GOODEVE - 4H finishes year with a bang

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 Showmanship: 1st Place, Angela Patron; 2nd Place, Ashley Patron

Intermediate Showmanship: 1st Place, Ty Betham; 2nd Place, Wade Olynyk

Junior Showmanship: 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 4th. The Club Members, led by Roger Tataryn and Wes Olynyk had their families bursting with pride. Competing against clubs from Stoney Acres, Theodore, Springside, Neudorf and Sheho; the Goodeve Club proved the strong work ethic and tenacity of its members. 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.

The judges for the Yorkton Exhibition Regional 4H Show were Gerry Bertholet and Andrea Arbuckle from Hartney Manitoba.

Ashley Patron won 1st Place in the difficult class with her Senior Record Book and Hunter Tataryn took home 4th place for her Junior Record Book.

Wade Olynyk was given a First Place in his Showmanship Class and received an Honourable mention in the Grand Champion Showmanship finals.

Katie Olynyk place 2nd in the Cow/Calf Pair class.

Logan Betham placed 1st in his Heifer weight class and Reserve Champion Heifer overall.

Three of the six first place winners in their steer weight class divisions went to Daniel Spilchuk, Brendan Spilchuk and Cody Tataryn.

Bradley Patron also made a strong showing, placing 2nd with his steer in his weight class division.

With 3 of the 6 steers up for Grand Champion from the Goodeve Club, it was awarded to Cody Tataryn for Grand Champion Steer.

Again, what a year! Congratulations to all!

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