Narragansett Turkeys and Broad Breasted White Turkeys
Johnathan Woodward (age 15) has had a fascination with turkeys since he was 7. Since his mom, Jacque, was terrified of fowl of any kind, they held off on purchasing turkeys until Johnathan was old enough to be in 4-H. In 2015, he acquired his first set of Broad Breasted White Turkeys as well as a few Bronze turkeys. He raised all 12, never losing one bird.
In November 2016, he set his goals to attend the Ohio National Poultry Show, which is the largest poultry show in North America with over 6,600 birds! He came home with first place young trio (tom, and two hens that he bred and raised) along with a 2nd place old hen, 2nd place old tom, and a first place young Tom, ‘Duke’ who ended up Reserve Grand Champion overall Turkey! Johnathan also Won the 11 year old showmanship division! His younger brother, Ty, was second place in the 6 and under division, with his call duck ‘Zuma’
For 2017, Johnathan started out by using his money and building his own 24 x 32 turkey barn! It is fully insulated, and when finished will have a complete office to house his incubator, hatcher, and brooder area. His barn boasts of 3 Tom/breeding pens, and 4 grow out pens.
In Nov 2017, Johnathan again traveled to Ohio Poultry Nationals, where he won 12 year old poultry showmanship (once again being the only one to show a turkey in his age group) and his birds earned several first places as well as Reserve Variety!
CONGRATULATIONS TO JOHNATHAN for raising the GRAND CHAMPION Market Turkey at the 2019 OHIO STATE FAIR!
Other fantastic awards at the 2019 Ohio State Fair:
1st place Market Showmanship 3rd place Breeding showmanship 2019 Sale of champions belt buckle, 2019 Livestock show belt buckle, Outstanding Market exhibitor 13 year old in poultry, Overall 3rd place Outstanding Market exhibitor all ages, Grand Champion Breeding Turkey, Reserve Grand Champion Breeding Turkey, 8th place egg judging, 6th place oral reasons, 3rd place poultry skillathon poultry, Sale of Champions Record Sale at $16,500
Johnathan went on to WIN Supreme Poultry Showmanship of ALL ages!