National Night Results
The 2016 Saline County 4-H National Night was held at the Harrisburg First Church of God on April 25th. A large crowd was in attendance to see our talented 4-H youth give presentations on their chosen states, to view the displays, and most of all to sample the fun regional foods. The Saline County 4-H Federation sponsors the prizes for this annual event.
The Country Clovers 4-H club, led by Tim Arnold, placed first and received a blue ribbon, a check, a State Fair Ribbon, and a certificate for Most Informative for their presentation of Wisconsin. A travel guide took us on a trip around the state, focusing on food, tourist attractions, industry and manufacturing, college and professional sports teams, and more.
Placing second and receiving a blue ribbon, a State Fair Alternate ribbon, a check, and a certificate for Best Food was the Lads & Lassies 4-H Club, led by Jeanette Bond. The club presented Pennsylvania and spoke about the culture of the state, including the German (Pennsylvania Dutch) influences, its animal population and the popular Hershey chocolate bar.
Pleasant Valley Go-Getters 4-H Club, led by Dan and Nancy Evans, placed third with their presentation of Florida. Club members and parents had prepared a variety of citrus foods and desserts and served Gatorade, invented at the University of Florida. The club received a blue ribbon, a check, and a certificate for Best Table Display.
The Clover Explorers 4-H Club, led by Cindy Jean, had a beautiful table display of information and food from their chosen state of Missouri. The club received a blue ribbon and a certificate for Best Hospitality.
We would like to thank all the club members, leaders, parents, and our judges, Beth Montfort and Beverly Alvey, for making this a fun and informative National Night. Thank you to the Saline County 4-H Federation for sponsoring the monetary awards and to Harrisburg First Church of God for providing the facility.
Breeding and Market Livestock Registration Forms
The Saline County 4-H Livestock Committee has slightly revised the Livestock Registration Form for members recording livestock for exhibition. Members must fill out a Livestock Registration form for market animals as well as for breeding animals, including cattle, dairy, swine, sheep, goats (meat and dairy), and rabbits. The form has a place to record the following information: Species, Breed and Registration Number if animal is a registered purebred, Birth Date of Animal, Sex of Animal, and Tattoo or Tag Number.
The forms will be due into the Extension office before May 15 (a Sunday this year). Members must declare a breed on the form to show in purebred classes and are asked to fill out a separate form for Breeding Livestock and for Market Livestock. This includes any market animals already recorded at the Beef, Swine, Sheep and/or Meat Goat Weigh-ins.
All Market animals (beef, swine, sheep, and meat goats) not weighed in and tattooed at the scheduled weigh-ins must be tattooed (or ear tagged if swine) and reported to the Extension office within 10 days of the weigh-in.
There is a place on the form for members to declare an address where their animal(s) will be housed. A copy of the Livestock Registration form was included in the April 4-H Newsletter. Additional copies are available at the Extension office.