Threemile Dairy Heifer 4-H'ers Compete at Morrow County Fair

Last week, the Threemile Dairy Heifer Program 4-H'ers gathered in Heppner for the annual Morrow County Fair after eight months of practice, preparation and caring for their animals. It was a fantastic week and we are so proud of all the kids and their families who participated in the program this year!! Here’s a snapshot of some of the highlights.  

  • The fair kicked off with "move in day” where each animal is brought to the fair to be shown.  
  • The 4-H'ers competed in livestock judging.    
  • Dr. Brittany Casperson, Threemile Maternity Manager, hosted a milk and cheese booth. 
  • In the evening, the RDO tractor pull was a hit with the younger kids where they competed for prizes donated by the local RDO Equipment Store. 
  • It was an early morning for both participants and heifers, as the animals were groomed before the dairy show started. Each heifer was bathed, clipped, and beautified before it was time to go into the ring.  
  • Heifers competed in a conformation class where they were evaluated on dairy characteristics. 
  • Fair goers attended an ice cream social, with supplies donated by Tillamook.   
  • The Threemile crew cooked breakfast in the snack shack.  
  • Dairy Heifer program participants prepared for the showmanship event, where they are judged on how well they present their heifer, animal cleanliness and behavior.  
  • Parade Day! The Threemile participants walked their heifers through Heppner and passed out cheese donated by Tillamook to parade-goers.  

On Sunday, the fair came to an end and the 4-H'ers said bittersweet goodbyes to their heifers as they returned to Threemile, added back to our milking herd. We are so proud of each participant this year for all the hard work they put into raising and showing their heifer. Thank you, Morrow County 4-H!