Life On The Farm As The Years Fly Bye

We All Learn At a Different Pace

What did I learn about myself through my 4-H participation?

I learned that it is not easy to be 16 and on the edge of adulthood.

Head - to clear thinking, when giving your word to someone, think about how it will affect your heart if you buckle to peer pressure and go against your morals and ethics .

Heart - to greater loyalty; loyalty is something that is given freely and cannot be demanded or forced upon someone.

Hands - to larger service, you can only do what you feel is right and work hard to achieve your goals.

Health - to better living; if your word is your honor, and you stand fast to your morals and ethics; loyalty will come to you freely, your goals will be realized, and you will make a difference in the world around you.

I love 4-H !

Peer pressure is one of the hardest things we face; stay true to yourself no matter how hard it is and make a difference!

4H My Journey

Farmer's Hands Video

2011-2012 Western National Roundup

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Idaho Cattle Association - 2010 Hefier Of The Year Contest Winners

The winners of the Idaho Cattle Association Heifer Of The Year Contest;

Over all winner - Lauren Clark  from Eagle Idaho will receive a registered Angus heifer donated by the Idaho Angus Association. She also wins 10 bags of Pride Plus Show Ration from Western Stockman's, BVD & Pregnancy and Supplies from Bio Tracking LLC and a bag of feed from A&G Irrigation.

Cora Isaacs from Bliss, place second and will receive a $750.00 scholarship from the University of Idaho Steer A Year Program, a custom hat from Jaxonbilt Hat Company and a bag of feed from A&G Irrigation.

Jessica Lancaster from Jerome place third and will receive a $500.00 scholarship from the University of Idaho Steer A Year Program and a bag of feed form A&G Irrigation.

Mackenzie Peace from Meridian place fourth and will receive a $250.00 scholarship from the University of Idaho Steer A Year Program,and a bag of feed from A&G Irrigation.

Jeni Hagler from Meridian place fifth and will receive a $200.00 form Intermountain Community Bank,$25.00 scholarship from Bonners Ferry Vet Clinic and a bag of feed from A&G Irrigation.

Talya Murphy from Kimberly placed sixth and will receive a $50.00 scholarship from Hollingworth Inc., $50 scholarship from Robison Ranch and a bag of feed from A&G Irrigation.

Seth Christensen from Preston, place seventh and will receive a $50.00 scholarship from Fences Idaho and a $50.00 from Lemhi Large Animal Health and a bag of feed from A&G Irrigation.

Congratulations Lauren, and all the winners.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

The Magic Valley Jr. Beef Classic

This was the first time I ever entered a show ring that wasn't  4-H. I was a mess but I tried my hardest not to let it show. I took all three of my steers; lucky for me they were in three different weight class. The hard part was they were one weight class after another, I showed one walked out of the ring handed it off and was handed the next one and walked right back into the ring.

It was a long day, my steer handled great. At the end of the day two of my steers received two second place ribbons and one third place ribbon in quality.
I think I did OK for my first time.

During your 4-H life-time; if you start showing when you are 8 years old you will only be in the show ring 10 times. If each time you enter the show ring, and you are there for 30 minutes you will have only showed for a total of about 300 minutes or 12.5 hours. Over 10 years that is not much time to perfect your showmanship skills. With each time you enter the ring the Judge will give you pointers to how to improve your skills and every Judge is different. My goal is to be grand champion showman and to have a grand champion steer. When you go to different shows you add a year of experience, receive lots of insight  how to improve your skill and learn the grooming skills need to enhance the appearance of you steers
To have a 4-H Grand Champion Steer or Heifer it is very important to have the showmanship skills to show your steer or heifer at their best.