January & February 2021 Newsletter

Miller Grove FFA

Calendar of Events

January 9 - District and Area Officer Candidate Interviews and Testing

January 9 - NETLA Dairy Classic Validation 10am-12pm @ Cattlemans Vet

January 14 - NETLA BROILER DELIVERY DATE @ Miller Grove HS

January 14 - Paris District Convention @ Mt Vernon HS

January 20-24 - Fort Worth Heifer Show @ Fort Worth, TX

February 1 - FFA Meeting @ 6 PM ~ ALL ABOUT NETLA

February 4-6 - San Angelo Ag Mechanics and Public Speaking Contest @ San Angelo, TX

February 15 - SALE Beef Skillathon @ San Antonio, TX

February 20 - San Angelo Livestock Judging @ San Angelo, TX

February 25-27 - NETLA Livestock Show @ Hopkins Co Civic Center

March 1 - Area VI FFA Convention @ Canton HS

March 5-10 - HLSR Heifer Show @ Houston, TX

March 16 - FFA Meeting @ 6 pm

March 20-21 - HLSR Dairy Show @ Houston, TX

March 25-27 - CDE Contest @ Tarleton, San Angelo & Texas Tech

March 30 - TAMU-C CDE Contest @ Commerce, TX

No FFA meeting in January. At our February 1st meeting, we will discuss everything NETLA...show dates and times, any covid restrictions, raffle tickets, weighing animals, clipping animals, selecting broiler pens. This is parents' opportunity to get all the information that you need about the NETLA show. MASKS WILL BE REQUIRED.

FFA Christmas Party

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The FFA Christmas Party was a blast making blankets! We made 11 blankets to donate to the local women's shelter.

Livestock Updates!

Broiler Pick-Up Day

If you ordered NETLA broilers, they will be delivered on Thursday, January 14, 2021. I will know a pick-up time as the date gets closer. I will send out an email to all broiler exhibitors on Friday, December 18th about getting pen ready and feeding plan.

What does your animal weigh?

We will have a weigh day when we return from Christmas break for lambs, goats and pigs. You need to weigh your animals at the beginning of January to make sure they are on track for the NETLA show.

NETLA Dairy Classic Validation

Validation for NETLA dairy classic heifers will be on January 9, 2021 at Cattlemen's Veterinary clinic from 10-12 am. If you have any questions please let me know.

Livestock Judging

Livestock judging is a process of evaluating, selecting, placing, and learning the various livestock species–beef cattle, sheep, goats and swine.

We will start Livestock Judging practice when we return from Christmas break on Wednesdays after school from 3:30-4:30 pm. Livestock judging is open to all FFA members and Jr FFA members.

Feb 20th - San Angelo Livestock Judging Contest (open to all members)

March & April CDE Contests for high school members.

Dairy Judging

Dairy judging is a process of evaluating, selecting, placing, and learning about dairy cattle while having fun and developing other skills such as public speaking and critical thinking.

We will start Dairy Judging practice when we return from Christmas break. A date has not been decided yet. Although there are not any dairy judging contests posted right now, dairy judging practice is open to all FFA members and Jr FFA members. If a Jr FFA member is interested in dairy cattle or dairy judging, they are welcome to join.

March & April CDE Contests are available for high school members.