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Youth Market Poultry Show at the State Fair of Virginia

Livestock Update, June 2005

Dr. Curtis Novak Poultry Extension Specialist, VA Tech

It is time to secure poults and start thinking about preparing for the Youth Market Poultry Show at the State Fair. This year's event will be held in Richmond, VA at the State Fairgrounds on Saturday, October 1, 2005. I am anticipating a good turn out this year for the event. Details and entry information can be received by visiting the State Fair of Virginia's Web page ( or my web page ( Information will also be emailed to agents and 4-H/FFA teachers and coaches and mailed to past participants still eligible to compete in late June. Recordbooks (required at show time) can be received by contacting your local extension agent and asking for publication 408-042 "4-H Poultry Yearly Plan And Record Book" or by going to the following site: 4-H Poultry Yearly Plan And Record Book.. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact me at or 540-231-5087.

I would also like to set up district training sessions for this event during the summer. Please let me know if you are interested in helping coordinate such an event. The time to start getting turkey poults is now until June 30th and broilers in August so if you are interested, don't hesitate getting turkeys at this time. Let me know if you need help with getting started or locating suppliers of poults or chicks. There are a number of publications available on the web regarding how to raise poultry for this type of show so let me know if you are interested and I will direct you in the right direction. I am looking forward to seeing everyone at the show again this year.

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