Even though it's two months away now
is the time to start planning to participate in our state's largest industry
related CDE -- Poultry . A few suggestions are :
1 -- Plan to acquire some live birds
from a poultry service person for your class to practice with -- this
includes layers( 4 birds for placing ) and market breeders ( 8 birds for
keep/cull ) .
2 -- Collapsible wire cages are handy
to keep birds in and for your students to view and to learn how to properly
handle birds . Cages are available from Collapsible Wire Products -- visit
www.collapsiblewireproducts.com . This company has poultry
cages , pigeon , rabbit , turkey , geese , etc . Collapsible cages
are handy because they are easily stored .
3 -- You need an Egg Candling Light
. These are available from Nasco . Call 1 - 800-558-9595 if you need a
Nasco Farm & Ranch catalog .
4 -- The Poultry Science Manual , 5th
edition , is a must to train a poultry team . The entire contest is outlined
and every class is covered in this manual . These are available from the
Texas A&M Instructional Materials Center . Visit www-ims.tamu.edu to
order manuals and other poultry teaching materials .
5 - For complete information about our
Junior and Senior Division contests refer to CDE's on our ag ed website
Last year we had some 60 teams in our
state contest . This is a contest that can be taught without leaving your
classroom , is very consumed oriented and touches on all facets of
the gigantic poultry
Hope your chapter is represented on
March 10 !
Area Livestock Teacher
North Region FFA
204 Four Towers - UGA
Athens, GA 30602
"The Georgia 4-H and FFA youth livestock program
provides opportunites to develop life skills and
enhance knowledge in an ethical manner."