Unleashing the Power Of Youth Livestock Poultry Show!
By Tom Seest
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If you’re looking for a fun way to spend your weekend, the LaBelle Youth Livestock Poultry Show in LaBelle, Florida, is just the place for you. The show is open to youths ages 8 to 18 and is sponsored by LaBelle Ranch Supply. It’s judged according to the Danish system, and participants are allowed to exhibit more than one critter in each class. Sadie Pelletier took home the Grand Champion title with her Blue Silkie hen, and Zackary Dalrymple won the Reserve Champion with her Silver Phoenix hen.
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The Fort Christmas Historical Society is hosting a Cracker Christmas event, which is free to attend. The event is an opportunity to learn about the past and meet the people who made Fort Christmas the famous farm it is today. It features pioneer demonstrations, food vendors, and an antique engine display.
The show is part of a larger educational project at Fort Christmas Farm. The center is a cultural landmark and will showcase heritage breeds, as well as a live interactive museum. The center will also feature a multi-day agrotourism experience for families and youth. The center will help expand the market for Standardbred poultry and educate advocates.
The LaBelle Youth Livestock Poultry show took place on Feb. 7 at the LaBelle Ranch Supply facility in LaBelle, Florida. Judged by Cindy Kinard, the show featured several classes and was judged on the Danish system. Junior, intermediate, and senior exhibitors may enter more than one category in the show. Winners of the show included Sadie Pelletier with her Blue Silkie hen and Zackary Dalrymple with her Silver Phoenix hen.
Discover the Excitement of Fort Christmas Farm at the LaBelle Youth Livestock Poultry Show! is a Florida Central Florida Poultry Breeders Show
The Fort Christmas Farm is a family-run farm located in Christmas, Florida. The original building dates back to 1837, during the Second Seminole War. Today, the farm is a small operation that is open by appointment. Visits are recommended but not required.
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