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2003 National 4-H Poultry and Egg Conference

Livestock Update, January 2004

Curtis Novak, Poultry Extension Specialist, VA Tech, and Virginia Poultry Federation Youth Committee Member

2003 National 4-H Poultry and Egg Conference
Louisville, Kentucky

This year Virginia was represented at nationals by the Poultry Judging Team from Culpeper/Madison VA. The team consisted of Nicole and Jessica Barker (Culpeper, VA), Emily Hibl (Amissville, VA), Stephen Sides (Aroda, VA), and Molly Hibl, Whitney Dye, and Norma Sides (coaches). All should be applauded for their efforts. There were a total of 18 teams and 75 individuals that competed in this year's event. The team did a spectacular job this year placing 4th overall. The team represented Virginia extremely well. All were very professional at the event and should be very proud of what they accomplished this year. As an extension specialist, I was very proud to be a part of such a group. All individuals on the team placed in the top 25 with the team placing in all sections of the program. Below are the individual and team placing for each individual section:

Egg Production
10th place individual - Emily Hibl
6th place team

Market Poultry
9th place individual - Emily Hibl
3rd place individual - Stephen Sides
3rd place team

Market Eggs
10th place team

Overall Judging
21st Place individual Nicole Barker
17th place individual - Jessica Barker
10th place individual - Emily Hibl
6th place individual - Stephen Sides

4th place team overall

Congratulations again to not only the participants, but also the parents, coaches and extension agents/specialists that made this experience both positive and rewarding.



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