On Aug. 31, members from Frederick County traveled to the Maryland State Fair and competed in the Maryland State Poultry & Egg Contest.

The contest consisted of judging and placing classes of live white leghorn production hens, giving reasons, judging eggs on interior, exterior and broken out qualities, judging market poultry, and a parts ID class.

Judging in the junior division was Kobie Burrier, who was fourth in production hens, fourth in the egg division, eighth in market, fifth in reasons, and sixth overall.

The intermediate team consisted of Isabella Thompson, Franklin Thompson, Mason Saylor and Leon Crum. Isabella was second in production hens, third in the egg division and third in market, first in reasons and third overall. Franklin was fourth in production hens, first in the egg division, fifth in market, fifth in reasons and second overall. Mason was sixth in production hens, sixth in the egg division, second in market, fourth in reasons and fourth overall. Leon was fifth in production hens, fourth in the egg division, sixth in market, sixth in reasons and was sixth overall. The intermediate team placed first overall in the contest.

The senior team consisted of Kiandra Strickhouser, Kallan Latham and Emma Baker. Kiandra was eighth in production hens, fifth in the egg division, sixth in market, eighth in reasons and seventh overall. Kallan was seventh in production hens, first in the egg division, seventh in market, seventh in reasons and fifth overall. Emma was sixth in production hens, second in the egg division, second in market, sixth in reasons and first overall in the contest. The senior team placed first overall in the contest.

Emma Baker received a $2,000 scholarship to the University of Maryland for placing first in the contest.

Emma Baker and Kallan Latham have the opportunity to represent Maryland at the National Poultry & Egg Contest held in Louisville, Kentucky.

To learn more about about Poultry & Egg Judging for next year, call Dave Crum at 240-446-6841 or email at CrDv93@comcast.com. Teams are also being formed for Avian Bowl, if interested contact Crum.

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