Back left to right: coaches Dennis Mason and Amanda Brumley, Crystal Velazquez, Cayla Wilson, Emily Traylor and Ethan Strobel; Front: Hannah Feuerborn, Jakob Jones, Haley Stanton and Astrid Adrian.
The U of A poultry judging team placed third in the national poultry judging contest hosted by Louisiana State University.
Poultry judging allows competitors to show how well they are executing USDA rules and regulations regarding egg and poultry carcass grading. The team also placed second in breed selection and market products, and fourth in production. Team members include Astrid Adrian, Hannah Feuerborn, Jakob Jones, Emily Traylor, Haley Stanton, Ethan Strobel, Crystal Velazquez, and Cayla Wilson. The team is led by coaches Dennis Mason and Amanda Brumley.
Feuerborn placed first in the overall individual category. She was also the best person in production and the fourth in market product. Adrian placed sixth overall individual and third overall breed selection.
“I wanted to be on the poultry judging team because I knew it would help me in my future career, whatever I did,” Feuerborn said.
She explained that poultry judgment is multi-faceted and very varied.
“It assesses birds, carcasses and eggs for characteristics that are essential to their purpose,” Feuerborn said. “I used judging techniques to evaluate broilers and broiler breeders in classes and FFA.”
Not only does the poultry judgment help Feuerborn prepare for his future career, it helps him bond with his teammates.
“My favorite part of being on the team has been getting to know everyone, and my favorite part of the show is bitch and breed selection,” Feuerborn said.
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