A roundup of 4-H news for the week of April 19, 2012:


BURTON, Ohio — The Breeders and Feeders 4-H club held its last meeting March 25. Poultry orders were turned in and they went over meat cuts of poultry. Beef went over beef record books, discussed the Beef Expo and worked on skillathon.

Rabbits and cavies went over good and bad foods, showmanship, body types and breed information Swine practiced skillathon and discussed purchasing pigs, getting pens ready and what type of water system to have.

Upcoming dates are: May 12, quality assurance at the fair, 10 a.m.; May 19, hog tagging at the fair, 8-10 a.m.; June 9, fun show at the rabbit barn (fairgrounds) $1 entry, bring lunch; June 15 junior fair T-shirt designs are due; June 30, beef clinic at Clemson arena. Bring your animal, show halter and show stick; July 8-14, 4H camp; July 21 project judging at the fair; Aug. 11 hoove trimming at the dairy barn.

This year’s junior fair theme is Keeping the Tradition Alive Since 1823. Liesel Fenstermaker gave a health report on barn hygiene. Annacy Marker gave a safety report on gun safety. Photos are needed for the club scrapbook and they are currently selling candy bars as a fundraiser. The next meeting is April 22.

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WOOSTER, Ohio — Farm Friends 4-H club from Wayne County participated in Finger Lakes District presentations, which were held March 31 at the Midlakes High School. 4-H Members from five Finger Lakes counties participated in the event.

Anna Mae Schinsing spoke on Ireland, and Jonathan Coyle shared information about gaming. Marie Coyle presented on horse first aid and Emma Mrzywka talked about movie making.

Jonathan Coyle received a medal for placing among the top thirty participants with scores ranging from 98-100.

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BROOKFIELD, Ohio — Brookfield 4-H Friends club held its monthly meeting April 5. During the meeting the members worked on skill labs to prepare for project judging on June 18.

Preparation for the Trumbull County Fair has already started. Pictures were taken of the members for the display booth at the Trumbull County Fair and all animal registration forms were collected at this meeting.

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