Copper Basin News, Hayden, Arizona
March 14, 2012
Kearny Koyotes head to the Pinal County Fair Members of the Kearny Koyotes 4-H Club are at 11-Mile Corner Fairgrounds this week for four days of competition and exhibition. The Junior Livestock Show is held in conjunction with the Pinal County Fair which runs March 14 through 18. The Junior Livestock Program provides many worthwhile experiences and opportunities for Pinal County’s 4-H, FFA and Association members. Specific objectives
include: • To teach responsibilities to junior livestock exhibitors in the caring of market animals. • To teach skills and good habits regarding proper feeding, health care, fitting and showing of market animals. • To provide junior livestock exhibitors a program that will be both educational and enjoyable. • To offer a learning program with emphasis on success, but not dominated
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by competition. • To promote an attitude of sharing knowledge among exhibitors with other exhibitors, older and younger, and with the entire family. • To teach and encourage safe handling practices at all time, when working with or showing a market animal.
Thirteen 4-Hers from the Kearny Club have entries this year and include eight show swine, two carcass swine and two show veal. Competition includes Market, Showmanship and Skill-a-Thon. Swine project leader is Zane Bingham and veal project leader is Amber Middaugh. Patti Bingham
is the community leader. The Livestock Auction will be held Saturday, March 17. If you would like to help a 4-Her, addons are still available. Contact the Binghams or Middaugh at the fair for information. All donations are tax deductible. The Copper Basin News received late information
‘Breakfast’ the pig is totally enjoying quality time with her handler Christian Day, 10, as he grooms her in preparation for the Pinal County Fair. Christian is the son of Danny Day and Janae Yslas and this is his first year in the program. (Vicki Clark photo)
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that the Kearny Koyotes have a grand champion in the carcess swine division, which is judged before all the other entries. More information on that will be given at a later date.
Local Angus breeder recognized for owning proven bulls in 2012 Spring Sire Evaluation Report Morris Land & Cattle Co, Kearny, Arizona, owns one bull listed in the Spring 2012 Sire Evaluation Report published by the American Angus Association® in Saint Joseph, Missouri. National Cattle Evaluation (NCE) expected progeny differences (EPDs) are now generated on a weekly basis; however a biannual report is still printed. Issued in both the spring and fall, the Sire Evaluation Report features the latest performance information available on 4,800 sires, and is currently accessible at www. angus.org. “This report provides both Angus breeders and commercial cattle producers using Angus genetics with accurate, predictable selection tools for improving their herd,” says Bill Bowman, American Angus Association chief operating officer (COO) and director of performance programs. EPDs are generated from the performance database of the American Angus Association, which includes information submitted by more 8,000 Angus breeders this past year through the Association’s Beef Improvement Records (BIR) See Bull, Page 9
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