Unlock Your Chicken-Showing Potential At Sussex County!
By Tom Seest
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The spring show is an annual event hosted by the Sussex County Poultry Fanciers Association. It is held at the Sussex County Fairgrounds in Augusta, NJ. The fairgrounds is located at 37 Plains Road. The Sussex County Fairgrounds are home to the Sussex County Poultry Barn #6.
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The Sussex County Poultry Fanciers Association is holding a spring poultry show on May 7, 2022, at the Sussex County Fairgrounds in Augusta, NJ. The Sussex County Fairgrounds has barns and buildings for livestock and poultry, as well as a farm and horse show. The show is sponsored by the Sussex County 4-Hers, and the children are encouraged to get involved and exhibit their talents.
Testing requirements for poultry exhibits at New Jersey poultry shows vary depending on the type of poultry. In general, poultry must be tested within 90 days of exhibit. This includes poultry that are four months old and older. Poultry that are less than four months of age must come from a Pullorum-Typhoid negative flock. Turkeys, in particular, must have blood tests and be tested by NJDA-authorized personnel before they can be displayed. In addition, game birds must be tested once they reach sexual maturity.
The poultry show requires documentation of the test results for each type of poultry. The official sponsoring the event must submit a list to the state veterinarian at least 30 days before the show. The list must include the names and locations of poultry in each class. The list must also include information on any avian influenza testing that the poultry has had.
The spring show is an annual event hosted by the Sussex County Poultry Fanciers Association. This show is held at the Sussex County Fairgrounds in Augusta, NJ. This event is open to the public and includes the sale of fresh eggs and other poultry products. The show is held in Barn #6 at the Sussex County Fairgrounds, 37 Plains Road.
The event is free to the public and includes a variety of entertainment. On Saturday, the show will feature a sale of poultry, and on Sunday, the show will include the Grand Challenge, a needle match between three neighboring clubs. The event also features the relatives of Gordon Sebright. This is an important event for all breeders, and the sponsors are proud to be a part of this event.
Best in Show: Barry and Carol Purkiss won the Best True Bantam with their Silver Sebright Pullet. They were followed by T. Roberts, who took Reserve Best in Show with his Gold Sebright Cockerel.
Sponsors of the show include the Sebright Regional Club Show and the Cornish Bantam Fanciers Show. These shows feature a variety of classes and trophies for Best of Breed, Best Gold, Best Silver, Best Trio, and Best Young Bird. A special award for Best Sebright will be presented by Mrs. Jenny Howl, and the Sebright Regional Club Show will include a Junior Class and a Trio Class.
The Sussex County Poultry Fanciers Spring Poultries Show will take place at the International Centre Telford on 30 November and 1 December 2019. Tickets are available for purchase at the show or online. Lunch is provided for the attendees. For more information, please visit the event page.
This year’s show had 65 entries. The Best True Bantam was won by Barry and Carol Purkiss with their Silver Sebright Pullet. The Best Bantam was won by Jamie Laffoley-Edwards, and Best True Bantam was won by Barry and Carol Purkiss.
The show’s “Black Dirt Region” is an area of soil that was considered the “Drowned Lands” in the 19th century. This area is rich in organic muck soil, which supports local sod farming and vegetable farms.
There are many classes at the Sebright Regional Club Show, including Best of Breed, Best Gold, Best Trio, and Best Overall. The club will award trophies for Best Of Breed, Best Gold, Best Silver, and Best Young Bird. The show also has a Netex sponsorship for the Best Sebright and Best Trio. The Sebright Regional Club Show is the first in the West Country. It is held at the Royal Cornwall Agricultural Exhibition Centre in Wadebridge.
To enter the show, poultry must be properly vaccinated. It must also have individual negative Pullorum-Typhoid tests. Waterfowl, pigeons, and doves are exempt from this requirement. Certified pullorum testers can be found at the Division of Animal Health.
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