It was a fantastic weekend in Lloydminster at the Provincial 4-H Judging Competition held August 21 & 22, 2021. The event had 38 competitors representing five teams from across the province. For many, it was their first time as Provincial Judging competitors. There were seven classes judged throughout the day consisting of Grains, Beef Bulls, Beef Heifers, Light Horses, Goats, Chicken and Quilts.
Saturday started bright and early. After breakfast, the competitors were given a welcome and orientation by Mary Ann Carson, the Chairperson of the committee. The first set of animals to be judged were the bulls and heifers. After a short break, they moved on to judging quilts, horses and goats. Lunch consisted of burgers and salad then the competitors were lead in a few get to know you games by Kaydence Johnson, the 4-H Saskatchewan Summer Student.
On Saturday afternoon, the members rounded out their classes by judging chickens and wheat grain. The members were then given time to prepare for their oral reasons, beginning with the beef classes. Once oral reasons were completed, the competitors were given the opportunity to head to their hotels to check in and grab dinner on their own. They all returned to the Agricultural Grounds at 6 pm for the evening’s social event, the CPCA Chuckwagon races.
Sunday morning started with the remainder of the oral reason classes for goats, grains and horses. Once these were complete, the competitors were given the opportunity to hear the placings and reasons given by the official judges. The member then completed their quiz.
Once all the marks had been tabulated and winners determined the Lunch Banquet was held to announce the winners. Congratulations are in order for the following competitors:
Top Placing per Category:
• Beef Bulls – Dayne Whelan, Catherwood Beef & Sheep 4-H Club
• Beef Heifers – Kade Gavelin, Mankota 4-H Beef Club
• Light Horses – Faith Stevens, Catherwood Beef & Sheep 4-H Club
• Goats – Brynn Whelan, Catherwood Beef & Sheep 4-H Club
• Grains – Dayne Whelan, Catherwood Beef & Sheep 4-H Club
• Overall Oral – Brynn Whelan, Catherwood Beef & Sheep 4-H Club
• Overall Placings – Codee Kopelchuk, Good Spirit 4-H Club
• Overall Total – Faith Stevens, Catherwood Beef & Sheep 4-H Club
Top 8 - moving on as 4-H Saskatchewan Agribition Team
Overall Top 12 – Faith Stevens (Catherwood Beef & Sheep 4-H Club), Brynn Whelan (Catherwood Beef & Sheep 4-H Club), Heidi Fradette (Lomond 4-H Beef Club), Codee Kopelchuk (Good Spirit 4-H Club), Dayne Whelan (Catherwood Beef & Sheep 4-H Club), Kelsy Weber (Meadow Lake 4-H Beef Club), Shelby Robinson (Lomond 4-H Beef Club), Makaila Peutert (Rockglen Multiple 4-H Club), Emily Sebastian (Candiac 4-H Beef Club), Kade Gavelin (Mankota 4-H Beef Club), Grace Christensen (Alameda 4-H Beef Club) & Kelsy Schmitz (Ernfold 4-H Beef Club).
Thank you to our Class Judges, Lance Leachman, Brynn Campbell, Marisa Schubel, Marilyn Napper, Karolyn Kirby and Steven Thorsen; our oral reasons judges Jonathan Lock, Kayleen Lock, Leah Allen, Connie Graham & Marilyn Napper. Another Large thank you goes out to Chairperson Mary Ann Carson, for all the hard work you and your team put into this event, Eloise Collinge, Kirk Graham, Daryl Hanley, Jon Lock, Becky Newman, Louise Sroka, Alison Weaver and Shelly Ann Dodgson.
A special thank you to our title sponsor, Viterra for supporting 4-H Saskatchewan and this event. Thank you also to Steven Thorsen at the Lloydminster office for Supplying and Judging the Grains class for us. Thank you to SAASE for your partnership through the years on our Judging Committee and at our Judging events.
Lastly, thank you to all the member and families that attended the weekend event. Without your support and participation 4-H events and opportunities would not be what they are. Congratulations and good luck to our top 8 finalists that will be moving on to Agribition in the fall.