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PrattTribune - Pratt, KS
  • DeWeese family offers free heifers to start breeding program

  • Three Pratt County 4-H’ers will have a chance to receive a free breeding heifer through the generosity of the DeWeese Family Farm that is sponsoring the Pratt County 4-H Heifer Project.


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  • Three Pratt County 4-H’ers will have a chance to receive a free breeding heifer through the generosity of the DeWeese Family Farm that is sponsoring the Pratt County 4-H Heifer Project.
    The goal of the project is to promote and build the breeding heifer project at the Pratt County Fair.
    The DeWeese family will donate three heifer calves to the project. Only the three heifers on display at the fair grounds will be offered, “What you see is what you get,” said Dwane DeWeese.
    The winners will be selected through lottery and must be 8 to 12 years of age. The DeWeese family will also provide a $150 gift card to buy feed. The DeWeese family will retain ownership for the first year of the project until the heifer is brought to the Pratt County Fair and shown in the Breeding Beef Division IV Exhibit. 
    At that time the heifer becomes the 4-H’ers property that is responsible to start a breeding beef operation. The heifer is not to be sold.
    The DeWeese family will provide insurance for the heifer until Aug. 1, 2012. The insurance is at $750 full value and should death occur proceeds would be paid to the DeWeese Family Farm.
    High Plains Vet Clinic has examined the heifers and all necessary shots have been provided along with health papers. If the heifer doesn’t work out, Dwane DeWeese will pickup the heifer.
    Project Criteria: 4-H’er must be a Pratt County 4-H Club member in good standing; have a desire to own and develop a heifer program, must have support of parents or guardian; must have adequate facilities for caring and developing a breeding heifer program; must be able to feed and care for the calf as defined in the 4-H project guidelines in the livestock project; must be able to show and compete in the Pratt County Fair Heifer category; the 4-H’er and parents must agree to comply with all Pratt County Fair rules and regulations.
     
     
     
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