Submitted by the Goodeve 4H Beef Club
What a year! The Goodeve 4H Beef Club wrapped things up with their Achievement Day in the sun, on July 3rd. The Judge for the day was Lee Stillborn from Balcarres. The Olynyk family and Crescent Creek Angus hosted the event and the spectators were able to enjoy the day under the cool shade of the farm’s large old trees and a cool breeze.
The day’s show started at 10:00 a.m. and continued until noon, when the members, spectators and guests were treated to a sandwich potluck, which included a delicious pork roast courtesy of Kim Olynyk as well as watermelon, ice cream and a large variety of squares, cookies and cakes.
After lunch, the show carried on until 2:00 p.m. when the yearly awards were handed out to deserving club members.
It was a challenging year. With some new members “learning the ropes” and some of our most seasoned “veterans” in university, but still wanting the 4H experience, it was an exciting time for all.
A year’s worth of hard work and dedication were evident when the Club Awards were handed out as follows:
• Senior Judging: 1st Place Ashley Patron; 2nd Place Angela Patron
• Intermediate Judging: 1st Place Wade Olynyk; 2nd Place Ty Betham
• Junior Judging: 1st Place Brendan Spilchuk; 2nd Place Cody Tataryn
• Senior Grooming: 1st Place Ashley Patron; 2nd Place Angela Patron
• Intermediate Grooming: 1st Place Wade Olynyk; 2nd Place Ty Betham
• Junior Grooming: 1st Place Alexis Frick; 2nd Place Cody Tataryn
• Senior Showman-ship: 1st Place Angela Patron; 2nd Place Ashley Patron
• Intermediate Showmanship: 1st Place Ty Betham; 2nd Place Wade Olynyk
• Junior Showman-ship: 1st Place Talon Frick 2nd Place Logan Betham
• Senior Record Book: 1st Place Angela Patron – tied with Ashley Patron; 2nd Place Katie Olynyk
• Intermediate Record Book: 1st Place Wade Olynyk 2nd Place Ty Betham
• Junior Record Book: 1st Place Bradley Patron 2nd Place Hunter Tataryn
• Champion Cow/Calf Pair: Katie Olynyk
• Champion Heifer Katie Olynyk
• Reserve Champion: Logan Betham
• Champion Steer: Cody Tataryn
• Reserve Champion: Bradley Patron
The Club’s energy was still pumping the next day at the Yorkton Exhibition Regional 4H Show and Sale on July 4. The Club Members, led by Roger Tataryn and Wes Olynyk had their families bursting with pride. The Goodeve 4H Club won First Place for Group Showmanship and 2nd Place for the Group of 4 Steers, as well as a first place finish for the cleanliness of the Barn Display.