What came first, the chicken or the egg? Ask an FFA member participating in poultry evaluation. These members select live meat-type chickens for broiler breeding, they evaluate and place live egg-type hens and rate the finished product by evaluating and grading ready-to-cook carcasses and parts of chickens and turkeys.

To better prepare you for the poultry evaluation contest, we have put together a list of usable resources gathered from various FFA programs across the state and country. Simply click on the links below to explore and study!

UW-Platteville Poultry Evaluation CDE Rules

WI Poultry Evaluation CDE Rules

National FFA Poultry CDE Info

Poultry Grading Manual – USDA

Egg Grading Manual – USDA

2006 North Carolina Written Key