(Grand Island, NE) The Aksarben Stock Show donated 570 pounds of chicken to local Grand Island service organizations Friday afternoon. The products were harvested from the stock show competition last weekend and processed Monday.
During the presentation, Aksarben Stock Show Manager Jacque Johnson said, “Aksarben Stock Show is a part of our community in Grand Island and central Nebraska. The agricultural community is very generous, and we are happy to help as we can.”
Aksarben Broiler Judge Dr. Scott Beyer of Kansas State University was very impressed with the uniformity of the birds presented. “All birds were well fleshed, presented in excellent condition and muscling,” Dr. Beyer said. He indicated it was a pleasure to be able to come judge this show two years in a row. He enjoys seeing kids get involved in the broilers and wishes to see more since it is a relatively short animal project and can be done in a backyard setting.
This is the fourth consecutive year the stock show has provided products to the local community. Organizations receiving the donation were the Salvation Army, Hope Harbor, and Crossroads.
Dan Rogers, Program Director of Crossroads added, “ this donation will help us serve people who come to our facility and be added to the food boxes we need to fight hunger in Grand Island.
Completing its 96th year, the Aksarben Stock Show is one of the Midwest’s top stock competitions for youth 9 to 19. Dates for the 2024 Aksarben Stock Show are set for September 26- 29, 2024. Information on entering the show can be found at AksarbenStockShow.com.
Nebraska State Fair produces and operates the Aksarben Stock Show.