Turkey Program

The 4-H Turkey Program is for youth ages 8 to 18. 4-H youth order turkey poults around April of each year, receive them in July, and raise these turkeys all summer and fall. Turkeys are then taken to the Utah Jr. Turkey Show held in Bothwell, Utah the second week in November.

Young turkeys being raised in coop

For the November show, turkeys are usually dropped off on a Thursday and processed, then judged and bagged on Friday, with the Turkey auction taking place on Saturday.

Only the top 20 to 30 toms and hens are eligible to show in the auction. Turkeys that don’t qualify for the auction at the show can be taken home and sold or given away. All turkeys processed at the facility in Bothwell are state inspected and therefore are eligible to be re-sold within Utah.

For more information please contact the Davis County 4-H office at 801-499-5370 (option #2)

For information on how to raise turkeys for the Utah Junior Turkey Show (UJTS), click here.