Friday, July 27, 2012

Brazos Valley Fair Food Challenge

The first-ever Brazos Valley Fair will be held September 6-9, 2012 in Bryan.  As a part of the fair, a Food Challenge contest will be offered on Saturday, September 8th.  4-H rules will be followed for this contest. The registration for each team (3-5 members per team) is $25, with a registration deadline of August 15th. More information can be found at or by calling 979-823-3976.

Monday, July 23, 2012

2013 Lamb and Goat Tag Orders

2013 Lamb and Goat Tag orders are now being accepted. Tags are $10.00 each and the order form may be found by clicking here. All orders must be submitted on the order form and due to the extension office by August 22nd.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Silkie Roosters Looking For a Home

Young silkie roosters looking for a good home, one red one blue that were hatched in late February.    Both get a long very well and the blue one is just starting to crow. For more information about these birds, please contact Julia at

Monday, July 16, 2012

Livestock Extravaganza

I wanted to make you aware of an upcoming livestock workshop that we are calling the Livestock Extravaganza.  It will be held the morning of July 28 a the Buda Vo-Ag Building.  This workshop will focus on sheep, swine, and poultry projects.  Since all three workshops will be going on at the same time, a person will only be able to attend one of the three.  When you register, you can sign up for which workshop you will want to attend.  We ask that both youth and adults who plan on attending please register.  This way we can make sure we have enough handouts for everyone.

We have a great slate of speakers!  Todd Swift will be giving the sheep presentation.  Todd is the County Extension Agent in Blanco County and has judged many prospect and county lamb shows across the state of Texas.  Todd brings a lot of knowledge and experience to this lamb presentation.

The swine presenter will be Chuck Real.  Chuck is a swine breeder from Marion and has judged swine shows across the United States.  He is very knowledgeable about the swine industry and a great person to have the opportunity to ask any question of regarding your market swine project.

Our poultry presenter is Phil Koehler.  Phil has judged broilers and turkeys at numerous county shows (he judged Hays County in 2011 and 2012).  He has also served as a poultry judge at many of the major livestock shows in Texas.

We are very fortunate to have such a great list of presenters coming to share their knowledge with us.  Do take advantage of this opportunity.  Share this information with others that are interested in raising a swine, lamb or poultry project. 

Registration can be done online at  Cost to participate is $10/person and payment will be made at the door.  Please register by July 25 so we can have an accurate headcount for our presenters.  We ask that both youth and adults who plan on attending please register.  The Buda 4-H Club will have a breakfast concession stand set up that morning.  If you have any questions, please let me know.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Camp Hero - For Military Youth

Click here for a flyer for a free camp for all military youth ages 12 - 17. This wonderful camp put on by The Comfort Crew for Military Kids will be at Camp Mabry July 30th - August 3rd from 10am to 2 pm. The Comfort Crew for Military Kids is a fantastic organization that is on a mission to support military kids, just like OMK is. Please take a few minutes to look over the attached flyer and disperse to anyone who may be interested. Thank you so much. Have a great day!

Creedmoor 4-H Rabies Vaccination Clinic

A flyer has been posted to the 4-H website; Click Here,
Saturday, August 4th
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Haynie Chapel United Methodist Church
16415 Greenwood Drive, Del Valle (Garfield) Texas

Brazos Valley Fair and Exposition

The Brazos Valley Fair and Exposition will be held September 6-9, 2012 at the Brazos County Expo Center in Bryan. As part of the Fair, there are having a Lamb, Goat, Steer and Heifer Prospect shows with A&B rings with 100% Payout in Ring A and Prizes in Ring B. Entries can be done on-line at A Premium Book is attached to this email. If you have questions regarding the fair, please call them at 979-823-3976 or visit them on their website at Please forward this to your youth exhibitors as you see fit.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Pet Vaccination Clinic - Kyle, TX

Come support local 4-H!  Hill Country Austin 4-H Club receives 40% of all vaccines for July at the Kyle Animal Hospital Low Cost Vaccine Clinic on July 21st AND others done in the office if they mention us when going into the office.  
Click the link for more information: