The Okanagan 4-H  Stock Show and Sale returns to the IPE grounds July 9 to 11.

The Okanagan 4-H Stock Show and Sale returns to the IPE grounds July 9 to 11.

Okangan 4-H shows off

A tradition in 4-H is stacking up to be an action-packed weekend of shows and sales in Armstrong July 9-11

A tradition in 4-H is stacking up to be an action-packed weekend of shows and sales in Armstrong

Everyone is invited to the 34th annual Okanagan 4-H Stock Show and Sale July 9 to 11 at the IPE Fairgrounds, in Armstrong.

“Approximately 40 4-H beef club members and over 80 4-H horse club members from throughout central B.C. will be participating in an action-filled week,” said Trudy Schweb with 4-H.

The beef division begins the busy schedule on Thursday morning with the challenging Showing and Fitting Competitions starting at 9 a.m. Members compete in the Junior, Intermediate, or Senior Division with the top winners in each, vying for the Grand Champion Showman of the Show.

“Here 4-H members will also demonstrate their knowledge and skills in preparing their project for competition in the show ring with the fitting class,” said Schweb.

Beef members put their evaluation skills to the test at 1:30 p.m., as they compete in the judging competition. The opening ceremony commences at 7 p.m.  in the beef show ring.

Classes start Friday at 9 a.m. with the Fed Calf weight classes followed by the group competitions. Each 4-H club presents their projects in groups; such as their top three steers, etc. where they are judged on the group’s quality, uniformity, and presentation. The final selection of the Grand and Reserve Champion Steer of the Show will be chosen.

The female classes get underway after lunch, starting with the Yearling Heifer classes, cow/calf classes and the group competition for  heifers. The competition finishes as the top two from each of the heifer and cow/calf classes return for the selection of the Grand and Reserve Champion Female of the Show.

“The day winds up with an enjoyable banquet, awards presentation, and dance,” said Schweb. “Don’t forget to stop by the Horticultural Building to view the Educational Display Competition. You’ll be impressed by these interesting and educational displays and all the hard work the 4-H members have put into them.”

The Okanagan 4-H Stock Show concludes Saturday, July 11  with the 4-H Parade of Champions, and the sale of Prime Grain Fed 4-H Beef commencing at 10 a.m.

 

“This is a great opportunity to purchase high quality beef for your freezer. We welcome everyone to stop by the IPE Fairgrounds to watch the show, talk to the kids, and learn what 4-H is all about,” said Schweb.

“We hope to see you there.”

 

For more information contact Show Chairperson Fiawna Ladd at 250-308-9189.