Lamb

Drawing by an actual Cranbrook & District 4-H member. Cuts may vary by name.

Meet the 2021 Producers

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Hello, my name is Joshua Gregr, I have been a Junior member in the South Country Craft and Critters 4-H club for 5 years. This is my 5th Lamb project. My lamb’s name is Shep, and he weighs approximately 98lbs. He is a Suffolk /Charlollais cross. My goal is to have him weigh 110lbs for the Auction on June 5th, 2021. I purchased Shep from Crestview Farms, Creston BC. I enjoy 4-H because it teaches me many valuable lessons that I will take with me into the future. I have learned how to raise a lamb, care for it and groom it for show. In 2019 I won 1st place ewe. Our activities are always fun, and the leaders are amazing to be around. I have learned while raising my project that not all things go as expected, but as long as you stay calm and ask for help, things will always work out. Outside of 4-H, I mostly play video games, play sports, and read but I do occasionally collect various rocks and crystals. I would like to thank Dr. Mike Stuckey for supporting me and for buying my 2020 lamb over anyone else’s.

Hello, my name is Sheldon Blumhagen and this is my first year in 4-H with the South Country Crafts and Critters 4-H club. My projects for this year have included Small Engines and Market Lamb. My lamb’s name is Snowball, and he is an East Friesen/Charollais Cross. He currently weights 106 lbs, and my goal is to have him weigh 115 lbs for the auction on June 5th, 2021. I purchased him from Crestview Farms in Creston BC. I have loved my lamb project and he is strong and cuddly. He walks well on his halter and is super calm. I have learned how to feed a lamb and have taken care of the chores. I am also learning about showmanship and marketing my project. I have taken my lamb to school and he has been used for different demonstrations. My three siblings have also loved spending time with Snowball and his buddy Snowflake. I also love to go fishing with my Dad and look forward to doing more this summer.

Hello, my name is Presley Scott and I have been in South Country Crafts and Critters 4-H club for 2 years. This is my 1st Lamb project. My lamb’s name is Lambo and he weighs approximately 70 lbs. He is a Suffolk/Charollais cross. My goal is to have him weight 95 lbs for the Auction on June 5th, 2021. I purchased Lamb o from Crestview Farms, in Creston B.c. I like 4-H because I have learned about animals and have got to experience raising my own lamb. I have learned that lambs are little but strong animals and if you do not spend time with them, like when I went camping) they get skittish and frisky. When I am not doing 4-H I am riding my horse, playing with Lambo or with my other animals.

Hello, my name is Kelly Graham and I have been in South Country Crafts and Critters 4H club for 6 years. This is my 5th market lamb. My lambs name is Willy Thompson, and he weighs approximately 90lbs. He is a Charlollais Ram and East Friesian/Suffolk cross ewe. My goal is to have him weigh in at 115lbs for the Auction on June 5th, 2021. I purchased my lamb from Crestview Farms, Creston BC on February 6th, 2021. Over the years I have learned and accomplished so much in 4‐H. I have achieved many awards as well like: Grand Champion (twice), 1st in Showmanship (four times), Overall Showman (twice), Best Groomed (twice), and Best Weight Gain (twice). This year I am hoping to achieve the same and I would like to thank Tammy Crosson Nostell for buying my 2020 lamb.

Hello, my name is Avery Schadeck and this is my first year in the Cranbrook 4-H Club. My lambs name is Shawn and she weighs approximately 95 lbs. She is a Charollais cross. Shawn came from a farm in Creston, B.C. She is a ewe and gets fed grain twice a day. As well as always having a constant supply of hay, minerals and water she also gets to go out on fresh pasture during the day.

- What have you learned raising your project?

 I have learned how to keep track of feed and weights as well as halter breaking, and grooming a lamb.

I have really enjoyed my first year in 4-H and I hope to continue next year. I would really love to be able to show my animal next year as well. 

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Hello! My name is Lexi Bishop and it is my 2nd year in 4-H and my 2nd year raising a lamb. My lamb’s name is Jeb and it has been fun to raise a lamb this year. My favourite thing about raising my lamb is to play follow the leader with him. I worked hard this year to teach my lamb to use a halter, feeding him in the morning and afterschool and just spending time with him. I have worked hard this year to learn how to do all of this.

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Hello! My name is Ava Murdoch and it is my 5th year in 4-H and my 3rd year raising a lamb. My lamb’s name is Glen and he has been a great project lamb for me this year. My favourite thing about 4-H is public speaking because I like the feeling of accomplishment when I
finish a speech in front of people. I have learnt lots of things while raising lambs in 4-H and every year I get better at something. This year, my lamb does not like the halter, so I have had to spend lots of time working with him. The biggest thing I have learned this year is to have patience!

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Hello! My name is Violet Murdoch and it is my 3rd year in 4-H and my 1st year raising a lamb. My lamb’s name is Robbie and it has been fun to raise a lamb this year. My favourite thing about 4-H is getting to do games at our club meetings and going on hikes. I have learnt lots of things raising my lamb like how to weigh his food, tracking how much he grows and grooming him (that has been kind of hard!). I have worked hard this year to learn how to do all of this.

Meet the 2020 Producers

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My name is Avery Waswick, I am 10 years old and go to the Jaffray school but

I live in Wardner. I have been in 4-H for 3 years and have been doing animals for 2 years. My first animal project was a pig named ‘’Lucky 13’’. 

He was 299lbs! The second year/this year I did a lamb named ‘’Olaf.’’ Olaf is very friendly and likes to follow me around, I predict that he weighs about 100lbs. My family and I have been raising lambs and recently pigs on our farm, my favourite is the lambs. 

I also participated in the Foods project this year. I would like to thank Elk Valley Precision &Cab Company for purchasing my lamb this year.

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Hello my name is Zoey Waswick and I have been in 4-H for six years. I go to Jaffray school and live in Wardner. I’ve done 4 lambs and 2 pigs in 4-H. Last year my pig ‘Porky’ weighed in at 325lbs and I won rate of gain. I think this year’s pig ‘Snortis’ will weigh in close to 300lbs. My lamb this year is called ‘Vince’ and he has lovely markings and loves to hang out with my sister’s lamb ‘Olaf” I think Vince will weigh 100+ pounds this year. My family and I raise lambs and recently some pigs. I am not a big fan of speeches but my mom says they are good for my resume. One of my favourite things about 4-H is foods, l love cooking. I would like to thank Kootenay Granite for purchasing my lamb this year. Thank you to the hog buyers this year as well.

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Hi! My name is Kelly Graham and I'm 14 years old. I'm in grade 8 at Jaffray Elementary Secondary School. This is my 5th year in 4-H and my 4th year in market lamb. This year I decided to name my lamb Jerry. Jerry is one of the bigger lambs that I have raised. He loves to run and chase my chickens. I wanted to name my lamb Jerry because we have two roosters named Jerry and I couldn't think of anything else. Last year at Show and Sale I won Grand Champion, Best Groomed, Best Rate of Gain, 1st Junior Showman and overall Showman. This year I am hoping for some of the same success with my 2020 Market Lamb Jerry. 

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My name is Josh Gregr. This my 5th year in SCCC. I am 11 years old and I go to the Jaffray School. This is my  3rd year in lamb. My lambs name is Lamb Chop. I think he will finish around 135lbs. My other 4-H projects are small engines and foods. My hobbies include Geology and video games. Thank you to Dr. Michael Stuckey for supporting South Country Crafts and Critters and purchasing Lamb Chop this year.

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Hi, my name is Avery Dyer and I am 14 years old. This is my 6th year in 4-H, I was in clover buds for one year. This year my projects are lamb, sewing and crafts. My sheep’s name is Ottis and he is more of a dog than a sheep. He follows me everywhere and can’t stand being alone. He loves to eat grass and roam in the fields behind our house. I love my sheep and I am glad to have him! I would also like to  thank Barry and Judy-Lou McDonald for buying my sheep and hope you stay safe in these times.

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This is my 4th year in 4-H and I decided to raise another lamb named Edwin.  Edwin’s final weight was 91 lbs.  I did a good job of training my lamb this year but it is always a lot of work to groom a lamb.  I would like to thank Tammi Crosson for purchasing my lamb this year.  Thank You!

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This was Alexa’s 1st year in 4-H and she raised a lamb named Sherman.  She worked hard to get Sherman halter trained and did a great job of grooming him for weigh-in day.  Alexa’s lamb finished at 99 lbs.  Alexa would like to thank Nonie Johnston for purchasing her lamb this year.

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Cianne has completed her 2nd year in 4-H and this is her 2nd lamb project.  Cianne’s lamb started out smaller than all the other lambs but she has worked hard this year to raise a successful project.  She would like to thank Lotic Environmental Ltd. for purchasing her lamb this year.

Meet the 2019 Producers

Hi, my name is Paula! I have been in the Cranbrook 4-H multi club for 2 years now.

I have been taking care of 2 sheep in my years of 4-H, at the moment I have a black sheep and his name is Oreo.

Oreo was born December 22, 2017. He is an El de France Romney cross, and I was very lucky to get him.

Oreo will be one of the two black sheep at the show and sale of the Cranbrook Multi Club, which takes place at the Wycliffe Rodeo grounds on June 3, 2018.

Hi my name is Tate and I am 9 years old. This is my first year in 4H and I am doing the Ewe Project.  My lamb’s name is Sparky.  I love animals and want to live on a farm when I grow up.

My name is Natasha Siewert and I am with the Cranbrook 4-H Multi Club. I have been in 4-H for 7 years and this year I am doing a market lamb project. His name is Tuft and he is a tall sheep. I raised him from my own flock. The mother was one of my ewes that I used for previous years ewe projects. I would like to thank my last years buyers, and I hope to see you at show and sale!

Hello my name is Joshua Gregr and I have been in South Country Craft and Critters 4H club for 3 years. This is my 1st project Lamb  His name is Wall-E Mammoth and he weighs approximately 42lbs. My goal is to have him weigh a minimum of 80lbs for Show and Sale. I will be showing him in Showmanship as well as marketing him in the auction.  

My name is Erica Ralston. This is my first year in 4H and I have been in Cloverbuds for 2 years too. I plan to show my sheep named Nibbles. We picked Nibbles and Angel a buddy sheep up at Grasmere this year. I was inspired to do a sheep project by our neighbor Andrea Lockhart  who was in 4H a few years ago. I like to take my sheep for a walk on the lead up my street with my friend Avery.