"This event focuses on a member's ability to utilize logical reasoning in relation to production, management, marketing and consumption of poultry products," said Melissa Dunkel, Career Development Event education specialist.
Poultry Evaluation is one of 25 CDE's, covering job skills in everything from communication to mechanics. Members evaluate production, processing and merchandising phases of the poultry industry as well as identify various industry components. They are also tested on the application of sound management practices. Participants evaluate live birds, present oral reasons and place a class of ready-to-cook broilers.
In the processing and merchandising phase of the event, members select and grade ready-to-cook turkeys, processed products and cartons of eggs. CDE's help students develop the abilities to think critically, communicate clearly and perform effectively in a competitive job market.