Texas 4-H Standard:
Broiler show rules and the official order form will be posted on September 1, 2013.
Broiler Orders will be due by October 15, 2013.
State Fair of Texas:
2013 State Fair of Texas Rules & Ordering Procedures (updated 5/7/13)
2013 STATE FAIR OF TEXAS Official Order Form (posted 5/1/13)
Other Helpful Links:
Poultry Institute for Youth - June 16-18, 2013
The TAMU Poultry Institute for Youth is held on the Texas A&M campus once a year (usually in June). The purpose of this program is to give high school students with an interest in learning about the poultry industry a chance to gain first hand knowledge. Participants will have the opportunity to meet Texas A&M staff and Texas poultry industry leaders. A portion of the institute will also include hands on work with birds and areas of leadership. Registration is open students who will be enrolled in the fall as high school juniors, seniors or college freshmen. Registration forms for the next institute will be posted after the first of the year.
Market Poultry Production & Selection Workshop - May 11, 2013
This workshop provides an excellent opportunity for CEAs, agriscience instructors, leaders, parents and youth to “hear the experts” and work alongside Texas’ major poultry judges. Youth interested in a career in poultry science should make a special effort to attend the workshop. Departmental personnel will be available to counsel potential students. Educational activities include in-depth discussion on brooding, management, sanitation and feeding programs and selection and processing methods for broilers, turkeys and roasters. Discussion on selection procedures and bird quality characteristics will be followed by “hands on” practice in early culling and selecting and “putting together” show pens.
When: 8:30 am – 3 pm , May 11, 2013
Where: Pierce Pavilion
Registration: Advanced registration is online at https://agriliferegister.tamu.edu/index.cfm. Keyword – poultry
- $50.00 per person or family
- $25.00 for CEAs
- $8.00 per person for optional lunch (kids under 10 eat free)
- Onsite or Late (after 5/1/13) registration is $75.00 per person or family.
- Onsite registration starts at 8 am.
Ag Teacher Resources
Egg to Chick – Hatching Eggs in the Classroom
- Hatching Eggs in the Classroom – A Teacher’s Guide (E-635)
- TAMU Poultry Farm phone number – 979-845-4367
Agri-Science Teacher Judging Workshop -
NOTE – WILL NOT BE TAUGHT SUMMER 2013
Covers all parts of the FFA Poultry CDE
- Placing market broilers
- Interior and exterior egg grading
- USDA RTC carcass grading
- Parts Identification
- Further processed products evaluation
- Evaluation of past production laying hens
- Preparing for the exam and math problems
For more information, please contact Dr. Jason Lee – 979-845-1654.