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4-H Beef Show and Sale brings together four clubs

33 steers, 35 heifers and two cow-calf pairs entered in the show.
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Addison Barnett from the Old Wives 4-H Beef Club with her Grand Champion Market Steer entry.

MOOSE JAW — What do you get when you have four local 4-H clubs come together and compete against each other?

You get the Moose Jaw Inter 4-H Regional Beef Show and Sale at the Moose Jaw Home Town Fair.

A total of 52 4-Hers from ages six to 21 competed in best showman, groomer and champion female and champion steer classes.

The clubs at the show and sale were the Long Laketon 4-H Multi-Club, Missouri Coteau 4-H Multi-Club, Moose Jaw 4-H Beef Club and the Old Wives 4-H Beef Club.

There were 33 steers, 35 heifers and two cow-calf pairs entered in the show.

“It went fairly smooth we had great weather and a great group of kids come out and work together and excelled at what they do,” Megan Giofu one of the event organizers said about this year’s event. “I think it went off without a hitch.”

Grand Champion Market Steer was entered by Addison Barnett from the Old Wives 4-H Beef Club.

Reserve Champion Market Steer was shown by Alexis Cockburn from the Old Wives 4-H Beef Club.

Grand Champion Female went to Matthew Howe from the Moose Jaw 4-H Beef Club.

Reserve Champion Female went to Brody Barnett from Old Wives 4-H Beef Club.

Giofu said this year there was about the same number of competitors as last year.

“It’s not as high as it has been in the past but the interest is growing again.”

Holding the event at the fair is important according to Giofu.

“It brings out a group of people not necessarily from the Moose Jaw area to Moose Jaw. It boosts the economy that way,” she said, adding “having it that way during the fair allows the members to interact with other members but also allows them to attend other fair events.”

Giofu said in her opinion “4-H is probably one of the best youth programs around.”

“Not only do you get to participate and do something you love but the members here are showing beef but there are other projects out there … whatever you want to do you can do it in 4-H.”

4-H teaches such things as record keeping, public speaking, how to run business meetings and budgeting.

“A lot of people when they think about 4-H they think farming, cows and agriculture. Yeah that’s part of it, but it’s so much more,” she said.