Holiday Classic showmanship clinic this weekend
A re you new to exhibiting livestock? Interested in beginning to show? Or just w ant to learn more about the project area and hone your skills? If so, we have an excellent opportunity for you. T he annual Holiday Classic Showmanship Clinic and Prospect show will be held Nov. 9-10 at the Bell County Expo Center in Belton.
This event is an excellent opportunity to learn about the basics of your livestock project. From selection, feeding, management, and showmanship will be discussed at a three hour clinic on Saturday. Sunday will be the showmanship and prospect show where your youth will have an opportunity to practice exhibiting their livestock project and get an idea of where they are and how they are progressing. The c linic a nd s how are free of charge thanks to the generosity of many donors and includes a meal on Saturday evening. Y ou must attend t he Saturday clinic to enter the show on Sunday.
We are also selling raff le tickets for over $2,500 in prizes, including a set of Paul small animal scales, a showbox, $300 gift c ertificate a nd a $ 200 g ift certificate to Sullivan’s Show Supply. T ickets are $ 1 each or six f or $ 5. A ll d onations a nd monies from raffle are used to benefit youth projects and workshops. The Holiday Classic is a free educational event open to families interested in the youth livestock project. For more information, or to purchase raffle tickets, please contact the extension office or Jon Gersbach at jmgersbach@ ag.tamu.edu.
GOLD STAR BANQUET— Gold Star winners were honored at a banquet in Waco on Oct. 21 along with 4-Hers from the twenty-one counties in District 8. Congratulationstoour gold star winners Hailee Fisher of Thorndale 4-H and Collin Kostroun of Cameron 4-H.
COUNTY FOOD SHOW— The County 4-H Food Show was conducted on Oct. 29 in Cameron. Participants were Samantha Sander, James Jester, Taylor Jester a nd G abriel R amthun. T hey prepared four outstanding dishes that were enjoyed at the tasting.
LIVESTOCK JUDGING— Any 4-Her who is interested in participating in livestock judging contests with Milam County 4-H should contact the office by Nov.11. Wewillhaveaninformational meeting shortly after that date to learn more about the contest, schedule practices, as well as organize a group and gauge participation levels for upcoming contests so that entries can be made. Please contact the extension office for more information on this opportunity.
Livestock and judging team entries are due to the Milam County Extension Office on Nov. 15 for Spring Major Livestock Shows in San Antonio, San Angelo, Houston and Austin.
MCJLS DEADLINES—The 2014 Milam County Junior Livestock Show rules and entry form are now available on the Extension website http://milam.agrilife.org/.
Lamb and goat tag-in is 4- 6 p.m. Nov. 25 at the Youth Exhibition Building (YEB) in Cameron. Swine and breeding gilts tag-in is 4-6 p.m. Dec. 9 at the YEB. Broiler orders are due on Dec. 9 at the Milam County Extension Office.
FYI—For more information on 4-H opportunities, contact the Texas A& M Agrilife Extension Office-Milam County, 100 E. 1st Street, Cameron, TX 76520, 254- 697- 7045, http://milam. agrilife.org/ or email firstname.lastname@example.org.