4-H and FCE news

Caleb Flory and Mac Kenzie Flory, both of Baldwin City, will exhibit Angus cattle at the 2008 National Junior Angus Show July 13-19 at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines. They are junior members of the American Angus Association.

The National Junior Angus Show is the largest single-breed registered beef cattle show in the world. This year’s event will feature a beef cook-off, team sales competition, public speaking, photography, graphic design, writing and poster contests, in addition to the traditional cattle show.

¢Douglas County Spring Swine Clinic and Show was June 7 at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds.

The clinic was designed to help youths learn how to prepare their pigs for a show. Officers of the Swine Club taught three clinic sessions. Casey George, Baldwin City, showed how to wash a pig. Lacey Hunsinger, Lawrence, demonstrated how to clip a pig. Showmanship in the show ring was taught by Grant Metsker, Lawrence.

After a family picnic, Brian Creager, Olpe, judged the show and evaluated 52 pigs.

Creager selected the Champion Crossbred pig shown by Olivia Beins, Baldwin City, as the Grand Champion Prospect Market Pig. Christopher Brown, Baldwin City, had his Champion Yorkshire selected as the Reserve Grand Champion. The other breed champions were Champion Duroc, shown by Beins, Champion Hampshire, shown by Alexis Leonard, Eudora, and Champion All Other Breeds, shown by Ashley Gilges, Edgerton.

Casey George was selected champion of the Senior Showmanship class, and Bailey Brown, Baldwin City, was reserve. The Intermediate Showmanship class was won by Olivia Beins. Justin Leonard, Eudora, won reserve. Justin Howard, Lawrence, earned the champion Junior Showmanship award, and Holly Swearingen, Lawrence, was reserve.

The awards were sponsored by Prime Construction, Baldwin Junction Vet Clinic, Baldwin State Bank, Bayer Animal Health, IVX Animal Health, and Heritage Tractor Inc.

¢Kanwaka FCE will meet at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the home of Charlene and A.K. Winter. The lesson will be “Show Me the Power of Healing Foods.” Myrna Hartford will present the lesson.