MU Extension holds 4-H Poultry Day

The 2022 University of Missouri Extension State 4-H Poultry Day, June 11 at the MU Animal Science Research Center, drew 24 youth participants from around the state. Competitions included a poultry judging contest, quiz bowl, egg demonstration contest, photo contest and dozen egg contest.

The State 4-H Poultry Day provides youths an opportunity to learn cutting-edge industry practices as well as gain basic poultry knowledge, said Maria Calvert, Missouri 4-H state agriculture and natural resources educator. Participants also gained skills in grading eggs and poultry carcasses, identifying poultry cuts and selection of quality live poultry – all while networking with youths with similar interests from around the state, she said.

Top 10 overall junior judging competitors:

  • First, Madisyn Suess, Cole County

  • Second, Aiden Wimmer, Callaway County

  • Third, Micah Birt, Audrain County

  • Fourth, Blake Steen, Osage County

  • Fifth, Madysen Seelen, Pettis County

  • Sixth, Josiah Donaldson, Pettis County

  • Seventh, Bailey Aufdenberg, Cape Girardeau County

  • Eighth, Kaitlynn Murphy, Callaway County

  • Ninth, Bryli DeLashmutt, Callaway County

  • 10th, Brodey Bartlett, Saline County

Top senior judging competitor:

  • Cassidy Murphy, Callaway County

Top competitor, dozen egg contest:

  • Josie Schulte, Osage County

Photo contest:

  • First, Karina Honea, Benton County

  • Second, Brodey Bartlett, Saline County

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  • Third, Klarissa Honea, Benton County

Top junior competitors, egg demonstration contest:

  • First, Brodey Bartlett, Saline County

  • Second, Madisyn Suess, Cole County

  • Third, Micah Birt, Audrain County

The top junior quiz bowl team:

  • Osage County – Blake Steen, Josie Schulte, Conrad Schulte

Major support for Missouri 4-H Agriculture and Natural Resources programs is provided by the Missouri 4-H Foundation in partnership with Bass Pro Shops, Corteva Agriscience, Crader Distributing Co., FCS Financial, Missouri Association of Meat Processors, Missouri Farm Bureau, Missouri Holstein Association, Eunice Campbell, and Robert E. “Bud” Hertzog, D.V.M.

More than 55,000 members strong, Missouri 4-H is an active, dynamic organization of young people who are learning, growing and preparing to be the leaders of today and tomorrow – making a real difference in their community, country and world. 4-H is the youth development program of the University of Missouri and the nation’s Cooperative Extension System. For more information on Missouri 4-H, visit