The Pendleton County FFA poultry team placed third in the state poultry judging contest held Sept. 21 at the West Virginia University Farm in Morgantown. Members of the team were Lydia Heavner, Bailee Kiger, Braden McCoy and Lindsey Smith.
McCoy placed eighth with Heavner placing 13th and Smith 15th in the individual contest.
The contest consisted of placing classes, evaluating exterior and interior qualities of eggs, boneless and bone-in products, live bird reasons and a written exam.
Sixteen teams, comprising 64 individuals, participated in the event this year.