Brunswick County 4-H

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Raise turkeys for the NC State Fair! February 20, 2011

Filed under: 4-H — Blair Green @ 10:46 am

The 4-H Youth Market Turkey Program begins in June when youth receive day-old turkey poults from NCSU’s poultry facility.  For 5 months, each youth is responsible for raising 1 to 4 poults.  In October, they enter their best turkey.  On the 1st Friday of the NC State Fair each participant is placed in a class with 15 or less competitors.  Youth show their bird & answers judges’ questions.  The overall weight of the turkey, the muscling in the breast & legs, and how well each youth has taken care of their bird are all evaluated. Ribbons & placement money are awarded.  1st place winners in each class compete in an overall class for grand champion. Visit the following link: http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/poulsci/4h/turkeyshow/turkeyshow.html   for more information about this program.  In order to participate in this event, please sign up with the Brunswick County 4-H office by February 25th.

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