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Senior Tift County Poultry Judging Team Wins State Poultry Judging Contest
Submitted by: Michael Rabalais

The 2017 Georgia 4-H State Livestock Judging Contest was held at the UGA Poultry Science Research Facility in Athens, GA on Friday, May 12th.  43 Seniors (11 Teams) participated in the contest. 


Results from the Senior State Poultry Judging Contest:


Top five Senior individuals:

1.                 Hunter Swartz, Coweta Co., 1141

2.                 Jamie Babecka, Paulding Co., 1138

3.                 Sarah Beth Massey, Tift Co., 1136

4.                 Jordan Daniels, Tift Co., 1135

5.                 Nicole Hillebrand, Coweta Co., 1134


Top five Senior team results:

1.                   Tift Co., 3385

2.                   Coweta Co., 3366

3.                   Paulding Co., 3326

4.                   Chatham Co., 3319

5.                   Emanuel Co., 3242


The first place Senior Team from Tift County has the opportunity to represent Georgia at the National 4-H Poultry Judging Contest in Louisville, KY.  Tift County Team members are:  Sara Beth Massey, Jordan Daniels, Walter Sanders and Sam Aultman.


Thank you to Dr. Bruce Webster, UGA Poultry Science Specialist, staff and faculty and volunteers from the UGA Poultry Science Department for all of their coordination with the Area and State 4-H Poultry Judging Contests.  Much appreciation to Claire Woodard-Livestock Student Worker, Kate Phillips-Summer Intern, Jeffrey Burke-State 4-H Events & Programs and Steve Walker,-Georgia 4-H IT Coordinator for their dedication to the program. 


Complete results are posted on event registration as a downloadable.


The University of Georgia and Ft. Valley State University, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and counties of the state cooperating. The Cooperative Extension Service offers educational programs, assistance and materials to all people without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex or disability. An equal opportunity/affirmative action organization committed to a diverse work force.