Heart City Bull Bash Livestock Judging Contest Feb. 9

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The Heart City Bull Bash would like to invite you to the Bull Bash Judging Contest. The contest will be held on Saturday February 9th at Valentine Livestock Auction in Valentine, NE. We are working to put together a fantastic contest in the heart of cattle country.

There will be two youth divisions – Junior and Senior. Juniors are any contestant age 8-13 on or before January 1, 2019. Seniors are any contestant age 14-19 on or before January 1, 2019. Please enter your youth in the proper division based on AGE, not on standing in school or FFA classification.  There will also be Junior and Senior College Divisions.

The event will consist of eight classes of cattle of which could include bulls, heifers, and feedlot steers.  All classes will be loose in the pen and performance data will be included on some classes. The Senior youth division will include 3 classes of reasons and the college divisions will include 4 classes of reasons.  The Junior youth will answer questions on two classes.

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday, February 9th. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.

Sincerely,

Brent Nollette

Contest Chair

Cell phone:  402-389-0439

Email:  bnollette@vcsbadger.net

 

Youth Division

General Rules

  1. Entries – Early entries are due on or before February 1st. The entries should include all candidates that the coach expects to bring to the contest. The final team selections will be made the morning of the contest. Each team may consist of up to four members with three scores constituting the team total. Individuals may compete and will be eligible for individual awards. You may enter as many teams as you wish.
  2. Age Requirements: Junior (age 8-13 as of January 1, 2019) | Senior (age 14-19 as of January 1, 2019)
  3. Early entry fee – $60 per team; $15 per individual. Entry fee may be brought to the contest. Late entries will be accepted up until the day of the contest at $80 per team and $20 per individual.
  4. Eight (8) classes of cattle consisting of heifers, bulls and feedlot cattle will be judged. The cattle will be loose in pens.
  5. Performance data and a scenario will be provided on multiple classes. The performance classes may also be selected as reasons classes.
  6. Contestants will be given 12 minutes to place each class and 2 minutes to give each set of oral reasons. Reason classes will be set by the committee. Seniors will give reasons on 3 classes. Juniors will answer questions only on 2 classes.
  7. Typical contest scoring and tie breaking methods will be in use.
  8. There will be no official coaches’ meeting. Coaches will register teams and receive final contest details at the event.
  9. At the conclusion of the reasons session, official judges will give the placing and cuts.
  10. A brief awards presentation is planned directly following the contest.

Dress for the contest is casual. NO JACKETS OR TIES.

Nice jeans and shirt preferred.

The contest will take place OUTSIDE, so dress appropriately for the weather.

CONTEST CHAIR: Brent Nollette

Cell:  402-389-0439

bnollette@vcsbadger.net

 

College Division

Junior College & Senior College

  1. Entries – Early entries are due on or before February 1st. The entries should include all candidates that the coach expects to bring to the contest. The final team selections will be made the morning of the contest. Each team may consist of five members with all five scores constituting the team total. Individuals may compete and will be eligible for individual awards. You may enter as many teams as you wish. Late entries (after Feb. 1st) will be accepted. See fee structure below.
  2. Early entry fee – $100 per team; $20 per individual. Entry fee may be brought to the contest. Late entries will be accepted up until the day of the contest at $125 per team and $25 per individual.
  3. Eight classes of cattle consisting of heifers, bulls and feedlot cattle will be judged. The cattle will be loose in pens.
  4. Performance data and a scenario will be provided on multiple classes. The performance classes may also be selected as reasons classes.
  5. Contestants will be given 12 minutes to place each class and 2 minutes to give each set of oral reasons. Oral reasons will be given on 4 classes. Reason classes will be set by the committee.
  6. Typical contest scoring and tie breaking methods will be in use.
  7. There will be no official coaches’ meeting. Coaches will register teams and receive final contest details at the event.
  8. At the conclusion of the reasons session, official committee will give placing and cuts.
  9. A brief awards presentation is planned directly following the contest.
  10. Contestant Eligibility: Junior College – Contestants must be regularly enrolled in a Junior College (2-year program) and may not have credit for more than 66 semester hours or the equivalent. Contestants must have attended full time the previous semester at the school for which they are competing, or not attended any other Junior College the previous semester, in order to be eligible to compete. Students must be eligible according to the rules set forth by the Junior College Coaches Association.
  11. Contestant Eligibility: Senior College – Contestants must be regularly enrolled in a Senior College which offers a degree in animal science. Students who have participated as contestants in the Senior Intercollegiate Livestock Judging Contest at the North American International prior to January 1, 2018 are not eligible to enter this contest. Contestants must have been regularly enrolled in their respective colleges the previous semester and must not have served any time as an animal science instructor at any secondary school or college. Students must be eligible according to the rules set forth by the Senior College Coaches Association.

**Dress for the contest is casual. NO JACKETS OR TIES.  The contest will be OUTSIDE!

Contest Chairman: Brent Nollette

Cell: 402-389-0439

bnollette@vcsbadger.net

 

Schedule of Events – Saturday February 9th 2019

  • 8:00 – 8:30 am
  • Final Registration – Valentine Livestock
  • 9:00 am
  • Contest Begins
  • 11:00 am (approx.)
  • Conclusion of Judging
  • 11:15 am (approx.)
    • Lunch for all contestants
  • 11:45 am – 2:00pm
  • Reasons
    • Questions for Junior youth contestants
  • 2:00 pm
  • Class critique followed by awards

All contest fees may be paid the day of the contest as long as team registration is made prior to February 1st, 2019

 

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State 4-H Indoor Archery Championships

Attention shooting sports youth! The Nebraska State 4-H Archery Indoor Championship meet is right around the corner. Here is what you need to do to participate:

1. Enroll in 4-H
2. Enroll in the shooting project area you want to compete in
3. Register for the contest (see below)

Please visit with Michelle 402-376-1850 or mgarwood3@unl.edu if you are interested in carpooling options.

Visit https://4h.unl.edu/shooting-sports for future competition dates in other disciplines.

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It’s Time to Celebrate!!! N150 Events & Activities

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February 15, 2019 marks 150 years since the day the state of Nebraska chartered the University of Nebraska. This means that on February 15, 1869, the University of Nebraska became a part of the fabric of our state. Nebraska Extension is perfectly positioned to take this celebration state-wide!

Additional information and downloadable resources are now available on the following site: https://4h.unl.edu/n150

Charter Day – February 15

The public is invited to stop in the Extension Office to enjoy special N|150 cookies baked by local 4-H members along with coffee and hot cocoa.  See what new and exciting things are happening in Extension!  Office hours are 8:30 am – 4:30 pm.

Glow Big Red – February 14 Wear-Tec Activity

An adapted Wear-Tec activity where kids make light-up bow-ties with the N|150 logo and 4-H Clover. Stop in after school from 3:45 – 5:00 pm!  Please pre-register by February 12.  Participants who complete the activity will receive an N|150 Glow Bracelet.  Adult volunteers are needed to help with this event – you do not need to be a science expert 🙂  

Flat Herbie – month of February

Flat Herbie is here to celebrate this milestone. Cut out Herbie (or pick up one at the Extension Office) and make him part of your community by taking him on a tour of your town. Snap a picture of him at local events, favorite landmarks, or 4-H activities. Upload the pictures to your social media channels with #N150Herbie or email us at mgarwood3@unl.edu. We encourage everyone (students, faculty, staff, 4-H families, and alumni) to get in on the fun with Flat Herbie throughout 2019! The first 10 participants in each county will receive a red glowing bouncy ball!Flat Herbie

Participate during the month of February to win the Grand Prize! All photos submitted during Nebraska 4-H Month will be included in the N|150 Grand Prize Drawing, sponsored by Nebraska 4-H. Two winners will receive a UNL Prize Pack, filled with Husker Gear!  Flat Herbies are available at the Extension Office.

State Fair Stepping Stone Showcase

4-H members are invited to show their creativity and University of Nebraska pride by creating a stepping stone that represents the N|150 milestone. Stepping stones will be exhibited at local counties fairs, and one stepping stone from each county will be chosen to be displayed at the Nebraska State Fair at the Raising Nebraska landscape. There will be additional information coming out about a Cherry County 4-H workshop this summer!

State Fair Photography Class

4-H members enrolled in Mastering Photography Unit 3 are invited to celebrate N|150 by exhibiting in the Theme Print (Class B182060) at their local counties fairs. The top exhibit(s) from each county will be selected to advance to the Nebraska State Fair. February 15, 2019 marks 150 years of history to appreciate, impact to unpack, and stories to tell. How has the University of Nebraska impacted you, your family, or your community? How can you tell this story through photography?

SPECIAL ALERT: LUCK OF THE DRAW COLLECTION DAY & DONATIONS DUE!!!!

Important things to remember

January 3rd, 2019 @ 1:00 CST.  Please meet at the Extension office to get instructions.  We still need drivers, so if you are willing to drive the 4-Hers around town please contact Tiffany at 308-430-1643 or Michelle at mgarwood3@unl.edu.  If you are collecting in the Cody area, please contact Michelle McNare for instructions, 402-322-1438.  If you are unable to drive and still want to help, please consider donating some snacks for those collecting donations.

4-H family donations are to be dropped off at the Extension office by December 21st. The new office hours are 8:30-12 and 1-4:30.    The Extension office will be closed December 24 through January 1 for the Holiday.

SPECIAL ALERT:  Cherry County 4-H Members Invited to Lead on 4-H Council and Committees!

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Youth 4-H Council Membership

Cherry County 4-H is pleased to announce that applications are now available for youth interested in serving on the Cherry County 4-H Council.  Youth must be 14 years of age as of January 1 and will apply for one-year terms.  Applications are due January 7 and the first meeting that youth will be invited to attend is on January 15 at 7:00 pm at the Extension Office.  This is a great opportunity for young people to grow their leadership skills and shape the future of the 4-H program!  Applications are available on the Cherry County 4-H website under the “4-H Council & Committees” tab or by contacting Michelle at 402-376-1850 or magarwood3@unl.edu.

Youth Project Committee Membership

Please remember that youth ages 12 and up are invited to serve on project committees!  Please submit names for consideration by January 7 as well.  Committees will be holding major planning meetings the first part of the year.

Responsibilities of Committee Members

Committee members will assume the complete initiative in planning, implementing and evaluating committee action sanctioned by the 4-H Council.

  1. Procedure of Committee Action:
  2. Plan specific committee calendar for the current year.
  3. Submit a list of judges/resource people or incentives and awards for 4-H events. (If applicable to the committee).
  4. Plan event(s) in reasonable detail with minimum assistance of Educators(s) and Assistant(s).
  5. Conduct event(s).
  6. Evaluate event(s) and submit a written report to Council on results, comments, recommendations, future plans, etc., following each major activity.
  7. Encourage participation, cooperation, and interest in 4-H activities and                    continue to update said activities.
  8. Committees shall submit suggested future changes to the 4-H Council for approval.

Youth can choose one of the following committees:

Communications & Expressive Arts                          Dog/Small Animal

Family & Consumer Sciences                                     Horse

Livestock                                                                        Clover Kid

Shooting Sports                                                             Awards

Science/Engineering/Technology/Math

 

Luck of the Draw Pre-Event Ticket Sales January 18-February 4

Once again, 4-H youth will be challenged to sell Luck of the Draw tickets prior to the event on February 9.  Luck of the Draw is Cherry County 4-H’s only fundraiser for the year.  This is a way to generate excitement for the event and increase youth participation.  Each year the 4-H Council awards the top salesperson with a 4-H camp scholarship or Chamber Bucks. Watch for more details in the January Alerts.

Pick-A-Project and Goal Setting Workshop December 17

4-H Enrollment is in full swing!  On Monday, December 17, Michelle invites 4-H members to stop in the Extension Office for help with Pick-a-Project and goal setting.  She will be available from 3:45 pm – 6:00 pm and will have tools available to help 4-Hers and their families plan for the new year.  It’s also a great opportunity for those new to 4-H, or thinking about it, to ask questions!  If you can’t make it to this event, Michelle would love to set up appointments to help you get acquainted with program and plan for a successful year.  Contact her at mgarwood3@unl.edu or 402-376-1850.