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    CS-lancaster Farming, Saturday, August 6, 1994
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Mercer County 4-H Roundup
Mercer County 4-H Roundup
the culmination of a year of hare
work, learning and fun for all
county 4-H’ers, is scheduled foi
August 10-13 at the 4-H Park.
Route 19, a mile and a half north
of Mercer.
Events are free and open to the
public. The theme this year is
“4-H Families for a Better
Roundup includes several ani
mal and, non-animal project exhi
bits, entertaining shows, the annu
al 4-H Livestock Sale, games,
competitions, and educational
activities. It’s all good, whole
some entertainment for the entire
The highlights of the schedule
Wednesday, August 10
6:30 pm: Beef Show, Show
Thursday, August 11
8:30 am: Market Hog Show,
Show Arena.
9:30 am: Rabbit & Poultry
Shows, Animal Shelter.
1:00 pm: Exhibit Building/Pro
jeets open to the public, Exhibit
1:00 pm: 4-H Olympics,
Basketball Court.
2:30 pm: Guided Bam Tour
(Meet at North Bleachers), Bams.
3:15 pm: Market Goat Show,
Show Arena.
3:30 pm: Sheep Show, Show
7:30 pm: Opening Program,
Show Arena; Cavalcade of Clubs,
Style Show, Animal dressing
8:30 pm: Box Social/Square
Dance (public invited to partici
pate), Show Arena/Basketball Ct.
Friday, August 12
9:00 am: Dairy Show, Show
9:00 am: Exhibit Building/Pro
jeets open to the public. Exhibit
10:00 am: Bicycle Rodeo &
Rocketry Mission, Extension Cen
ter parking lot.
11:30 am: Guided Bam Tour
(Meet at North Bleachers), Bams.
1:00 pm: 4-H Olympics,
Basketball Court.
2:30 pm: Guided Bam Tour
(Meet at North Beachers), Bams.
5:30 pm: Miniature Tractor Pull
(public invited to participate),
Basketball Court.
6:00 pm; Dog Show-Grooming
and Showmanship, Exhibit
Building—South Yard.
6:30 pm: 4-H Livestock Sale,
Show Arena.
7:00 pm: Pet Parade (public
invited to participate). Exhibit
Building—North Yard.
8:00 pm: Family Fun Activities,
Park Grounds.
9:00 pm: DJ Music-
Dancing, Basketball Court.
Saturday, August 13
9:00 am; Horse Show, Horse
9:00 am: Exhibit Building open
to public. Exhibit Building.
10:00 am: Breeding Goat
Show, Show Arena.
' 12:30 pm: 4-H Park Cleanup
Contest, Picnic Pavilion.
1:30 pm: 4-H Olympic Award
Ceremony, Basketball Court.
2:00 pm: Animal and Exhibits
Building projects released.
For more information, contact
Beth Lair at the Mercer County
Cooperative Extension office,
(412) 662-3141 or (412)
962-5711, ext. 343.
Wayne County 4-H
Ten Wayne County 4-H’ers
participated in the 4-H demonstra
tion event which was held recently
in the Wayne County Extension
Each 4-Her demonstrated
something that they had learned
from their project and were judged
by Karen Jaggers and Steven
Those participating were Brien
Clark from Beech Grove Com
munity 4-H Club; Lacey Longo,
Bethany 4-H Club; Kurt, Janclle
md Mallary Curtis from Bethany
1-H Club; Jessica and Jimmie Ann
Chyle from Cold Springs-
Rileyville 4-H Club; Heather and
Jennifer Krisovitch from 4-H
Munchkins; and Curtis Tyler from
Laurella Community 4-H Club.
These 4-H’ers will go on to
compete along with other 4-H’ers
from Lackawanna, Luzerne, and
Wyoming counties at the multi
county 4-H demonstration.
York County 4-H
Rabbit Bowl
On Monday, June 20, nine
members from the York County
4-H Rabbit and Small Animal
Club participated in the regional
Rabbit and Cavy Knowledge
Bowl in Dauphin County.
One senior team and two junior
teams joined in the competition
with teams from Dauphin, Bucks,
Berks, Lancaster, and Montgom
ery counties.
York County Junior Team #l,
consisting of Karen Keyser,
Wrightsville, Missy Stough, Glen
Rock, and Rijelle Kraft, Manches
ter, won the junior competition.
York’s Jr. Team #2 placed fifth.
That team included Doralisa Cruz,
York, Angie Gomez, York, and
Tony Page, York.
The senior team, with members
Lillian Eddinger, New Freedom,
Kristy Brown, York, and Lucas
Kraft, Manchester, finished sec
ond after a hard fought match with
Dauphin County. Junior Team #1
was undefeated throughout the
entire competition and no team
came within 50 points of their
The senior team will be com
peting at 4-H State Days Achieve
ment Days.
Berks County Dog Show
Congratulations to Mindy Don
nan, York, a member of the York
County 4-H Rabbit and Small
Animal Club, who recently parti
cipated in The Berks County 4-H
Dog Show with her dog, Jassie.
Mindy and Jessie won a blue rib
bon in the Most Patriotic Pup
National Citizenship Program
Three Adams County 4-H teens
recently attended the 4-H Citizen
ship Washington Focus (CWF) at
the National 4-H Center in Chevy
Chase, Md.
The 4-H teens were Matt
Brown, McKnightstown; Samant
ha Lane, Biglerville; and April
Weigand, East Berlin.
The theme for this year’s CWF
Conference was “A People’s Pow
er”. The teems gathered in Gettys
burg to develop interpersonal
skills and visited the Battlefield
Adams County 4-H teens and
33 other teens from Pennsylvania
joined members from five other
states in our nation’s capitol.
Meetings with representatives and
senators, along with visits to fed
eral agencies, historical buildings,
and cultural centers, allowed the
4-H teens to participate as they
Between visits to Washington,'
the 4-H teens attended discussion
and lecture workshops on what
they experienced.. They also
explored ways to make use of the
concepts for themselves and for
their communities at home. After
a week of CWF, these 4-H teens
have a better understanding of
government “by the people and
for the people.”
4-H Capons Profitable
The Capon Exhibit at The Pen
nsylvania State Farm Show, Janu
ary 1994, has grown as large as
the dressed Turkey Exhibit.
A self-employed 10-year-old
stays at home all summer tending
a 4-H capon project. Come fall,
after all the ready to cook chickens
are sold, the 4-H member banks
$5OO to $7OO net income to labor
and management from 100
:apons. If everything goes well
and the 4-H member does what he
is supposed to do, the net income
is 5 to 7 dollars per bird for 1.5 to
3 hours labor per bird.
Each year more than 100
youngsters in Pennsylvania 4-H
capon projects enjoy eating range
grown tender, flavorful meat dur
ing the fall holidays and sell
dressed oven-ready capons for
$l.BO to $2.50 a pound.
Adult buyers ages 18 to 84
years old buy many birds at the
dressed capon roundup banquet at
auction. Champion oven-ready
capon at auction typically sells for
$3-$5O a pound.
Many youngsters in 4-H capon
projects learn production, process
ing and marketing skills to employ
themselves later as adult farmers.
Several thousand dollars if
banked by many 4-H capon club
members age 8 through 18 years
of age selling capons by call-in
order for the holidays. The risk is
present, so that only able mana
gers make high net income.
This 4-H capon project usually
requires much skill to grow,
slaughter, package, and market
100 or more capons each year.
For more information on 4-H
capon projects, call your county
agricultural or cooperative exten
sion office listed in the county
office phone directory.
4-H Roundup Will Include
Barn Tours, Animal Shows,
Livestock Sale
The annual Mercer County 4-H
Roundup, scheduled for August
10-13, will include several animal
shows and the Junior Livestock
Sale. It will take place at the 4-H
Park, Route 19, a mile and a half
north of Mercer. Events are total
ly free, and open to the public.
Animal shows begin
Wednesday, August 10 with a
Beef Show at 6:30 p.m. They con
tinue on Thursday, August 11
with a Market Hog Show at 8:30
a.m. a market goat show at 3:15
p.m. and a sheep show at 3:30
p.m. The dairy show will take
place starting at 9:00 a.m. Friday,
August 12. All of these animal
shows will take place in e Show
Arena at the back of the 4-H Park
The 4-H livestock sale is sched
uled for 6:30 p.m. Friday evening
in the Show Arena.
A horse show is scheduled for
9 a.m. Saturday, August 13, in the
Horse Ring, and a breeding goat
show is scheduled to start at 10
a.m. in the Show Arena. Between
all shows, cititzens can bring their
family members to the 4-H Park
to view the animals up close, as
Guided Barn Tours will be con
ducted Thursday at 2:30 p.m. and
Friday at 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Interested people should meet at
the north bleachers.
No farm animal shows that are
included at roundup are a rabbit
show and a poultry show at 9:30
a.m. Thursday, a dog show focus
ing on grooming and showman
ship at 6 p.m. Friday, open pet
judging at 6 p.m. Friday, and a pet
parade and show at 7 p.m. Friday.
The rabbit show will take place
in the picnic pavilion behind the
exhibit building. The dog show
will take place on the south side of
the Exhibit Building at the front of
the park, and the pet parade will
take place on the north side of the
Exhibit Building. The Pet Parade
and Show is open to public partic
ipation, and citizens are invited to
bring their pets (no farm animals,
4-H Roundup is sponsored by
the Mercer County Cooperative
Extension office of the
Pennsylvania State University.
For more information, contact
Barry Nelson, (412) 662-3141 or
(412) 962-5711, ext. 343.
4-H And Roundup In Mercer
Summer can be a boring time
for some kids, but not for the
1,700+ Mercer County youth and
132 leaders involved in the 4-H
program. These youngsters have
had a summer filled with excite
ment and challenge, as they have
made new friends, learned and
practiced project skills, traveled,
and developed personal abilities.
The 4-H program has its
busiest season in the summer
months. The 55 clubs across the
county have been meeting
throughout the summer, focusing
on project work, which is the
basic tool for youth development
in 4-H.
Developing skills and making
decisions are important parts of 4-
H projects. The more than 135
available projects help to develop
life skills such as decision-making
and cooperating with others.
Four-H projects help members
learn by doing, and encompass a
wide range of areas such as pho
tography, carpentry, pet care,
computers, rocketry, archery, dec
orating, electricity, bicycle safety,
orienteering, and cooking.
Club, county, regional, state
and even national events and
activities provide even more
opportunities for improving lead
ership skills, speaking abilities,
and many other skills that will e
used throughout the 4-H mem
bers’ lives.
The efforts of 4-H members,
leaders and families will be pulled
together for the largest event of
the summer 4-H Roundup. The
event will be held August 10, 11,
12 and 13 at the Mercer County 4-
HPark, Route 19, a mile and a
half north of Mercer.
The entire event is open to the
public, free of charge. For more
information, or to obtain a free
schedule of events, contact the
Mercer County Cooperative
Extension office, (412) 662-3141
or (412) 962-5711, ext. 343.
Clarke County 4-H and FFA
Jackpot Lamb Show Held
The fourth annual Clarke
County Jackpot Lamb Show was
held July 7 at the Clarke County
fairgrounds at Berryville, Va.
This show, sponsored by the
Clarke County 4-H Livestock
Club and the Clarke County FFA,
provides an early show for feeder
and market lambs exhibitors
where the champion lamb of each
division receives $75 and the
reserve champion receives $5O.
The show is open' to junior
exhibitors throughout Virginia,
and this year’s show found 116
lambs shown by 53 exhibitors
from nine counties.
The showmanship classes were
divided into the divisions of
senior, junior and novice.
Senior Division Winners: 1. Robin
McCall, Loundon County; 2. Herschel
Omps, Clarke County.
Junior Division Winnars: 1. Jennifer
Keyster, Page County;; 2. Virginia Young,
Clarke County.
Novice Division Winners: 1. Michael
Kibler, Shenandoah County: 2. Charlie
Duncan, Shenandoah County.
The feeder lamb classes were (or lambs
of 109 pounds and below.
Claea Results
Class 1: 1,2. Herschel Omps, Clarks
Class 2: 1. Katie Updike,
Rappahannock County; 2. Rebecca
Funkhouesr, Shenandoah County.
Class 3. 1. Sara Brown, Clarke
County; 2. Erin Pugh, Frederick County.
Class 4. 1,2. Tray Keytar, Page
Class S; 1. Jennifer Payne, Loundon
County; 2. Jennifer Keysar, Page County.
Class 6: 1. Jennifer Keysar, Page
County; 2. Trey Keytar, Page County.
Class 7- 1. Michael Kibler,
Shenandoah County; 2. Jeremy Brown,
Clarke County.
Class 8: 1. Michael Kibler,
Shenandoah County; 2. Jennifer Keysar,
Page County.
Class 9 1. Justin Updike,
Rappahannock County; 2. Sheechel
Omps, Clarke County.
Champion Feeder Lamb; Jennifer
Raearva Champion Feeder Lamb;
Michael Kibler.
County Group of 5 Feeder Lambs' 1.
Frederick County; 2. Shenandoah
County; 3. Clarka County.
Market Lamb Classes-Lambs weighing
110 and above
Class 10: 1 Virginia Young, Clarke
County; 2 Samantha Fauble, Frederick
Class 11: 1 Erin Pugh, Frederick
County; 2. Ross Hewitt, Frederick County
Class 12: 1 Scott Updike,
Rappahannock County, 2 Jennifer Payne,
Loundon County
Champion Market Lamb Erin Pugh
Reserve Champion Market Lamb Scott
County Group of 5 Market Lambs 1
Clarke County
Countywide Dairy Club
The July 11 meeting of the
Cumberland Countywide 4-H
Dairy Club was kicked off by an
informative and interesting
demonstration by John Leib on
picking the right bull to breed to.
Craig and Betsy Walton then
talked on proper hoof care, an
essential part to a successful dairy
The Hersheypark idea that had
been brought up at the last meet
ing was passed and it was decided
that we would meet at the MJ
Mall in Carlisle at 9:30 a.m. on
August 21. The recent Dairy Bowl
contest held in Carlisle was dis
cussed and we found out that the
Cumberland County Junior team
was first and third in the junior
Matthew Day gave a report on
the recent southcentral judging
school held in Franklin County. It
was reported that Becky and
Aaron Cornman attended as did
Mark and Julie Fulton and
Matthew Day.