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Nancy Lambert: 4-H steer weigh-in set for Saturday

By Nancy Lambert
Saline County 4-H program coordinator
Posted on 2/1/2019, 1:00 AM

Steer weigh-in

The Saline County 4-H Steer Weigh-In is scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb 2, at the Saline County Fairgrounds. Beef exhibitors who want to participate in the Beef Rate of Gain Contest should plan to attend. The steers will be weighed in Saturday and weighed out again during Fair Week in July. The animal with the greatest daily rate of gain will receive a traveling trophy.

4-H members who plan to take a market steer to the Illinois State Fair are required to have the animal electronically tagged. We will be tagging and tattooing the steers at the weigh-in. Contact the Extension office if you will need an e-tag.

County 4-H Federation to meet

Attention federation delegates: The Saline County 4-H Federation will hold a business meeting at 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4, 2019, at the Extension Office. We will discuss Cosmic Bowling, the 4-H Rally, Public Presentations and International Night.

The 4-H federation is made up of youth representatives from each Saline County 4-H Club. These representatives meet monthly to socialize and to plan countywide 4-H and community service events. All delegates from each club as well as any other Saline County 4-H members are welcome to attend.

Please plan to join us at the Federation meeting and bring a finger food or dessert to share with all. See you there!

Management committee to meet

The Saline County 4-H Management Committee will hold a meeting at 7 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 4, 2019 at the Extension office.

All management committee members (newly appointed members from each club) and federation officers (the youth representation on this committee) are encouraged to attend this important meeting.

The management committee meetings and all Saline County 4-H meetings are open to all 4-H youth and adult members and to the public.

Agenda items will include electing officers, discussing any changes to the 4-H Handbook, approving changes made by the livestock committee, and looking ahead to the 2019 Saline County 4-H Show and events schedule. See you there!