submitted by Ericka Mathers
On August 8, the Dundas Dairy 4-H Club held its final official meeting before achievement day. The meeting was hosted at Winright Holsteins in Winchester. Matt and Erica Enright spoke to us about their show heifer program, and it was in their heifer show barn where we held the meeting.
Showmanship was our meeting focus. Our leaders did a showmanship demonstration with the help of Taylor Mathers and her 4-H heifer. We were then each given a chance to lead a few calves and received individual feedback, which was very helpful. The leaders then each took a calf and provided an entertaining show of what ‘not’ to do in the ring, and then proceeded to show their calves properly, so we could judge them.
We will be meeting before achievement day to prepare our display at the South Mountain Fairgrounds and to hand in our project books. Our achievement day show will be held at the fairgrounds on Saturday, August 20 at 11 am. A big thanks to our leaders and meeting hosts throughout the season who have helped make this a great year.
David & Kelly Mathers