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November 21, 2003
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4-H Beef at the Royal Winter Fair

Agriculture, Fisheries, Aquaculture & Forestry

Blair Weeks, Pleasant Valley, won the very coveted Holstein Presidentís Cup at the Junior Showmanship Competition following the Holstein Show at the Royal Winter Fair. There were 87 entries in the competition open to youths 16 - 21 years old who must be Holstein members, live on Holstein farms or be members of 4-H clubs. Past winners are ineligible to compete. This marks the first time this cup has come to Prince Edward Island.

Completing Prince Edward Islandís wins at the Scotiabank Hays Classic for 4-H Dairy competitors was Kara Haslam, Springfield, who was awarded a third prize ribbon with WEEKSDALE LEE EMMA in the Holstein Summer Yearling division. Kara had previously made it into the finalists in the Showmanship section and managed to reach 24 out of 109 entries. This was her first trip to the Royal so she will be a competitor to watch for in future years.


The Prince Edward Island 4-H Beef team did extremely well in their competition at the Royal Winter Fair, coming away with the second prize barn display. This requires a lot of effort and dedication among the 4-H members and it was stated that this was one of the most cooperative teams ever to represent Prince Edward Island.

Julie Mutch of Earnscliffe Prince Edward Island was the top contender for Prince Edward Island in the Showmanship division of the Top Meadows Junior Beef 4-H Show. She made the finalists in the Intermediate Showmanship Final Heat.

In the confirmation classes, first time competitor Kyle Younker of Winsloe took a red ribbon for his Commercial calf BLUEBERRY. This calf went on to win him the Reserve Champion Commercial rosette .

Stephen Mutch, Earnscliffe, netted a first prize ribbon in his heat for his Commercial Yearling JEM HIGH HEAT.

In the Top Meadows Junior Beef Angus Yearlings, JEM CLASSY LADY 15M was pulled in second for Austin Drake of Vernon Bridge in his heat. In another Angus Yearling heat, BRANTNORíS MISS DAISY 4M stood fourth for Alyssa Mutch, Vernon. Andrew Dixon, Cornwall, stood fourth in his heat with ROYAL PRIDE DOLLY 64M.

Rounding out the wins were entries in the Charolais Yearlings class. CHARHAVEN LADY MAC 224M took a fifth prize for Leone Dixon, Cornwall, in her heat. CKM MISS MAKITA 11M also took a fifth in her heat for Maria Smith, Hunter River, who was also a new participant in the Show. Ashley Gaudet of Cornwall placed tenth with ENT 1M BEACH VALLEY WILDTHING in her Royal debut.

Robert Godfrey of Meadowbank garnered a third placing in his heat with his Simmental Yearling FREYLAWNY MIA.


In the Simmental Open Show the only Prince Edward Island entry was in the Two year old female with calf at foot section. HARMONY RIDGE MISS KELLY 4K placed third for Kinghurst Simmentals c/o Bennett Tremere, Hampshire.

Media Contact: Wayne MacKinnon
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