Beef

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

Meet the Beef Producers

Ashley Galandy Beef.tiff

Hello my name is Ashley Galandy and I have been in South Country Craft and Critters 4-H Club for one year. This is my 3rd beef project. My steer’s name is Grandpa and he weighs approximately 1100 lbs. Grandpa is a very gentle giant. He is a Simmental cross steer, which is what we raise on our cattle ranch. I traded one of my own steer calves for Grandpa from my parent’s herd. I have purchased three cows of my own with the money I have earned from selling my 4-H steers each year. These cows will help put me through school and help me learn finances and expenses along with all the fun of raising them and their babies. I love to ride horses too. I have recently joined Maverick Horse Riding Club and go to Gymkhanas once a month to Barrel race and Pole Bend. I love all my animals and enjoy every minute that I can be with them. I would like to thank the two families that purchased my steer last year.

Wyatt Galandy.tiff

Hello my name is Wyatt Galandy and I have been in South Country Craft and Critters 4-H Club for one year. This is my 2nd beef project. My steer’s name is Larry and he weighs approximately 1050 lbs. He is a Simmental cross steer, which is what we raise on our cattle ranch. I traded one of my own steer calves for Larry from my parent’s herd. I have purchased two cows of my own with the money I have earned from selling my 4-H steers each year. These cows will help put me through school and help me learn finances and expenses along with all the fun of raising them and their babies. I love to be active outside playing soccer or basketball with my friends. I also love to be on my computer playing games with my friends over the internet. I am hoping in the future to join the Military. I would thank the Pighin Family (Ernie and Clint) for purchasing my steer last year.

Lisa Galandy.tiff

Hello my name is Lisa Galandy and I have been in South Country Craft and Critters 4-H Club for one year. This is my 4th beef project. My steer’s name is Maple Bull and he weighs approximately 1100 lbs. He is a Simmental cross steer, which is what we raise on our cattle ranch. I traded one of my own steer calves for Maple from my parent’s herd. I have purchased five cows of my own with the money I have earned from selling my 4-H steers each year. These cows will help put me through school and help me learn finances and expenses along with all the fun of raising them and their babies. I love to ride horses. I have recently joined Maverick Horse Riding Club and go to Gymkhanas once a month to Barrel race and Pole Bend. I love animals and enjoy every minute that I can be with them. I would like to thank my last year steer buyer Hytech Productions.

Ronan Oestrich Beef.tiff

Hello, my name is Ronan Oestrich and I have been in South Country Crafts and Critters 4-H Club for 2 years. This is my 2nd beef project. My steer has many names. We call him B-08, Joe and Ocho. B-08 weighs approximately 1100 lbs. He is a homegrown Black Angus Cross. My goal is to have him weigh 1200lbs for the auction on June 5th, 2021. I purchased B-08 from my Gramma at Red Canyon Creek Ranch in Grasmere, B.C. My favourite thing about B-08 is that he is just so handsome. He is also a very gentle giant. 4-H has taught me that I can be calm and tough at the same time. I have also enjoyed getting involved in group activities. Other things I enjoy doing are baseball, playing with friends and learning about technology. I want to thank my buyers from last year: Jane Price, The Wilson Family, and Bob Siemens.

Sawyer Hutchinson Beef.tiff

Hello, my name is Sawyer Hutchinson and I have been in South Country Craft and Critters 4-H club for 6 years. This is my 5th beef project. My steers name is Edgar and he weighs approximately 1200 lbs. He is a Red Angus cross. My goal is to have him weigh 1300 lbs for the Auction on June 5th, 2021. I purchased Edgar from a local rancher, Leah Palmer. I like 4h because we learn a lot of life skills, public speaking, the responsibility of raising an animal and selling them, I also get to meet lots of new people. - What have you learned raising your project? This is my 5th beef project, this year I learned more about how to clip my steer and use the clippers on my own. Besides 4-H I like to help my family around our farm, I like to ride my dirt bike, and help my neighbors around their ranches. I would like to thank Barry McDonald and Apex Accounting for purchasing my steer in 2020.

Payton Hutchinson Beef.tiff

Hello, my name is Payton Hutchinson and I have been in South Country Craft and Critters 4H club for 3 years. This is my 2nd beef project. My steers name is Yoshi and he weighs approximately 1300 lbs. He is a Red Angus cross. My goal is to have him weigh 1400 lbs for the Auction on June 5th, 2021. I purchased Yoshi from a local rancher Leah Palmer. I like 4‐H because I like raising animals and earning my own money. I have learned from 4‐H that no year goes perfectly, but it always works out in the end. Besides 4‐H I like to ride horses, play volleyball and baseball, and I love to read. I would like to thank David and Pearl Brown, Dr. Soetaert, Mongoose Machine & Engineering, and Marian Gravelle for purchasing my steer in 2020.

Caleb Oestrich Beef.tiff

Hello, my name is Caleb Oestrich and I have been in South Country Crafts and Critters 4-H Club for 3 years. This is my 2nd beef project. My steer’s name is Brutus and he weighs approximately 1200 lbs. He is a home grown Black Angus/Hereford cross. My goal is to have him weight 1250 for the Auction on June 5th, 2021. I purchased Brutus from my Gramma at Red Canyon Creek Ranch in Grasmere, B.C. My favourite thing about Brutus is his beautiful white face. 4-H has taught me confidence and that I can accomplish hard things. Other this that I like to do include baseball, dirt biking, building things and working outside with my Dad. I want to thank my buyer from last year: Teck Coal. I am excited for the online auction this year.

Jarrett Shepperson.jpeg

Hello, my name is Jarrett Shepperson, and I am fourteen years old. This is my sixth year showing steers in 4-H and my third year as a member of the Cranbrook 4-H Multi Club. My steer’s name is Erik the Red. He is a Red Angus-Simmental cross. Erik weighed 684 pounds at our November weigh-ins, and I hope he will weigh 1200 pounds at the sale. I like 4-H due to the fact that it lets me learn new skills and compete with others.

Dyllan Beal Beef.jpg

Hello, my name is Dyllan Beal and I am 13 and this is my 4th year in 4-H. I moved from Vanderhoof, BC and joined the Cranbrook 4-H Multi Club. This is my 2nd beef project. My steers name is Mater and he weighs approximately 1050 lbs. He is a Black Angus/Hereford cross. My goal is to have him weigh 1100lbs for the Auction on June 5th, 2021. I purchased Mater from CTN Ranch. I like 4-H because we get to do a lot of fun activities and I like to be able to raise an animal and care for it. I really like to show my projects at the end of the year and I am sad that there is now show this year due to Covid. What have you learned raising your project? This is my 2nd beef project, last year I had help from a Sr. member to show me how to clip and this year I was able to do it on my own! Outside of 4-H, I like to ride my horse, gymnastics, camp, fish, hike, quad, crafting and baking. I also really like little kids and love to babysit. I would like to thank CTN Ranching for supporting me in 4-H and Ace Building Centre (Vanderhoof) for purchasing my steer in 2020. 

Kinsley Beal Beef .jpg

Hello, my name is Kinsley Beal and I am 11 years old and this is my 2nd year in 4-H. I moved from Vanderhoof, BC and joined the Cranbrook 4-H Multi Club. This is my 1st beef project. My steers name is Scar and he weighs approximately 1050 lbs. He is a Black Angus/Hereford cross. My goal is to have him weigh 1100 lbs for the Auction on June 5th, 2021. I purchased Scar from CTN Ranch. I like 4-H because we get to do a lot of fun things and i Like to be able to raise an animal and care for it. I really wanted to show my projects at the end of the year and I am sad that there is no show this year due to Covid. - What have you learned raising your project? I had to learn how to be tough, Scar was very head strong and i had to work really hard to tame him and not let him push me around. Outside of 4-H, I like to ride my horse, camp, fish, hike, quad, woodworking and gymnastics. I would like to thank CTN Ranching for supporting me in 4-H. 

Reid Braisher Beef.jpg

Hello! My name is Reid Braisher and it is my 1st year in 4-H. My steer’s name is
Hephaestus and I have raised him ever since he was a bottle calf. I feed him a mix
of barley, lentils and starter along with his hay. One of my achievements this year
has been my public speech for our club speeches.