Livestock sale re-cap
Thank you to all who participated in the virtual sale this year! Although it was not as fun and engaging as a normal in-person sale, it still got the job done. Average prices for all species were about on par with past years. Thank you to all our hardworking volunteers who made it happen and to the flexibility and understanding of the families who adjusted their schedules to meet deadlines. We truly appreciate everyone’s effort!
We hope youth still found some educational value in the process and were enlightened to a different way livestock can be sold and bought.
Overall, the feedback we have received during after “fair” meetings has been positive with how things turned out, and everyone is excited to start getting on with the new 4-H year!
Carcass judging results update
Swine and beef- results pending
Stop by the Extension office to pick up your buyer certificates!
Usually, these certificates are distributed the day of the sale. Due to the nature of the virtual sale this year, we are having families pick up the certificates. Also included with the certificates is information about your buyer and price your animal sold for.
35 youth exhibited and interviewed different project areas. The format was slightly different this year due to COVID-19 restrictions. But with the help of wonderful volunteers and resilient youth, they were still able to exhibit the hard work put into their static projects.
The talent and dedication each project displayed is truly outstanding!
View the slide show of indoor projects on the Ravalli 4-H website.
2019-2020 4-H dog project saw 6 youths compete at the Freestyle competition in February and 8 youths participate in the “Fair” show in August. The show in August offered competitions in Agility, Obedience and Showmanship. The kids’ attitudes were fantastic and they all did amazing considering the set-backs we had this year.
The horse show took place on August 29. About 20 riders and their horses participated in a variety of events and disciplines.
The horse program in Ravalli County offers many opportunities for youth to engage with their equine partners throughout the year.