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At the last meeting before the fair, the club had a wonderful picnic at Memory Lake. There was good food, an egg toss…

Breeders and Feeders

At the last meeting before the fair, the club had a wonderful picnic at Memory Lake. There was good food, an egg toss game and lots of swimming.

Barn setup for pigs and poultry is at 8 a.m. Aug. 16 and barn setup for beef and rabbits is Aug. 24. Barn tear down will be Sept. 6 at 8 a.m.

All market animals are to bring four cookies in a plastic bag for the sale. All pens are to be cleaned before 9 a.m. and between 6-8 p.m. during the week of the fair.

Members are wearing their green 4-H shirts this year with new, clean dark jeans and boots.

Poultry discussed showmanship, beef talked about barn setup and pigs talked about what to bring to fair, including three to four bags of shavings, 50 pounds of feed, spray bottle, feed pan, brush, brush for your pocket, show stick, small box, shampoo.

Pigs are to weigh between 215 and 290 pounds. No over or under weights will be allowed.

(By Mike Fenstermaker, news reporter)

Geauga Beef and Swine

Geauga Beef and Swine had a 4-H meeting Aug. 3. The group did pledges, roll call and went over minutes. For the treasurer’s report, the club wrote a check for the barn decorations it bought. There was no junior fair board report. There was no sales report because the sales meeting is not until Aug. 14.

For the buyers’ gifts, the club got mugs. Barn decorations are coming along very well. Pig barn setup is Aug. 16 at 8 a.m. All Geauga Beef and Swine members must be there and they will have subs after.

On Aug. 24 at 10 a.m., the club will set up its barn decorations. The 4-H group will provide doughnuts in the beef barn for us on Aug. 30.

(Submitted by Haley Frank, news reporter)

Geauga Caprine Kids

Geauga Caprine Kids has been very busy the past few weeks. The club spent extra meetings in July studying and learning or reviewing the information members had to master for skillathon.

So far in August, members have been working with their animals at the fairgrounds, teaching them how to respond to commands and cooperate while being shown. These meetings are also a time to study for self-improvement in showmanship.

The club wants to thank everyone in the community who came out and supported it at the two car washes it held at Chardon’s local Tractor Supply in order to purchase the crates it needs to transport its birds to the butcher following fair.

Please come and look for the club in a few weeks at the Great Geauga County Fair. Members would love to talk to the public about its projects and share what they have learned.

Anyone interested in following what the club is up to is encouraged to “like” Geauga Caprine Kids on Facebook.

(Submitted by Justin Lane, news reporter)

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