It’s time to place your orders for market poultry! In a change from last year, orders will be completed online with the option to pay by credit card or by check. ORDERS FOR ALL MARKET POULTRY ARE DUE ON MAY 1. Go to go.osu.edu/wcpoultry2021 to access the market poultry order form.
This year’s Ohio National Poultry Show, the largest poultry show in the nation, has gone virtual! This gives open and junior exhibitors a new way to compete and still be a part of the Ohio National. Information, including the catalog, can be found by clicking the links below.
The entry deadline is Saturday, October 17, with Class Champions announced Saturday, November 14 and the Show Champion announced Sunday, November 15. Show awards will be mailed the week after announcing the champions. There is no cost to enter. For Open Show questions, contact Tim Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org or Newt Long at email@example.com. For Junior Show questions contact Tim & Mary Neviska at firstname.lastname@example.org or Clell Agler at email@example.com
Poultry Quality Assurance is June 10 at 3:00 PM. This is the final regular Quality Assurance session offered this year! Go to the Zoom link https://osu.zoom.us/j/98210249300 or you may join the meeting by phone at 312-626-6799 Meeting ID: 982 1024 9300
Here in Wayne County we are lucky to have two great businesses that support our 4-H program by making poultry ordering easy and smooth! Centerra of Wooster distributes meat turkeys, meat ducks, and meat chickens out of their retail store. Centerra duck orders are due on July 1 with pick-up on July 16, and chick orders are due on July 14 with pick-up on July 23. See the links below to access the Centerra order forms.
Gerber Poultry is very generous and supplies our 4-H program with donated market chickens at a discount rate. Please place your chick order no later than July 1. See the link below to place your order online! Gerber Chick pick up will be July 21st at 11:00 am at the Junior Fair Office at the Wayne County Fairgrounds.
As always, poultry exhibitors are welcome to purchase market birds from any NPIP hatchery as long as they follow the hatch dates provided in the 2020 guidelines.
OSU ATI will be holding a Youth Poultry Clinic on April 18th. Topics covered will include avian anatomy, nutrition, exhibition poultry, and egg production. Quality Assurance will also be offered. Registration information is available at https://ohio4h.org/sites/ohio4h/files/imce/animal_science/Poultry/Registration%20and%20Map_2.pdf
A hatchery is offering young turkeys to 4-H members. Thanks to the support of our donors, the turkeys will be free of charge or offered at a discounted price. Please contact Phil Shriver at 330-789-1048 by April 30th to place your order or for further details. Delivery will be in May.
Poultry & Rabbit purchased from the 2014 Wayne County Junior Fair Livestock Sale can be picked up at the Wayne County Fairgrounds – Jr. Fair Office on Saturday September 20, 2014 from 1-3 pm. For more information contact 4-H program assistant Stephen Heppe. ALL MEAT NOT PICKED UP BY 3 PM WILL BE DONATED TO A LOCAL CHARITY.
The Wayne County 4-H and FFA Poulty and Rabbit Committee will host clinics for poultry and rabbits on Saturday June 21st at the Wayne County Fairgrounds.
9-10 am – Optional Quality Assurance (QA) Program in the Sheep Arena tailored to Rabbit and Poultry members.
10-11 am Poultry and Rabbit Clinics
Poultry will meet in the Sheep Arena and Rabbits will meet in the Commercial Bldg
Topic: Getting ready for the fair
Please note: If you attend the entire QA program you will receive a certificate that will allow you to come to Skillathon and bypass the QA program and go straight to the Skillathon stations.