First Year Beef and Sheep Award -- 4-H Award in Memory of Ivan Brandt. Sponsored by Virginia Steffenhagen and Dixie Shephard. (Virginia 70613 County Road 4, Lake City MN 55041) Dixie Shephard, 40 Heather Lane, Glasgow.
This award is intended to encourage 1st year members to continue their project work in Beef/Sheep. Recipients will be selected by the Beef and Sheep superintendents based on their enthusiasm for the project, interest in learning more about their project, and their cooperation with other members and leaders. Award amount is $20 for each Beef and Sheep.
Ivan Brandt, a long time 4-H leader (1956–1979), had a deep understanding and everlasting love for livestock. He was devoted to children and appreciated how the 4-H program provided a foundation for youth to learn animal husbandry skills through their 4-H livestock projects. Ivan served as the Livestock Superintendent, which at that time included beef, sheep and swine, for many years. He took a special interest in those youth exhibiting livestock at the fair to share his knowledge and enhance their learning experience.
Sheep Club Herdsman Award - The revolving club plaque IMO Esther Enkerud will be awarded to the club with the most herdsman points received.
The Etchart Family in honor of John and Catherine Etchart along with Gene and Elaine Etchart a traveling plaque will be presented to the top Senior Sheep Showman. This plaque is to remain in the Extension Office.
In honor of Ed & Betty Gerspacher, Valley County Pioneers, a traveling plaque will be presented to the top Junior Sheep Showman. This plaque is to remain in the Extension Office.
In Memory of Melanie “Mimi” Cornwell Solberg – traveling plaque presented to top Pre-Junior Sheep Showmanship. This plaque is to remain in the Extension Office.
MARKET LAMB AWARDS -- The Glasgow Stockyards, Inc and Consolidated Veterinary Services, LLP Malta will award individual prizes to the Champion and Reserve Champion 4-H Market Sheep.
AVERAGE DAILY GAIN AWARD -- Pro-Coop will sponsor an award to the 4-H member whose Market Lamb has the highest ADG. To be eligible, your market lamb must be tagged and weighed at the designated county Weigh-In day.
AgWest Farm Credit Services of Glasgow will provide three cash awards to the top three Market Lamb Carcasses: First Place $50; Second Place $35; Third Place $15
Reynold’s Foods will award a Montana Silversmith Belt Buckle to the top 4-H Lamb Carcass
BREEDING SHEEP -- The Columbia Sheep Breeders Association of Montana will award Champion ribbons for the Grand Champion Columbia Registered Ram and the Grand Champion Registered Columbia Ewe exhibited by FFA or 4-H members in the Junior Division of the fair. These ribbons will be sent direct to the winners after the fair. (purebred if under one year)
Roger Trang will award the overall Breeds Champion Ewe a bag of Vigortone Sheep mineral. Roger Trang, Authorized Dealer Vigortone Ag Products, Box 484, Nashua MT 59248