Olds, AB – The 47th Annual Provincial Beef Heifer Show has officially wrapped up, marking yet another successful year for 4-H Alberta. Held from July 11-14, 2023, in Olds, Alberta, the event drew 100 4-H members aged between 9 and 21 years old. These young agricultural enthusiasts participated in various categories, including Showmanship, Multi Judging, Quiz, and Conformation.
The 4-H members arrived in Olds with an outstanding array of projects, showcasing their yearling heifers and cow/calf pairs. The quality of both commercial and purebred cattle was exceptionally high, reflecting the countless hours these young farmers have invested in preparation for this esteemed event.
Over the course of the four-day event, participants adhered to a rigorous schedule that started in the early mornings and extended into the late evenings. The tightly-packed agenda was designed to evaluate the comprehensive skill sets these young agriculturalists have honed over their time in 4-H. Whether they were engaging in showmanship routines, participating in quizzes, or undergoing the critical eyes of the Conformation judges, the 4-H members demonstrated the dedication, expertise, and hard work that is synonymous with the 4-H community.
We extend our heartfelt appreciation to all the sponsors who continue to invest in our youth and the future of agriculture in Alberta. Your support plays an instrumental role in making events like these possible. A special thank you also goes out to Conformation judges Casey Philips and Mark Matejka for their contributions.
Congratulations are in order for all the members who won in various categories. Your achievements are a testament to the skill, diligence, and commitment that characterize 4-H Alberta. We are excited to see what the next year brings and look forward to an even more successful event in 2024.
Congratulations to these 4-H Members:
|Champion Junior Yearling Heifer||Greely R.||Irvine 4-H Beef|
|Reserve Junior Yearling Heifer||Aubrey F.||Knee Hill Valley 4-H Beef|
|Champion Intermediate Yearling Heifer||Myra M.||Tilley 4-H Club|
|Reserve Champion Intermediate Heifer||Emily Y.||St.Paul 4-H Multi Club|
|Champion Senior Yearling Heifer||Kade R.||Iron Creek 4-H Beef Club|
|Reserve Champion Senior Heifer||Nevada M.||Tilley 4-H Club|
|Champion 2 Yr. Old||Kasey A.||Hastings Coulee 4-H Beef Club|
|Reserve Champion 2 Yr. Old||Paisley R.||Irvine 4-H Beef|
|Champion 3 Yr. Old||Reese W.||Mayerthorpe 4-H Beef Club|
|Reserve Champion 3 Yr. Old||Erika M.||Rangeland 4-H Beef|
|Champion Junior Heifer||Paytin H.||Crossfield-Madden 4-H Beef|
|Reserve Junior Heifer||Lauren W.||Claresholm 4-H Beef|
|Champion Intermediate Yearling Heifer||Ella G.||Balzac 4-H Beef|
|Reserve Champion Intermediate Heifer||Shelby H.||Thorsby 4-H Multi|
|Champion Senior Heifer||Avery M.||East Lacombe 4-H Beef|
|Reserve Champion Senior Heifer||Sierra B.||Rimbey 4-H Club|
|Champion 2 Yr. Old||Lauren W.||Claresholm 4-H Beef|
|Reserve Champion 2 Yr. Old||Dru S.||Rangeland 4-H Beef|
|Champion 3 Yr. Old||Dru S.||Rangeland 4-H Beef|
|Reserve Champion 3 Yr. Old||Davis G.||West Carstairs 4-H Beef|
|Champion Purebred||Kasey A.||Hastings Coulee 4-H Beef Club|
|Reserve Champion Purebred||Myra M.||Tilley 4-H Club|
|Champion Commercial||Ella G.||Balzac 4-H Beef|
|Reserve Champion Commercial||Avery M.||East Lacombe 4-H Beef|
|Junior Aggregate||Myra M.||Tilley 4-H Club|
|2nd||Sterling C.||Millarville-Stockland 4-H Beef|
|Intermediate Aggregate||Kade R.||Iron Creek 4-H Beef Club|
|2nd||Shelby H.||Thorsby 4-H Multi|
|Senior Aggregate||Emily Y.||St.Paul 4-H Multi Club|
|2nd||Kasey A.||Hastings Coulee 4-H Beef Club|
To the entire 4-H Alberta community, thank you for making the 47th Annual Provincial Beef Heifer Show a triumph. We look forward to celebrating more successes in the future.
For more information on 4-H Alberta programs and upcoming events, visit the 4-H Alberta website.
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