Wheatland West 4-H Show and Sale brings in buyers
Hot Rod, the little lamb that could, was a popular commodity at the West Wheatland Show and Sale.
The Annual Show and Sale went last Saturday at the Rockyford Sportsplex. Hot Rod was the charity lamb on the block. The buyer could choose to donate the funds from the sales to STARS, the MS Society, The Strathmore Crisis Centre or the Children’s Hospital. He was sold a total of four times before he landed with its final buyer.
Eagle Lake Nurseries was the first buyer at $5 per pound. They donated the lamb back to the sale and then Peake Contracting purchased it for $5.10 per pound. Hot Rod wasn’t allowed to leave the ring just yet, as he was donated back and purchased by Eagle Lake Landscaping for $5.30 per pound. His final buyer was CJ’s Mechanical. In all, Hot Rod brought in $2,300.
In the beef sale, the Supreme Grand Champions Steer, raised by a Sabrina Kooistra of the Cheadle Club was purchased by Strathmore Motor Products for $3.60 per pound. The Reserve Champion Steer, raised by Julia Newell of the Rockyford Club was sold
to Great West Kenworth for $4.10 per pound.
In the sheep sale, the Supreme Grand Champion Sheep, raised by Stella d’Argent of the Standard Sheep Club was sold to Strathmore Motor Products for $5.70 per pound, the Reserve Grand Champion, raised by Lucas d’Argent was sold to Western Chev in Drumheller for $4.80 per pound
In the beef sale, in all 28 steers were sold at an average price of $2.72 per pound. There were 26 sheep sold with an average price of $4.42 per pound.
The show was a celebration of achievement. In the Wheatland West Beef Show, Anna Newell of Rockyford was the Grand Champion Junior Showmanship and Grand Champion Junior Grooming. Jaxon Campbell of Rockyford was Reserve Champion Junior showmanship and grooming.
Micayla Kooistra of Cheadle was the Grand Champion for Intermediate Showmanship and Grooming, and Darren Newell of Rockyford was Reserve Showmanship and Grooming Champion.
Junior Showmanship and Grooming Grand Champion was Sabrina Kooistra of Cheadle, Senior Reserve Showmanship Champion was Maria Kooistra of Cheadle. The Senior Grooming Reserve Cham- pion was Julia Newell of Rockyford.
The Supreme Grand Champion for Rate of Gain was Griffin Koester of Rockyford and Grand Reserve was Jared Lausen of Cheadle.
In the Sheep show, the Cheadle Market Land Grand Champion was Jamie Hiltons (wether) and Reserve Champion was Landon Hebbes (ewe).
The Standard Market Lamb Grand Champion was Stella d’Argent (wether) and Reserve Champion was Lucas d’Argent (wether).
The best rate of gain of Cheadle was Landon Hebbes and Kaden Gauthier of the Standard Club.
Julia Newell of Rockyford’s 1,382 pound steer was the Supreme Reserve Champion of the Wheatland West 4-H Show and Sale and was purchased by Great West Kenworth for $4.10 per pound.
Sabrina Kooistrsa of Cheadle’s 1,448 pound steer was the Supreme Grand Champion of the Wheatland West 4-H Show and Sale and was purchased by Clarence Kooistra on behalf of Strathmore Motor Products for $3.60 per pound.
Lucas d’Argent of the Standard Sheep Club raised the Supreme Reserve Sheep of the Wheatland West 4-H Sale and it was purchased by Richard Pylypiw on behalf of Western GM in Drumheller.
Stella d’Argent of the Standard Sheep Club raised the Supreme Grand Sheep of the Wheatland West 4-H Sale and it was purchased by Clarence Kooistra on behalf of Strathmore Motor Products.