Dallas County 4-H Event and Meeting Calendar

Monday, October 14, 2013

Dallas County Poultry Project group members take the State Fair of Texas Pan American Open Poultry Show by storm!

Pan American Open Poultry Show: Eight members from the Urbanites 4-H Club exhibited a total of 44 chickens in the poultry show and brought home 34 ribbons - 24 were first place ribbons. L. Ontiveros was the big winner; her white Ameraucana hen was awarded the top junior honor – Junior Grand Champion Large Fowl.

State Fair of Texas Egg Show: Five Urbanites entered eggs in the Egg competition. B. Cole’s egg placed 1st in broken-out egg quality and was also awarded best of show.

Youth Poultry Showmanship: Seven Urbanites went head to head with 4-H and FFA members from across the state of Texas in the Showmanship Competition. In the intermediate division C. Ontiveros took 3rd place. In the senior division it was a clean sweep by the Urbanites taking all three top spots. Cielo O. 3rd, B. Cole 2nd and C. Shank 1st.

Youth poultry showmanship was a new event at the State Fair this year. Contestants demonstrated their knowledge and handling ability for veteran poultry judge Steve Jones of Poetry, Texas. The competition was made possible by the generous support of Gecko True Value Hardware in Dallas. The Urbanites are very grateful for Gecko’s encouragement and support. The event was a huge success and the State Fair of Texas plans to make this an annual event.

Urbanites have several other poultry shows and showmanship competitions on their schedule.

The Poultry Group is open to all registered members of Dallas County 4-H. Please contact luannshank@sbcglobal.net to be placed on the email list.

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