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Virginia Team Sweeps in Eastern Regional Poultry Judging Contest
Livestock Update, November 1997
Phillip J. Clauer, Animal and Poultry Sciences, Virginia Tech
On September 27, five 4-H'ers represented Virginia at the Eastern Regional Judging Contest. The Rockingham County team was coached by Mike Wanger. Team members were Jennifer Pence, Jeff Heatwole, Kathryn Threewitts and Kristine Grayson.
The Virginia Team Placed:
1st place team overall
1st place team market poultry division
1st place team production hens and oral reasons
1st place team market egg division
The Virginia individuals also placed very well.
Kathryn Threewitts placed:
2nd Production Hens and Oral Reasons
4th Market Poultry
8th Market Eggs
Kristine Grayson placed:
4th Production Hens
6th Market Eggs
Jennifer Pence placed:
1st Market Eggs
3rd market Poultry
Mike Dunlap competed as an independent individual and placed:
2nd Market Poultry
3rd Production Hens and Oral Reasons
10th Market Eggs
In all, 15 teams from 9 states participated in the contest. Congratulations to all the Virginia youth on the fine job they did representing the State of Virginia. All five will be representing Virginia in the National 4-H Contest in November in Kentucky.
The top teams placed as follows:
1st - Virginia 4-H
2nd - Georgia 4-H
3rd - Georgia FFA
4th - Indiana 4-H
5th - Maryland 4-H
6th - Florida 4-H
7th - Virginia FFA
8th - Ohio 4-H
9th - Tennessee 4-H
10th - Ohio FFA
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