Livestock and Horticulture

General Information

Entry Now Open for Market Broilers

Entry is now open for Market Broilers for the Iowa State Fair. Entries are due in Fair Entry by May 1. Payment must be postmarked on or before May 1. Exhibitors (5th grade and above) must purchase 50 birds at a cost of $93.50. For families sharing the 50 birds, each 4-H member must make a class entry for the Market Broiler division, but only one 4-H member should indicate the bird order. Birds will be shipped from the hatchery contracted by the Iowa State Fair directly to the 4-H’ers on June 26.

Participation is limited to the first 100 youth. All market broiler chicks will be identified with numbered wingbands for 4-H project identification purposes. Broiler entries are limited to one entry per exhibitor. Each entry will consist of a pen of five birds which must weigh a minimum of 20 pounds. Exhibitors may bring one extra bird to be weighed in at the Iowa State Fair, but only five will be shown. Contact Gail Castillo at for questions.

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