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Dairy Beef Schedule

2017. The 4-H Dairy Beef leadership team has made plans for your upcoming 4-H year. If you have any questions, please contact any leaders or Emily Welk at 717-394-6851. Enjoy your 4-H year!

Important Dates

Tuesday, February 21st – 7:00 p.m. – Farm and Home Center – Basement Training Room

• Guidelines/Ownership Information

• Record Book Expectations

• Dairy Beef Jeopardy

• First Year Members Sign Ups for Signs

Tuesday, March 14th  -  7:00 p.m. –  Farm & Home Center- Basement Training Room

 •  Learning Stations

Saturday, May 20  -  9:30 a.m. –Dan Groce – 190 Manchester Street, Manchester, Pa  17345

 •  Tour Dairy Beef  Farm -1000 dairy beef from calves to finished steers

Quality Assurance Training Options: ( for those who didn’t attend QA on January 24th) * Parents are strongly encouraged to attend with young members.

QA: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 – 7:00p.m. - Farm & Home Center
QA
: Wednesday, June 21, 2017 – 1:00 p.m.  - Farm & Home Center

 

Saturday, June 10th - 4:00- 7:00 p.m. – Davis’s – 1120 Prawls Hollow Rd,  Peach Bottom

 • Rookie Workshop - Essentials Before the Show Ring – health papers, packing your show box, livestock sale procedures, what the judge is looking for, showmanship, etc. Everyone is welcome, however the program is targeted towards the 1st & 2nd year members.

Saturday, June 17th - 4:00- 7:00 p.m. –Stewart’s – 1303 Long Lane, Columbia

 • Rookie Workshop - Essentials Before the Show Ring – health papers, packing your show box, livestock sale procedures, what the judge is looking for, showmanship etc. Everyone is welcome, however the program is targeted towards the 1st & 2nd year members.

Saturday, July 8th  – 4:00 p.m. – Ralpho Community Park – 960 Strickler Road, Mt Joy, Pa 

• Showmanship

• Skillathon

• Soccer, Baseball & Basketball

• Covered dish picnic – Bring a hot and cold covered dish.

Wednesday, July 12 – Deadline to entry Round Up 

• Entry forms and Guidelines will be emailed in June

• All entries received after July 12th will pay a $10/head late fee

Saturday, July 29th  -  West Lampeter Fairgrounds

• 4-H Dairy Beef Round-up   Weigh In – 10 – 11 a.m.      Show – Noon      Project books are to be up-to-date and will be checked at weigh-in.

Sausage & Ham Loaf Stand Fundraiser

The club’s fund-raiser is held in conjunction with Manheim Farm Show, October 9-13. 

Our work shifts are:                                              

Wednesday:  2:30 – 5:45 p.m. and 5:30 – 9:00 p.m.                                  
Thursday: 10:30 – 2:45,  2:30 – 5:45 and 5:30 – 9:00                           
Friday: 5:30 – 9:30                                                                                        
*Please be ready and willing to serve a shift to help support our clubs activities and awards.

Tuesday, November 7th - 7:00 p.m. - Farm & Home Center

• Project Books Due!!!                                                                                    
• Games                                                                                                         
• Last names A- L bring a drink; M-Z bring a snack.                                           
• Elect Officers for 2018                                                                                  
• Bring items for 4-H Benefit Auction Baskets

Friday, February 9th, 2018 - 6:30 p.m.-Farm & Home Center Auditorium

4-H Livestock Banquet

  • Recognition of 4-H Club Members                                                                

 

Dairy Beef Leaders

Southern End:   Brad Davis,  Jerry O’Donnell

Manheim Area:   Gerry Kready, Doug Musser

Millersville, Lampeter Area: Lori Hess

Mount Joy Area:  Gary & Judy Zurin, Sandy Musser

Ephrata Area: Glenn & Lisa Heinsey

Dairy Beef Officers

President:  Emily Burkholder        Vice President: Jacob Snavely 

Secretary:  Elise Balmer               Treasurer: Holly Musser

Community Fair Dates

Elizabethtown Fair – Aug 21 - 26

Denver Fair – Sept 12 - 16

Solanco Fair – Sept 20-22

Ephrata Fair – September 26-30

West Lampeter Fair – Sept. 27-29          

Manheim Farm Show – October 9-13

Meeting Guidelines

MEETINGS:   

•    All meetings will start promptly. If you arrive late it is your responsibility to see the secretary so she can record your attendance.

•    Each member must attend 3 meetings in order to be eligible for any end-of-the-year awards, including round-up premiums, Golden Scoop award, project book awards, etc.

CALVES:    

•    An ownership form must be completed and signed by the seller of the calf, the 4-H member and the member’s parent/guardian. Calves will be ear-tagged by your 4-H leader in early spring. Please keep your ownership form in your project book.

•    Members may only exhibit one calf.

PROJECT BOOKS:  

•    Please bring your project book to each meeting.

•    4-H member is required to submit a completed project book to their

     leaders at the NOVEMBER meeting.  You must complete a project book

     to be eligible to participate next year!

•   For fairs other than the 4-H Round-up, check the community

     fair guidelines.