Monday Extension Report -February 8, 2016

February 8, 2016

Luck of the Draw this Saturday

The Cherry County 4-H Foundation will be holding their annual Luck of the Draw fundraiser this Saturday, February 13, during Bull Bash.

I wandered through the room where they are setting things up, and there is a lot of great stuff again this year. There are things for work and things for play. Stuff for kids and adults. I happened to notice concert tickets, a hair cut, some tools and a nice custom knife. There’s some artwork, a golf outing, a couple hundred dollar bills, a playstation 3 and more than a hundred other items. I happen to know that there is also a .22 rifle a feed bunk and a bale of hay that aren’t in the room. There is far too much stuff for me to list it all for you now.

The donors have outdone themselves, now it’s your turn. Stop in the back of the Bull Market Beer and Grill between 10:30 am and 4:00 pm to test your luck in winning a variety of items.

Purchase ten tickets for $10 or 30 tickets for $25. Deposit your tickets into individual drawings for the items you hope to win. Funds raised support 4-H awards and educational programs in Cherry County. Ticket sales close at 4 pm and winners will be announced beginning at 4:30 pm.

4-H Market Beef weigh-in Feb. 27

Saturday, February 27 is the last date to weigh-in 4-H Market Beef project animals. Weigh-in will be at the Valentine Livestock Auction from 2:00 to 3:00 PM, CT. 4-Hers planning to show Market Beef in 2016 need to weigh-in their animals. Please help us get the word to new and potential 4-H families who may be planning to have market beef projects.

Beef Quality Assurance meetings

Next week Rob Eirich, Nebraska Director of BQA, will be offering a couple BQA Certification and Veterinary Feed Directive Informational Meetings in our area.

  • Wednesday, February 17, 1:30-3:30 p.m., Valentine, Cherry Co. Extension Office
  • Thursday, February 18, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Thedford, Courthouse

We will be covering BQA Best Management Practices, Animal Health Stewardship and the new Veterinary Feed Directive. The meetings will update producers on implementing BQA practices and help prepare them for the VFD Regulations that begin in January 2017. This is a chance to get or renew your BQA certification.

As always, you can call the extension office at 402-376-1850 for more information.


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