Special to the Reporter

If you are planning to show a Meat Pen (Market Rabbits) or Broilers (Market Poultry) at the 2010 Somervell County Youth Fair (SCYF) the deadline to order those projects is fast approaching.

If you want to show Broilers at the SCYF the order deadline to the County Extension Office is Oct. 5. All Broilers must be made through this order. The Pullets (baby broilers) will be $1.20 a piece with orders in increments of five with a 10-pullet minimum. An entry consists of a pen of 3 broilers and the group must weigh a minimum of 9 pounds. Pick up date will be Tuesday, Nov. 24. And show date is Saturday, Jan. 16, 2010.

An entry consists of a pen of three rabbits, weighing 10-15 pounds per pen. Meat pens are shown as a pen of three. Participants are encouraged to order at least four rabbits, preferably five and choose your best 3 to show. The County Extension office has a list of rabbit breeders if you need assistance finding one. Or, if you prefer the County Extension Office to order the meat pens in the group order the deadline is Monday, Sept. 28. Rabbits are $22 each.

For more information contact the County Extension Office at 254-897-2809 or stop by the office at 1405 Texas Drive.