May 26
Swine Showmanship Clinic

May 28
Extension Office Closed

May 29
Horse Steering Committee

May 30
Deadline - Rocket Fly Day Registration
Deadline - Cloverbud Day Camp Registration

June 2
4-H Junior Livestock Show
"June Show"

June 4
Youth & Leader's Council

June 4-8
Horse Camp and Clinic

June 9
Rocket Fly Day

June 10
Buckle Series
Rabbit and Poultry ID Day

June 13
Deadline - ShoWorks Entry for Fair
One week grace period for fees - due by June 20

June 14
Cloverbud Day Camp

June 19-22
June Conference

June 23
Douglas County Dog Show


Douglas County Fair
Poultry ID Day

June 10th, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Douglas County Fairgrounds,
Multi-Purpose Barn
All 4-H members and their birds going to fair MUST attend Poultry ID Day. Each club has a designated time to attend - see schedule below. If the member is not able to attend, please find someone to bring the birds on June 10th.

EXCEPTION: Exhibitors with market poultry and meat pen birds are not required to attend; HOWEVER, the member must enter their market birds/meat pen birds in ShoWorks by June 13th. All other poultry entries must come to this day.

We will have computers and people to assist you at ID day to enter your information into ShoWorks . It is highly recommended that you enter your birds into ShoWorks at ID Day.

If you do not enter in ShoWorks on June 10th, you will be given a copy of your entry form(s) with classes at ID day and will need to enter them in ShoWorks by June 13th to show at Fair.
Douglas County Fair Poultry ID Day Schedule
REQUIRED POULTRY ID DAY WILL BE SUNDAY JUNE 10TH from 1 PM-5 PM
 Please find your club's scheduled time to attend and check in your birds.
 
Club Name                                                              Scheduled Time
4-Paws ……………………………………………….1:30 – 2:00 pm
Cherry Valley Ag……………………………….…….2:30 – 3:00 pm
Cherry Valley Renegades…………………….…….3:00 - 3:30 pm
Clover Clan…………………………………….……..2:00 - 2:30 pm
Cowboys……………………………………….…….. 4:00 - 4:30 pm
Franktown Farmers…………………………...…..…1:30 - 2:00 pm
Lone Ranch Rattlers …………………………..…….3:30 – 4:00 pm
Oakland OK’s…………………………………..……..1:00 – 2:00 pm
Parker Barkers……………………………….……….1:00 – 1:30 pm
Sedalia Mountaineers…………………………..……2:00 – 3:00 pm
Sedalia Saddle Club……………………………..…..4:00 – 5:00 pm
Sedalia Spurs……………………………..……..…...1:00 – 1:30 pm
The Rising Stars………………………………..…….3:00 – 4:00 pm

Junior Poultry Department Exhibitors are limited to a MAXIMUM of ten (10) entries for the entire Junior Poultry Department. An entry may consist of an individual, pair or trio.
 
1.  Exhibitors will be limited to a combined MAXIMUM of two (2) Market Turkey entries, one (1) per variety up to the maximum entries allowed for the Junior Poultry Department.
2.  Exhibitors will be limited to two (2) Meat Pen of 3 Chicken entries, one (1) per weight class up to the maximum entries allowed for the Junior Poultry Department.
3.  Exhibitors will be limited on one (1) entry in the Laying/Standard Trio Class up to the maximum entries allowed for the Junior Poultry Department.
4.  Exhibitors will be limited to two (2) single entries and a trio in the Production Chicken classes up to the maximum entries allowed for the Junior Poultry Department. For classes please visit the Douglas County Fair Competition Rules at: http://www.douglascountyfairandrodeo.com/junior-division/
Douglas County Fair Rabbit ID Day
June 10th, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Rabbit Barn/Multi-Purpose Barn
If you have any questions please contact our Rabbit Superintendent, Robin Vogel at 303-514-2053.
All 4-H members and their rabbits going to fair MUST attend the ID day on June 10th. If the member is not able to attend, please find someone to bring the rabbits on June 10th. Please call Robin Vogel at 303-514-2053 in advance to arrange for this change.    
Exceptions:
  • Market/Meat Pen Exhibitors are not required to attend; HOWEVER the member must enter their market/meat pen rabbits in ShoWorks by June 13th. 

  • Rabbits too young to ID on June 10th will have an ID Day on June 27th from 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM at the Multipurpose Building.
Any rabbit not checked in on ID Day will not be allowed to be shown at the county fair.

We will have computers and people to assist you that day to enter your information into ShoWorks. It is highly recommended that you enter your rabbits into Showorks June 10 th at ID Day. If you do not enter in ShoWorks on June 10th, you will be given a copy of your entry form(s) with classes at ID day and will need to enter them in ShoWorks by June 13th to show at Fair.

Each 4-H member is limited to 15 rabbits total and 2 rabbits per class. A meat pen entry is also counted as 1 entry and each member is limited to two meat pen of rabbits. Please plan on bringing all of the rabbits that you would want to show and any rabbits that could be used as substitutions in case one of your rabbits becomes ill or for any reason cannot be shown. Remember that substitutions have to be the same sex, variety, breed, and class as the rabbit that they are replacing. 
 
If your rabbit needs a tattoo, it can be done at the check-in, free of charge. Please bring pedigrees for your meat pen bunnies as we will be checking for ownership on these rabbits. You may not share rabbits or meat pen bunnies with other 4-H members, even if they are members of your family. Each 4-H member must own their own rabbits. If someone else is bringing your rabbits to ID Day, please call Robin Vogel at 303-514-2053 in advance to arrange for this change.  
Meat Pen Breeding Dates:
Your bunnies should be born approximately around May 22, 2018. This will make your rabbits no older than 70 days on August 1, 2018 (the day of judging).
 
For those of you who are breeding, please remember that you cannot share bunnies with anyone else, not even other family members. You must own your own doe, and her bunnies. You can use another family member’s buck for stud service, but each member must own their own doe. Breeding supplemental pages can be found on the web page where the e-Records are located (link below): Individual Buck Rabbit Record, Individual Doe Rabbit Record, Individual Litter Rabbit Record.
 
E-Record:
You must use the “Companion Animal” e-record book for your pet rabbit project.
 
You must use the “Livestock” e-record book for your meat rabbit project.
 
Breeding Supplement pages can also be found on the website:

Branding Party Success!
A huge THANK YOU to all 4-H and FFA members who came out to the Branding Party last Friday, despite the weather. We appreciate family members and sponsors that were also there to make this event possible. A special thanks to our brand inspector, Dan Moody, for being there to teach our members about brand requirements.
We invite you to participate in the 100 th Celebration of the Douglas County Fair & Rodeo
The Douglas County Fair Entry On-line system (ShoWorks) is open and all entries are due Wednesday, June 13 th   
Below are links to instructions to help you along the way, but you can always contact your Organizational Leader for help, or contact the Fair Office at 720-733-6902 or mwoodric@douglas.co.us for assistance.
Rabbit Showmanship
Clinic

June 9th, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
D.C. Fairgrounds - Rabbit Barn

D.C. Rabbitears is hosting a showmanship/general husbandry clinic for all 4-H kids that are showing rabbits at the 2018 fair. We will have a judge that will score your showmanship with your rabbit so you know what to work on for fair. Come dressed in your showmanship clothes, and bring your rabbit & carpet square. Get your rabbit tattooed for ID day. $2 a tattoo. RSVP by June 1st to Christine Sijelmassi: csmassi1@hotmail.com
303-681-4266
Registration AND fees are due by May 30th!
Douglas County Junior Livestock Show
"June Show"

June 2, 2018
Douglas County Fairgrounds

This show supports the Douglas County Youth Council to provide scholarship and educational opportunities to Douglas County 4-H members.  To make this event a success, we are encouraging clubs to donate $50 toward the event.  Youth Council members will be contacting local businesses for sponsorship. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please contact the Extension office.

Classes for market steers, market goats, market lambs, dairy, pygmy, and fiber goats.We will also have an Old Timer Showmanship.
Adams County 4-H - Colorado Rapids Event
Colorado Rapids vs. Vancouver Whitecaps

Adams County 4-H invites you join them at the Colorado Rapids game on Friday, June 1, 2018! All members, friends, and families will receive a discounted ticket of $25. The club has reserved the opportunity for all guests to watch warm-ups field side and take a club photo on the field after the Rapids game if 30 tickets are sold.
  • Who: Friends and Members of Colorado 4-H*
  • When: Friday, June 1, 2018, 7:00pm kickoff *
  • Where: DICK’S Sporting Goods Park
Instructions for the event will be sent out two days prior to the match. All seats will be delivered via Flash Seats.
Questions? Contact Emma Pieper: 303.727.3586 or emma.pieper@teamkse.com .

The Second Annual Yuma County Progress Show is coming up fast and livestock members are invited to join us! Please click the link below more information for an eastern Colorado show for pigs, sheep, goats, steers, and heifers. 
4-H OFFICE STAFF
Claudia Meeks - 4-H Agent
Mary Baldwin - 4-H Outreach Agent
Tina O'Bryan - 4-H Program Coordinator
Dani Bash - Administrative Assistant
MEMBER ACCOMMODATIONS: If your child is a member who will need accommodations at any 4-H event, please make an appointment with our office to discuss his/her individual needs. Any accommodation must be received at least 2 weeks in advance of the event. A verifying letter from a
parent or guardian may be required before any accommodation is provided.
Extension programs are available to all without discrimination.