Shown on the left is Kaitlyn Micheel
Throughout the 4-H year I participate in many different activities and project areas. Most frequently, I show calves at either open shows or 4-H shows. I enjoy showing calves because I get to bond with a calf all year before selling the animal at the end of the year.
Another project area I partake in is photography. This past year a friend and I have been traveling and taking pictures. Most of our photos are of landscape and animals. Due to COVID-19, I wasn’t able to exhibit my photos at Achievement Days; one of my photos of an orange cat will be judged at the Western Junior FCS Show. I look forward to exhibiting again next year.
Shown on the right is Tucker Micheel
This steer was shown many times in 4-H and Open Shows where I won Reserve Champion Steer at the Black Hills Stock Show, Jackrabbit Memorial Ring A and Ring B, and at the Red Angus Youth Show during the South Dakota State Fair.
He was raised on our farm and, unfortunately, when he was little he got pink eye. We had to learn to trust one another more than any other calf I have shown. The pink eye does not affect the quality of the beef, however it does affect the price I would have received if he were to have been sold with our market steers in the spring. He would have been sorted off and received a lower price per pound compared to a pot load price.
I enjoy taking photos and will continue to participate in the photography project area.
This year I was able to help promote cattle by taking photos for a pasture sale that was held in late September. To see some of my photos you may view them at www.formanshowsteers.com.
In the second photo, members of the Heartland 4-H Club in Huron celebrated National 4-H Week at its recent meeting. Members pictured include Emily Schutt, Ella Schutt , Bryson Eden, Morgan Papka, Dallas Shannon, Hailey Schoenfelder, Landon Schutt, Karly Knippling, Colton Meyer, Hannah Schoenfelder, Will Knippling, Tyler Cronin, Benton Eden, Brylee Eden, Codi Papka, Lydia Schutt, Kaydee Cronin and Breah Eden.