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YOUTH PULLET PROJECT

DUE June 1, 2022

  • Exhibitors must provide their own covered transportation box or pet carrier
  • Chick pick-ups are 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, June 4, at the South Florida Fair’s Agriplex
  • The South Florida Fair is unable to hold chicks past June 4
  • Pens of six chicks are $25.00 and must be paid at the time of the June 4, 2022 pick-up. Only cash or checks accepted.

REGISTER BELOW

Youth Pullet Project

Chick Pickup June 4, 2022

10am - 4pm

The Youth Pullet Project engages youth in learning life skills while having fun raising chickens. Participants should expect to start chicks on in a brooder (warm & protective environment) and move them into a coop as they get older. These are ordered as "pullets", the hatchery guarantees 90 percent pullets: cockerels

$25 Registration in the project includes:
Please bring check or cash day of chick pickup
  • 6 Salmon Faverolles (approximately 2 weeks old)
  • Grand and Reserve Champion pens of three pullets must sell in Youth Market Auction. Others wanting to sell at auction is optional, and must be declared at Fair check-in.
  • Blood testing for show by the Florida Department of Agriculture
  • Pullet Project Record Book distributed on day of pick-up, June 4
Expectations and Requirements of Exhibitors
  • Quality care of pullets (safe from bad weather, pets, predators, etc.)
  • Participation in the South Florida Fair Pullet Project Poultry Show. (MUST show 3 pullets)
  • Completion of Pullet Project record book. Record books are due at check in.
  • 5 Market Auction Buyer Letters (with 2 new buyers) to be mailed out by December, a copy included at check-in with the record book. Please include a sample Buyer Thank You Letter if participating in the auction. Exhibitors must confirm at check-in of Market Auction participation. A 5 percent deduction and a $20 virtual auction fee will be taken from the exhibitor's total sale price for auction expenses
Important Dates:
  • Pullet Project Registration Deadline: June 1, 2022
  • Chick pickup: Saturday, June 4, 2022
  • Showmanship Clinic- To be announced
  • Pullet Project Check-in: January 12, 2023 between 1-3 p.m. Judging January 13, 2023
  • Pullet Project Sale at the Market Auction in the Farm Credit Show Arena


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ALL STUDENTS ENTERED IN THE SOUTH FLORIDA FAIR YOUTH SHOWS MUST HAVE COMPLETED THE ETHICS TRAINING WORKSHOP OR HAVE A CURRENT ETHICS NUMBER BEFORE January 1 TO SHOW AN ANIMAL AT THE SOUTH FLORIDA FAIR. NOTE: While most Florida fairs have adopted this ethics program, the rules governing the exhibitors differ from fair to fair. It is the exhibitors' responsibility to make sure they are in compliance with EACH fair where they are showing an animal. For the complete Ethics Class listing go to: www.southfloridafair.com/ethics

ETHICS CLASS

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5 at 9:00 AM

The 2023 South Florida Fair is January 13-29

The Youth Livestock Show Ethics and Animal Care Workshop is designed to certify students to meet the mandatory certification requirements that will be in effect for the 2023 Florida State Fair. Certifications are valid for three (3) Fair seasons, not 3 calendar years.

It is important that the exhibitors understand:

  • The purpose of youth livestock projects
  • The importance of ethics in youth livestock projects
  • Proper animal handling and management practices
  • The difference between animal welfare and animal rights
  • How to become an ambassador for animal agriculture
ALL STUDENTS WHO ARE ENTERED IN THE 2022 SOUTH FLORIDA FAIR YOUTH SHOWS MUST HAVE COMPLETED THE ETHICS TRAINING WORKSHOP OR HAVE A CURRENT ETHICS NUMBER BEFORE January 1 TO SHOW AN ANIMAL AT THE 2023 SOUTH FLORIDA FAIR.

NOTE: While most Florida fairs have adopted this ethics program, the rules governing the exhibitors differ from fair to fair. It is the exhibitors' responsibility to make sure they are in compliance with EACH particular fair where they are showing an animal.

CLASS DATE, TIME & LOCATION COMING SOON!




SOUTH FLORIDA FAIR LAUNCHES AG ZONE NEWSLETTER

The kick-off edition of the AG ZONE Newsletter was published in June, 2020. Upcoming publish dates for 2020 are: September, November, and January.

To subscribe free of charge, email rita@southfloridafar.com with the subject line: Ag Newsletter.

Stayed tuned and watch your inbox for upcoming editions, or check this page often.


THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!

Everglades Equipment Group
Farm Credit of Florida
Florida Coast Equipment
Glade & Grove Supply
Accurate Farms
HSS
Perfromance NAPA Auto & Truck Parts


Questions? Call Tracy Hamlin at (561) 790-5229, or email tracy@southfloridafair.com

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