The much anticipated return to an in-person beef show and sale for the Longview 4H Beef Club is back this holiday Monday, May 23.

Every year they donate a steer and put it up for auction and once again they've chosen the High River District Health Care Foundation.

Ross Lewis with the club explains how the donation steer works.

"Every year one family in our 4H club raises an extra steer and we pick a local charity to donate him to and then we send the kids out. They look for donations, we pool all that money together and when we have the auction sale we buy that steer as the Eastern Slopes Philanthropists and then we donate him back." 

This will be the first time doing the show and sale in-person since the pandemic.

Ross Lewis' son Kaiden is the one who raised this year's donation steer named 'Knuckles'.

"He was born February 17th as a premature twin and his legs didn't work right, he was a little bit knuckled over so his hooves would bend back and he would walk on his knuckles for probably the first month of his life. We put casts on his legs, bottle-fed him for the first two weeks until we could find a mom because his mom didn't have enough milk for him, got him on the Jersey cow and he started growing like a bad weed."

The show and sale is on Victoria Day, Monday, May 23 with the show starting at 1:00 p.m. with supper to follow at 5:00 p.m. and then the sale gets underway at 6:00 p.m. and it all takes place at the High River Ag grounds.