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  • Writer's pictureLorna Hamilton

Innisfree-Minburn 4-H Beef Club Annual Show And Sale

Innisfree-Minburn 4-H members and buyers. Photo submitted.

The Innisfree-Minburn 4-H Beef Club showcased their hard work and talent at the 58th Annual Show and Sale, held on May 31 at the Minburn Ag Grounds. With a strong turnout of supporters, the event highlighted the efforts of 19 dedicated 4-H members, and the five cleaver kids with one child presenting a heifer project and the other four children showing calves.

The day began with a lunch sponsored by Webb’s Machinery, setting the stage for the exciting activities ahead. At 2 p.m., the show commenced, where members aged 9-18 presented their well-groomed steers, heifers, and cow/calf pairs for conformation judging by Riley Noble, and showmanship and grooming evaluation by Judge Kaylee Chizaesky.

The animals on display reflected the members’ expertise in halter breaking, grooming, and clipping techniques, impressing both judges and spectators. The event provided an opportunity for the judges to assess the outcome of the members’ careful selection and diligent care in raising their project animals.

In the female category, Brad McLaughlin’s well-defined animal earned the Grand Champion Female title, reflecting his dedication and hard work.

Austin Garnier’s exceptional female entry secured the Reserve Champion Female title, further highlighting the high quality of animals presented by the Innisfree-Minburn 4-H Beef Club.

Following the show, attendees were treated to a sponsored supper by Rocky Mountain Equipment and Cornerstone Co-op at 5 p.m., providing a chance for participants to recharge and enjoy a meal together.

The much-anticipated sale commenced at 6:30 p.m., with 18 steers up for grabs by buyers.

Among the outstanding results, Rylan Jackson’s steer claimed the title of Grand Champion Steer, impressing the judges with its exceptional qualities. Deerland Vegreville purchased Rylan’s champion steer.

Rowan Jackson secured the Reserve Champion Steer title, with the Wilde Advisory Group seizing the opportunity to purchase the remarkable animal.

The club extends their gratitude to all sponsors for their generous support.

“It was great to see everyone out and we would like to thank everyone for the incredible amount of support shown to our club for today and throughout the year,” commented Carmen Kassian one of the group leaders.


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