Theresia Lavergne, Bogren, Richard C. | 11/20/2007 8:18:48 PM
The Louisiana 4-H Poultry Judging Team came home with first place honors in the national 4-H poultry judging competition held Nov. 14-15 in Louisville, Ky.
In all, 10 4-H’ers represented Louisiana at the National 4-H Poultry and Egg Conference held in conjunction with the North American International Livestock Exposition, said Dr. Theresia Lavergne, associate professor – poultry in the LSU AgCenter .
In individual segments of the competition, the team, from Lafourche Parish, placed fourth in market poultry judging, fourth in market egg judging and second in egg production judging. Lavergne listed the following finishers in individual scoring:
– Cody Quebedeaux was second high individual in the overall contest and first high individual in egg production judging.
– Chase Granier was third high individual in the overall contest and third high individual in market poultry judging.
– Ashley Rome was 12th high individual in the overall contest.
– Caitlyn Rogers was eighth high individual in market egg judging.
The team was coached by David Boldt, an instructor in the LSU AgCenter’s 4-H Youth Development Department.
In addition to poultry judging, Louisiana 4-H’ers earned honors in other competitions during the conference.
Katherine Robillard of Pointe Coupee Parish placed second in the National 4-H egg preparation demonstration contest, Lavergne said. She was judged on her presentation skills and on the dish she prepared – a yam crown cake. She won a gold pin and a $400 savings bond.
Robillard was coached by Layne Langley, an LSU AgCenter extension agent in Pointe Coupee Parish.
Megan Albert of St. Martin Parish placed fourth in the National 4-H chicken barbecue contest. She was judged on her barbecue techniques, the sensory evaluation of the finished barbecue and her presentation skills in an illustrated talk on poultry. She won a silver pin and a $200 savings bond.
Albert was coached by Margaret Frey, an LSU AgCenter agent in St. Martin Parish.
Michele Hullum from Ascension Parish placed sixth in the National 4-H turkey barbecue contest. She was judged on her barbecue techniques, the sensory evaluation of the finished barbecue and her presentation skills in an illustrated talk on turkeys. She won a silver pin and a $100 savings bond.
Hullum was coached by Dr. Katherine Beier, a volunteer leader in Ascension Parish.
Louisiana 4-H’ers also participated in the National 4-H Avian Bowl contest, Lavergne said. The team members were Nathan Egnew, Jed Hoover and Richard Labranche from Livingston Parish. The team was coached by Bobby Bingham, LSU AgCenter assistant extension agent in Livingston Parish.
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