Each month families in 4-H are emailed or mailed ($15 yearly fee) a newsletter.  The newsletter is important to families enrolled in 4-H as the clubs and projects post upcoming dates and important information in there.  Please view the latest newsletter to see if there is upcoming events prior to contacting the volunteers leading those.  We try to post it all in the newsletter so the volunteers can post information in one accessible area.

 

Gallatin 4-H June Newsletter

June 24-27!  Come experience 4-H Summer Camp!

Seeking Adult Chaperones at Camp!

Be a SUPER 4-H Summer Camp Chaperone! Meals and lodging provided. Chaperones must be 21 or older. Please contact the Extension office at 582-3280 to sign up.

 Fair Enrollment is open!

Enrollment/Sign up for fair is OFFICIALLY OPEN and you can log into https://fairentry.com/Fair/SignIn/3197 at any time between now and June 19th to enter what you plan to bring to the fair.  This includes indoor exhibits and animal exhibits.  The best resource for you and your family is the Fairbook/Exhibitor Guide!  Please refer to this as you sign up online so that your questions will be answered as you go. Again, we encourage all youth to bring all their 4-H projects to fair! 

There is a lot of information in prepping for fair and we will keep all of the information on one website for you to refer to and go to as needed.  http://gallatin.msuextension.org/4hfair.html

4-H Camp

4-H Campers! Join us for our SUPER Heroes and Villains 4-H Summer Camp at Luccock Park Camp in Livingston, MT, on June 24th-27th. Camp registration is now available. Please submit your online application by Wednesday, June 5th!

Online application here:

http://gallatin.msuextension.org/4hcamp.html

 

Hello 4-H Families with GRADUATING SENIORS!!!

Congratulations on your achievement. 

 

Many of you have been in the 4-H program since 3rd or 4th grade, and some of you just joined recently, I hope it’s been a great journey!

 

As you may, or may not know, we like to recognize our 4-H Graduates in the newspaper tab, it’s the insert that goes out after the fair in August.  It has all the fair results, and all the market livestock sales photos and info.

If you would like to participate, please send me via email:

-a senior photo labeled with your name

-a narrative that includes information about yourself (what high school you graduated from, how many years you were in 4-H, 4-H Projects over the years, 4-H impact on your life, plans after graduation)  This should be about 100 words. It should be done in the third person narrative (IE:  Lauri Olsen has been a member of the Gateway Challengers for nine years. Her projects have included sewing, robotics, and swine.  Lauri graduated from Bozeman High School and plans to attend The Ohio State University this fall, where she will study something fun…..) Use those English skills and have some fun with this.

 The deadline for being included is June 14.  The Tab is a lot of work, and the senior layout is done well before the fair.  Anything submitted after that date WILL NOT be included, so get the info in sooner rather than later.

Again, congratulations, and thank you for all your 4-H involvement!

Lauri Olsen, 4-H Tab Coordinator, llolsen@live.com

 

CONGRATULATIONS SENIORS!

 

 

Riley Black

Veronika Gulieva

Carsten Manring

Max Schumacher

Sam Colton

Brenna Herauf

Heather Nelson

Lauren Swan

Elizaveta Dedkova

Rachel Hiester

Hazel Peterson

Kaydee Anne TeSelle

Riley Dykstra

Emily Jansen

Eliza Randall

Emma Wass

Tel Dykstra-Toews

Amanda Kreitzer

Wesley Russell

 

If you are interested in starting your own flock of sheep, the Montana Columbia Sheep breeders have a starter flock opportunity for youth ages 11 - 16. Selected youth will receive four registered Columbia ewes. Details and the application can be found on the Montana Columbia Sheep Breeders website at http://www.mtcolumbiasheep.org/starter-flock.html or by e-mailing Luanne Wallewein at wallywld@northerntel.net.  Applications are due August 1. 

While on the subject of livestock opportunities, NILE Merit Heifer applications are due June 30 as well.

The NILE Merit Heifer program applications are underway, information is available at https://www.thenile.org/p/events/livestock/meritheifer.  Applicants must be between the ages of 12 and 16, and selected participants will receive a heifer to raise, show, breed, and eventually add to their own herd.  Applications are due June 30.

Montana 4-H Congress

Join Montana 4-H for Montana 4-H Congress, “Shipwrecked - Leadership to the Rescue”

 July 11-14, 2019 on the Bozeman campus of Montana State University.

 You and 300 of your closest friends have been shipwrecked on a deserted island when your
4-H cruise liner went down somewhere in Pacific. Your only way off the island is to make some new friends, learn some new things and utilize your leadership skills to work together and charter a new course for home.

We are sure this will prove to be the highlight of your 4-H year. If you aren’t sure what 4-H Congress is all about, just ask one of the many Montana
4-Hers that have been coming to congress.

Registration Due by June 15th!

 

Record Book Interviews

All project record book interviews will take place on Thursday, July 11 and Friday, July 12 from about 4pm to 8pm.  This includes horse, large and small animal, and indoor projects.  In past, these interviews happened on Monday and Tuesday of Fair Week, but with so many fair activities taking place on the Monday and Tuesday that it left little time for many kids to actually fit a record book interview in.

 

Project Record Book Interviews are required for every child in every project they plan to exhibit at fair. 

 

No exhibits will be turned in, this is just the record book interviews. The interview only covers the requirements of a record book.  Watch our Record Book Video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ckS9VZnI5bU

 

Unlimited Leader Council Meeting

Registration for Fair is now open!  A part of fair is an opportunity for 4-H youth and volunteers to showcase their hard work done throughout the year in projects and clubs.  Fair is a fun and exciting time and we encourage everyone to be part of the experience and register for fair.  Also, please remember we need your help and fair provides many opportunities for you to be involved and give back to 4-H, as just 2 hrs of your time can make a difference with your helping hands at the 4-H promotion, 4-H concessions and at interviews, among others. 

Don’t forget to schedule your interview for either Thursday, July 11 or Friday, July 12 from 4-8 pm.  Do you know someone who would enjoy hearing and learning about what 4-H'ers experience throughout the year in clubs, projects, & communities?  We are  looking for interview judges.  Judges are paid a stipend and do not need to be 4-H members or volunteers.  Call the Extension office to sign up at 406-582-3280, or share the name of someone you know who would be a good judge in one of our project areas.

Our camp counselors are busy planning another "super" week at 4-H camp. The registration deadline is June 5, so don't miss this opportunity to learn valuable life skills while having fun and meeting new friends. We hope you all enjoy 4-H Camp this month and please contact the Extension office if you would like to be a Chaperone! All are welcome to join us at our next Unlimited Leaders Council meeting on Tuesday, June 11 at 6:00 PM at the Gallatin County Extension Office.

 

Market Livestock Committee
The next Market Livestock Committee Meeting is June 17, 2019 at 6:00pm at the Gallatin County Extension Office. 

Indoor Project Committee

Greetings Volunteers!

Everyone is invited to join us for our next indoor committee meeting on Tuesday, June 4th at 6pm.  Yes this means you!  We have a few details that we will chat about at this meeting, but hopefully also provide ideas for your project/club to attend fair!

If you can’t be there for the planning of it, please try to be there to help with a few other tasks that take many hands!

Even 2 hours here and there is so helpful!

July 11 and July 12: 4pm – 8pm helping youth check in/helping direct foot traffic/check out/adding score sheets/check in. 

Monday July 15: 9am-10am set up indoor building: bring hand drills/screwdrivers, 10am-6:30 taking exhibits from youth/families (check-in)

Tuesday July 16: 8am to 1pm taking exhibits and sorting

 1pm to 6pm: helping judges write comments, hanging/setting up exhibits/ any last touches before open to the public! 

 

Shining Mountaineers

On May 3, 2019 we had our monthly club meeting. We started off with a potluck dinner and an educational activity. We got a report on how the fair booth planning was going and about upcoming activities. We decided on a date for our museum tour of the Gallatin Pioneer Museum or the Museum of the Rockies, which will be held on August 26th. We also talked about 4-H Camp scholarships, which will be given to club members who fill out a stipend which shows they have attended most of our meeting and activities. Our meeting was adjourned and we made cards for the elders at Gallatin Rest Home and cleaned up. Our next meeting will be held on June 7, at 6:00pm, and we will have no August meeting.

Written by club reporter, Cora Pruitt

If you have questions, please contact Millie Veltkamp at 570-2554 or shiningmountaineers@gmail.com

 

 Belgrade Pioneers

The May Meeting of the Belgrade Pioneers met on May 2, 2019, at the Belgrade Middle School.  For our May meeting we had nachos and we went in our committee groups and discussed our committee topics. During the business meeting we talked about the Old and New Business, as well as Communication Day.  We played the lava game and practiced how to work together. After the meeting we did the survey for the State Office, worked on our Record Books, and did another gardening activity on pests and made our own edible ants (marshmallows, pretzels, etc.). Our next meeting will be on June 15th at the Lewis and Clark Caverns with that as our activity and we are working on having burgers for our meal.

Belgrade Pioneers News Reporter-Lynn Catterlin

If you have any questions, please contact Shelly McPhee at ksmcphee@charter.net or 406-813-8515. Mariah McPhee-President

 

Dag Nabids
The Dag Nabids 4-H club met Tuesday, May 7th for a regular club meeting.  On Saturday, May 11, the Dag Nabids 4-H club members picked up garbage to commemorate Earth Day and collected food items for the Gallatin County Food Bank at Town & Country Grocery store on 11th.  Fair is quickly approaching.  The next Dag Nabids meeting will be Tuesday, June 4th, at club member Danika Johnson's house (117 Sunset Blvd)  at 6:30 pm.  The club will decorate posters and prepare the Dag Nabids club display for fair after the club meeting.Questions?  Call/Email/Text Ben Nash,

reporter/secretary (nashmuffin@aol.com or 406-570-5585)  

 

Manhattan Clever Clovers

Please contact Kelly Pavlik at Kelly.Pavlik@barnard-inc.com

Gallatin Valley Livestock

If  you are a new family interested in joining our club, please email Codie at ecseverson406@gmail.com or call or text 406-580-3933 for any questions.

 

Gallatin Gallopers

The May Gallatin Gallopers meeting was held May 20th, 2019, in the MSU Animal Bioscience Building. On April 20th GG4H members attended an on the ground horsemanship workshop at MSU. On May 3rd and 4th GG4H members had the opportunity to participate in the spring riding lessons at Cedar Ridge Equine.. Members who attended the lessons were able to ride in various group lessons according to the horse experience. Club members voted to set-up and take-down committee for the fair booth. The GG4H recreation committee planned a potluck and party for our meeting on June 17th at CRE at 6pm. It will be a pirate themed party and members will have the opportunity to work on the GG4H booth, more details coming soon.  Lastly in the fundraising committee members discussed possible fundraising ideas such as 25-cent hamburgers at Murdoch’s, a bake sale, tack cleaning and stable cleaning. 

-Report submitted by Sami Jones  

Please visit: www.gallatingallopers.com for more information. Submitted by GG4H Club Reporter Sami Jones

 

Gateway Challengers

The Gateway Challengers met on Monday, May 13, at the Gateway Community Center. First, we said pledges and did roll-call. Then we reviewed our old business and discussed our new business. For new business, we discussed our fair display for “the treasures of 4-H.” Then we saw an amazing demonstration of “how to tie up a goat” by Madi Beaupre. Finally, we worked on a 4-H records and project books as a group. Then we had snacks. Our next meeting will be on Thursday, June 20th at 6:30 p.m. at the community center. We will not have a meeting in July.

Hyalite Hawks

Our Hyalite Hawks Club met on Sunday May 19th at the Wold's house where Alden and Archer Wold gave a presentation on their pigs. We then ate a yummy meal of hot dogs, chips, blueberries and Oreos. We also played some fun and silly games. Please stay tuned for more information on when our next meeting is and where it will be held.

Submitted by Elsa Austin

Willow Creek Wranglers

Our monthly meeting was held on April 8.  We discussed and finalized everything for our Community Egg Hunt.  We learned how to make "No Bake Cookies" and tips on how to trim goat hooves.  Our Community Egg Hunt was a  great success.  We had a lot of people attend, and we distributed over 600 eggs!  The children had a lot of fun finding eggs and winning prizes.  There will be no May meeting.

Saddle Stars

Contact Amy Wiening with questions. 406-600-2018

 Art in Manhattan

Contact Leia Miller at    599-8257 for any questions.

 Babysitting

Marlene is back in town and will contact each babysitting member individually.

Beef

Happy Spring everyone! Below is the information about our Fitting workshop coming up in June. This is our LAST Beef workshop of the year, so please be sure you have attended your 3 required workshops in order to be eligible for participation in the Fair.
Fitting Workshop: June 15th at 2:00 p.m.
Location: Reddick’s Barn (365 Elk Springs Road, Belgrade) Sadie Reddick is a past 4-H member that puts on a great fitting workshop for us. She covers the basics for trimming and fitting, demonstrates the washing and blowing of a steer, and answers any questions that you might have. Please remember that you cannot be more than 10 minutes late for the workshop to count for you.
Summer break is near and that means the Fair is approaching quickly! Please watch your emails for important information that will be coming out in the next couple of weeks. LOTS of important information will be coming to your inbox! Don’t forget to check your animals and schedule their hoof trimming if needed. If you need a contact for a hoof trimmer, please get in touch with a beef leader.
Record books & Interviews:
Please remember that ALL 4-H members are required to complete 7 new activities in your current Beef activities book and have a completed (up-to-date) record book. You will need to turn both of these in to the extension office by the county wide deadline of July 1st. ALL 4-H members are required to have a project interview. You will need your completed record book for your interview. All interviews will be July 11 & 12, and are scheduled through the extension office website.

If you have questions or concerns about your project, please reach out to a Beef Leader.

If you have any project questions or concerns, please reach out to a Beef Leader.  Melanie Duffin 209-1978  Brandie Elfland 539-8883   Seth Halverson 209-1178

 

Baking/Cooking

Our next, and last, meeting for this 4-H year will be held at the MSU health & food lab located in room #120, Herrick Hall, S. 7th Avenue on Tuesday, May 14th, from 6 - 8:15 pm.  We will be celebrating Cinco de Mayo with some Spanish inspired foods to round out our cooking year at the lab... la fiesta! At the meeting, we will discuss getting together for another meeting to plan the indoor exhibit for the fair.  We need to show off all of the fun and great food you've cooked and baked throughout the year!  Our club is also providing the dessert for the buyer's BBQ at the fair this year, so we need some helpers to make 600 desserts and help with cleanup.  Anyone who helps with cleanup after the BBQ will earn money for our projects.  Hope to see you all soon!

 If you have any questions, please email me stephanie.grace.cb@gmail.com

Bees

This group will meet the first Wednesdays of the month from 6pm to 7:30p.

June 5th: Observe a hive entrance                                               July 3rd:  Observe a beekeeper

Contact Dominique Woodham at 406-531-2229 or dominique.woodham@montana.edu for any questions.

 

Camp Counselor

Our last training is hosted by Park County on Saturday, June 8th in Livingston, MT. We will be working on our final preparations for camp! Be sure to check your email for updates.  Thanks for all your hard work making camp great!

Date & Time

Location

Saturday, June 8th       1-4 PM

Park County- Livingston, MT

Sunday, June 23rd – Thursday, June 27th

4-H CAMP WEEK!!

 

Jessie Sheperd-Gallatin Co. 4-H Camp Director jessica.sheperd@montana.edu 352-304-1648

Cake Decorating

Hello, Cake Decorators! 

Our next meeting will be held on 18 June at 6:30 pm in the Gallatin Extension Office. This is our final meeting before Fair. To celebrate all you have learned this year, we will have a fun cake decorating competition! 

I will provide all the decorating supplies for several rounds of competition. You need to bring 6 cupcakes (any flavor), unfrosted. It may get a little crazy and messy, so dress accordingly.   

See you soon!

Renée King

307.763.0142 Questions! Contact Renée King @ 307.763.0142.

 

Cloverbuds—Belgrade

Please contact Dani with any questions at 404-9915

Cloverbuds—Bozeman

Bozeman Cloverbuds had a fantastic end-of-year potluck party with kids and parents and animals and lots of yummy food. Special thanks to Tommy, Emery and Ella, Siena, and Kelsie for bringing their fun, fast, furry friends. Thanks for a great year, and we look forward to seeing you all at fair this summer! 

Contact Amy at amy.juliano@yahoo.com or 406-702-4078 with any questions. 

 

Contact Amy at amy.juliano@yahoo.com or 406-702-4078 with any questions. 

 Dairy Cow

The dairy cow project will be having its next workshop on June 13 at noon. We have been given the opportunity to tour the Darigold processing plant in Bozeman (1001 N 7th Ave).  Please meet at the front office location promptly at noon.  If you are able, please send Shawna a message so we know who to expect at the workshop.

We have been also given the opportunity to have a fundraiser for our project.  Please plan to join us at Murdochs in Four Corners on June 15 at 10:30am to get things set up and plan on assisting from 11 to 1:30pm.  This is a great opportunity to give back to Murdochs and help support our project at the same time.

In order to participate in the fair, please also remember that record books and work books (with 7 completed activities from this year) are due to the 4-H office on July 1 by 5:00pm. The dairy cow project will also be having a pre-fair get together to finalize the details of fair in July; however, that workshop will not count towards the required three workshops as it will occur after July 1.  

If you need help with your records or have any questions please call Shawna (406) 580-7819.

Thanks, Shawna Oostema 406-580-7819

 

Dog Drill Team

Contact Nancy Veca if you are interested in the Dog Drill Team project.

Dog Obedience

     As school comes to a close for you we want to extend our invitation to all 4-H Dog Obedience students to join us on our pack walks, these take place on the following days of the week:

Monday 10 a.m. Wednesday 9:30 a.m. Thursday 5 p.m.  And  Saturday 8:45 a.m.

Also we will be doing most of our 4-H classes outside (weather permitting) so be sure to bring a water bottle, sunscreen, a hat, glasses, poop bags, and wear proper shoes. 

Out of respect to the trainers and other students please account for the road construction and arrive on time, our class is only 45 minutes long so we want to maximize our time that we have together.

If you think you would like to get your dog groomed before fair, Oasis Grooming is offering a special 10% off, please book early as they do book out fast. 209-3900

Dog Agility

 Hello Dog Agility Participants!

We will be meeting every Tuesday in the month of June! Be prepared for offsite adventures and working outside! All offsite practice times and locations will be announced in advance!

Thank you for all of your hard work!

Contact us at 406.388.4789 or email at facility@montanamurraykennels.com with questions or concerns! Ask for Jen!

Goat

Hey Everyone!! Dont forget Sunday June 2nd is MANDATORY  Dairy and Market goat showmanship! Fairgrounds arena at 430! We will be having a marketing meeting for Market goats in the middle of June. I will have date and time Sunday! Also record books are due at the extension office July 1st so if you have any questions please let me know!

If you any questions please contact Amy Brownell 4062092720 or abrownell3372@gmail.com or Leah at lmk80@live.com

Horseless Horse with Gallatin Gallopers

The May Gallatin Gallopers meeting was held May 20th, 2019, in the MSU Animal Bioscience Building. On April 20th GG4H members attended an on the ground horsemanship workshop at MSU. On May 3rd and 4th GG4H members had the opportunity to participate in the spring riding lessons at Cedar Ridge Equine.. Members who attended the lessons were able to ride in various group lessons according to the horse experience. Club members voted to set-up and take-down committee for the fair booth. The GG4H recreation committee planned a potluck and party for our meeting on June 17th at CRE at 6pm. It will be a pirate themed party and members will have the opportunity to work on the GG4H booth, more details coming soon.  Lastly in the fundraising committee members discussed possible fundraising ideas such as 25-cent hamburgers at Murdoch’s, a bake sale, tack cleaning and stable cleaning. 

Report submitted by Sami Jones  

 

Horse

Greetings from the 4-H Horse Committee!  Lots coming up as we head into springtime, please see our upcoming clinics below.  There are not many left, so please attend if you can. Its also time to start thinking about fair… Adjustments have been made to the horse show schedule, activities and vet check process.  The interview process for all projects has also changed, so stay tuned for updates. Email us with questions and to sign up for clinics at gc4Hhorse@gmail.com.

Upcoming clinics:

May 4th – Trail & bareback clinic at WB Ranch, $10/member

May 11th – Jumping & dressage fun day and combined test, Holloway’s Horse Barn

June 8th – Pre-fair Clinic at Fairgrounds (alternate date 6/15/19)

We look forward to seeing you at our upcoming events!  Contact any of us for more info:

Jess Woodring – President & Reining Project Leader, 406-580-6707

Jessie Read – Vice President, 406-529-4609                         Jennifer DeLeon – Secretary, 406-600-2660

Lewis Baeth – Treasurer, 406-580-1545                  Sheila Smart – Jumping/Dressage Project Leader, 406-539-1806

Lisa Black – Colt to Maturity/Green Horse Project Leader, 406-209-0380

Scott Schuster – Working Ranch Horse Project Leader, ranchroper713@gmail.com

Committee Members: Donna Baeth, Amy Weining, Julie Schumacher, Sandy Botz & Cora Baeth (junior member)

 

Gallatin Twisters Horse Drill Team

At our last practice on May 31st we had our team annual photo shoot at the rodeo grounds. Our next practices will be Fridays June 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th. Stay tuned for more information on where our next practices will be held.

Elsa Austin - Gallatin Twisters Reporter 

 

Horse—Jumping & Dressage

Sheila Smart 406-539-1806 smarthorses.ss@gmail.com

 

Livestock Judging

Members need to contact Leia Miller (599- 8257) to commit to a livestock judging team for Congress in July.  Meeting time and location TBD.

Photography

Our last project meeting before Fair will be on Tuesday, June 11th @ 7:00 PM at the Brewer’s house. We will be focusing on any final preparations you might want help with to prepare projects.  Remember, to enter individual photos you MUST enter a poster board with 10 photos (see the Fair Book and/or contact Kris Brewer for details!).  Make sure you read the instructions in the Fair Book for project entries, as many of the specifications have changed since last year. Please contact Kris Brewer for any questions:  406-539-3760, kmbrewcrew@gmail.com.  We are looking forward to seeing all of the entries!

 

Robotics

The last meeting for the poultry club will be June 18th at the fairgrounds building #3,  6:30pm.  Please plan to attend as we will be going over everything that will be happening at the fair.  Senior leaders will give demonstrations on how to wash your bird for the fair.  We will also help you with any questions you have concerning your record books.  Bring your bird for a bath and your book for a review.  Record books are due in the office by July 1st.   *For washing your bird it is recommended to bring an old towel to dry your bird with after the bath.  See you there.

If you have any questions please call or email  Barbie Huber  barbiehuber@hotmail.com; 599-5950; Shawna Oostema fcclshawna@hotmail.com

 

Sewing

Sewing will meet Tuesday, May 7th at 6:00 and Thursday, May 30th at 6:00.

Rabbit

Our June meeting is Thursday, June 20, 6:30 at the Fairgrounds.  We are going to have a rabbit project pot luck and we will send out an email in the next week with more info. Then we will have a review of Fair with info on set-up, check in, passes, parking, responsibilities, interviews, posters, barn duty, etc. A reminder that everyone needs to have 4 meetings to show at Fair and you will need to turn in your record books by July1 and all rabbits must have a tattoo. If you still need that done, please let me know. Do not bring bunnies to this meeting and we encourage all of you to keep practicing your showmanship and have you bunnies ready for racing if you are competing in racing/jumping. If you have any questions please contact one of the committee members.

Anyone with questions contact the Rabbit Committee: Larry Bittner 599-2568, Regan Mangas 570-1244, Cody Brownell 209-4183, Danielle Freeburg 580-1660, Misty Gruel 595-7389, Colyn Wiening 570-3562 and Audrey Miller.

 

Sheep

Hello Sheep Project members! Please make note of the changes we have made in a few of the upcoming workshops.  With just a few workshops left please make sure you are planning accordingly to meet the 4 workshop requirement. Reminder: Only 1 workshop credit can come from countywide workshops, jackpot shows, or a lamb camp.

 ** (new date) Lamb Selection Workshop- Please DO NOT bring your lambs!!!

6:30 PM  April 10th, 2019 (The Swan’s home, 1240 Yadon Rd. Manhattan)

 Showmanship Workshop- Bring your lambs!!!

           6:30 PM May  22nd, 2019 (Gallatin County Fairgrounds)

 ** (new date) Slick Shearing Demonstration- Please DO NOT bring your lambs!!!

6:30 PM June 6th, 2019 (The Swan’s home, 1240 Yadon Rd. Manhattan)

 Pre-Fair/Record Book Workshop

6:30 PM June 19th, 2019 (MSU- Animal Bioscience Building)

 Please remember that you must be in possession of your project lamb(s) by May 5th, 2019.  Exceptions will not be made. Weigh-In and Tagging will be on May 5th, 2019  from 2 - 4PM  at the Wash Barn at the Gallatin County Fairgrounds. Contracts are also due on this date! We look forward to seeing you all there!
Committee Members:

Craig Carr-craig.carr@montana.edu (406) 539-4338, Ruth Carr- kennellr@gmail.com; (406) 539-4337, Scott Riffle – lostrhomestead@gmail.com; (406) 600-4540, Katherine Dawe- katherine.losey@yahoo.com; (406) 581-6480, Zach Dawe- zdawe64@gmail.com; (406) 580-4472

 

 Swine

Hello Swine Families! 

 

Here is our Swine Project Schedule:

FINAL WORKSHOP:         Wednesday, June 19      Clipping, Fitting with Ryan Nuss/Sophia Wass,         

Hosted by Pavlik family, 1085 Yadon Road, Manhattan, 6:30 p.m.

Swine Project BBQ & Potluck:  Monday, July 8, 6:00 p.m., Building #4, Fairgrounds:  Swine Committee will grill Burgers & Hotdogs, families bring side dishes, salads & desserts to share. Drinks & table wear will be provided.  This is a pre-Fair event, we will provide lots of information and answer any questions.  This is a Mandatory Event!  Let us know if you CANNOT ATTEND.      

Scale Protocol:  The Swine Committee has a scale that we check out. If you are interested in getting on the list, please contact Travis Collins, 570-3283.   Please communicate with any families living in your area and coordinate the use of the scale.

Average Daily Gain Contest (ADG):  The Swine Committee Presents the ADG Contest!  This is for all 4-H members, with the goal to increase awareness of your feed efficiency efforts, and to complete your record books.

How to Participate:  We will gather data at TWO points: June 5 & July 17 (after Fair Weigh-In

(Due June 5)  1. Starting weight Send your starting weight and the date the weight was recorded for each tagged animal (identify by tag #) and 2. Mid Weight & ADG report Calculate your Average Daily Gain with an accurate weight recorded between May 20 and June 5, email the weight, date, and ADG to Lauri at llolsen@live.com. 

  1. Final Weight & ADG (Due July 17 at the fair)  Calculate your Average Daily Gain with the final weight determined at Fair Weigh In.  Turn in the calculation to Lauri at the fair.

 

Average Daily Gain

It is a value that shows the weight gain of an animal per day. It is obtained dividing how much an animal has grown (how much weight it has gained) by the period of time spent to accomplish it.

Example
Tag #100 Weighs 50 pounds on March 15. (Starting Weight)

On May 25, Tag #100 Weighs 175 pounds. (Mid Weight)

March 15 to May 25 is 72 days.

How much has the animal grown?  125 pounds (175 -50)

What is the ADG?  Weight gained divided by time

125 pounds divided by 72 days:  1.74 pounds per day is the Average Daily Gain

 

As always, if you have questions or concerns, please contact a member of the 4-H Swine Committee.  We will do our best to assist!

Merle Farrier, Lee Nuss, Lauri Olsen, Andrea Wass, Jennifer Hiester, Brad & Lyndsay Herron, Kelly Pavlik, and Dave Huntley, and Travis Collins.

 

Shooting Sports

To be eligible to enroll in 4-H Shooting the 4-H member must be 9 by October 1st of 2018.  Shooting Sports Fee - $25.00 per shooter, family of three or more $60.00. 

 

Shotgun will be at Manhattan Wildlife Association Trap Range located at 337 Logan Trident Road in Logan.  It is strongly recommended that the participant be 10 years of age.  For more information contact Scott Francis – 581-6845.

 

The Muzzle-loading Project will be determined later in the shooting season. The Hunting & Wildlife Project will be determined later in the year.  Please contact Scott if you are interested..  It is recommended but not required that the participants be 12 years of age and have been in Hunter’s Education.  Contact Scott Francis – 581-6845 for more information.

 

Questions: Contact the following leaders

Archery – David Miller – 451-9942                 

Air Rifle/Pistol – Lee Nelson – 579-0612, Bill Ott – 209-2599

Smallbore – Tom Everett – 570-8878, Scott Francis – 581-6845

Shotgun, Hunting & Wildlife – Scott Francis – 581-6845

Muzzle-loading – Bill Ott – 209-2599, Scott Francis – 581-6845

Western Heritage – Todd Kesner – 451-1207

 Western Heritage

If the weather makes meeting impossible, I will contact you through email by 3:30 p.m.  Please watch your email on shooting nights.  It often looks terrible in the morning and then clears off in the afternoon.  Therefore, I wait until 3:30 p.m. to decide.  If you don’t hear from me, the meeting is a go.

Monday night is pistol night.   I plan to see you then.

Monday – May 6, 2019 – 2 bays, 6:30 – 8:00                                      Monday – May 20, 2019 – 2 bays, 6:30 – 8:00

Monday – June 3, 2019 – 2 bays, 6:30 – 8:00                                      Monday – June 17, 2019 – 2 bays, 6:30 – 8:30

Monday – June 24, 2019 – 2 bays, 6:30 – 8:30                                   Monday – July 1, 2019 – 2 bays, 6:30 – 8:30

Monday – July 8, 2019 – 2 bays, 6:30 – 8:30                                       Monday – July 15, 2019 – 2 bays, 6:30 – 8:30

Monday – July 22, 2019 – 2 bays, 6:30 – 8:30

Gallatin County 4-H Western Heritage Fundraiser

Tuesday, June 11, 2019, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm 4 – Bays and New Clubhouse

Montana 4-H Western Heritage State Shoot

If the weather makes meeting impossible, I will contact you through email by 3:30 p.m.  Please watch your email on shooting nights.  It often looks terrible in the morning and then clears off in the afternoon.  Therefore, I wait until 3:30 p.m. to decide.  If you don’t hear from me, the meeting is a go.

Monday night is pistol night.   I plan to see you then.

Monday – June 3, 2019 – 2 bays, 6:30 – 8:00                                   Monday – June 17, 2019 – 2 bays, 6:30 – 8:30

Monday – June 24, 2019 – 2 bays, 6:30 – 8:30                                Monday – July 1, 2019 – 2 bays, 6:30 – 8:30

Monday – July 8, 2019 – 2 bays, 6:30 – 8:30                                    Monday – July 15, 2019 – 2 bays, 6:30 – 8:30

Monday – July 22, 2019 – 2 bays, 6:30 – 8:30

Gallatin County 4-H Western Heritage Fundraiser

Tuesday, June 11, 2019, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm 4 – Bays and New Clubhouse

Montana 4-H Western Heritage State Shoot August 23-24, 2019 – Logan Range

 

 

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