Tag Kelly oversees the tagging and care of his turkeys as he prepares for the show.
The 22nd Annual Wasatch Junior Turkey sale will be held on November 21st a Tuesday evening starting at 7:00 PM in the Wasatch County Events Complex. Sixty plus 4-H and FFA members have been caring for their turkeys since the end of July. The youth have learned how to brood, feed, bed, and care for their turkeys during this past summer. The youth started raising their birds in July and cared for them for a total of nineteen weeks. The average bird raised on a turkey farm would weigh around twenty eight pounds at this age. The neat thing about the turkey show is that everyone starts on a level playing field. All youth receive the birds on the same day; all the birds come from the same place, and everyone has an equal chance depending on how they care for their birds. This is a great program that teaches responsibility, caring, and marketing to the youth of our valley. It’s also a project that can be operated in the city, as very little room is needed to raise a turkey compared to a lamb or beef project.
Everyone is invited out to participate in the auction which will start at 7 pm on the 21st of November. Please come and support the 4-H and FFA youth of the valley. One lucky buyer will receive a Camp Chef pellet smoker donated by Camp Chef and Uncle Fuzzy’s Sales.