My name is Brayden Cushing Baker, I am part of the Ranch House 4H club. I have been showing steers for 2 years. This year I have a cute little steer who loves to run and play with me. His name is Bullet. 4H is fun for me and I love my steers, but next year may try a pig instead. I want to try something different.
Thank you to Wells Fargo Bank of Steamboat for buying my 2016 market steer.
Thanks also to my sister for helping with my steer.
This year is my second year of 4H and I am part of Ranch House 4H club. I am taking two steers this year, Diesel and Ammo.
I love working on a ranch, especially helping put up hay.
Thank you to Jocko and Colleen Camilletti for buying my 2016 market steer!
I am going to be a 5th grader this year at Hayden valley elementary. I have two steers this year, Pistol and Romeo. I also am showing a cow calf pair, the mom is Rosie and her baby is Daisy. This is my second year in 4-h and I love spending time with my animals.
Thank you to Transwest Trucks for buying my 2016 market steer.
Hi my name is Kristen Griffith this is my fifth year in 4-H but my first time showing in Routt County with the High Point 4-H club. I will be going into the 7th grade at the Steamboat Springs Middle School. My favorite hobby is showing my 4-H animals. My projects this year include two market steers and two market pigs. I named my steers Rocky and Otis they are both very docile, loving, and enjoy their daily baths. My pigs names are Captain and Sarge they both love to eat and go on nightly walks. My favorite part about the summer months is taking my animals to jackpots and clipping clinics. My older sister and I are working towards starting our own club calf herd and I am working toward raising my own show pigs.
I am so excited for the Routt County fair and meeting all the new people. I hope to see you there!!!
Hi, my name is Tim Bedell. I am 11 years old and this is my third year doing 4-H. My steer’s name this year is Big Boy. Even though he’s very big he is very friendly and licks anything he can.
I picked him from my Dad’s calves last year because he had a rectangular build and a square back end. On my feeding plan, I think he will produce excellent steaks.
I like to play baseball, wrestle, and shoot grouse with my Grandpa.
I’d like to specially thank Rudi and Jennifer Fronk, Jim and Cynthia DeFrancia, and Don and Teresa VanOrden for buying Dozer last year!
Please stop by to meet me and Big Boy, I hope to see you all at the fairgrounds!
My name is Alex Camilletti and I'm a 7th year member of the Ranch House 4H club. I am a sophomore at Hayden High School and I participate in various activities. I am a Student Council representative, I play volleyball, basketball, run track and am also a member of ours schools Teen Council.
I have two big and fluffy steers this year, Prime-Time and Show-Time. They are Maine Anjou cattle and they love to eat. I take them on long walks morning and night to insure good exercise and health. I also give them a daily baths to cool them off and keep them clean.
I would like to thank my previous buyer of four years, Carl's Tavern. I wouldn't have had any success with my steers in the past if it weren't for my gracious buyer, my family and friends.
Thank you all.
Howdy, I’m Jet! I live on a ranch with my buddy Jazz. He looks just like me except he has a white face but no one is perfect. The kid in the picture with me takes care of us, his name is Teagan Herold and he’s 11 yrs. old. He’s handy to have around because he scratches us and feeds us and washes us and stuff. Good thing we taught him about responsibility, hard work and doing what is right. We had to teach him about stuff like that because he also has pigs and rabbits. His pigs make a lot of noise and it’s easy to tell when he feeds them. His rabbits are very quiet, we never hear them. I like the quiet neighbors.
Teagan sometimes tells us stories about how much fun he has with the Handy Lads and Lassies 4-H club and shooting archery and .22 rifle in 4-H shooting sports. He never takes us to practice though, he says “it’s only for people, not for steers.” We like to have fun too! Jazz and I are excited to go to the fair where all the fun and friends are. Hope to see you there, too!
Thank you Dr. Lee Meyring and Steamboat Veterinary Hospital for buying my 2016 market pig and Bill Gay for buying my 2016 rabbit meat pen at the Junior Livestock Sale last year. It is all the people who support us that make our livestock projects possible. - Teagan
Hi my name is Larhae Whaley! I show cattle and lambs at the Routt County Fair. I also am involved in leather craft and entomology, both of which made it to the State Fair. In February my steer died so I am showing a breeding heifer. Her name is Cat. I am proud of her because Dad and I picked out an AI bull to breed my cows to, and she is the result. It’s fun to raise quality livestock. My lambs are fun too. This year I am selling a market lamb which I raised myself out of my own ewes. I have two breeding ewes that I am taking to the fair as well. I am so excited to see you at the Routt County Sale and BBQ.
I would like to Thank Tyler Knott for buying my 2016 4-H steer last year. Thank you Sir, for supporting your local Routt County youth.
Hi my name is Dorian Hotchkiss I am 12 years old. This is my first year showing steer and my 4th year in 4-H. I also enjoy Shooting Sports where I shoot Archery and .22. I will also be showing dairy and a breeding heifer. I really wanted to bring a breed to the fair that was unique and different. My steer is a Belted Galloway raised right here in Routt County. That means you are buying local and supporting local. Don’t let his small frame turn you away. Belties are known for high marbling and low saturated fat content. That means you can eat your steak and feel good about it! When you see Brisket you might want to reach for your favorite glass of milk but when you get his meat home you’ll want your favorite steak sauce. His high carcass yield means more bang for your buck, you’re not only supporting 4-H but getting a great deal too.
So come on down to the 103rd Routt County Fair. Enjoy the BBQ, a funnel cake, maybe a round on the bouncy things but make sure you check out all the fun at the Junior Livestock Sale. See you there!!!
Hi my name is Sam Shaffer and this is my steer poncho. I have been participating in the market steer project for 9 years. My steer has been on a diet of grain and grass hay. I am hoping to put just a touch more finish on him so that I can produce the best product as possible. He is coming along very well towards being fair ready.
Thank you to Yampa Valley Electric Association for buying my 2016 market steer. I really appreciate your continuous support of the 4-H program.
I hope to see you at the fair!
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