January 2016 4-H Clovertalk

Shawn Zeringue, sparker  |  1/6/2016 1:45:57 AM

2016 Parish Livestock Show & Cookery

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Livestock Information:

Come out and support your fellow East Baton Rouge 4-H’ers as they exhibit their livestock projects! Below is a schedule of event for you to plan accordingly.

Friday, January 22, 2016

· 3:00 PM—Barns open to admit animals

· 6:00 PM—All animals must be in the barns and registered

Saturday, January 23, 2016

· 9:30 AM—Shows begin (Hogs in large animal area, Poultry in the small animal area)

· 12:00 PM—Cattle Show Starts (or following the Goat Show, whichever is later)

· Parade of Champions and Exhibitor Dinner to conclude the show

Cookery Information:

East Baton Rouge Parish Cookery will be held in conjunction with the Parish Livestock Show on Saturday, January 23, 2016 at the LSU AgCenter Nelson Memorial Building on LSU’s campus. Registration will open at 10:00 a.m. followed by judging starting at 10:30 am sharp. Awards will be presented and given out following the conclusion of judging, estimated time will be 12 noon.

Divisions include: Ground Beef, Egg, Poultry, Seafood, and Sugar. Each eligible category winner will move on to the District Cookery Contest in April. For more information on the possible division, categories, and rules, please refer to page 3.

Livestock Club News

The East Baton Rouge Parish Livestock Club will meet on Tuesday, January 12 at 6 p.m. at the Gas/Utility Building in Zachary, LA. This meeting will focus on the upcoming shows and assist members is making sure they are ready for the show ring. Lots of important information will be discussed, so please make every effort to attend this meeting. If you have any questions, or need more information, please contact Shawn Zeringue.

Backyard Buddies

There will not be a Backyard Buddies meeting this month, rather please be aware of the Poultry Clinic on January 9 and look for email reminders and updates!

Upcoming Show Dates

January 22-23: Parish Livestock Show • Baton Rouge

February 3-6:  District Livestock Show • Gonzales

February 13-20:  State Livestock Show • Gonzales

March 12:  State Rabbit Show • Alexandria

Horse Club

Horse Club will meet again on Thursday, January 7 at 6 p.m. at the Shady Park Arena in Greenwell Springs. This meeting will cover the competitive contests at the State Horse Show (judging, speeches, demos, and quiz bowl). The Clinic will be held on Sunday, January 17 at 4 p.m. at the Shady Park Arena. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact a 4-H agent.

Capitol Area Horse Show

The East Baton Rouge 4-H Horse Club will once again host the Capitol Area Horse Show on Saturday, January 30, 2016. This will be an open horse show available to any and all interested participants. There will be 3 divisions for participation: 13 & Under, 14 to 18, and 19 & Up. A complete list of events and registration information can be obtained by contacting the EBR 4-H office - please ask for Katie Strecker.

4-H Night with the Pelicans

Louisiana 4-H will once again host its “4-H Night with the Pelicans” on Friday, February 19, 2016. Come out and support Louisiana 4-H as the Pelicans take on the 76’ers in the Smoothie King Arena. Ticket prices vary and promotional packages are available. Please see the attached form for more info.

Order Now - Don't Delay!

Tickets are still available, but must be ordered by February 4, 2016. Contact Katie Strecker or Shawn Zeringue for pricing and ordering information. This is a great opportunity for you!

Money! Money! Money!

Although going off to college is an exciting time in life, it can also be very expensive. 4-H is here to help with your financial needs through parish and state scholarship opportunities. All high school seniors in East Baton Rouge Parish must complete their 4-H scholarship forms and turn them into the parish office by Monday, March 1, 2016. Click here for scholarship forms.

We encourage all seniors to participate and take advantage of this opportunity available to them!

Cookery Contest Information

The parish cookery contest is a great opportunity for young cooks to explore their culinary skills. Dishes can be an original creation or a family favorite, internet find or Pinterest project, it’s up to you! Dishes must be prepared at home and brought to the contest for judging. Please bring only one serving of the dish to be entered. For candy, cookies, and the like, please bring 3 to 4 pieces. A completed copy of the recipe (ingredients and instructions) must be presented with the dish. The serving should be presented in a standard size container or plate. Please no table décor (placemats, flower arrangements, etc.). 4-H’ers can enter one or more cookeries/divisions; however, only one dish may be entered in each category. Because of reasons concerning food safety, we suggest that you prepare the dish the night before and bring it on ice. Microwaves will be available to heat servings for judging.

Ground Beef Cookery

Must use at least 1 pound of ground beef.

Must meet requirements for one of the following categories:

Low Calorie Main Dish- has less than 300 calories per serving (Calculate calories on the recipe form. The information to calculate the calories is provided on the back of the recipe format sheet.)

Quick and Easy Main Dish -ready to serve in less than one hour (state time for each step including cooking/baking time.)

One Dish Meal - provide food from at least three of the MyPyramid food groups (indicate groups on recipe.)

Poultry Cookery

May be any type of dish:

Appetizer, main dish, soup, salad or snack

Chicken-must be at least 2 pounds bone-in or 1 pound de-boned. You can use whole chicken or parts such as wings, thighs, legs or breast. May use a fryer, broiler, capon, baking hen, roaster or Cornish hen. Processed chicken is not allowed.

Processed Poultry Products- must use at least 12 ounces of value added (marinated, breaded, seasoned, or reformed) poultry products. Includes ground turkey, turkey bacon or sausage, smoked turkey, turkey ham, turkey rolls, chicken franks, smoked chicken, ground chicken, chicken strips or nuggets, or canned chicken.

Other Poultry Meat- must contain at least 2 pounds bone-in or 1 pound de-boned poultry meat from guinea, goose, grouse, ostrich, or emu.

Egg Cookery

Categories are as follows:

- Appetizer and Salad

- Main Dish

- Dessert

Must use at least four eggs (whites, yolks, or whole) in the dish. The recipe must prepare only one standard size dish. No raw eggs allowed.

Seafood Division

Must be at least 1 cup of the primary seafood (fresh, frozen, pasteurized, or dried; no canned seafood allowed). Seafood Categories Include:

· Oysters • Crawfish • Crabs • Shrimp • Fish •Other

Sugar Division

Must contain at least 1 cup of sugar in the submitted dish.

Sugar Categories Include:

· Candy

· Cookies

· Cakes

· Pies

Buzzin’ for Success

4-H’ers, please don’t forget about this great opportunity! The Foundation for the Preservation of Honey Bees, Inc. will once again host its annual Honey Bee Essay Contest open to all 4-H youth. This year’s essay will be:

“Bees & Pollination. How important is it?”

Contest Rules

1. Contest is only open to active 4-H members.

2. Essay must be 750-1,000 words in length written on the designated topic with factual statements.

3. A biographical sketch must accompany each essay. Sketch should include the essayist’s date of birth, age, gender, complete mailing address, and telephone number.

4. Essays must be 12 pt. font, double spaced, with normal margins.

5. National winners will be announce by May 1, 2016

All essays are due to the EBR 4-H office by Jan. 29, 2016. No late entries will be accepted.

National Winners Will be Awarded:

1st Place -  $750.00
2nd Place - $500.00
3rd Place - $250.00

January 2016 4-H Clovertalk Newsletter
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