Generous 4-H support

Two Abbotsford companies generously supported up-and-coming farmers with their purchase of winning livestock at the 2011 4H Festival Auction at the PNE.

Two Abbotsford companies generously supported up-and-coming farmers with their purchase of winning livestock at the 2011 4H Festival Auction at the PNE.

Lepp Farm Market, a family owned business, showed incredible support to the young participants of the PNE’s popular event, which sees more than 600 young people from across BC participate.

When the last gavel fell, Lepp Farm Market had purchased $25,000 in 4H project animals, including the reserve champion beef steer, for which they paid $5 per pound, for a total of $7,425.

Mierau Construction of Abbotsford also spent $25,000 on livestock at the event, including purchasing the Champion Beef Steer for $7.75 per pound for a total of $10,013.

The money goes to 4-H members and/or their families.

“It is fantastic to see the local business community come out and support these young kids,” said PNE Agricultural Committee chair John Friesen.