• By April Bowman
  • Posted Thursday, May 3, 2018

4-H Poultry and Livestock Judging Opportunities

There are many contests in youth livestock. If you are interested in learning more about Poultry Judging or Avian Bowl and participating in one of these contests, there will be an interest meeting held on Thursday, May 10 from 6-7 p.m. at the Davidson County Extension Office (301 E. Center St., Lexington).

Please call 336-242-2080 or email Sara sadrake@ncsu.edu if you plan to attend (or if you would like to participate, but can not attend the meeting). Descriptions and dates of the contest are below. At the meeting, we will work to determine practice schedules and have some activities as well.

Poultry Judging - July 20 (Raleigh)

  • A poultry judging team is composed of 3 or 4 members from a county.

Contest consists of:

  • DIVISION I: Egg Production – Past Production Hens
  • DIVISION II: Market Poultry - Ready to Cook and Parts Identification
  • DIVISION III: Eggs: Interior, Exterior and Broken out Eggs
  • Junior (ages 9-13 as of January 1) and Senior (ages 14-18 as of January 1)

Avian Quiz Bowl - July 20 (Raleigh)

  • The Avian Bowl encourages youth to expand their knowledge of avian facts and become proficient in poultry management and related subjects.
  • Junior (ages 9-13 as of January 1) and Senior (ages 14-18 as of January 1)
  • Youth ages 9-18 that are interested in learning to judge livestock (meat goats, swine, meat-type sheep, and beef cattle) should contact April Bowman at 336-703-2855 or awbowman@ncsu.edu. The state livestock judging contest will be at NCSU July 26-28. All expenses will be covered and transportation/lodging is provided.

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