West Wheatland 4-H Show and Sale set for this Saturday
The 4-H show season is at its height this season as the West Whealand Show and Sale is set for this Saturday at the Rockyford Sportsplex.
Young handlers will be showing off months of hard work and care put into their animals.
Committee member Perry Ellis said the move from host- ing a weekday sale last year to a weekend event on Saturday should boost attendance.
The show will start at 10 a.m. and the sale begins at 2 p.m., Saturday, June 11.
He said 4-H show and sales are about appreciating the work youth have put into their animals.
“The main thing is the support they receive from the crowd. Even if you aren’t buying it’s good to just come and cheer them on while they show their projects,” Ellis said.
He expects 200 to 300 to attend.
This year’s sale will again see both steers and sheep put on the auction block.
Last year’s Supreme Grand Steer was raised by Jayla Kennedy and weighed in at 1390 lbs., and purchased by Western Chev Drumheller for $4.50/lb.
The Supreme Reserve Steer was raised by Jack Warrack and weighed 1441 lbs., and purchased by Drumheller Chrysler for $3.40/lb.
The Supreme Grand Sheep raised by Nicole Ellis was purchased by Strathmore Motor Products at $7.75/lb and weighed 144 lbs.
The Reserve Champion Sheep raised by Corbin Thiessen, purchased by Pro Water Strathmore netted $4.50/lb at 140 lbs.
The main thing is the support they receive from the crowd. Even if you aren’t buying it’s good to just come and cheer them on while they show their projects.” Perry Ellis West Wheatland 4H Committee member