Production Birds Order

It is time to order your turkey and broiler chicks for fair this coming July.  

If you are not familiar with this project area here are the two classes that this order pertains too:

 

Production Turkey-

A production pen consists of one female turkey.  Production turkeys must be purchased through the Extension office, in order to be fair eligible.  Turkeys will be judged on meat production qualities only.  Each pen will count as one entry on pre-registration.  An exhibitor may enter up to two production turkey exhibits. Turkeys must weigh a minimum of 12 pounds. (It is recommended that you purchase 6-8 turkeys to be sure you have enough for 2 pens to be exhibited at fair.)

 

Production Birds- (Pen of Broilers)

A pen of broilers shall consist of three male or three female birds 6 to 8 weeks of age.  Broilers must be purchased through the Extension office, in order to be fair eligible.  Broiler pens will be judged on meat production qualities only. Each pen of 3 must weigh no more than 21lbs total weight or under 12lbs total weight. If weight requirements are not met the pen will be lowered one ribbon placing.  (It is recommended that you purchase 12 broilers to be sure you have enough for 2 pens to be exhibited at fair.) 

 

 Please contact the extension office at (308) 236-1235 to place your order by 5:00 pm on Friday, March 25th. We are expecting turkeys to arrive around April 1st and will cost approximately $2.00 each and broilers around May 30th with an approximate cost of $2.00 each. We will be in contact with you as soon as they arrive!

 

Our production classes are a great opportunity for 4-Her’s to learn about poultry’s important and tasty, role in the food industry. 

There is information on nutrition requirements in the office for feeding and we can get you in touch with a local processor if you need help finishing up the project.