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Bosque 4-Hers Make a Showing at Ft. Worth

The Fort Worth Stock Show kicked off this past week and Bosque County 4-Hers were there.  Bosque County was represented during the heifer show by three youth as well as one junior team in the Plant ID Contest. Maggie Chaffin was the first to show last Saturday.  Maggie did very well as she competed in a very large Polled Hereford heifer class.  Maggie walked out of the ring smiling with a 6th place finish. This was Benjamin and Matthew Murphy’s first appearance showing heifers at Fort Worth.   They… Read More →

Houston Livestock Show Results

Bosque County 4-Hers had a great 2015 Houston Livestock Show.  Madysin and McKenzie Hicks were the first to compete with their swine.  This was the first major show competition for both of these young ladies.  They put in a lot of time and effort into the swine they raised, and their showmanship in the ring was outstanding, but they did not make it to the sale ring.  Next to compete was Maggie Chaffin and her heifer Shania, excelling and earning the first place trophy for their class.  Maggie… Read More →

Ft Worth Stock Show – DONE!

The final weekend of the Ft Worth Stock Show had Bosque County 4-Hers giving their best in the steer show and calf scramble. In the calf scramble, held during the rodeo on Friday the 6th, Emily and Benjamin Murphy and 14 other scramblers gave all the physical effort they could muster up in the pursuit of the 8 calves. Benjamin Murphy literally had the calf by the tail at one point and managed to hang on, which won him a certificate for $500 toward the purchase of a… Read More →

2014 District 8 4-H Holiday Classic

The Holiday Classic Clinics and Prospect Shows are open to all 4-H and FFA families free of charge. They are taking place on Saturday November 8th & 9th at the Bell County Expo Center, Belton TX.  There will be many experts in livestock and youth development there to provide hands-on training for families in both group and individual settings. The focus is to teach the basic principles of livestock management as they relate to facility maintenance, selection, nutrition, animal health, handling, showmanship and transportation to families. Please contact… Read More →

4-H Major show Entry Night and 4-H Happenings

Major Show Entry Night will be held at the Extension office on Nov 4th from 5:00-8:00pm. All entry forms, schedules and rule books for the major shows will be provided. We will also be serving homemade chili and cornbread, so bring your appetite as we try to make this process as fun as possible. Enrollment fees for 4-H today are $20, and go to $25 starting October 31st. Don’t wait! Come, get enrolled and join the fun! The Food Challenge teams gathered at First Baptist Church of Meridian… Read More →

Bosque County 4-Hers Left Their Mark at the Heart of Texas Fair

Dacey Dietiker exhibited three steers, walking away with a 3rd, 4th, and a 6th place.  Mason Brandenberger received a 2nd and 4th with his Shorthorn steer, and placed 5th and 8th with his Limousin steer. Maggie Chaffin placed 1st with her Hereford heifer and 2nd with her Polled Hereford heifer, and 3rd with her Maine Anjou steer. Case Koehler took 1st in the light weight Santa Gertrudis steer class. Ethan Banuelos’ goat took 9th in the heavy weight class on Friday, and competed strong on Saturday, as well…. Read More →

State Fair and 4-H Happenings

Congratulations to our State Fair Exhibitors!  Wesley Sanders, Ty Sanders, Logan Anderson, Mason Brandenberger, and Dacey Dietiker all competed at the State Fair of Texas last week.  We are proud of their hard work and accomplishments! Be sure to keep up with all of our upcoming 4-H events and project meetings! Food Challenge Practice: 6pm on Tuesday, October 14, at the Extension Office Food and Nutrition Workshop: 1pm on Saturday, October 18, at First Baptist Church Meridian Archery Practice: 5:30pm every Tuesday at the Clifton Armory Plant ID… Read More →

Success! Showdown on the Bosque

We had a great showing at The Showdown on The Bosque in Clifton this past weekend. It was a great time. Thanks to all those involved for working so hard to make it possible, and to the Clifton 4-H club for the great job they did on cleaning up the fair grounds on Monday evening before their club meeting. If you are already in 4-H you know the year is starting to get into full swing this week with events like showing and judging at the State Fair… Read More →

Showdown on the Bosque

Tag Time

It is time to order validation tags for 4-H members who plan to exhibit lambs, goats or breeding sheep in the 2015 Central Texas Fair, Ft Worth, San Antonio, San Angelo, Austin or Houston Livestock Show.  The validation of these animals will take place on October 27, 2014.  Other species and their validation dates are: Heifers – November 3; Steers – November 3; Swine – November 24; Rabbits – February 2, 2015. 4-H members should order their validation tags through the Bosque AgriLife Extension Service.  FFA member should place… Read More →