Edgerton 4-H Cattle Clinic & More Heifer Calves Born
We had a busy weekend travelling to Wainwright on Saturday to do a one day clinic for the Edgerton 4-H Club. We had a great time with this club teaching them about clipping, fitting, showmanship and all of the equipment you need and at home preparation techniques.
This club had me do an online video conference style clinic at the beginning of their 4-H year to teach them about cattle conformation and selecting their projects, halter breaking techniques, the work you should be doing daily with your calves. I also set them up with a timeline of goals to work towards before Colin and I came to do the in person clinic with them. I was so pleased to see some members had created their own 'breaking halters' modelled after my own breaking halter that I designed and use myself, and that I had shown them during our video clinic. I was also thoroughly impressed with how quiet their calves were; they had all done an excellent job of preparing them for the clinic. We finished off the clinic in the early evening and Colin and I headed to a fellow Limousin breeder's farm to have a peek at some bulls he had for sale and then trekked back home.
On Sunday we enjoyed some time riding with Colin's family and welcomed our second club calf heifer calf in the evening! She is a very stout silver heifer sired by the powerful Charolais bull Choppin Wood and out of my very first 4-H heifer "Shiloh" who now is a mature cow and has raised two of the best females in our herd.
On Monday we had another calf, this time a solid black heifer sired by Monopoly Money and out of an Angus X Gelbvieh female I purchased from Sunberry Valley Ranch and showed extensively for two years. This little heifer is a definite show prospect with ample bone, muscle and hair! I am very much looking forward to seeing the rest of the calves that will be arriving in the coming weeks!