Classes

specific information about the ten classes used in the state contest.

DIVISION I: Egg Production - Hens Perfect score - 300 points

Class A, B, and BR - You will judge eight (8) hens for their past production qualities (4 hens in Class A and 4 in Class B). The birds which show the best production qualities should be placed first, worst last. This is comparison judging. Birds in this class must be handled. Contestants will give oral reasons on class B). No notes are allowed while giving reasons. Twenty (20) points will be deducted if notes are used. If contestants are not properly prepared or give inadequate reasons, they will be scored accordingly. Intermediate contestants are not required to give reasons; however, they can if they would like to give reasons for practice and judges comments. Each class is worth 100 points.

DIVISION II: Market Poultry perfect score - 300 points

Class C, D - Classes D and E will be composed of ten (10) Ready-to-Cook Broilers and/or ten (10) Ready-to-Cook Turkey Carcasses. All carcasses will be judged according to USDA standards and graded A, B, or C quality.

Carcasses are not to be handled. Each class will be worth 100 points. Five (5) points will be deducted for each grade separation line crossed. Ten (10) points will be deducted if the contestant fails to enter a grade or if more than one grade is entered.

Class E - Will consist of ten (10) mixed poultry parts. Each contestant is to identify the parts by name. The parts can not be handled. Ten (10) points will be deducted for each incorrect answer.

DIVISION III: Eggs perfect score - 400 points

Class F and G - Will be composed of 20 white eggs to be judged for Interior Quality by candling them and grading them AA, A, B or Inedible. One (1) point will be deducted for each grade separation line crossed except when the line between B and inedible is crossed, then three (3) points will be deducted. Five (5) points will be deducted if a contestant fails to enter a grade or enters more than one grade for an egg.

Class H - Will be composed of 25 eggs to be graded for Exterior Shell Quality and graded A, B, or Dirty. One (1) point will be deducted if the A-B line is crossed and three (3) points deducted if the B-Dirty line is crossed. Four (4) points will be deducted if a contestant fails to enter a grade or if multiple grades are entered for an egg.

Class I - Composed of ten (10) broken-out eggs to be judged for Interior Quality and graded AA, A, B or Inedible. Three (3) points will be deducted for each grade separation except when the line between B and Inedible is crossed, and then four (4) points will be deducted. Ten (10) points will be deducted if a contestant fails to enter a grade or enters multiple grades for an egg.

Total Possible Score - 1000 points