I’m Liam Koop from the Lakeshore 4-H Community Club and things are definitely gearing up for 4-H activities. On April 27, we had our auction and family dance fundraiser at Cecil Lake Hall where we danced and bought things at the auction. A special thanks to all the businesses who donated items or services for our auction.
Usually the end of the month is weigh-in time for swine and sheep. Sheep can be weighed in a variety of ways but we weigh them by lifting them up and hopping on a bathroom scale. We’ll probably keep doing this, at least as long as my brother’s back holds out. Pigs can be weighed by measuring their length and their girth and these measurements can translate to a fairly accurate total weight. Our pigs and lambs are gaining well and we’re hoping to get them up to finished weight by Achievement Days in July.
Our club judging rally is coming up at the end of this month. At the judging rally we are evaluated on our ability to compare and identify superior qualities in various projects including sheep, beef, swine, as well as some other projects.
We also are required to participate in an identification table where we will identify the names and purposes of various agricultural tools. After this rally, 4-H members can go to the district judging rally to compete against other groups.
Just a reminder, with summer coming up, try to set aside some time in July to come to the Achievement Days and see how well we’ve done with our projects and support 4-H.