Advancing from six regional competitions held between April and July, 38 4-H members from all corners of the province met in Moosomin, on August 23-24, 2019 for the Saskatchewan 4-H Provincial Judging competition, presented by title sponsor: Viterra.
Despite over two inches of rain pouring down, it didn’t dampen their spirits, and the weekend was a success. Participants learned a lot as they competed in seven different judging classes over the two days. Competitive judging is a great opportunity to develop critical thinking skills and to help train and educate future judges for the livestock industry!
The program began on Friday evening with a supper, orientation, and the first judging class: Cheddar Cheese sponsored by Saputo. On Saturday, the majority of the competition was held at Second Wind Stables where our participants judged yearling beef bulls, market lambs, performance quarter horses, native pasture grasses, grain, and a mystery class: cut flowers. Participants also completed a quiz testing their knowledge on all of the categories.
After the judging was complete, participants attended an awards banquet held at the Moosomin Legion Hall with a meal sponsored by Plains Midstream Canada. During the program, top judges in each category were recognized.
Finally, the top place competitors were announced (aggregate scores). The top eight finalists will form Team 4-H Saskatchewan. They will move on to compete against other provincial 4-H and collegiate teams at Canadian National 4-H & Youth Judging Competition during Agribition in November.
Top Place Overall Competitors:
9. Cadence Haaland, Hanley 4-H Beef Club
10. Kennedy Libke, Prime Cuts 4-H Beef Club
11. Shelby Robinson, Lomond 4-H Beef & Homecrafts Club
12. Erin Casey, Abbey-Lancer 4-H Beef Club
The top eight finalists will form Team 4-H Saskatchewan. They will move on to compete against other provincial 4-H and collegiate teams at Canadian National 4-H & Youth Judging Competition during Agribition in November.
There were many people who made the weekend a success:
Lastly, thank you to SAASE (Saskatchewan Association of Agriculture Societies and Exhibitions) and the hosting committees in Swift Current, Saskatoon, Weyburn, Whitewood, Prince Albert and Lloydminster for partnering with 4-H to offer competitive judging events. Judging is a great way to develop critical thinking skill. All 4-H members are encouraged to attend regional judging in the spring/summer of 2020 for their chance to move on to provincials next year.
Saskatoon, Sask.- The 23rd annual 4-H Saskatchewan draw was held on August 21 at 1 p.m. at the Provincial 4-H Office in Saskatoon.
During the draw, Executive Director Cera Youngson had some exciting news about the lottery this year.
“The lottery has raised $1 million in sales since it started in 1996,” Youngson said. “It is great to see so many people are supporting 4-H Saskatchewan and their local 4-H clubs in the province.”
The 4-H Lottery is an annual fundraiser for the 4-H program in Saskatchewan, with all the proceeds directly supporting the 4-H movement in our province. This year, there were 7,638 individual tickets sold and 5,621 50/50 add-on tickets sold.
The lottery raised $50,345, with $25,197.60 going directly back to the 28 clubs and District 4-H Councils, which participated by selling the lottery tickets. District #36 was the top seller with $5,504 in ticket sales.
Congratulations to the Grand Prize winners:
Shane Cadieux of Shaunavon won the Kubota Zero-Turn Mower, donated by Kubota Canada and participating Saskatchewan dealers, including Armstrong Implements (Swift Current), Redhead Equipment (Estevan), Earthworks Equipment (Saskatoon), Grain Bags Canada (Humboldt), GlenMor Equipment (Prince Albert), Logan Stevens Construction (Yorkton), Novlan Bros. (Lloydminster), Parkland Farm Equipment (North Battleford), Wheatbelt Sales (Wadena), Young’s Equipment (Regina) and Thompson Bearing (Luseland). This machine is the ultimate residential zero turn mower combining style, comfort and performance. It has a Kawasaki engine and a 42 inch cut that will be great for any acreage or farm owner and is valued at more than $5,500. With the motto is “For Earth, For Life”, Kubota is focused on initiatives which develop communities to build a better tomorrow that starts at home. Kubota is proud to support 4-H Saskatchewan in building the next generation of young agricultural and community leaders.
Susan McKennit of Carnduff won the Gazebo, built by the woodworking students at A.E. Peacock Collegiate, with building supplies donated by Yara Belle Plaine Inc. Yara has been a proud supporter of 4-H Saskatchewan since the 4-H lottery was first started. Their generous support includes supplying all necessary building materials for the construction of the playhouse, as well as covering other associated lottery costs. Thank you to Yara for continuing to recognize the value and allowing A.E. students to "Learn to Do by Doing" while building the grand prize lottery items, which in the past have included gardening sheds, multiple playhouses and an ice-fishing shack. Thank you to Peavey Mart Moose Jaw for providing display space.
Congratulations to all of our prize winners:
4-H Saskatchewan is grateful to have the support of all of our prize donors including: Kubota Canada and participating Saskatchewan dealers, Yara Belle Plaine Inc., A.E. Peacock Collegiate, The Western Producer, Staples, and Co-operative Hail Insurance.
Plans are already underway for the 24th Annual 4-H Saskatchewan Lottery. Tickets will be available during the 2018/19 4-H membership year. To support 4-H, contact your local 4-H club or the provincial office for tickets.
For more information, please contact:
Program and Communications Specialist