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News Release

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4-H Poultry Show Held at Macoupin County Fairgrounds

4-H members of all ages exhibited their chickens, ducks, and other fowl at the 2017 4-H Poultry Show on Friday, July 7.  Members were rated on their animal’s physique, care, as well as general knowledge of the species.

Members participating in the 4-H Poultry Show were: Zach Wolff of Brighton; Evelyn Heyen of Plainview; Emma Kallal and Brylee Kallal of Palmyra; Braylee Gilmore of Carlinville, Logan Helling and Allie Helling of Bunker Hill; Luke Wolff and Rachel Wolff of Shipman. Bill Bree of Lincoln, IL, served as show judge. He recognized the following members for outstanding poultry projects:

Grand Champion Chicken

Braylee Gilmore of Carlinville

Reserve Grand Champion Chicken

Emma Kallal of Palmyra


Grand Champion Chicken Pen

Emma Kallal of Palmyra

Reserve Grand Champion Chicken Pen

Rachel Wolff of Shipman


Grand Champion Market Egg

Brylee Kallal of Palmyra

Reserve Grand Champion Market Egg

Luke Wolff of Shipman


Grand Champion Poultry

Luke Wolff of Shipman

Reserve Grand Champion Poultry

Braylee Gilmore of Carlinville


Jr. Showmanship (13 & under)

Logan Helling of Bunker Hill

Sr. Showmanship (14 and older)

Rachel Wolff of Shipman


The Macoupin County 4-H extends thanks to Veryl Reiher for serving as superintendent for the Poultry Show and the following business for sponsoring trophies and awards: 4M Landscaping, Bill’s IGA, Rhodes Dale Farms, and CHS.

To find out more information about the 4-H Poultry Show or any other 4-H event, please contact the University of Illinois Extension- Macoupin County at 217/854-9604.

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Photo Caption: Participants at the 2017 4-H Poultry Show (Front) Braylee Gilmore, Brylee Kallal, Evelyn Heyen, Emma Kallal, Logan Helling, Luke Wolff (Back)  Veryl Reiher, Rachel Wolff, Zack Wolff, Allie Helling, Bill Bree

Local Contact: Kate Harding, Program Coordinator, 4-H and Youth Development,