This competition provides a glimpse into the poultry industry and works to dispel the myth that hormones are used in the production of chicken meat. Students are presented with 14 meat bird chicks which they rear over the course of six weeks unitl the Show.
For the Competition, Schools are asked to select their best pair of female and best pair of male birds for the Show. The Meat Birds selected will be judged to commercial standards, firstly as Live Exhibits and follwoing processing, as Carcase Exhibits.
The live judging will be based on how well the School prepares the birds for Showing, ie cleanliness, general health and uniformity in body shape. Judging this aspect will be on Thursday 22 March 2018. The Steggles Pavilion will be closed to judging at this time.
The project work will record the efforts made by the School in rearing the birds 'fit for Show' and the projects will be due by Friday 16 March 2018.
The Carcase Judging is conducted off site with winning Exhibits shown to the general public on wednesday 28 March 2018 in the Steggles Pavilion.
The winning schools will have their school name and their entries on show during the remainder of the 2018 Sydney Royal Easter Show. In 2017 over 90 schools across NSW particpated.
Please review the Steggles Sydney Royal School Meat Bird Pairs Competition Teacher Manual to assist with your entry.
For more information on this competition contact the Poultry Competition Co-ordinator: email@example.com