West Wheat­land 4-H Show and Sale set for this Satur­day

The Drumheller Mail - - REAL ESTATE - Kyle Smylie

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

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