4-H members from throughout the state will be participating in the New Jersey State 4-H Rabbit, Cavy, Small Animal, Herpetology & Poultry Show on Sept. 7 at the Gloucester County 4-H Fairground in Mullica Hill. The show starts at 10:00 AM and will run until 4 p.m. Nearly 100 4-H members representing 13 counties – Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cumberland, Gloucester, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean, Salem, Somerset and Warren – will gather to compete in judging, showmanship, breed identification as well as standard, breed and conformation classes in rabbit, cavy, small animal, poultry and herpetology divisions.This event offers 4-H’ers an opportunity to compete at an advanced level and meet other 4-H small animal project members from around the state. “The 4-H members attending this event are the best from each county because they have earned the right to participate by receiving excellent ratings for their animals at county level shows,” says Jeannette Rea-Keywood, Rutgers Cooperative Extension 4-H agent and State 4-H Small Animal Program liaison.
The New Jersey State 4-H Rabbit, Cavy, Small Animal, Herpetology & Poultry Show is coordinated by the State 4-H Small Animal Project Advisory Council and sponsored by many businesses and individuals from throughout the state. The 4-H Youth Development Program is part of Rutgers Cooperative Extension, a unit of the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station. For more information, visit the New Jersey 4-H Program website.