Contact Us...

If you have questions about the information posted below, send an email to the Comal County office of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service at
Comal-tx@tamu.edu or call (830) 620-3440. View the web site: http://comal.agrilife.org

Hill Country Livestock Judging Contest - October 20th, 2018

Shooting Sports Coach Certification Training - Stephenville - October 27-28, 2018



We’re pleased to announce that District 8 4-H will be hosting a Shooting Sports Coach Certification Training for Archery, Pistol, Rifle, and Shotgun in Stephenville on October 27-28, 2018. 

See the attached flyer, website, and/or participant information letter for more details. 

This training is open to any potential coaches across the state.

  • Registration will be conducted through 4‐H Connect.
  • Look for 2018 D8 4-H Shooting Sports Coach Certification (Stephenville) (Open state-wide)
  • Registration will be open starting September 24 and closes October 12, 2018.
  • Please pay close attention to the deadline!
  • Cost is $120
Participants MUST have completed and passed the Background Check PRIOR to registering for the event, so if they have not completed this, they should do so IMMEDIATELY! NO EXCEPTIONS!!!

Additional details:

  • Registration will cover meals and course materials.
  • Only one discipline certification (archery, pistol, rifle, or shotgun) is obtainable per participant per training.
  • Lodging will be the responsibility of the participants.
  • Event will begin at 8:00am on Saturday, October 27 and tentatively end at noon on Sunday, October 28, 2018.
  • Tentative schedule, what to bring list, and release forms can be found on the website. Additional details will be sent to those that register.
Visit the website to view more details (including lodging information):


 

2018 Fall District 10 4-H Round-Up - Entry Deadline


Contests that are included are:

Thursday, December 6, 2018:
 
•Food Challenge and Food Show Prep Day

Friday, December 7, 2018:

•Food Challenge
•Food Show
•Entomology 

Saturday, December 8, 2018:

•Beef Quiz Bowl
•Horse Quiz Bowl
•Nutrition Quiz Bowl
•Educational Presentations
•Public Speaking

 
The registration period on 4-H Connect will be October 22, 2018 – November 7, 2018.
Late registration will be November 8-9, 2018 ONLY.

Texas 4-H Shooting Sports National Team Application - deadline of September 27th


Texas 4-H Shooting Sports National Team Application
 
The application for the team that will represent the Texas 4-H Shooting Sports Program at the national championships in Grand Island Nebraska is now open on 4-H Connect.  Please have the prospective team members go to the shooting sports webpage (https://texas4-h.tamu.edu/projects/shooting-sports/ )and read the “Texas Team Application Information” before they fill out the application.  It is under the “National Championships and Texas Team” heading.  The deadline for application is September 27, 2018.  To be considered, all applications MUST be in by that date.
The date of the match in Grand Island is June 23-28, 2019.  
There will be a mandatory Team meeting in February 2019 at the 4-H Center in Brownwood for the participants that have been selected.
 

One Day 4-H 2018, October 13th

 
Mark your calendars, Texas 4-H! One Day 4-H is October 13, 2018. This event allows 4-H members, parents, and volunteers help their communities through service projects. This event is flexible and can be as straightforward or intricate as you like.

The 2018 Planning Guide is now available at https://texas4-h.tamu.edu/events/oneday/. 
Check back at that link for t-shirt orders and more information as it becomes available. 



Claybusters 4-H Club


Claybusters' monthly meeting will be Sunday, August 26th at 4:30 pm. 

Also...

 
IMPORTANT!
Claybusters will be hosting their annual new shooter/parent informational meeting on Wednesday, September 19th, 7:00 pm at our clubhouse located at 1898 Rittiman Rd., Spring Branch, TX 78070.

 

4HConnect, New Year Information


Please see the topics below for important information regarding 4HConnect and enrolling for the new year.

·         4HConnect will be offline August 13-14, 2018 for maintenance.  

·         The Texas 4-H Year officially begins September 1, 2018.  

·         Enrollment for returning families for the 2018-2019 4-H Year will open on August 15, 2018. If you are new to 4HConnect, it is recommended that you wait to enroll on or after September 1st.  

·         All 3rd graders will need to wait until September 1st to enroll. The enrollment system may consider them a clover kid for another year due to birthday and/or grade

 

4HConnect Resources Available:

 

 

State Recordbook Results!

Congratulations to our 4-H'ers whose recordbooks went to state judging:

Presley Wirebaugh - 1st place - Health 

Clay Elbel - 2nd place - Horse

Keene Kreusler - 5th place - Plant & Soil Science

Reagan Hoffmann - 6th place - Science, Engineering & Technology

GREAT JOB!

Coming Soon! 2019 Comal Master Gardener Class

Coming Soon! 2019 Comal Master Gardener Class

The upcoming class for becoming a Comal Master Gardener will begin with orientation on January 16, 2019. The class will meet each Wednesday from 12:00-5:00 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Center, 325 Resource Dr., New Braunfels TX, 78132. The final class will be on May 1st and graduation will be held at the McKenna Center on May 8th.

Some of the topics to be covered in 2019 are: Botany, Soil, Composting, Growing Vegetables, Roses, Earth Kind Plants, Landscape Design, Water Harvesting, Drip Irrigation, Trees, Propagation, Fruit and Nuts, Good & Bad Bugs, Turf Grasses, Plant Diseases, Growing Herbs, Organic gardening and more! The presenters are excellent and experts in their fields. You’ll have an opportunity to develop camaraderie with your class mates and many of the members of the organization. You’ll learn how to deal with too little soil and too many deer.

If you would like to find out more about becoming a master gardener, please contact Emily Staats at cmgtraining@gvtc.com. We would love to add you to the class. Please be aware that there are only 30 trainee positions available. Applications are available on the CMG website, https://txmg.org/comal/ under the Training tab. Please fill out an application as soon as possible and either mail it to:

2019 CMG Class
325 Resource Drive
New Braunfels, TX 78132-3775

Or email it to: cmgtraining@gvtc.com


 

Explore 4-H, August 11th


BARN MEETING - August 29

There will be a barn meeting on August 29th at 6 p.m. in the Extension meeting room. If you need to house an animal on our property this fall (lambs, goats, pigs, horses), this is the meeting for you! There will be a drawing that evening for available fall pens.

District 10 4-H Conference - September 29th


2018 Brazos Valley Fair & Rodeo


The 2018 Brazos Valley Fair & Rodeo will be conducted October 19, 20 and 21 at the Brazos County Expo Complex (located at 5827 Leonard Rd, Bryan, TX 77807). Please find the attached file containing the BVF&R Livestock Schedule. For the BVF&R, exhibitors submit their own entries at https://brazos.fairmanager.com/ For general rules or specific information go to https://www.brazosvalleyfair.com/p/events/livestock or call 979/821-1450.

Exhibitors will need their Quality Counts verification number and entries must be submitted by mid-night, September 28, 2018.

Junior Livestock Show Scholarships: $1,500 scholarship will be awarded in Ring B to the Grand Champion animal in each junior/prospect show. $500 scholarship will be awarded in Ring B to the Reserve Grand Champion animal in each junior/prospect show. Division Champions in each junior/prospect show will be awarded $250. Each show must have sixty head entered total and each Division/Breed must have five or more head entered in the previous year’s show to be eligible for division/breed scholarships and buckles in the current year.



County Wide Club Officer Training - July 31st - 9-3

If you were elected as a 4-H club officer or a 4-H Council delegate for the upcoming 2018-2019 4-H year, join us July 31st from 9 am to 3 pm in the Extension meeting room for officer training!

RSVP to Janet by NOON Monday, July 30th so we can have enough materials - and lunch! - on hand!

Rabbit Extravaganza!


4-H Turkey Poults - Orders Due August 15th

Only birds purchased through the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Poultry Science office, are eligible to compete in the Houston, San Antonio, Austin and Comal County Junior Livestock Shows.

Turkeys must be purchased in multiples of 25 and the cost is $4.25 per poult.

25 turkeys = $106.25 (minimum number)
50 turkeys = $212.50
75 turkeys = $318.75 (maximum number)

Each exhibitor OR SIBLINGS WITHIN THE SAME HOUSEHOLD may order either 25, 50 or 75 turkeys.

Order and purchase your turkeys by August 15, 2018. You must bring exact change or a check made payable to Comal 4-H Council. We must have exhibitors' full legal names, even if ordering as a family unit.

The pick up date for turkeys has not been determined yet, but has been estimated to be the week of November 5-9, 2018.

Ordering turkeys does NOT give you an entry to the stock shows. You must enter livestock shows in early November - watch your email for dates and times!

Helena, Kenzy & Presley - Texas 4-H Congress



2018-2019 Sherwood Officers

President: Morgan Elsworth
1st Vice-President: Ty Schaeferkoeter
2nd Vice-President: Claire Schaeferkoeter
3rd Vice-President: Dylan Wunderlich
Secretary: Rylee Wunderlich
Treasurer: Clayton Eckhardt
Parliamentarian: Madilyn Howell
Historian: Brenlea Broyles
Reporter: Kayla Wunderlich
Council Delegates: Morgan Elsworth, Ty Schaeferkoeter, Hannah Wittig, Dylan Wunderlich
Alternate Delegate: Claire Schaeferkoeter

Club Managers: Reneau Elsworth, Kimberly Wunderlich, Margaret Eckhardt

Council Officer Lock-In Cancelled

The Council officer lock-in is cancelled due to lack of participation.

Horse Club 2018-2019 Officers

President - McKenna Hall
1st Vice-President - Makenzie Knipe
2nd Vice-President - Jacy Welch
Secretary - Clayton Elbel
Treasurer - Peter Skrivanek
Reporter - Camryn Stetter
Historian - Madison Crowder
Parliamentarian - Nathanael Hall
Council Delegates - Madison Crowder, Clayton Elbel, Makenzie Knipe, Camryn Stetter
Alternate Council Delegate - Peter Skrivanek
Junior Officers - Madelyn Hall, Kate Wommack
Club Manager - Sunnye Knipe
Co-Managers - Dr. Leslie Elbel, Stephanie Wommack, Stacy Welch, Jacque Stetter

Lamb and Goat Validation Tags - Due August 21st

Lamb and Goat validation tags are now for sale! 

Cost is $18/animal and must be ordered and paid by Tuesday, August 21st. 

You must come in person to the Extension office to purchase your tags (exact change or check made payable to Comal 4-H Council).

Remember we're open 8-12 and 1-5, Monday through Friday.

**Validation will be some time in October - date TBA**

District 4-H Horse Show Results

Below are the results for our 4-H'ers at the 2018 District 4-H Horse Show, which was held in Dripping Springs in June.

Class 4: Mares 4 Yrs Old and Younger
Cody Elbel on RJM This Money's Wyzer - 1st

Class 5: Mares 5 Yrs Old and Older
Madison Crowder, on Katie - 6th

Class 7: Hunter Showmanship
Junior/Intermediate:
Kate Wommack on Chief - 3rd

Senior:
Madison Crowder on Speck - 7th

Class 8: Hunter Under Saddle
Junior/Intermediate:
Kate Wommack on Chief - 7th

Senior:
Madison Crowder on Speck - 8th

Class 11: Western Pleasure
Senior:
Madison Crowder on Katie - 8th

Class 14: Stock Horse Horsemanship
Senior:
Madison Crowder on Katie - 3rd

Class 15: Trail
Senior:
Madison Crowder on Katie - 7th

Congratulations and good luck to those competing at the State Horse Show in Abilene this week!


State Fair - NEW THIS YEAR!

NEW THIS YEAR:

State Fair has EXHIBITOR online entry opening sometime between July 25 and August 1st for the first time, this year. You will enter online, then bring your payment to the office by August 15th. Make your payment to Comal 4-H Council in exact change or a check. We send one check for all entries.

https://bigtex.com/get-involved/livestock-shows/livestock-exhibitors/

4-H Awards Program - Thursday, August 2nd


Below is the menu from Riverside Catering for the 4-H Awards Program, which is being held at the McKenna Events Center in New Braunfels on August 2nd (6:30 dinner, 7:00 awards):

Grilled Chicken with Green Chile Cream Sauce (on the side)
Mac N Cheese
Seasoned Green Beans
Mixed Green Salad
Roll 

Those of you who are gluten-free can make this work!

Tickets are on sale - $7 each. Deadline to purchase is July 25th! In order to have a seat you MUST purchase a ticket!

Remember, if you...
1) Completed a recordbook
2) Had Perfect Attendance in your club
3) Attended a State, National or International 4-H event
4) Applied for a Gold, Silver or Bronze Star Award
5) Are a graduated senior
6) Applied for/received a 4-H scholarship
7) Were selected as an Ambassador (county, health, special hearts, state level)
8) Are an Incoming or Outgoing 4-H Council Officer
9) Are an adult leader with 1, 5, 10, 15 years of service

Then YOU should come to the Awards Program!

Show Goats for Sale

I wanted to share information about our Show Goat program.  My phone number is 817-771-4538.

Our website: www.7t7livestock.com

We have another wether auction coming up this weekend on July 21st at our ranch at 11:00am.  We will also have private treaty wethers available at this sale. 


District Recordbook Results!

Congratulations to the following 4-H'ers whose recordbooks went to District competition:

Seniors
Madison Davis - Swine - Participation
Ashton Dicke - Photography - Participation
Clay Elbel - Horse - 1st place - GOING TO STATE!
Samuel Harrell - Goat - Participation
Reagan Hoffmann - SET - 1st place - GOING TO STATE!
Caitlyn Homewood - Shooting Sports - 3rd
Keene Kreusler - Plant & Soil Science - 1st place - GOING TO STATE!
Mason Miner - Poultry - 3rd
Ty Schaeferkoeter - Ag Sciences - 4th
Camryn Stetter - Clothing & Textiles - 5th
Presley Wirebaugh - Health - 1st place - GOING TO STATE!

Intermediates
Micah Duke - Swine - Participation
Katelyn Gant - Companion Animal - 2nd
Lane Golla - Beef - 4th
Nathanael Hall - SET - 2nd
Trey Hoffmann - Goat - 1st
Layne Horak - Shooting Sports - 2nd
Madilyn Howell - Sheep - 5th
Arnold Rodriguez - Rabbit - 2nd
Peyton Wirebaugh - Health - 2nd
Dylan Wunderlich - Natural Resources - 3rd

Juniors
Burt Barnes - Rabbit - 4th
Shane Braden - Swine - Participation
Beau Gant - Companion Animal - 1st
Levi Golla - Beef - Participation
Madelyn Hall - Horse - 3rd
Samuel Hall - SET - Participation
Kendall Kreusler - Plant & Soil Science - 1st
Karson Neuse - Sheep - 3rd
Will Thetford - Goat - 5th
Rylee Wunderlich - Ag Sciences - 1st

Congratulations to all!

2018 Ranch Horse Program

This year we will be hosting a Ranch Horse Program in conjunction with the TAMU Beef Cattle Short Course! The event will take place on Sunday August 5th from 8:00am to 2:30pm at the Thomas G Hildebrand Equine Complex.  Topics will include equine nutrition, health management, and forage management along with a session in the arena with professional horseman Jeff Williams to discuss starting and finishing the ranch horse prospect.  The cost of attendance is $50 at the door, or free for 2018 Beef Cattle Short Course participants.  We are asking attendees to please RSVP via phone, email or using the online link on the flyer so we can get an idea of how many to expect.  

Beef Cattle Short Course - August 6-8

The BCSC youth program is a hands-on opportunity for youth to learn more about the beef cattle industry. All attending youth will have the opportunity to participate in a live cattle evaluation, beef quality demonstration, beef carcass competition, beef fabrication hands-on demonstration, sensory and preparation hands-on demonstration. Students will be fed breakfast Monday through Wednesday, lunch and dinner on Monday and Tuesday. They will also receive the 600+ page proceedings, ticket to the Famous Texas Aggie Prime Rib Dinner, refreshments and trade show admittance. All attending youth must be accompanied by a responsible adult who is registered and attending the BCSC. This program is limited to 45 youth so register early! Students must be between the ages of 13 and 18 to participate. Thank you to the Texas Beef Council for sponsoring the program.

For more information, go to: https://beefcattleshortcourse.com/youth/

Houston Scholarships presented at State Roundup

Congratulations to Bridget Martin and Ashley Fuqua, who received $20,000 Houston Livestock Show Scholarships at State 4-H Roundup.



Congratulations, Mason Miner!

Mason Miner was selected to participate in the Youth Agriculture Lifetime Leadership this summer. Congratulations, Mason!

Shooting Sports Ambassadors - Apply July 1-31, 2018


Congratulations, Marlys!


Congratulations to Marlys Baldwin, who has been selected as a State 4-H Water Ambassador!

Marlys will attend the summer Tier I 4-H2O Youth Leadership Academy July 21-28. The goal of this program is to provide high school youth an opportunity to gain advanced knowledge and practice leadership skills related to the science, technology, engineering, and management of water in Texas. As water ambassador, they have committed to provide a minimum of (40) hours of service in their communities and beyond over the next 12 months. They will also be required to earn a portion of their service hours through continuing education.

County Recordbook Results

48 recordbooks were turned in for county judging! Amazing!  1st place books will advance to District competition. District recordbooks are due back July 9th (you can come and make changes - just be sure to get it back on time!).

SENIORS 
Landry Davis - Swine - 2nd
Madison Davis - Swine - 1st
Ashton Dicke - Photography - 1st
Clay Elbel - Horse - 1st
Jacey Hall - Horse - 3rd
McKenna Hall - Horse - 2nd
Samuel Harrell - Goat - 1st
Reagan Hoffmann - Science, Engineering & Technology (SET) - 1st
Caitlyn Homewood - Shooting Sports - 1st
Makenzie Knipe - Horse - 4th
Keene Kreusler - Plant & Soil Science - 1st
Mason Miner - Poultry - 1st
Gabby Perez - Shooting Sports - 2nd
Ty Schaeferkoeter - Agricultural Sciences - 1st
Peter Skrivanek - Horse - 5th
Camryn Stetter - Clothing & Textiles - 1st
Nahalie Stidhem - Clothing & Textiles - 2nd
Presley Wirebaugh - Health - 1st

INTERMEDIATES
Micah Duke - Swine - 1st
Katelyn Gant - Companion Animal - 1st
Lane Golla - Beef - 1st
Nathanael Hall - SET - 1st
Edward Harrell - Goat - 4th
Trey Hoffmann - Goat - 1st
Layne Horak - Shooting Sports - 1st
Madilyn Howell - Sheep - 1st
Mason Keller - Goat - 5th
Kasen Kreusler - SET - 2nd
Andrew Rodriguez - Rabbit - 2nd
Arnold Rodriguez - Rabbit - 1st
Austin Rodriguez - Rabbit - 3rd
Jack Skulteti - Goat - 2nd
Michael Skulteti - Goat - 3rd
Peyton Wirebaugh - Health - 1st
Dylan Wunderlich - Natural Resources - 1st

JUNIORS
Burt Barnes - Rabbit - 1st
Shane Braden - Swine - 1st
Maggie Duke - Swine - 2nd
Beau Gant - Companion Animal - 1st
Levi Golla - Beef - 1st
Madelyn Hall - Horse - 1st
Samuel Hall - SET - 1st
Axel Keller - Goat - 3rd
Kyle Keller - Goat - 2nd
Kendall Kreusler - Plant & Soil Science - 1st
Karson Neuse - Sheep - 1st
Will Thetford - Goat - 1st
Rylee Wunderlich - Agricultural Sciences - 1st

Validation Dates


State Fair Validation - any animals going to State Fair, including heifers
June 25 - 8 am ONLY - Comal County fairgrounds

Lamb & Goat Validation - TBA


Heifer Validation
October 23 - Canyon High School - Time TBA

Swine Validation
November 15 - 1 pm - 4 pm - Extension hog barn (with NBHS FFA)



Steer Validation
June 18 - 8 am to 12 noon - Comal County fairgrounds - DONE!

2018 State 4-H Roundup Hippology Results

Team members are left to right: Madison Crowder, Camryn Stetter, Peter Skrivanek, and Bridget Martin


Fourth Place Team!
Bridget Martin was 7th High Point Individual!!
These kids know horses!


Intermediate 7th High Individual
Jacy Welch

Headed to Western National Roundup in Denver, Colorado




Ashley Fuqua and Clay Elbel placed First and
they will be representing the great state of Texas in January

2018 State 4-H Roundup Horse Quiz Bowl Results

Horse Quiz Bowl Team places 3rd and advances to the Southern Regional 4-H Horse Championships
Team Members are left to right: Ashley Fuqua, Clayton Elbel, Jacey Hall, and Bridget Martin

Horse Quiz Bowl Team advances through Several Rounds at State
Team members are left to right: Peter Skrivanek, Camryn Stetter, and McKenna Hall
The fun during competition



Range Evaluation at State 4-H Roundup


The Comal County Senior Range Evaluation Team earned First Place at State 4-H Roundup.  Team members are Hayden Mathews, Davis Mathews, Keene Kreusler, and Kylee Edwards.  Hayden earned first high point individual, and Davis earned second high point individual.  The team competed very well in an exceptionally difficult contest this year.  These 4 kids have been studying and practicing together for 7 years.  The 4 of them are an example of totally dedicated teamwork.





Bulverde 4-H Club - May meeting and election of officers


The Bulverde 4-H club held its May meeting on Friday, May 18, 2018.  We met at the Twin Sisters Hills Ranch at 4:00 p.m. for fun and activities such as fishing, canoeing, games and a hamburger cookout.   The meeting was held at 7:30.  There were 6 members and 9 guests.  We had election of officers to fill the positions we could.  We’ll elect the remaining offices at our September meeting. 

President – Scarlett Micheli
1st Vice President – Reagan Hoffmann
2nd Vice President – Curtis Stricker
3rd Vice President – Clay Hoffmann
Reporter – Wynter Mosse
Health & Safety – Jade Reynolds

Special thanks to Roger & Stacey Hoffmann and Arlon & Carol Bruemmer for letting us use their beautiful ranch. 

Cody Stricker
Reporter

Bluebonnet Archery - Tuesdays


Bluebonnet archery is meeting on Tuesdays at 6:15 pm. New and experienced shooters welcome. First-timers, please email bluebonnet4h@gmail.com for additional information and to register interest.

Bluebonnet 4-H End of Year Party


The Bluebonnet 4-H Club held it's end of year party on May 23,2018- after having to reschedule it from May 20. About 25 kids and 20 adults were in attendance. The event included swimming in the river, kayaking and fishing by some members. Hot Dogs and sides were served.  Next meeting is September 9, 2018, location TBA.

Submitted- Trey Hoffmann- reporter

Fayette County Fair Food Challenge - August 2, 2018


If you need a better copy, contact jlsweet@ag.tamu.edu

Broilers for 2019 Austin Stock Show - CHANGES!

There will be a change in ordering broilers for the 2019 Rodeo Austin Youth Market Livestock Show. Changes to show dates will result in the Austin show being held 2 weeks after the Houston show in March of 2019. In the past, exhibitors could enter broilers from the same hatch of chicks at both Houston and Austin shows. In 2019, this will NOT be allowed. Exhibitors who wish to participate in the Rodeo Austin market broiler show will need to purchase a separate set of chicks through A&M's Poultry Science Department.

The San Antonio, Houston and Austin youth market poultry shows will each be 2 weeks apart, requiring a separate order of chicks for each show. Ordering info will be posted on the Poultry Science web site at the end of August and orders will be due to the county Extension office in September.

The price of all chicks remains $1.50 per chick with a minimum order of 25 chicks per individual exhibitor or family. The maximum per individual or family remains 75 chicks.

The pickup dates will be announced in November 2018. However, exhibitors can expect to receive chicks approximately 6 weeks before each show date as this will allow the birds to be the proper age at show time.

25 chicks per show = $37.50
50 chicks per show = $75.00
75 chicks per show = $112.50

Houston Livestock Show Info and CHANGES!





In an effort to continually improve upon the quality of our show presentation and experience for exhibitors, we are proposing a few schedule changes for the 2019 Show. The main reason for the changes is to better move ins and move outs for our junior shows. To make this happen, we are switching the days of the lamb/goat and poultry auctions, moving the time frame of the lamb/goat shows and the breeding heifer show up one day and moving the poultry show back one day. The new dates for each show are as follows:

Junior Market Lamb & Goat Show
March 5 - March 8
Move-in: Tuesday, March 5th
Show: Wednesday, March 6th - Thursday, March 7th
Auction: Friday, March 8th


Junior Breeding Beef Heifers
March 6 - March 9
Move-in: Wednesday, March 6th
Show: Thursday, March 7th - Saturday, March 9th
Scramble: Scramble heifer move-in on March 5th following lamb/goat move-in & show on March 6th during junior heifer move-in


Junior Market Poultry Show
March 7 - March 9
Broiler Move-in/Show: Thursday, March 7th
Turkey Move-in/Show: Friday, March 8th
Champion Drive: Friday, March 8th
Auction: Saturday, March 9th
(note: Poultry judging contest will take place on Wednesday, March 6th)
No significant changes were made to the other junior shows, the dates for these shows are as follows:


Junior Gilt Show
February 28 - March 1
Move-in: Thursday, February 28
Show: Friday, March 1


Junior Breeding Sheep Show
March 2 - March 4 Move-in: Saturday, March 2
Show: Monday, March 4


Junior Market Barrow Show
March 9 - March 15
Wave 1 Move-in: Saturday, March 9
Wave 1 Show: Sunday, March 10 - Monday, March 11
Wave 2 Move-in: Tuesday, March 12
Wave 2 Show: Wednesday, March 13 - Thursday, March 14
Auction: Friday, March 15


Junior Market Steer Show
March 11 - March 16
Move-in: Monday, March 11
Classify: Tuesday, March 12
Show: Wednesday, March 13 - Friday, March 15
Auction: Saturday, March 16
Scramble: Scramble steers move-in on March 11th & show on March 12th


Junior Dairy Heifer Show
March 15 - March 17
Move-in: Friday, March 15
Show: Sunday

2018 CCJLS Points

The 2018 Point Values from our Youth Auction are listed below:

Broilers  $119.53
Goats     $230.16
Hogs      $237.06
Lambs    $233.73
Rabbits   $117.27
Steers    $426.07
Turkeys  $162.07

Congratulations, Ashley and Bridget!

Congratulations to both Ashley Fuqua and Bridget Martin, who each will receive a Houston Livestock Show Scholarship at State 4-H Roundup in June! All those years of hard work paid off!

Gruene Kountry May Meeting


On May 6, 2018, Gruene Kountry held their officer election and end of the year party.  We had our business meeting/election then ate snow cones and had our annual snow ball fight.  For our community service we collected items for a gift basket to give away to some supporters of our club.

2018-2019 Gruene Kountry Club Officers
President:  Kylee Edwards
1VP: Michael Syamken
2VP: Lane Golla
3VP: Falon Cochran
Secretary: Kasen Kreusler
Treasurer: Allie Kelley
Historian: Paxtyn Cochran
Parliamentarian: Kendall Kreusler
Reporter: Kayleigh Kneupper
Council Delegates: Wyatt Edwards and Keene Kreusler
Alternate Delegates: Falon Cochran, Paxtyn Cochran, Kayleigh Kneupper, Kendall Kreusler

Club Managers:
Chad Edwards
Jill Kreusler
Susan Syamken

Submitted by Kasen Kreusler, reporter