Escambia County 4-H is proud to announce that the junior/intermediate 4-H poultry judging team and the senior 4-H team placed second and fourth respectively at the Florida 4-H State Poultry Judging Contest on Saturday, May 1 at the Florida State Fair in Tampa.
The contest consisted of teams competing to properly evaluate egg-producing hens and apply USDA standards in grading ready-to-cook poultry and eggs (exterior, interior and broken out). During the contest, participants had to judge ready-to-cook carcasses and past production hens, identify parts of poultry already prepared for market and justify their evaluations through a set of oral reasons. The second place junior/intermediate team included Catherine P., Raimi J., Chloe B. and Abigail B., while the fourth place senior team consisted of Alan B., Savannah C. and Katherine B.
The Florida 4-H poultry judging contest helps develop life skills in youth through activities related to poultry production and processing. Through the Florida 4-H poultry judging contest, participants are able to learn organizational skills as they compose their thoughts in realistic decision-making situations. 4-H members in the contest learned valuable skills such as effective decision-making, critical thinking, goal setting and teamwork.
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The Escambia County 4-H poultry judging team members at the 2021 state 4-H contest