Wheat­land West 4-H Show and Sale brings in buy­ers

The Drumheller Mail - - FRONT PAGE - Pa­trick Ko­lafa

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.

mailphoto by Pa­trick Ko­lafa

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.

mailphoto by Pa­trick Ko­lafa

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.

mailphoto by Pa­trick Ko­lafa

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.

mailphoto by Pa­trick Ko­lafa

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.

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