Trinity High School sisters, Tess and Shae Johnston, recently bought two Polled Hereford–Angus cross steers from our Summit Creek Ranch. The sisters plan to raise the steers, also known as “Black Baldys”, as Trinity River 4-H projects this summer.
Tess and Shae have been raising animals for the Trinity County Fair since they were children, beginning with lambs and pigs, then eventually working their way up to steers. They are active in multiple sports teams, clubs, the Student Body.
Tess says “The lessons of hard work and responsibility I learned from my 4-H projects have…influenced me to pursue a career as a large animal veterinarian.”
The sisters will be selling the two steers at the Trinity County Junior Livestock Auction in Hayfork this August, and although we’re all hoping for a Grand Champion, we’re above all proud to be a small part of these outstanding student’s lives.
ABOUT SUMMIT CREEK RANCH
Summit Creek Ranch is made up of 690 acres in Hayfork Valley, which we primarily use for our grass-fed beef business…though we still managed to plant a few acres of test vines!
4-H is the nation’s largest youth development and empowerment organization, reaching more than 7 million youth in urban neighborhoods, suburban schoolyards, and rural farming communities. Fueled by a university-backed curriculum and the caring support of adult volunteers and mentors, 4-H inspires young people in to work collaboratively, take the lead on their own projects and to set and achieve goals with confidence. They chart their own course, explore important issues and define their place in the world, standing up for themselves and their communities. These pivotal experiences build a foundation of leadership and skills for success in their future careers. Learn more about 4-H programs or find out how you can get involved.