UGA Extension Office

Poultry Judging

What is Poultry Judging?

Poultry judging is an evaluation event in which 4-H’ers demonstrate their acquired knowledge of poultry and egg production and marketing by applying it to a real-life decision-making situation. In this competition, participants are expected to: (1.) judge both live specimens and market poultry, (2.) identify parts of birds already prepared for market and (3.) evaluate eggs as to their quality and readiness for market. For at least one class, typically a live production class, participants must be prepared to justify their placing decisions through a set of oral reasons.

Who is eligible to participate?

Poultry judging is open to 4-H youth in grades 4th-12th

Why should my 4-H’er participate in Poultry Judging?

4-H’ers will learn to develop important life skills such as:

·        Decision-making

·        Critical thinking

·        Problem solving

·        Organizational skills

Will there be practices? When is the competition?

Yes – weekly practices will begin in February 2023 and run up until the competition in April 2023

Area contest is generally held in mid-late April