Roundup of 4-H news for Dec. 22, 2016

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ELLSWORTH, Ohio — The Western Reserve Rangers 4-H club will meet Jan. 12, 7 p.m. at the Ellsworth Fire Hall. Youth and parents wanting to learn more about the 4-H club program in Mahoning County are encouraged to attend this meeting or call Jan and Kathleen Moser at 330-547-7422.

Enrollment deadline for the club will be at the Feb. 9 meeting.

The Rangers 4-H Club focuses on animals, both large (hog, sheep and beef feeders) and small (poultry and rabbits), as well as fashion and clothing projects.

Parents can also learn more about the Cloverbud Program for pre-4-H members age 5 through second grade by contacting Janet Majirsky (330-360-7255) and Amanda Butchko (330-360-7165).

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MEDINA, Ohio — 4-H and FFA market beef weigh-in and identification will be Jan. 14, from 9 a.m.-noon in the Medina County Fairgrounds Building #37 — Jr. Fair Beef Barn. All market beef steers and heifers to be shown during the Medina County Junior Fair Livestock Show and market beef intended for the Carcass Show must be identified during this clinic.

All animals should be leadable by this date and a $15 per head fee for all market beef will be collected.

All beef and dairy beef steers to be entered in the Rate of Gain Contest must be weighed and identified Jan. 14 from 10 a.m.-noon. 4-H members must complete a weight card at weigh-in and each steer is to be identified with one person labeled as the owner. This ownership cannot be changed after weigh-in.

All other dairy beef finished steers and heavy feeders must be identified by photos (if Holsteins) or noseprints (if Brown Swiss). Identification is due to the Extension office by 5 p.m. Jan. 21.

Also, Medina County Born and Bred Class Eligibility Forms are due to the Extension office by 5 p.m. Feb. 1.

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