2019 Poultry Festival 4-H/FFA Show Broiler Taking Orders (Deadline Today)

July 15, 2019 (Broiler Show Information Sheet | Broiler Show Rules) - Are you a youth in grades 3rd through 12th and interested in showing chickens at the upcoming East Texas Poultry Festival? The Shelby County 4-H Poultry project offers many activities to youth of all ages. Activities that youth can engage in include poultry production of all types, preparing foods using poultry products and public presentations that utilize information learned from the many areas within the poultry program. Youths can compete in activities at the county, district, state and national levels of competition. Rewards include an increased appreciation of the influence of the poultry industry on our lives and recognition in the form of awards, prizes, trips, and even collegiate scholarships.

Sound interesting? If so, now is the time to place your order for chicks for the Shelby County Broiler Show. A pen of 30 chicks are ordered and purchased for $30. Show rules have been revised! Please read them carefully before signing. Show rules and paperwork may be downloaded with the links at the beginning of the article or picked-up at the Extension office at 266 Nacogdoches Street (Old Elementary School Library Bldg.) All orders are due no later than July 15th and are payable by check or money order only. A date for pick up has not been finalized and will be announced at a later time. The 2019 Broiler Show and Sale will be held on October 5, 2019.

If you have questions about participating in the 4-H Poultry project or learning what is involved in showing and raising chickens as a 4-H member, give Lane Dunn, Shelby County Extension Agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources a call at 936-598-7744 or email at jldunn@ag.tamu.edu.

Anyone needing special assistance at any Extension Program should contact the Texas AgriLife Extension Office of Shelby County at (936) 598-7744 at least two weeks prior to the event or program. Educational programs of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service are open to all people without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or veteran status.  The Texas A&M University System, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the County Commissioners Courts of Texas Cooperating.