Julia Barnes

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Julia Barnes is 18 years old and a recent graduate of Rex Putnam High School in Milwaukie, OR. She has been a part of the North Clackamas FFA chapter for all four years of high school and has been very successful with her numerous livestock projects. Her current enterprises include: poultry, market goats, and a breeding heifer. The poultry project includes breeding, showing, and selling ducks and bantam chickens. She created her own website from which she sells and ships hatching eggs and birds. Annually, she raises a market goat to show at jackpot shows and the Clackamas County Fair. Her newest project is a breeding heifer that she is leasing from her school land lab that she is in the process of training with the goal of showing at Clackamas County Fair and Oregon State Fair. Both her market goats and her heifer are housed at the school districts farm in Clackamas while her poultry is kept at her Milwaukie home. Her favorite project, she says, has to be the market goats and one of her many goals is to someday breed and raise high quality boer goat seedstock and market wethers.

Recent Blog Posts By Julia

Flashback to National FFA Convention

October 1, 2014

The National FFA Convention is less than a month away and all across the country CDE teams are making their final preparations to compete in Louisville, Kentucky. Livestock Judging, Agriculture Communications, Agricultural Sales, and Parliamentary Procedure, just to name a few. I’m excited to say that I, along with many other hard working members, will…

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The Amazing Molt

September 29, 2014

If you looked at Tyke, my Welsh Harlequin drake, today and compared him to a picture I took in the spring, you wouldn’t believe me when I said they are the same bird. Twice a year all ducks go through a process called molting. Molting is when a bird replaces their old plumage with new…

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Showing Poultry

August 9, 2014

Attending your first poultry show can be stressful and overwhelming, even more so if you don’t know what to expect. Hopefully this post will help you be better prepared and to know what to expect. This is “part 2” that goes along with my last post, Showing Poultry: Part 1 Conditioning Poultry for Show. I…

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Poultry for Show

August 8, 2014

Everybody has their “thing”, their “niche”. There are those who are extreme sports fan and there are those who play on a sports team. There are those who write short stories or poems and there are those who are reading constantly. And then there are those who fall into that little category of “Poultry Enthusiasts”….

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How to Ship a Hatching Egg

July 13, 2014

Sharing my birds with others is one of my favorite parts of the poultry hobby. I’ve found that selling and shipping fertile eggs to people across the country is one of the best ways to promote my breeds, spread a rare breed, and simply build up my business. It’s a surprise to most people, but…

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