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POULTRY DEPARTMENT

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Department 10.8 Poultry

Tioga County Fair 2023 Youth Poultry Exhibits

9:00 AM, Monday, August 7th , 2023 

Showmanship and Breed Classes

( NO LIve Birds or Eggs at the fairgrounds - for 2023 this will be a picture show only. Please see the rules below for more information)

 

Poultry Superintendent:

Melanie Berndston

(814) 933-2984

 

Asst. Superintendent:

Derik Remley

(717) 406-6256

 

ALL Entries MUST BE Postmarked by July 24th, 2023

NO late entries accepted.

Send entries to:

Melanie Berndtson

9006 Route 6

Wellsboro, PA  16901

 

RULES & REGULATIONS

(Refer To General & Health Rules)

GENERAL RULES

1. Eligibility: Class is open to any 4-H or FFA member currently carrying a poultry project. The exhibit must be raised by the exhibitor and be related to his or her current project.

2. 4-H members must be enrolled in the 4-H poultry project by program enrollment deadlines (see page 26) 4-H project and record books must be up-to-date and must be judged at 4-H Round-Up on Saturday, August 3rd, 2023.

 

3. No entry fee will be charged for 4-H/FFA classes (Dept. 10).

 

4. All 4-H/FFA poultry exhibitors must have a current “Quality Assurance Certificate”.

 

5. 4-H/FFA members may show two birds per individual class

NEW FOR 2023: The PA Department of Agriculture has decided to protect Pennsylvania’s $7.1 billion dollar poultry industry from the threat of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza by banning poultry and egg exhibitions at 2023 Fairs.
NO LIVE POULTRY, FOWL AND EGGS WILL BE ALLOWED TO BE ENTERED AND ONSITE.

All breed classification classes will be open to YOUTH only (ages 8 to 18 as of January 1, 2023) for the 2023 show via photo submissions.

Youth will be required to submit four photos of each bird/entry. Photos will need to include the front, back and each side of the bird. Photos must be color and printed on 8 1/2 by 11 inch paper and dropped off to the Tioga County Fair Poultry Barn by 9 am Monday August 7th. Each photo needs to be clearly labeled on the back with exhibitor name, entry name, class number/name, photo # of 4.

Youth Showmanship: A-8-1

 

1. NO LIVE BIRDS will be used for showmanship.

 

2. Exhibitors will be judged on their ability to handle and examine poultry, the exhibitor’s knowledge of poultry, appearance, and actions.
Knowledge tested will be age appropriate and consist of questions related to breeds, classes, and standard care and management of poultry. Specific scoresheet and requirements can be obtained from the Poultry Department Chair.

 

Showmanship will take place Monday August 7th at 9 am.

 

Showmanship Class:

1. Youth Showmanship, Ages 8-10

2, Junior Showmanship, Ages 11-13

3. Intermediate Showmanship, Ages 14-16

4. Senior Showmanship, Ages 17 and over

            Champion Showman - Rosette

            Reserve Champion Showman - Rosette

Youth Poster Contest: A-8-2

 

1. All entries must be made by currently enrolled 4-H and FFA members as part of the current year’s project work.

 

2.Each contestant can enter two poster classes but no more than one poster per class.

 

3. Each article will be judged according to the exhibit guidelines.

 

4. Each exhibitor must attach identification to the back of each poster: name, address, zip code, and county.

 

5. All posters must be 14” X 22” in size. All others will be disqualified.

 

6. Posters must be displayed by 9 am Monday August 7th.

 

7. Contestants are encouraged to exhibit their posters at the 2016 PA Farm Show.

CLASSES :

Science of Poultry: Incubation, diseases, embryology, anatomy (internal, external), research projects, etc.

1) Beginner Level, Ages 8-12
2) Advanced Level, Ages 13-18

Breeds and History of Poultry: Breed traits (comb, plumage types), classes, breeds, history

3) Beginner Level, Ages 8-12
4) Advanced Level, Ages 13-18

Care of Poultry: Brooding, feeding, housing, management, bio-security, etc.

5) Beginner Level, Ages 8-12
6) Advanced Level, Ages 13-18

Consumption of Poultry: Products, food safety, food preparation, eggs, meat, nutritional information

7) Beginner Level, Ages 8-12
8) Advanced Level, Ages 13-18

Poultry Skillathon: A-8-4

A skillathon is a test of a youth’s knowledge and skills in a certain subject area. In the poultry skillathon this year, there will be four stations to test the youth’s knowledge in poultry. They will have to answer questions and complete activities related to a specific poultry topic area at each station. The stations for the 2023 poultry skillathon will include: Egg Grading, Carcass Evaluation, Parts of a Chicken, General Knowledge Exam

 

Skillathon will take place Monday August 7th at 10:30 am.

 

Class:

1. Youth, ages 8-10

2. Junior, ages 11-13

3. Intermediate, ages 14-16

4. Senior, ages 17 and older

Youth Poultry Scrapbook Contest

1. All entries must be made by currently enrolled 4-H and FFA members as part of the current year’s project work.

 

2. Each contestant or club may enter one scrapbook.

 

3. Each article will be judged according to the exhibit guidelines.

 

4. Each exhibitor must attach identification to the back of each scrapbook:  name, address, zip code, and county.

 

5. All scrapbooks must be the standard 12” X 12” format, have a creative cover, and a minimum of six pages (front and back). It should include material to tell the member’s or club’s story of their poultry project activities over the past calendar year. The scrapbook should include photos, articles, ribbons, and other creative ways to graphically tell the member’s or club’s story.

 

6. No kits or patterns from commercial sources will be accepted.

 

7. Scrapbooks must be entered by Monday August 7th at 9:00 am

Click HERE for poultry show classes and premiums list

 

SECTION A-8

4-H AND FFA POULTRY

 

Superintendent:

Melanie Bemdtson 814-933-2984

Derek Remley 717-406-3256

ALL Entries MUST BE Postmarked by July 24, 2024

NO late entries will be accepted.

Send entries to:

Melanie Berndtson

9006 Route 6

Wellsboro, PA 16901

 

POULTRY SHOW SCHEDULE

9:00 A.M., Monday, August 5, 2024 Showmanship and Market Classes

 

GENERAL RULES

  1. Eligibility: Class is open to any 4-H or FFA member currently carrying a poultry project. The exhibit must be raised by the exhibitor and be related to his or her current project.

  2. 4-H members must be enrolled in the 4-H poultry project by program enrollment deadlines. All birds must be enrolled by June 1, 2024. 4-H project and record books must be up to date and must be judged at 4-H roundup.

  3. No entry fee will be charged for 4-H/FFA Classes in Dept 10

  4. All 4-H/FFA poultry exhibitors must have a current "Quality Assurance Certificate".

  5. 4-H and FFA members may show two pair of meat birds in the market poultry class. 

  6. This is LIMITED to Pennsylvania flocks only and preference given to Tioga Co. Exhibitors.

  7. The recommended age for meat birds 7-8 weeks for commercial breeds. Birds will be weighed and must be between 5 and 9 pounds. No exhibitor may enter more than two meat bird pairs. Exhibitors are permitted to band six meat birds, show two pair, and sell those two pair at the Junior Livestock Sale. 

  8. Meat Birds MUST be obtained from the Tioga County Fair Poultry Department in 2024. Information will be available about the purchased birds in April Birds may not be obtained from outside sources. 

  9. If exhibitors have questions about when to purchase their meat birds so that they do not grow too large by the time of the fair, contact Tioga County Fair Poultry Department. (The word meat bird refers to a chicken, not a bird of any other species or type.)

  10. All birds entered in the Meat Pen class will be butchered within 72 hours of show and sold frozen at the Junior Livestock Sale.  sold at the Junior Livestock Sale. All meat birds are terminal projects. These birds will be sold with the idea they are going to slaughter.

  11. 4-H or FFA members must be present and have charge of their birds at the time of judging and sale.

  12. To arrange testing and banding for your birds, contact the Tioga County Fair Poultry Department.

  13. Meat Birds must be tested for AI within 14 days of the start of the fair.

  14. Exhibits of Eggs, feathers must be certified to be AI-free via PDA-approved testing methods (blood or PCR testing for gallinaceous* birds; PCR testing for waterfowl).  As an alternative, feathers from an untested flock may be exhibited if they have been stored in an area that is kept at a minimum of 68 degrees and is separated from all poultry for at least 128 days.

 

2024 Notice

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture has decided to protect Pennsylvania's $7.1 billion dollar poultry industry from the threat of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza by banning breeding poultry at the 2024 fairs.

NO LIVE BREEDING POULTRY, FOWL WILL BE ALLOWED TO BE ENTERED AND BE ON SITE. ALL MEAT CHICKENS WILL BE PROCESSED WITHIN 72 HOURS OF SHOW. 


 

ALL ENTRIES SHOULd BE DONE ONLINE VIA FAIR ENTRY LINK ON THE TIOGA COUNTY FAIR WEBSITE. WWW.TIOGACOUNTYFAIR.COM

NO LATER THAN JULY 24 2024.

 

ONCE IN FAIR ENTRY MAKE SURE YOU CLICK ON PENNSYLVANIA TIOGA.

REGISTER FOR ALL CLASSES




A-8-1

SHOWMANSHIP

1, Exhibitors will be judged on their ability to handle and examine poultry, the exhibitor's knowledge of poultry, appearance, and actions. Knowledge tested will be age appropriate and consist of questions related to breeds, Classes, and standard care and management of poultry. Specific scoresheet and requirements can be obtained From the Poultry Department Chair.

(To be judged at start of poultry show) 

CLASS Premiums $10 $8 $6 $4 $2

  1. Youth Showmanship, ages 8-10

  2. Junior Showmanship, ages 11-13

  3. Intermediate Showmanship, ages 14-16

  4. Senior Showmanship, ages 17 and over

  5. Champion Showman – Rosette

  6. Reserve Champion Showman – Rosette

 

 

A-8-2

Market Chickens

Premiums $10 $8 $6 $4 $2

 

Market Classes 

 1, Meat Pen Class – Chicken, under one year -PEN OF 2

 

 2, Broilers - 5-7 lbs - Pen of 1

 3. Roasters - 7 - 9 lbs - pen of 1

 4. Best Of Show  -  Rosette

 5. Reserve Best Of Show   -  Rosette

 

A-8-3

  1. All breed classifications will be open to YOUTH Only (ages 8 to 18 as of January 1, 2023) for the Show via photo submissions,

  2. Youth will be required to submit 4 photos of each bird /entry. Photos will need to include the front, back and each side of the bird. Photos must be colored and printed on 8½ by 11-inch paper and dropped off to the Tioga County Poultry Barn by 9am, Monday August 7th. Each photo needs to be clearly labeled on the back with exhibitor name, entry name, class number/name, photo# of 4.

CLASSES NUMBERED ON CHARTS BELOW

PREMIUMS $10 $8 $6 $4 $2

 

Section 1

Purebred Chicken Classes

 

Large Fowl

 

Any American Breed

 1 Cock

 2 Hen

 3 Cockerel

 4 Pullet

Any English Breed

5 COCK

6 HEN

7 Cockerel

8 PULLET

Any Continental Breed

9 cock

10 hen

11 cockerel

12 pullet

Any Other Standard Breed

13 cock

14 hen

15 cockerel

16 pullet

Any Asiatic Breed

17 cock

18 hen

19 cockerel

20 pullet

Any Mediterranean Breed

21 cock

22 hen

23 cockerel

24 pullet

 

Best Of Class  -  Rosette

 

Reserve Best Of Class  -  Rosette

 



 

PREMIUMS $10 $8 $6 $4 $2

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Section 2

Purebred Bantam Classes

Bantams

Cock

Hen

Cockerel

Pullet

-

Any Clean Legged

I

2

3

4

Any Feather Legged Breed

13

14

15

16

Any Game Bird

17

18

19

20

Best Of Class Rosette

 

Reserve Best Of Class Rosette

 

 

PREMIUMS $10 $8 $6 $4 $2

Section 3

 

Purebred Waterfowl (Domestic Only) Classes

 

Waterfowl (Domestic Only)

Cock

 

Hen

 

Cockerel

 

Pullet

 

Any Bantam Duck

1

2

3

4

Any Other Duck

5

6

7

8

Any Goose

9

10

11

12

Best Of Class Rosette


 

Reserve Best of Class Rosette


 









 

PREMIUMS $10 $8 $6 $4 $2


 

 

Section 4

 

Purebred Turkey Classes

Turkeys (Domestic Only)

Cock

Hen

Cockerel

Pullet

Any Standard Breed Turkey

1

2

3

4

Best Of Class Rosette

 

Reserve Best of Class Rosette

 

PREMIUMS $10 $8 $6 $4 $2

Section 5

Production Chicken Classes

 

Cock

Hen

Cockerel

Pullet

Any Production Breed

 

2

3

4


 

A-8-4

Poultry Skill-a-Thon: A Skill-a-Thon is a test of a youth’s knowledge and skills in a certain subject area. In the poultry skill-a-thon this year, there will be four stations to test the youth’s knowledge in poultry. They will have to answer questions and complete activities related to a specific poultry topic area at each station. The stations for the 2024 poultry skill-a-thon will include: Egg Grading, Carcass Evaluation, Parts of a Chicken, and a General Knowledge exam.

Skill-a-Thon will take place Monday, August 5th at 10:30 am.

 

Class:

PREMIUMS $10 $8 $6 $4 $2

  1. Youth, ages 8-10

  2. Junior, ages 11-13

  3. Intermediate, ages 14-16

  4. Senior, ages 17 and older

 

A-8-5

Youth Poultry Scrapbook Contest:

PREMIUMS $10 $8 $6 $4 $2

I. All entries must be made by currently enrolled 4-H and FFA members enrolled as part of the current year's project work.

  1. Each contestant or club may enter one scrapbook.

  2. Each article will be judged according to the exhibition guidelines.

  3. Each exhibitor must attach identification to the back of each scrapbook: name, address, zip code, and country.

  4. All scrapbooks must be the standard 12"xl2" format, have a creative cover, and a minimum six pages (front and back).

It should include material to tell the member's or club's story of their poultry project activities over the past calendar year. The scrapbook should include photos, reticles, ribbons, and other creative ways to graphically tell the member's or club's story.

  1. No kits or patterns from commercial sources will be accepted.

  2. Scrapbooks must be entered by Monday, August 5th at 9:00 am.


 

A-8-5

Youth Poster Contest

PREMIUMS $10 $8 $6 $4 $2

1. All entries must be made by currently enrolled 4-H and FFA members as part of the current year's project work.

  1. Each contestant can enter two poster classes but no more than one poster per class.

  2. Each article will be judged according to the exhibit guidelines.

  3. Each exhibitor must attach identification to the back of each poster: name, address, zip code, and county.

  4. All posters must be 14" X 22" in size. All others will be disqualified.

  5. Posters must be displayed by 9am, Monday August 7th.

  6. Contestants are encouraged to exhibit their posters at the 2024 PA Farm Show.

Classes: 

  1. Science of Poultry: Incubation, diseases, embryology, anatomy (internal, external), research projects, etc.

    1. Beginner Level, Ages 8-12

    2. Advanced Level, Ages 13-18

  2. Breeds and History of Poultry: Breed traits (comb, plumage types), classes, breeds, history

    1. Beginner Level, Ages 8-12

    2. Advanced Level. Ages 13-18

  3. Care of Poultry: Brooding, feeding, housing, management, biosecurity, etc.

    1. Beginner Level, Ages 8-12

    2. Advanced Level. Ages 13-18

  4. Consumption of Poultry: Products, food safety, food preparation, eggs, meat, nutritional information

    1. Beginner Level, Ages 8-12

    2. Advanced Level. Ages 13-18

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