UGA Extension Office

Poultry Judging

We're excited to introduce our new Poultry Judging program in 2017! In Pulaski County, all 7th through 12 graders are eligible to participate. Come be a part of team and learn more about the broiler and egg industry and how you can become a better consumer of poultry products!

The Poultry Judging Contest is a 4-H program which develops self-motivation, self-esteem and responsibility. Students have the opportunity to strengthen their communication and leadership skills in an environment which allows contribution to group effort; encourages teamwork and promotes acceptance of differences. Participants compare their opinion of an animal against the ideal as specified by industry experts, and learn organizational skills as they compose their thoughts into a cohesive set of reasons justifying their decisions.

Classes to be judged include: Live Hens, Ready-to-Cook Broilers, Broken-out Egg Quality, Interior and Exterior Egg Quality, and Parts Identification. During the contest, participants judge both live specimens and market poultry, identify parts of birds already prepared for market, and evaluate eggs as to their quality and readiness for market.

If you've ever wondered about the grading process and how chickens go from farm to plate, then Poultry Judging is for you! Practice takes place twice a week after school leading up to the area competition in Tifton, Georgia on May 1, 2017.

Please call our office for more information.

*Some material taken from the Georgia 4-H Base Programming Guide.*