The Alberta 4-H program encourages its youth members to actively learn and engage with their community. Dusty Bennett, a member of the Cremona 4-H club, has done just that by raising a steer for the Show and Sale. Through rain or shine from October to May, she fed and cared for the animal. 

“This steer was my favourite steer I have ever had. He was such a big teddy bear and he gave me lots of laughs,” says Dusty.

“It is very fulfilling to know that my steer will be helping people in need that are in our county.”

The Cremona 4-H club was worried about being able to sell steers at their 2020 Livestock Show and Sell because of having to move to a remote sale because of social distancing. The team at the Shantz Sulphur Forming Facility stepped up and continued a 20-year tradition by purchasing one of the steers, then donating the meat to the Mountain View Food Bank.

“Not only are they helping 4-H, they also are helping people in need in our community. It is very fulfilling to know that my steer will be helping people in need that are in our county, Without the support of buyers like this, 4-H would be very different,” adds Dusty.

“The effects of donating can make upward spiral effects as one meal can change the lives of so many people which is bettering the community day by day. Pieridae Energy, thank you for supporting the community!”