Outstanding Breeder Award
Sponsored by McAsey Farms
This award is dedicated to Chuck Ream, a prestigious livestock breeder in Mendocino County. Chuck is
known for his continuous support of youth projects at the local, state and national levels. He has served
as a 4H leader, FFA advisor and as Youth Advisor for the California Suffolk and Hampshire Sheep
Association and the National Junior Suffolk Sheep Association. Through his mentoring, many young
individuals have succeeded in the livestock field as breeders, ag instructors, livestock judges and 4H
leaders. It is because of his vision of the importance of youth in agriculture that we choose to honor Mr.
One junior exhibitor will be named the 2012 Outstanding Breeder at the Mendocino County Fair and
awarded a silver buckle and $500 cash. All FFA, 4H and independent junior producers who have
livestock breeding projects in beef, dairy, swine, sheep, goats, rabbits or poultry are eligible. Previous
winners may not re-apply. The winner will be announced at the Exhibitor’s Dinner on Saturday night of
the Mendocino County Fair in Boonville, CA.
DOWNLOAD FULL INFORMATION AND APPLICATION HERE
LOCAL GIRL WINS BIG
Whitney Briggs of Willits attended the Humboldt Poultry Fanciers Association's 50th Anniversary Winter Show on
February 13th and 14th. The show was held at the Redwood Acres Fairgrounds in Eureka, California.Also, in
attendance was Lance Burgess of the Willits 4-H club. Whitney received several Champion and Reserve Champion
awards at this show.
Over the last four years, Whitney has been helping 4-H and FFA members in the Willits and Ukiah area, teaching
them the joy of raising chickens, how to prepare show birds and poultry showmanship. She was a Junior and Teen
Leader in the Willits 4-H Club, as well as assisting Willits FFA adviser, Becky Bowlds, in developing a poultry unit
at the Willits High Ag farm. Read Entire Article
Local Youth Compete at the American Rabbit Breeders Association's National Convention
Did you know that local kids have recently been National winners, and brought National titles back to Mendocino County?
What started out as simple 4-H rabbit projects, have been taken to increasingly higher levels over the years by Jessica Crowhurst of Redwood Valley, Colton Pinson and Alicia Welling, both of Willits. These kids keep setting goals, achieving them, and setting higher goals; moving from the local level, to the State level and in 2009 they set their sights on competing at the National level. The American Rabbit Breeders Association's National Convention rotates around the United States, and only comes to California about once every decade. Since the 2009 National Convention was held in San Diego, California, they jumped at the chance to compete with the best in the United States.
To that end, they not only worked diligently at improving their rabbits, but they worked and studied to improve their skills and knowledge. They traveled together last spring, competing up and down the state in an effort to qualify for teams for the youth competitions at the American Rabbit Breeders Association's (ARBA) National Convention. How exciting it was to hear the announcement in early summer that Colton, then 11 years old, had placed first in the State as a junior in judging. Jessica, 15 years old, placed sixth in the state in senior judging. Alicia, 18 years old, ended up eighteenth. All three kids made judging and Breed Identification teams for the National Competition! Read Entire Article
What is the Horizon Program?
Download all the Horizon information, forms, account application and more HERE (pdf files)
Welcome 4-H and FFA members to the 2010 Fair season. We are excited to introduce some new ideas for this year. We have changed our great pricing program to make it even better. Instead of the two-part discount for those members having breeding (year round) projects, and those with market (terminal fair animals) projects, we have decided to give all members the same low price year round. We continue to offer a credit account for those animals being raised as terminal market animals. This is also a great way for members to keep track of their purchases. Land O Lakes Purina has introduced a combination of award winning show feeds to make feeding your projects much easier. Please come into the store and let us help you with the new feeding program. We will give you personalized assistance in planning out your project from start to finish.
- Horizon members can purchase feed for their market animals at Rainbow’s cost
- We also realize that many members are raising their own projects your round so we have structured our program to give a better breeding project discount all year
- Members will receive a discount on show supplies such as shampoos, show sticks, canes, halters and grooming aids. This discount in 10% off retail. (Does not apply to hay and bedding)
Our Horizon program starts fresh each season. This allows us to coincide with the 4-H and FFA project year. What this means is we require members to complete a credit application every year (for charge accounts only), and a Horizon form that automatically enters you into the Rainbow Ag. Land O Lakes/Purina Mills feeding program. Members who raise champion market animals and meet the requirements will earn great awards.
Rainbow supports youth in agriculture by sponsoring many events throughout Lake and Mendocino Counties. As well as showcasing our customer’s achievements and reporting on special interests stories.
Download complete information, account application and Horizon application here.
Come in to Rainbow in Ukiah or Lakeport and sign up for the Horizon program, and see you at the fairs!
Fun Stuff From Purina Mills!
Check out Purina's web site Better Animals and register to get free feed coupons, enter contests and learn more about caring for your animals - pigs, chickens, goats, cattle and more! Don't miss the Fanciest and Funniest Chicken video and enter to win FREE Feed!
Are you raising chicks this spring? Check out Purina's "Everything you need to know to successfully start your flock" PowerPoint presentation HERE (you will need PowerPoint on your computer to view this presentation)
Don't forget to mark your calendars for the Spring Anniversary Sale at Rainbow America's Country Store! May 2rd & 3th. 20% Off Everything in the store. Save on all Purina Livestock Feeds!
From Honor® Show Chow®
If you haven't already, check out Honor Show Chow's all new web site! The site features some of the old with lots of new features. You can ask the show animal experts questions about your current projects or post your animal's picture on the site. Also coming soon is a new feature called the Ambassador Blogs. Go to the site today to see some of your questions answered on video! Don't forget to become an HSC Member to receive all kinds of cool updates and information. Visit www.HonorShowChow.com today to see all the great new features!
What do I feed my Show Animals?
If you are preparing a Market or Show animal for the upcoming season, check out these informative charts from Land O Lakes Purina Mills feeds --then download the Market Animal Weight Projection Worksheet (complete with directions) to plan just what you need to do with your Market Animal to have it in peak condition for the Fair.
These files are in pdf format, you will need the free Adobe Acrobat Reader to view and print.
Get it here.