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4-H Achievement Day success

Photo from the Timber Trails 4-H Club Achievement Day. Submitted by Eliza Grose.

Nicholas L. M. Allen

Jun 5, 2024

Timber Trails 4-H Club held their Achievement Day at Lynch-Staunton’s Feedlot at the end of May

The Timber Trails 4-H Achievement Day took place on Monday, May 27, against the backdrop of the Livingstone Range at Lynch-Staunton’s Feedlot. The event celebrated the hard work and dedication of the Timber Trails 4-H members, showcasing their livestock projects with pride and enthusiasm.

Anna Welsch served as the Confirmation & Showmanship Judge, lending her expertise to the proceedings. Assisting in the ring was Justin Schoening, ensuring the event ran smoothly and safely.

Timber Trails 4-H Club, consisting of 10 committed members, 8 with beef projects and 2 with lamb projects, displayed their year-long efforts in animal husbandry and grooming. 

In the Market Steer Project, Sophie Lynch-Staunton took first place with her steer “Chong,” followed by Paige Rast in second with her steer “Ross,” Mary Rast in third with her steer “Joey,” Carter Grose in fourth with his steer “Batman,” and Glen Hurst in fifth with his steer “Binoo.” Notably, Mary Rast achieved the largest rate of gain with her steer at 3.9 lbs/day.

The Heifer Project saw Will Schoening secure first place with his heifer “Artemis,” Olivia Sommers in second with her heifer “Chipotle,” and Madeline Schoening in third with her heifer “Gladius.”

In the 2-Year-Old Cow/Calf category, Madeline Schoening claimed first place with “Dyna & Harley,” Olivia Sommers took second with “Sriracha & Frank,” and Will Schoening came in third with “Mila & Clarabelle.” Will Schoening also excelled in the 3-Year-Old Cow/Calf category with “Noir & Goose” and won the Breeder’s Herd category.

The Showmanship Class saw impressive performances as well. In the Intermediate class, Mary Rast took first place, followed by Glen Hurst in second, Carter Grose in third, and Isaiah Montgomery in fourth. The Senior class had Madeline Schoening in first place, Sophie Lynch-Staunton in second, and Will Schoening in third. Madeline Schoening was named Grand Champion Showman, with Mary Rast as Reserve Champion.

Other notable achievements included Madeline and Will Schoening’s participation in the Carcass Project. In the Market Lamb category, Isaiah Montgomery secured first place with “Buttercup,” while Mikayla Montgomery took second.

“All of the members did a remarkable job throughout the year taking care of their projects and ensuring their health, and gain. They worked hard to prepare the animals for achievement day by grooming and halter breaking them. They showcased their hard work and passion for 4-H,” said 4-H club member Carter Grose and his mother Eliza Grose.

They wished to extend a thank you to judge Anna Welsch for helping all the members feel comfortable and supported while providing constructive feedback, and to Justin Schoening for making sure everyone was safe and the event flowed smoothly. 

Gratitude was also extended to the families and community for their continued support and encouragement, and to the buyers for supporting these 4-H members and helping to contribute to these amazing life lesson opportunities.

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