Livestock judges and other experts to hold free outfitting, showing animal field day

Take note if you are one of the young people who display animal projects.  Rainey’s Corner Feed is sponsoring the Southern Oregon Show Feed Field Day  Feb. 25.  The actual event will be held at the Rogue River Ranch show barn at 10725 Table Rock Road beginning at 9 a.m.

The event features Clay Weber, judging team coach at LBCC, explaining the selection, fitting and showing of lambs beginning at 9 a. m. sharp.  At 11 a. m.  Kirk Stierwalt of Stierwalt Show Cattle School will demonstrate the selection, fitting and showing of cattle. 

Following  a $5 lunch to benefit the Sam’s Valley Elementary School, Ryan Wajie, shows how to select, fit and show market hogs.  And not to be left out, Alyse Armstrong of Dash Acres Farm will demonstrate the showing and fitting of market goats. 

Running concurrently, Dr. Kevin Burgoon will speak on show lamb nutrition and feed management.  That talk will begin at 9 a. m.  Following that, show hog nutrition and feed management  will be the subject of a talk with Dr. Kevin Burgoon who will be assisted by Ryan Wajie.

Beginning at 1:30 p. m. show cattle nutrition and feed management will be the subject of a talk by Dr. Burgoon who will be assisted by Kirk Stierwalt.   Dr. Burgoon who will speak on Show cattle nutrition and management again beginning at 3 p. m.  The event will end the day at 4:30 p. m.

And the best part is that the entire day is free to all participants.  Rainey’s does ask that you call (541 830-4600) to let them know you are coming so they can plan for the mid-day meal. 

For this event, Rainey’s has brought together some of the best show animal experts in the Industry. 

The following two days, February 26 & 27, Rainey’s hosts the Kirk Stierwalt Clinic, a great educational opportunity for young people who show livestock.  For this event, there is a fee of $100 per person or $200 for those who bring their own steer or heifer.  This will also be held at the Rogue River Ranch on Table Rock Road.  Registration is at Rainey’s Feed and Hardware, 4865 Hwy 234, White City.  You can call for further information at 541-830-4600.   
By Ralph McKechnie
for the Independent


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