2019 4-H Fair Winners With Meyer Hatchery Poultry
We enjoy hearing reports from our local fair winners who show Meyer Hatchery poultry!
4-H and FFA make up a large portion of our community. 4-H is set up by the Department of Agriculture in order to help young people become productive members of society. It helps to teach them useful skills in agriculture, animal husbandry, and carpentry, as well as community service and personal development. Additionally, FFA, which stands for Future Farmers of America, uses agricultural education to help students achieve personal growth, leadership skills, and career advancement.
These skills are invaluable to our growing communities because they help ensure that future generations will have the skillset to continue to develop, grow food, and create goods for years to come. We heard from some of our local 4H and FFA kids on their recent successes showing at the 2019 fair.
Chaz M is 12 years old and from Jacobsburg, Ohio. Jacob writes, “My fair season success is due to a high protein diet and plenty of fresh water. I entered a white broad-breasted turkey and won Grand Champion. My brother Myles placed 4th out of 15 entries. I enjoy the competition and the money, of course. My grandfather will be ordering more turkeys this coming April. Thanks again!”
Cameron is a customer service superstar here at Meyer Hatchery. During the school year, you will find her in the classroom teaching agriculture to high school students. This year she and her students exhibited chickens at the local county fair. Their Meyer Hatchery birds won Grand Champion Chicken Overall, Grand and Reserve Intermediate Showman, and Reserve Champion Senior Showman! These students are super lucky to have such a knowledgeable teacher guiding them through the entire process.
Ballie C from Oregon has taken Overall Grand Champion market turkey for the 2nd year in a row with her turkeys from Meyer Hatchery!
Lexi N has been showing for 8 years at the Union County Fair in Ohio. She took home several winnings this year; Her pullets won Reserve Grand Champion, her ducks took Best in Show-Waterfowl, Poultry Showmanship, and Duck Showmanship. The duck breed she showed was Black East Indie. The chickens she showed were Meyer Hatchery Golden Buffs, White Silkies that took 1st place in their Bantam class, Cochins that took 3rd place in the Bantam class, and Broilers that took 5th place in the market class! Her plans for next year are to raise Broilers differently, as they were grass-fed this year. Lexi said that she would like to try more fancy breed chickens as well.
Jordan C with her 2019 Warren County Fair Grand Champion Market Chicken that was purchased from Meyer!
As a first-year 4-H exhibitor, Katelyn took a Mottled Cochin Bantam and a Porcelain Belgian Bearded D’uccle bantam to the Medina County Fair. She placed 5th with her Mottled Cochin and 8th with her Porcelain D’uccle. To top it off she also took 2nd place in showmanship! Pretty impressive for her first year showing as a big kid! Katelyn already has big plans for next year; she brought home 2 new bantams as a breeding pair, and she plans to get to the fairgrounds earlier next year to pick a better spot for her birds. She has a very promising future as a showman!
We want to shout a big congratulations to all of our 4-H and FFA kids this year! Your dedication and hard work shows and we are so very proud of you!
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