Labour Day Monday, you have the opportunity to feed family and friends with some of the choicest cuts of meat, while supporting one of the largest rural youth organizations in existence: 4-H.
The 4-H Auction held at the Saanich Fair grounds is an auction of steers, lambs, hogs, and other projects raised by South Malahat District 4-H members.
For 4-H members,the auction represents the culmination of their year in 4-H. They look forward to your support and rely on the income to help pay for the costs of raising their projects. In this way, the auction encourages the 4-H members to continue in the agriculture industry and to become the farm producers of the future. It also offers them a unique opportunity to build a rapport with the business community.
What is 4-H?
- A national, non-profit organization for youth 6 to 21.
- Aimed at assisting personal development, the 4-H program teaches skills in the areas of public speaking, leadership, community involvement and general livestock knowledge.
- As an educational program, their projects are actually a means to an end in youth development as project work helps to develop skills such as goal setting, record keeping and project management.
- 4-H helps shape members’ attitudes, abilities and understandings to better able them to work with others. It develops confidence, pride, loyalty and independence. Each skill, opportunity and award is a new experience that challenges young people to do their best.
The goal of the 4-H program is Youth Development, by providing knowledge enhancement, leadership skills, citizenship training and personal development.
As a potential purchaser of a livestock project at the 4-H sale, you are treating yourself to some of the best beef, pork and lamb available today. There are no artificial preservatives or growth hormones in any of our sale animals. Grain fed with the best in husbandry care, these members take pride in their projects and feel that their hard work is their endorsement of the best there is to offer.