Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Livestock Club Hosts Safe Hauling Workshop

Members of the Livestock Club spent their recent Presidents' Day holiday from school learning about safe hauling procedures for ag-related businesses on the roadways. We thank Piedmont Grain & Cattle, the Haberland family, for hosting the event. Trooper Dunn of the Virginia State Police Motor Carrier Division provided clarification on state laws, and Caleb Bishop and John Michael Knight supplied hauling vehicles for the demonstration. Jessica Woodcock planned the workshop for the club. Thanks to all who made the event happen! 

Congratulations Stockmen's Team Members!

The Orange County 4-H Stockmen’s Team travelled to Front Royal on the 10th of February to compete in the annual Skyline Stockmen’s Contest. Participants placed 8 classes of livestock (cattle, sheep, goats and hogs), answered 4 sets of questions over those classes, placed a class of steaks and hay respectively, they also identified equipment, feed, breeds, and cuts of meats and finished up with a quiz testing their knowledge of the livestock industry.

The junior team placed 8th place out of 20 junior age teams from across the state and West Virginia. Team members included Connor Dodson, Sadie Wentz, and Oscar Wentz.

Sadie Wentz led the junior team effort, placing as the 3rd high junior individual in the contest out of 74 individuals.

Roxanne Akers and Diesle Gilbert placed in the top third of the contest as senior individuals out of 63 participants.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

How to Change a Tire

Livestock Club Workshop
How to Change a Tire
January 23, 2018

On Tuesday, January 23, the Livestock Club held a workshop, How to Change a Tire, with the Orange Tire Crew. The following was written and submitted by Nathan Gibson, age 8, 4-H Reporter.

Today the 4-H Livestock Club learned how to change a tire. We met at the Orange Fire Department. Mr. Tony Welch and his son, Jacob, demonstrated on a trailer. Thank you to Orange Tire for sponsoring.

1. Put out 3 safety triangles to warn other vehicles to slow down and switch lanes.
2. Loosen the lug nuts.
3. Put up your jack so your tire is off the ground.
4. Take the lug nuts off.
5. Take your tire off and put on the spare.
6. Put the lug nuts back, acorn end first in a star pattern.
7. Put down the jack and tighten the lug nuts so you can't tighten them anymore.
8. Put your tools away before you get on the road.

Do not drive too far on a spare tire. Go easy on bumps and take it to a repair shop to get inspected.

Thanks to Orange Tire and Nathan Gibson.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Orange Exhibitors Invited to Grace Church Livestock Show in Albemarle

All Orange 4-H exhibitors, from Cloverbuds to Dairy, Goat, Livestock, etc., are invited to participate in a June livestock show in Albemarle County. Sponsored by Grace Church in Keswick, additional information and entry forms can be found online. CLICK HERE.

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