The kids' excellent care became evident on Friday, when each of the six took home a ribbon, placing no lower than fifth. Kenna D. and her turkey won Grand Champion of the Little Gobbler class (kids under 9), and Madison M. won the the big prize with her turkey: 2012 Champion Market Turkey. Talley Farms bought Madison's turkey at the Sale of Champions on Saturday, October 13, 2012 for $5,000. (That's about $185 per pound!)
Thank you, Prestage Farms and Talley Farms for your support of the Youth Market Turkey Show. Our kids enjoyed themselves tremendously while learning to tend and present their turkeys. (Too bad the judge didn't ask them the scientific name of the domestic turkey -- they were ready with the answer!) Congratulations to Will and Abby, Noah and Madison, and Garret and Kenna!