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Poultry Judging Team Does Well

Posted by romeethredge on May 1, 2014

Seminole County 4H Poultry Judging team has done well again this year in regional and state contests. We have no real commercial poultry….well we do raise some backyard birds and we have some quail we raise, I suppose. I would say we have more alligators than poultry in our county. But we all eat chicken and eggs and we enjoy learning about poultry and eggs. We do grow lots and lots of field corn here to feed these hungry birds.

Our Senior (9th through 12th grade)team placed 3rd in the regional contest in the highest scoring region in the state.

Our top 4 scorers advanced to the State Competition up near Athens, where they didn’t do as well, but we were thankful to be there.

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Poultry Judging

Posted by romeethredge on April 27, 2013

_DSC4966Our Seminole county 4-H Senior Poultry Judging team did so well at regionals that we were invited to the State event held this week. It was a tough contest but our youth represented us well.


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Poultry Judging

Posted by romeethredge on April 12, 2013

Poultry Judgers went to Tifton this week to compete in Poultry and egg competitions. These 4-H’ers represented Seminole County well at the contest by placing 3rd with Seniors (High School) in the regional contest that usually ends up sending the state winner to nationals. Our Junior (Middle school) team did well, too with a 5th place finish.  They judged live birds(layers)and told judges why they placed them the way they did (reasons) in the order of which layers have laid the most eggs. They judged the interior quality of eggs by candling them. Exterior egg quality, Broken-out egg quality and ready to cook broiler quality. They had a written test and a Parts identification section as well.

We also heard from the UGA Poultry Science Department about careers in poultry science. We grow lots of chickens in Georgia and we grow lots of corn and soybeans to feed them.


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