Archive for July, 2011
Congratulations to Blane Steckline! He was chosen as the Intermediate Division Champion Beef Showman and then moved on to participate in the Intermediate Round Robin Showmanship contest at the Sedgwick County Fair. In the Competition, Blane showed a steer, sheep, hog, dairy cow, horse, meat goat and dairy goat. Congratulations again to Blane, he was chosen Round Robin Showman Champion. Next year he moves up to the Senior Division. Thanks to Glen Toews, Tess Steckline (soon to be Toews) and Rico, the dog who was used as a training prop during showmanship practice the night before the competition.
You’ve heard of the saying ” that will happen when pigs fly”! Well one must have been flying somewhere because Blane Steckline had a new 4-h project at the Sedgwick County Fair this week, Showing Pigs !!! Thanks to sister Tess, Blane purchased two pigs from Silverline Genetics and had a 4th place and 6th place finish in there classes at the Fair. Not bad for his first year, problem is, he really enjoyed showing pigs and wants pigs for next year. I love to eat pork, not to hot on raising pigs, so Tess is planning on helping him with that project again next year…
It was another great year for Blane Steckline as his steer was chosen Grand Champion at this year’s Sedgwick County Fair in Cheney, July 6 – 9 , 2011. Blane’s Steer was a Cross Bred Steer weighing in at #1340 pounds, purchased from Deitz Olson Club Calves in Russell, Ks. Blane also showed a Black Limousin Steer from Silverline Genetics, Burton, Ks. that will be shown at the upcoming Kansas State Fair in September…. Sister Tess, even though is out of 4-h, still helps Blane with his projects, including a new project never attempted by a Steckline.
Blane Steckline participated in many of the events at the National Charolais show at the Royal in Kansas City. This was the team fitting contest, the first time he has ever been involved in this type of competition. Also, congratulations to Blane for a second place in class with Casper, his Charolais composite steer.