POULTRY DIVISION
Entry Fee $10.00
SUPERINTENDENT: CHARLES TAYLOR
ASST. SUPERINTENDENT: JOEL KERBY

GENERAL RULES
1. Deadline to turn in poultry wing bad numbers to the Gregg County Extension Office will be no later than 7 days after their distribution. (Applies to both broilers and roasters)

2. Birds must be owned by exhibitor six weeks before show date as certified by the County Agent or Vo-Ag Instructor.

3. Both male and female birds will be allowed to be shown in both Roaster and Broiler shows.

4. An exhibitor must be present at judging time and owners of broilers and roasters that sell must be present at the auction.

5. All exhibits must be in place by 8:00 p.m., October 26, 2016.

6. All birds are subject to screening. Entries showing unshowworthiness or disease must be removed at the request of the Superintendent.

7. Only Harvest Festival wing banded birds will be allowed to be shown. Wing bands will be checked at entry by the Superintendent. Wing bands must be attached to the bird at all times. If the bird isn’t banded at the time of judging, the entry will be disqualified and the next placing entry will be moved up in order.

8. Each exhibitor must furnish his/her own feed. Feed and water must be placed in a metal container.

9. Poultry Show is terminal. Once the judging is complete, the birds will be removed from the grounds by Harvest Festival representatives.

10. All classes will be judged by classification system (blue, red, white).

11. Only blue ribbon pens will be eligible for the sale regardless of number of pens or how few pens receive blue ribbons.

12. Each exhibitor may sell only one pen of EITHER roasters OR broilers.

13. ALL EXHIBITORS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR CLEANING THEIR PENS AND EMPTYING SHAVINGS INTO PROPER RECEPTACLES.

 

BROILER RULES AND REGULATIONS

1. All chicks shall be ordered through the Show Superintendent, and distributed at random on a specified date. A minimum of fifteen (15) chicks must be ordered by each exhibitor.

2. A pen shall consist of three (3) birds.

3. Entries are limited to one (1) pen per person.

4. Each pen of three birds must weigh a minimum of 15 pounds.

5. Judging will be made on the basis of condition and market value.

6. A maximum of 30 pens of broilers will sell in the sale.

7. All broilers will be sifted for breast blisters and mites.

 

ROASTER RULES AND REGULATIONS
1. Each entry shall consist of one (1) bird. Exhibitors are limited to two (2) entries.

2. All roasters will be purchased through the Harvest Festival and Livestock Show.

3. Roasters must weigh 9 pounds or more to be eligible to compete.

4. All roasters will be sifted for breast blisters and mites.

5. All roasters will be judged for condition and market value.

6. Roasters must be entered by October 1 with wing band number recorded in the name of the exhibitor.

7. A maximum of 30 roasters will sell in the sale.

SCHEDULE OF AWARDS:
PLACING – RIBBONS
GRAND CHAMPION – TROPHY BUCKLE
RESERVE CHAMPION – TROPHY BUCKLE

TURKEY RULES AND REGULATIONS

1. Each entry shall consist of one (1) bird. Exhibitors are limited to two (2) entries.

2. All Turkeys will be purchased through the Harvest Festival and Livestock Show.

3. Turkeys must weigh 20 pounds or more to be eligible to compete.

4. All Turkeys will be sifted for breast blisters and mites, bruises, and broken bones. Diseased Turkeys will not be allowed to show.

5. All Turkeys will be judged for condition and market value.

6. Turkeys must be entered by October 1 with wing band numbers recorded in the name of the exhibitor by required date. Turkeys must have the original registered wing band in place to be eligible to show. Turkeys without an original registered wing band registered in the original exhibitor’s name will be sifted. There is no family validation in the turkey show.

7. Turkeys with wing band numbers not registered by the registration date are automatically sifted from the show.

8. A maximum of 10 Turkeys will sell in the sale as determined by the sale committee.

9. Exhibitors may only sell 1 Turkey in the sale.

10. Turkeys will check in the day of the show (Thursday) to be sifted and shown the same day. Turkeys will be the first to show in the poultry show (8:00 AM).

11. The Turkey show is terminal. Exhibitors may not remove a turkey from the show grounds once it is checked in.

12. Champion and Reserve Champion Turkeys will be cared for by the exhibitor on the show grounds following the Poultry Show and will have the Turkey’s present at the Harvest Festival’s sale location per the Poultry Superintendent’s instructions for pre-sale activities.

13. Turkey exhibitors qualifying for the sale must have their picture made by the official show photographer per instructions announced at time of judging.

14. Exhibitors that cannot physically hold the turkey for the judge are encouraged to have an adult assist to prevent injury to the turkey.

15. The decision of the show judge and the sifter are final and may not be protested.

SCHEDULE OF AWARDS:
PLACING – RIBBONS
GRAND CHAMPION – TROPHY BUCKLE
RESERVE CHAMPION – TROPHY BUCKLE

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