Pre-Fair Record Book checks the Extension Office will be completing the required reviews between the July 11th Council meeting -Aug 8th  Council meeting.  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
Skill-a-thon Test Day August 15th


*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 one!

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