Two Poultry Related Webinars This Week

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1.   Coaching a 4-H poultry judging team – Wednesday, March 27 at 2 p.m. Eastern

4-H poultry judging contests teach participants to make decisions in an orderly manner, use reasoning skills, and to communicate decisions. They also learn to use USDA grading criteria to determine the quality of ready-to-cook poultry and eggs. Participants evaluate groups of laying hens and grade them in order of past egg production, grade ready-to-cook chicken and turkey carcasses and grade eggs for interior and exterior quality. The webinar (March 27, 2013) will go over the different classes in the contest and how to prepare team members for a contest. State teams have the opportunity to represent there state at the National 4-H Poultry and Egg Conference held annually in Louisville, KY the Thursday before Thanksgiving.

To participate in any of the webinars go to 5-10 minutes prior to the event. The event will be at 2 p.m. (Eastern Time) on March 27, 2013.

2.   Producing poultry meat on pasture – Thursday, March 28 at 7 p.m. Eastern

There has been an increased demand for pasture-raised meat, including poultry. The March 28, 2013 webinar will cover a variety of issues related to raising poultry on pasture. Dr. Anne Fanatico will be discussing various aspects of raising poultry on pasture. Dr. Fanatico is an Assistant Professor and Appalachian State University has considerable experience with specialty poultry products (free-range and organic), alternative breeds (slow- and medium-growing types) and alternative feeding systems.

To connect to the webinar go to just before 7 p.m. (Eastern) on March 28, 2013