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Estevan Mercury Nelson Motors 4-H Member of the Month: Dane Hogg

Being in 4-H runs in the family for Dane Hogg.
Dane Hogg is a part of Outram-Madigan 4-H Beef Club.

Editor's Note: The following is our latest 4-H Member of the Month, sponsored by Nelson Motors and Equipment. We thank Nelson Motors for their continued support of this initiative, and we salute 4-H for continuing to make a difference in the lives of young people. 


4-H Member of the Month: Dane Hogg

Club: Outram-Madigan 4-H Club

Age: 14

Age group: Intermediate

Years with 4-H: 9


Being in 4-H runs in the family for Dane Hogg.

The 14-year-old is an intermediate with the Outram-Madigan 4-H Club. Dane is in his ninth year with 4-H.

He said he is the fourth generation from his family to be part of a 4-H club.

"My mom thought it would be good for me," he said.

Other family members told him he would benefit from being part of 4-H.

Dane said he has enjoyed meeting new people and showing cattle through his 4-H involvement. He won the grand champion steer award for his 4-H steer this year, and he has been recognized for his showmanship skills at the Rotary Regional 4-H Show and Sale. Hogg has also won a couple of 4-H public speaking honours, and he attended a 4-H summer camp in Lumsden a couple of years ago.

Thanks to 4-H, Dane has started attending other shows, and his steer was in the top two of almost every show he entered. The animal was purchased from his neighbours.

Selecting and picking up a steer s always a fun process, and a lot of time goes into raising and caring for the animal so it is ready for the sale. The support from local businesses is much appreciated, particularly his steer buyers Top Torque and Blue Sky Air, who purchased six of Dane's cattle over the years. 

Hogg has made a lot of friends through 4-H and he would recommend being part of the organization to other people, as he expects that what he learned through 4-H will help him in the future.

"It teaches you a good work ethic, you get to meet new people and it's fun," he said.