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From Pipi’s Pasture: Two more awards

Diane Prather

From Pipi's Pasture

Each year when the 4-H and Future Farmers of America market animal show ring competitions are finished during the Moffat County Fair, the exhibitors await the results of two more contests — figuring the rate-of-gain (from the weigh-in of the market animal at the beginning of the project to the weigh-in at the fair) and the judging of the carcass contest. For some exhibitors, these are the most important results of all. (Ranchers and feeders of livestock probably agree.)

So this week "From Pipi's Pasture" is pleased to report on the results of both of these contests. Results are given through fifth place. In some cases there are ties.

Rate-of-Gain- Goat:

■ Marissa Butler, first and second place

■ Trinity Boulger, third place

■ Alexandra Hamilton, fourth place

■ Alexi Goodnow, fifth place

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■ Halle Hamilton, 5 Place

Rate-of-Gain-Beef:

■ Easton Eckroth, first place

■ Torin Gray, second place

■ Katie Haskins, third place

■ Denton Taylor, fourth place

■ Kearn Gerber, fifth place

Rate-of-Gain, Sheep:

■ Sydnie Harding, first and second place

■ Talon Flanders, third place

■ Ashley Crook, fourth place

■ Payton Voloshin, fifth place

■ Ashley Crook, fifth place

■ Jenna Timmer, fifth place

There was no swine rate-of-gain in 2014.

Market Goat Carcass Contest:

■ Marissa Butler, first and second place

■ Halle Hamilton, third place

■ Alexandra Hamilton, fourth place

Market Lamb Carcass Contest:

■ Charles Stoddard, first place

■ Chase Davis, second place

■ Talon Flanders, third place

■ Charles Stoddard, fourth place

■ Jentry Bacon, fifth place

Market Beef Carcass Contest:

■ Easton Eckroth, first place

■ Kaitlyn Reed, second place

■ Denton Taylor, third place

■ Torin Dray, fourth place

■ Grady Anson, 5th Place

Market Swine Carcass Contest:

■ Cheyenne Gensler, first place

■ Kameron Baker, second place

■ Nathan Duzik, third place

■ Kaitlyn Knez, fourth place

■ Travis Walsh, fourth place

Congratulations to all of these exhibitors.

The fair is over, but there's still a lot going on in the 4-H program. For example, plans are being made for the 2014 4-H Achievement Night to be held at 6 p.m. Nov. 19 at the fairgrounds pavilion. Each year Achievement Night marks the culmination of hard work and dedication that 4-Hers and leaders have put forth during that year. During the awards ceremony, everyone reflects on that year's activities and accomplishments, and outstanding 4-H members and leaders are recognized. Members pick up their record books. Refreshments are served.

On Dec. 4, the Moffat County Extension Office is hosting a 4-H Open House to allow new and old members and their families to learn more about the 4-H program, and members can enroll for next year at that time. The Open House will be held at from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Extension Office. Among the activities will include meeting the office staff; rules and regulations, expectations; online training; and project and program information. New for 2015 — if you enroll in 4-H by Dec. 4, you will receive $3 off the enrollment fee.

Also, the Extension Office wants to remind 4-H members that if they would like to get involved with the 4-H Council, please write a one-page paper of why you think you would be a good officer and representative to council. Letters are due in the Extension Office Oct. 30. New officers will be installed during the Achievement Night program.

Also, the Extension Office is looking for volunteers who would be interested in starting or taking over 4-H community clubs. JD Sexton, Moffat County Director/ 4-H youth development agent said that the community cubs have done some "awesome" things. Volunteers are needed to continue the growth of the program through these clubs. If you are willing to help, call the Extension Office at 970-824-9180.