Achievement Day Saturday, June 4, 2016 11:00 AM St.Paul Ag Corral
St. Paul District Show & Sale Monday, June 6, 2016 11:00 AM St.Paul Ag Corral
Parade of Champions at 6:00 PM Sale to follow
WELCOME TO 4-H! Over the years 4-H has quietly evolved into a dynamic program whose projects encompass everything from active living, arts, science and technology, crafts, cooking, agriculture and so much more. Today’s exciting 4-H program gives urban and rural youth life-long skills such as cooperation, leadership, critical thinking, decision making, public speaking and community service. 4-H is designed with families in mind. Parents and children of all ages can participate in age appropriate meetings and projects at the same time. No more running in two or more directions to accommodate each child’s activities. Best of all, the program is fun and affordable. We believe to be equipped for success you must Learn to do by Doing! In 4-H you will learn by using your head, heart, hands and health. On behalf of the St. Paul 4-H Multiclub Beef Project, we would like to welcome you to be part of our 4-H Family by coming out and supporting our projects on their achievement days. The first goal of the project is to instill the next generation of beef industry leaders with the business tools and entrepreneurial mindset needed to take advantage of emerging opportunities in agriculture. 4-H is the premiere program for grooming the next generation of agriculture leaders. Even though the 4-H program only allows the member to learn this mindset on a scale of one animal per member, it is no different then what takes place at a large scale feedlot. Similar to how it is in the real world, in order to stay in “business” the members must calculate their feed ration, understand their cost of production and lastly, market their project for the highest return on their investment. Our St. Paul Beef Club consists of 15 members who started their project on November 8, 2015, purchasing a steer and hoping that in approximately 200 days it would be ready for the consumer. We hope you value the hard work and dedication that goes into finishing a market steer. 200 days of feeding, bedding and training to get their calf from the pasture to your plate. Some of these members are also involved in the heifer and/or cow-calf project; the heart and beginning of every beef project! We have also included all other projects in this catalogue from the St. Paul 4-H Multiclub: Foods, Sheep, Small Engines, K-9 and Cleaver. Thank you to our previous sponsors and buyers. We appreciate your support and look forward to seeing you at our shows this year! Please take time to enjoy this catalogue and feel free to bring it along with you to our show and sale.
The 4-H Pledge
District Show & Sale
Parade of Champions
Members: Jonathan Kotowich, Jamie Kuzma, Jazlyn Beaudin, Megan Kotowich, Kyle Yaremko, Rebecca Kotowich, Cameron Kuzma, Kristina Kotowich, Madison Pelchat, Brooke Kotowich, Ashlynn Trefenanko, Emily Yaremko, Ryan Fodchuk, Mercedes Trefenanko, Christian Lavoie Leaders: Andrew Yaremko, Dennis Kotowich, Roger Beaudin, Paul Kotowich
The greatest happiness on earth lies in making others happy! Charity is a virtue in its essence. As a matter of fact charity is a very wide phenomenon that cannot be described in words. It amazes us even in challenging times like we have here today, how some people choose to put other peopleâ€™s needs before their own. We as 4-H members feel we need to give back to our community just as the community has given back to us. Our members have worked hard raising funds throughout the year to donate to such things as The Knights of Columbus, the St. Paul Food Bank and for the recipients at the New Years Eve benefit dance. Once again this year our beef club has raised a charity calf that will be auctioned off at our District Show and Sale on June 6, 2016. The net proceeds will go towards the breakfast programs at the schools that our Beef Project members are attending. These schools include, St. Paul Elementary, Racette Junior High, Glen Avon, St. Paul Regional High, and Ecole Des Beaux-Lacs in Bonnyville. The breakfast program serves a wide variety of needs in our school system allowing students to get the proper start to their day. St. Paul 4-H is happy to support such an important program for the youth of our community.
Thank you to Xtreme Oilfield Technology for purchasing last yearâ€™s charity calf which was donated to the St. Paul & District Hospital Foundation.
Our members are proud to be continued supporters of the Knights of Columbus Christmas hampers! 1
Sale Number 2
“Laughter is timeless, imagination has no age & dreams are forever.”
Hello, my name is Mercedes Trefenanko and I am 9 years old. This is my second year in 4-H, last year I was a cleaver. My steer’s name is Shadow, he is a Simmental Red angus cross. Shadow is very friendly and loves to lick me so much. Besides beef, I am also in the Foods project. In Foods I bake and taste test all the yummy food. I love 4-H because I am making lots of new friends, learning how to work with my steer and I love all the 4-H activities. Outside of 4-H I swim and Ukrainian Dance. I love to camp and do water sports and I also like spending lots of time with my family.
Sale Number 40
â€œThere is no magical show stick or lucky brush. What there is, is hard work, confidence, passion and a desire to succeed.â€?
Hello, my name is Ashlynn Trefenanko and this is my 3rd year in 4-H. I am in the beef and foods project. In beef, I have a 4-H steer named Dude, he is a Simmental Hereford Cross. I picked Dude from the day he was born because he was adorable and his mother is the friendliest cow in the herd. I love spending time with Dude even though he is extremely stubborn. I love 4-H because it is teaching me leadership, responsibility, and teamwork. Besides 4-H I have been involved in the swim club for 8 years, I also Ukrainian Dance and I am involved in school sports. I would like to give a big thank you to Fraser & Sons Construction Ltd. [Peter Fraser] for buying my 2015 4-H steer Moe.
Sale Number 49
“In the body of a boy lies the soul of an old farmer.”
My name is Ryan Fodchuk and this is my second year in the beef project with 4-H beef . This year I chose a Charolais cross steer which I named “Squirrel”. I discovered him last summer while visiting a neighbor’s cow herd. I liked him because of his conformation and temperment. I’ve enjoyed all the activities 4-H has offered including the social gatherings, field trips, community events and even public speaking. I have learned much about caring for and training animals for our shows. In my free time I like to quad, ride my bike, play with my cats, go fishing with my family and playing football. I would like to thank Agland for purchasing my last year’s steer.
Sale Number 21
â€œImagine with all your mind. Believe with all your heart. Achieve with all your might.â€?
Hello! My name is Christian Lavoie and I am 9 years old. This is my first year in 4-H and I named my steer Money. I picked my steer because he is calm and quiet. I wanted to try 4-H because my parents, grandma, aunties, and uncles were all in 4-H when they were my age. I play hockey and I want to try Lacrosse this year. I have one brother and two sisters. My brother is a Cleaver so we are able to do lots of 4-H activities together. This year our Mini-Show was very fun. 4-H has taught me how to lead my calf.
Sale Number 12
“She has a quiet confidence that screams loud.”
My name is Megan Kotowich and this is my 7th year as a 4-H member. I have been actively involved in the steer, heifer, cow/calf and small engine projects throughout my 4-H career. I am 15 years old and enjoy spending time with the people that are very dear to me. I also enjoy playing sports such as curling, badminton and cross country running. This year I had the honor to attend our High School Provincial competition in Grand Prairie for cross country running. My Hereford/Simmental cross steer ‘Serge ‘ is the full package. He profiles with a long spine, smooth muscle pattern and as of April 15th he was gaining at a rate of 3.5 lbs/day. He is sure to be ideally finished by show day! Throughout the years 4-H has given me memories to hold on to, goals to motivate me and wonderful people who inspire me. The 4-H program is a big part of who I am and who I will become! I am more than proud to inherit the traits and skills that I have learned from my dad, my leaders, and other members throughout the 4-H program. I believe that being a member of the St. Paul 4-H Multiclub is a true blessing. I would like to thank Bill and Karen Machura from Top Yield Fertilizers Ltd. for purchasing my steer last year!
“The hard work we hated as kids made us who we are today.”
Sale Number 59
Hello, my name is Brooke Kotowich. This is now my 5th year in 4-H and I am involved in numerous projects that I really enjoy. These projects include steer, heifer, cow/calf and small engines. 4-H has helped shape me to be the person I am today! It has encouraged me to meet new people and to not be afraid… to BELIEVE in me. The 4-H program is a very helpful tool and will be with me throughout my whole life along with the qualities it has given me. As a result of being a 4-H member I now value the hard work that it takes to be successful in these projects and excel in all aspects of life. Besides 4-H I enjoy playing sports and spending time with my family and friends. I play badminton, curling and enjoy running. ‘Bryce’ is a powerful, deep ribbed, thick muscled showy black Simmental steer that will make you take a second look at him when passing through the barn on show day. Living on the farm is the greatest experience a person can have and I am fortunate to be able to grow up as a proud farmgirl! I would like to say Thank You to Kevin Myshaniuk and Todd Wowk from Rocky Mountain Equipment for purchasing my last year’s steer ‘Jack’ and supporting the 4-H program!
Sale Number 7
â€œIf you work really hard and are kind amazing things will happen.â€?
Hi my name is Emily Yaremko and this is my 2nd year in 4-H. I am in the Beef, Sheep, Foods, and Pheasant projects. I named my steer Honky Tonk, my heifer Clover, my cow from last year is Bobby-Sue and her new calf is Nancy Drew, my market lamb is Lambchops, and my ewe lamb is Cinnamon. I have lots of chores to do and I take turns doing them with my brother usually he feeds in the morning and I do the feeding chores after school. I am Vice President, Reporter, and Historian in the sheep project. For my communication activity this year I did a presentation on horse riding with my brother and we got 2nd. I like to do Ukrainian dancing and I like drawing and being creative. I started to learn how to curl this year and really liked it. I volunteer in my school and I am in the Leadership Club, Book Club, and do Crosswalk Patrol. I am growing my hair out long and then I am going to cut it to a bob and donate it for kids with cancer, it should be long enough this summer. Last summer I got went to the Vermilion Fair and showed my lamb and it was my first time showing my goat, I had lots of fun there. I also got to go to my first 4-H camp and the Provincial 4-H Sheep Show. I am excited to get to go again this summer. I love animals and my favorite animal is a horse and I might get a pig. Thank-you to Top Yield Fertilizer for buying my steer last year. After I sell my steer I have to pay my bank loan for him and then I am donating some to charity and saving some for a heifer next year and saving for a horse and I want to buy a zip line to put on the hill by our house!
Sale Number 54
“If you do what you can, with what you have. You will always be successful.”
Hi, I’m Kyle Yaremko and I’m 12 years old. This is my fourth year in 4-H and I’m in the Beef, Sheep, Food, and Pheasant projects. I am the President of the sheep project. I have a steer and heifer with the beef project and a market lamb and ewe lamb with the sheep project. My steer’s name is Snazzy and my heifer’s name is Cajun. My market lamb’s name is Doug and my ewe lamb’s name is Clover. I work hard with my calves and lambs feeding them, teaching them to lead, and grooming and clipping them. I would like to thank Everest Trucking for buying my steer last year and Dr. David L Thomson Dentistry for buying my market lamb. When I’m not on the farm I am in Ukrainian dancing and play football with the St. Paul Bengals and I was on the Racette mixed curling team. Last summer I got to go to 4-H camp at Moose Lake where I made lots of new friends that I see now at other 4-H events like judging competitions and shows, I even see them again through school sports. I also went to the Provincial 4-H Sheep Show and Summer Synergy. It was a great experience and I got to make new friends and learn skills in marketing. I also got the opportunity to be in a multi species showmanship class where I showed beef, dairy, horses, and sheep. Showing dairy and horses was new to me. My favourite thing to do in the summer is go fishing. I was very lucky and got to go on a fishing trip in Australia while we were there for my Uncle’s wedding this fall, I caught a leather jacket fish and it was awesome!
Sale Number 37
“A strong woman will look at a challenge dead in the eye and wink.”
My name is Jamie Kuzma and I am a grade twelve student at St. Paul Regional High School. I am 17 years old and this is my ninth year of 4-H. I love the 4H program because it is always giving opportunities to learn new skills while also having fun. Being in the beef project has allowed me to extend my knowledge in the beef industry and meet new friends. Along with 4-H, I am highly passionate about curling and hope to compete competitively next winter on a college team and junior team. In my spare time you will find me riding one of my three horses or barrel racing. This year I am in the steer, heifer, cow/calf, and small engines project. My steer is a Simmental cross and goes by the name of Bruce and my heifer’s name is Rose. I would like to thank Xtreme Oilfield Technology for buying my steer last year. Your support and the communities support is much appreciated!
“A smile is the prettiest thing you can wear.”
Sale Number 29
My name is Cameron Kuzma . I am 13 years old and a Grade 8 student at the Racette Junior High School. I am in my 5th year of 4-H and have taken on quite a few projects this year. These projects include the Steer, Heifer, Two year old cow/ calf, Small engines, and Foods projects. My steer is a black Simmental and his name is Bb. A special accomplishment has been winning the Intermediate Public Speaking category at our club and at the District Level and competing at the Regional Public Speaking level. A Highlight this year has been qualifying for the 2016 Alberta Winter Games representing Zone 7 for Mixed Doubles Curling. Besides 4-H, I enjoy Ukrainian dancing, curling and spending time with family and friends. At this time, a HUGE THANK YOU goes out to KOTOWICH EVERGREEN FARMS who purchased my steer, Charlie last 4-H season. Our supporters of 4-H are so important so Thank you to all who support the program. I personally also want to thank each leader in our club for their WONDERFUL leadership . At this time I would like to wish Good luck to my fellow 4-H members as they prepare for the upcoming achievement days….See you in the show rink.
Sale Number 45
“We make a living by what we get but we make a life by what we give. Be truthful, gentle and fearless.”
My name is Jazlyn Beaudin. I am 17 years old and the president of the beef project. 4-H has been a huge part of my life for the past 9 years and I have learnt a lot while in the club. 4-H has helped me overcome my fear of Public Speaking and voicing my opinions, along with teaching me leadership skills. I have made lasting friendships while in 4-H and have had the opportunity of starting my own herd. This year I am in the steer and heifer project. My steer is a Red Angus X named Chips Ahoy and my heifer is a Purebred Charolais who I have named Chai. I would like to thank my last year’s buyer Mr. Bill Machura from Top Yield Fertilizer as well as all previous buyers who have purchased one of my calves. Without you guys, I would not have had the same experience. Your support is greatly appreciated!
“The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.”
Sale Number 64
My name is Madison Pelchat. I am 13 years old and this is my first year in 4-H. I am part of the Steer and Foods projects. My Steer’s name is Codi, he is a Saler/Charolais cross. 4-H has taught me many great things that will help me throughout my entire life such as public speaking, charity work and responsibility. I have passions for many sports such as badminton, soccer, golf, and tennis. Although I have a busy schedule, I can always make room for friends and family and of course my steer! And a big thank you to the 4-H Multiclub for the amazing opportunities it has brought me and for more to come!
Sale Number 34
“You can judge a man’s true character by the way he treats animals.”
My name is Jonathan Kotowich. I am a grade 12 student at the Regional High School and this is my 9th year in 4-H. This year I have both a steer and a heifer project. My steer Kirby feels like a pet to me and I enjoy working with him. In addition to 4-H, weight lifting is a big part of my life. I spend a great deal of my spare time at the gym. I also enjoy curling. This past year my high school team won a bronze medal in the Regional competition. I would like to say a big thank you to my last year’s buyer Top Yield Fertilizer Ltd.
“A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.”
Sale Number 17
My name is Rebecca Kotowich. I am 12 years old and go to Racette Junior High School. This is my fourth year in foods and third year in the beef project. I have a red Simmental steer and his name is Ruby Red the third. I love my steer so much! This year I did a presentation for public speaking on gardening and got to go all the way to Regionals and win. Last year, I also got 2nd for showmanship at Districts with Ruby Red the Second. I love my steer and he is like my best friend. I think my steer is always a winner in my eyes. Besides 4-H, I like to cook, dance, curl and play soccer. My favorite things are Hawaii, gardening, my steer and poutine. I would like to give a big thanks to my last year’s buyer, Wozniak Bulk Fuel Sales, for buying Ruby Red the second!
Sale Number 25
“In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can.”
My name is Kristina Kotowich. I am a 14 year old grade 9 student at Racette Junior High School and this is my 6th year in 4-H. I am in the steer, heifer, cow/calf and foods projects this year. I enjoy working with my animals, particularly CeeCee, my steer, he is a very big guy. One of my favorite parts of the 4-H program is public speaking. Outside of 4-H, I am involved in cross country running, Ukrainian dancing, and curling. My curling team won the gold medal for SPAA at the junior high school level this past winter. A big thank you to my last’s year buyer, Tri-Ag Implements Ltd.
Foods Project Leader: Sharon Dunne Kotowich Assistant Leaders: Connie Landsiedel and Sheri Faucher Members: Hannah Faucher, Denver Graling, Tyrell Kluthe, Kristina Kotowich, Rebecca Kotowich, Cameron Kuzma, Sydney Leroux, Kayla Mangatal, Kelton Mangatal, Madison Pelchat, Peyton Smith, Ashlynn Trefenanko, Mercedes Trefenanko, Emily Yaremko, Kyle Yaremko Cleavers: Rhiana Champagne, Addison Graling, Kylie Lanza, Samantha Lange Our foods group this year consisted of 19 members in total. We had a big group! Thankfully, Sheri Faucher stepped into the leadership role and took on helping our younger members and cleavers. It was great to have three leaders to help! The members had fun both baking and cooking and a variety of meals and goodies were created. Frittatas, biscuits, bacon weaves, homemade noodles with alfredo sauce, homemade pizzas (heartshaped for Valentineâ€™s Day), stir fry (beef and chicken), and a Christmas meal that included stuffed chicken breasts, lazy stuffed potatoes, and Greek salad were all made by the members. We canâ€™t forget our sweets as well banana cream pie, grated apple pie, shortbread cookies, and strawberry shortcake. A big thank you goes out to St. Paul Regional High School and Ms. Landsiedel for the generous use of the Foods room as well as to the moms who helped in the kitchen and volunteered their time to make our Foods group enjoyable.
Sheep Project We are excited to see our sheep project growing each year. We have 10 Members that have market lambs to sell and 8 Cleaver members. New this year is the breeding project with 2 members having ewe lambs. Although we start working within our project when the 4-H season starts in the fall members only have their lambs for about 60 days before the Achievement Day. This means that the members have lots of work to do halter breaking, grooming, and getting the lambs trained and ready for the show ring in a very short time. Don’t underestimate these lambs size and strength they can be pretty feisty at about 50-60 lbs. The goal is for the market lambs is to almost double their weight and finish at 110-120 lbs. Members learn and practice their judging skills on everything from footwear to lambs. This year there is the NE Regional Sheep Workshop to learn more about hay feeder construction, sheep nutrition, halter breaking, leading, showmanship and a presentation from Alberta Farm Animal Care on Animal Welfare vs Animal Rights and the 5 Freedoms of Livestock. Our mini show and shearing day can get wild and wooly, it is a great experience for the kids to learn and shear their own lambs. Monique’s Photography has again donated a ½ hr photo session worth $330 to be drawn at the end of the sale!! Only those who buy a market lamb at the sale can be entered to win and you get one entry per lamb bought. Odds are awesome at 1 in 10 at the highest! We will be having our crowd favourite costume class where you the audience get to decide the winner and you get a chance to try your hand at a placings only judging class too. Our Achievement Day Show and Sale will be Saturday May 28 with the show starting at 9am and the sale at 1pm at Agland. We hope you will join us for coffee and donuts! Dustin Dubrule
Small Engines Project 4-H is not only about yummy cookies, woolly sheep, and fuzzy cows; this is the project that likes to play with anything that has an engine. Our Small Engines project has been busy this past year working on multiple skidoos, dirt bikes and lawnmowers that never want to start. We have learned the basics of diagnosing problems and the tools that are a must in every mechanicâ€™s tool box. To finish the year off, our small engines group enjoyed a fun filled afternoon of quading and enjoyed a campfire. We would like to thank our leaders Darrell Kuzma and Philip Champagne as well as all the parent volunteers. A BIG thank you as well to the Gralingâ€™s for the use of their shop. Members: Cameron Kuzma, Jamie Kuzma, Kieran Kotowich, Graycen Smith, Addison Champagne, Brooke Kotowich, Leon Kluthe, Kelton Mangatal, Elise Proulx Cleavers: Tyson Kotowich, Sydney Proulx
Cleaver Project Our cleaver members are from 6 - 8 years old. At our monthly Multiclub meeting, the cleavers get to have their own meeting and do an activity or craft that fits in with 4H and itâ€™s pledge. At the end of the meetings they go back into the main meeting and present what they did to the whole club. Cleavers have a ton of fun and learn at the same time! This year, we are collecting pop tabs for the Ronald McDonald House in Edmonton, at the end of the year we will hand them over to them! Leader: Christie Lanza Members: Rhiana Champagne, Savannah Fontaine, Addison Graling, Avery Grykuliak, Tyson Kotowich, Samantha Lange, Kylie Lanza, Kale Lavoie, Sydney Proulx, Ty Reszel, Trace Wagner, Ethan Yaremko.
K-9 Project Our canine members have been working with their dogs and going on various outings to learn more about dogs and dog care. They work to gain leash skills, basic training and to learn more about mans best friend! Leader: Christie Lanza Members: Sydney Leroux, Sydney Proulx, Kylie Lanza, Addison Champagne.
compete at this level is truly humbling. Every speaker at provincials competes at such a high caliber that it forces you to find your own voice, and make your message better resonate with the audience, in order to set yourself apart from everyone else,
Multiclub 4-H is more than just a club...
We are a family. Thank you to our Overall Multiclub Leaders... Annette Graling & Susan Kotowich-Dubrule
St. Paul 4-H Steer Buyers - 2015
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St.Paul 4-H Beef Club District Show & Sale