2012 Cyber Reports
Brant 4-H Jr. Dairy South Cyber Report Number 1:
The first meeting of the South Brant Jr. Dairy 4-H club was held on Wednesday April 4th 2012 at Hylltop Farms. The first duration of the meeting was used to learn about the different body parts of a dairy heifer. The second activity that followed was a lesson on: Record Keeping on a Dairy Farm. A reminder is sent out to all members that the PIS forms are due for the next meeting (Wednesday May 2nd at Charbend Farms). For more information about the Brant 4-H dairy club please visit: www.brant4-h.com.
Brant 4-H Gardening Club Cyber Report Number 1:
The first meeting of the Brant 4-H Gardening club was held on Friday April 20th 2012 at the Bethel Community Centre. The first activity was the making of mini-greenhouses. We then went inside and participated in elections and discussions on future meetings. The club then participated in a second activity consisting of a discussion on different types of gardening and container gardening (gardening that is in a container). The next meeting for this club will be held at the Bethel Community Centre on May 18th . For more information on Brant 4-H please go to: www.brant4-h.ca.
Cyber Letter #1 Apiculture
Our first meeting was at Bethel Hall. From 7:00 – 9:00.
Elections we done- President - Jamie
Vice President - Jasmine
Cyber Reporter – Wiley (me)
We played a game, had to get any members name only once.
We learned about bees, there is only 1 queen, worker bees are females and they work themselves to death, male bees are drones. Queen bees have a longer abdomen, she also has a smooth stinger (she could sting you more then once). All others have a barbed stinger- their stinger does not pull out easily. So then they die.
We were given question and answer pieces and we had to go around and match each question up with the fellow member that had the correct answer.
We had a snack of juice and cookies
Poultry Club Learns How to Care for Chicks
"My chickens escaped and I think they laid eggs in this field." This
was the way the first meeting of the Brant County 4-H Poultry Club
started on April 5th. Leader Kathy Gillyatt had hidden plastic Easter
eggs with challenges and chocolate inside for the 26 club members. Club
members learned that chickens are raised for use as meat or eggs.
Commercial laying hens lay white or brown eggs while some of the older
breeds of laying hens will lay eggs with a slight blue tinge. Members
learned that all eggs regardless of colour have the same nutritional
content. Members were able to hold both meat and laying chicks. The
meat chicks grow much faster. The laying chicks were about one-third
the size of the meat chicks of the same age. Our first meeting focused
on thinking about the type of chickens you want to get ie/for eating or
eggs before you buy them and on the housing needed for chickens. Chicks
need draft free areas and should be keep clean and dry. One hen will lay
about 30 dozen eggs a year so you will need lots of fridge space to keep
the eggs. Chickens may not lay chocolate eggs but they sure were fun to
eat. The club will meet again the first Thursday in May.
Submitted by Maxwell Archer.
Cyber Reporter (cake club)
Meeting #1 Feb/06/12
We all made Lazy Daisy cake. Nominations and elections were held.
Vice President-Victoria Kyle
Cyber Reporter-Wiley Fanta
Youth Leader-Lesleigh Elgie
Next meeting; March 5 (meetings are the first
Monday of the month)
The Brant 4-H Veterinary club hosted their 3rd meeting on Thursday February 2 2012 at the Paris Vet Clinic. President Maggie Kyle called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm and started off with the Roll Call. The Roll Call, our leader had assigned us different parts of the eye to research on. The pupil, optic nerve, and etc. After we finished we had a special guest, one of the vets that work at the vet clinic. He then showed us different parts of the eye and how it works. We split into 2 groups and in one group we got to look at the inside of an animals eye and how it had something wrong with it. In the other group our leader Angie Cain, had brought in a few animal organs like a cow tongue, cow heart, kidney, liver and etc. Our meeting was adjourned by the president and was followed by cookies and juice.
The Brant 4-H Veterinary club hosted their 4th meeting at the Paris Vet Clinic on Thursday February 9 2012. President Maggie Kyle called the meeting to order at 7:05 pm and started off with the roll call. The roll call that night was name one fact about the heart, a person you know that had a disease and one tip to keep a healthy heart. We split into 3 groups and on each station the theme was about the Cardiovascular system in humans and animals. One group we got to inject oranges and chicken hearts with water. Group 2 got to see blood cells under a microscope. Group three got to watch a video on how to keep your heart healthy. The president adjourned the meeting at 9:00 pm and was finished off with a delicious snack and juice.
The Brant County 4-H Veterinary Club held their second meeting at the Paris Veterinary Clinic on Thursday, January 19 2012 at 7:00pm. President, Maggie Kyle started the meeting with the 4-H Pledge and the secretary Eliza Van Weerdhuizen read the minutes from our last meeting. Roll call was the name of an animal that we thought used 1 of the 5 senses very well. We also had to name 1 part of the nervous system, it's function and a disease of the nervous system.
Then, we split into three groups, and talked about different parts associated with the nervous system in animals and humans. We did a few experiments and tested different theories and learned a lot about how fast the nerves work. Maggie adjouned at 9pm after having a delicious snack.
Our next meeting is February 2, 2012 at 7pm at the Paris Vet Clinic.