Meeker beef club gets season started with busy schedule

Spring cleaning ... Members of the Meeker Beef 4-H Club took some time for community service by doing some much needed area cleanup of roads. Courtesy Photo

By Deana Wood
Special to the Herald Times
MEEKER | The Meeker Beef 4-H Club is ready to take on the new year. Members have met and elected officers. Those officers are: Anna Walsh, president; Stephen Walsh, vice-president; Kolbi Franklin, secretary; Leah Wood, treasurer; Deana Wood, reporter; council representatives Drake and Audia Jones; pledge leaders Eliza Amick, Drake Jones and Audia Jones.
All market steers and heifers were weighed in and tagged for identification on Feb. 26. Club members attended a carcass presentation from Alex Plumb and then participated in a one-on-one showmanship clinic and mini-jackpot. Member Kolbi Franklin was the champion senior showman and her brother Kaden Franklin owned the grand champion prospect steer.
Kolbi Franklin and Anna Walsh are currently designing a logo for club members to use on signs at fair and sweatshirts. Several options for community pride projects have been discussed and will wait for warmer summer days.
Numerous clinics and field trips are already on the calendar. The club has elected to go on a field trip to the CSU Meat Sciences Lab and Horton Feeders in May as an educational event, in lieu of traditional demonstrations.
Meeker Beef will meet again on Tuesday, April 25 to finalize summer plans.