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In the Poultry Evaluation Career Development Event (CDE), teams consisting of four individuals evaluate and select live meat chickens and live egg hens.  They also evaluate and grade ready-to-cook carcasses and parts of chickens and turkeys, eggs, and further processed poultry products.  They identify poultry parts and complete a written exam on poultry production and management.

Expectations at Convention for Poultry Evaluation
  • Official Dress required  

  • Students will remain in assigned groups

  • Students need to know their chapter number

  • Students need to bring Animal Welfare Sheet

What SHOULD students bring? (Tools/equipment/materials)
  • Two pencils

  • Clean clipboards  

What can students NOT BRING for themselves? 
  • A steno, notebook or any paper materials

  • A calculator


What will get a student/team disqualified? 
  • Using cell phones during the event

  • Sharing answers with other participants

  • Talking to other participants during the event

  • Using any paper materials not provided by the event

  • ANY abuse of live birds


What will be provided by the event?
  • Calculator

  • Any required printed materials

  • Scratch paper

  • Scantron sheet

  • Disposable boots 

Past Event Details

2021 Judging Placing Classes (only 9 interior eggs; leave 10 blank)

2021 Poultry Exam

2021 Poultry Officials and Key

          2021 Materials to duplicate


For your specific questions contact:


Dennis (BJ) Bjorklund

Minnesota FFA CDE Coordinator


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