Participants in this year's Estevan Rotary 4-H Regional Show and Sale, held on July 7 at the Estevan Exhibition grounds, once again enjoyed tremendous support from the community.
The average sale price for the 52 steers entered in the sale was $3.56 per pound. The Benson 4-H Club, the Outram-Madigan 4-H Club, the Browning 4-H Club and the Crossroads 4-H Club were the participants.
Jonathon Giesel from the Browning club was the owner of this year's grand champion steer. The 1,357-pound animal sold for $4.25 per pound to the Tower Café.
Allison Mack from the Benson 4-H Club had this year's reserve champion. The 1,404-pound steer sold for $3.25 a pound to Redhead Equipment.
Event spokesperson Chad Ross said he was very impressed with the support shown by the community. He expects that the average sale price will be among the highest in the province this year.
The 4-H club members participated in achievement day activities on July 5 and 6. Judges had their chance on July 7 to evaluate the quality of the cattle, the appearance of the club members' stalls, their grooming skills and their showmanship.
Awards were handed out prior to the start of the auction. In addition to the awards determined by the judges, the young people were recognized for their academic achievement, and for their commitment to 4-H's ideals.