Once again the Drumheller and District 4-H Beef Show and Sale brought out strong support from the community for the hard work of area 4-H members.
The Show and Sale, on Monday, June 7, hosted this year by the Delia 4-H Beef Club, featured members from the Delia Club as well as the Rumsey Rowley-Beef Club and the Hesketh-Orkney Club. It was a day chock full of activity as the member-raised cattle were washed, brushed and groomed to perfection to be shown and judged.
This year the confirmation judge was Sandy Jones, the grooming judge was Jared Hunter, the showmanship judge was Tyler Walton, and the judging competition judge was Russell Sevcik.
The events culminated with the annual sale where 47 head were sold to the highest bidder.
This year’s Grand Champion, raised by Samantha Richmond of the Rumsey-Rowley Club, a 1,261-pound Limousin, was sold to Drumheller Chrysler for $2.55 per pound.
The Reserve Champion was also the product of the Rumsey-Rowley Club. Lowell Nelson’s 1,280-pound Simmental cross was sold to Western Chev in Drumheller for $2.85 per pound.
Hanna GM snatched up the Senior Grooming Champion, raised by Tiffany Richmond of the Rumsey-Rowley Club for $2 per pound, and Kyle Lawrence of the Rumsey-Rowley Club won the best rate of gain ribbon. It was purchased by L&B Angus.
The Intermediate Grooming Champion, raised by Mickey Johnson of the Rumsey-Rowley Club was sold to 3D Patchworks for $1.75 per pound and the Junior Grooming Champion, raised by McKenzie Schnuelle of the Hesketh –Orkney Club was purchased by Hi-Way 9 Express for $2.15 per pound. The Junior Showmanship Champion was raised by Brett Holowath of the Rumsey-Rowley Club. It was purchased by Encana for $1.90 per pound.
The auction saw an average sale price of $1.91 per pound over 47 head.