La. 4-Hers compete at National 4-H Poultry and Egg Conference

Olivia McClure, Lavergne, Theresia  |  11/21/2015 2:47:32 AM

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News Release Distributed 11/20/15

BATON ROUGE, La. – Several Louisiana 4-H students placed in contests held during the National 4-H Poultry and Egg Conference in Louisville, Kentucky, on Nov. 18 and 19.

All of the 4-H’ers who placed had previously won Louisiana contests, said Theresia Lavergne, LSU AgCenter poultry specialist.

Matthew Landry, Ascension Parish 4-H’er, took second place in the National 4-H Chicken Barbecue Contest, in which contestants gave a presentation and were judged based on barbecue techniques and sensory evaluation of the finished product.

Landry won a gold pin and a $200 cash award. His coaches were Stephanie Gravois, 4-H agent in Ascension Parish, and Hannah Landry, a volunteer 4-H leader in Ascension Parish.

The Louisiana 4-H Poultry Judging Team placed second in market egg grading, third in egg production judging and fourth in the overall National 4-H Poultry Judging Contest.

St. Landry Parish 4-H’er Courtney Bernard was the third high individual in market egg grading, fourth high individual in egg production judging and the ninth high individual in the overall judging contest. She won a silver pin and a $50 cash award.

Madison Primeaux, Vermilion Parish 4-H’er, was the 20th high individual in the overall contest, winning a bronze pin and a $25 cash award. Brett Landry, Jefferson Davis Parish 4-H’er, was the fourth high individual in the market egg grading.

The other team member was Micha Taylor from St. Landry Parish. The team was coached by volunteer 4-H leaders Wayne Oubre, of St. Landry Parish, and Aaron Rasberry, of Jefferson Davis Parish.

Gabie Davis placed seventh in the National 4-H Egg Preparation Demonstration Contest. She was judged on her presentation skills and the dish she prepared, baked spinach quiche in ham cups. She won a bronze pin and a $50 cash award. She was coached by Jill Davis, a volunteer 4-H leader in Terrebonne Parish.

The Louisiana 4-H Avian Bowl team placed seventh in the National 4-H Avian Bowl Contest. The team included Livingston Parish 4-H’ers Luke Seguin, Matthew Seguin, Colton Smith and Haley Williams. Their coach was Livingston Parish 4-H agent Jessie Hoover.

The conference was held in conjunction with the North American International Livestock Exposition.

The trip was funded by the Louisiana Poultry Federation and the Louisiana Egg Commission.

Olivia McClure

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