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April 2, 2020

Candling is basically shining a bright light at an egg in a dark room to see how the embryos are growing. This candling video shows two kinds of eggs: "winners" (fertilized eggs with developing embryos) and a "quitter" (fertilized, but embryo stopped growing) and "yolkers". In the winners, you can see a healthy network of blood vessels and sometimes the eye spot, beak and toes. At day 14, chicken embryos are a little larger than the size of a nickel. At this stage of development, we don't find yolkers because they were removed from the incubator at the day 7 candling. If you leave quitters in your incubator, they will rot and get smelly, so we remove them from the incubator. Visit 4-H EGG Cam at lancaster.unl.edu/eggcam. Locally, the 4-H youth development program is a partnership between Nebraska Extension and Lancaster County government. Learn more about the Lancaster County 4-H program at lancaster.unl.edu/4h.

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April 2, 2020

This is Nebraska Extension in Lancaster County’s candling presentation given 7 days after eggs are placed in incubators in local classrooms as a part of the 4-H Embryology school enrichement program. After answering students’ questions, the room lights are turned off and presenter has small groups of students come to the incubator to see eggs be candled. The class keeps track of how many winners, quitters and yolkers are in their incubator. Quitters and yolkers are removed so they don’t rot. Note: the last half of this video is the same footage as our YouTube video “Candling Chick Eggs at Day 7” at https://youtu.be/Uyr_jIiSkJ0. You may watch eggs hatch on 4-H EGG Cam at lancaster.unl.edu/eggcam! Locally, the 4-H youth development program is a partnership between Nebraska Extension and Lancaster County government. Learn more about the Lancaster County 4-H program at lancaster.unl.edu/4h.

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April 1, 2020

This is Nebraska Extension in Lancaster County’s initial presentation given in local classrooms as a part of the 4-H Embryology school enrichment program. The presenter explains what Embryology is (i.e. the “study of” + “embryos), what fertilized eggs need to properly incubate (i.e. heat, humidity and turned three times a day), as well as the parts of an egg. After answering students' questions, the presenter normally places a dozen fertilized eggs in the classroom incubator! You may watch eggs hatch on 4-H EGG Cam at lancaster.unl.edu/eggcam! Locally, the 4-H youth development program is a partnership between Nebraska Extension and Lancaster County government. Learn more about the Lancaster County 4-H program at lancaster.unl.edu/4h.

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March 31, 2020

Candling is the use of a bright light to shine through an egg to check fertility and embryology development. This candling video shows three kinds of eggs: "winners" (fertilized eggs with developing embryos), "quitters" (fertilized, but embryo stopped growing) and "yolkers" (unfertilized eggs). In the winners, you can see a healthy network of blood vessels and sometimes the eye spot. At day 7, chicken embryos are about the size of a dime. If you leave yolkers or quitters in your incubator, they will rot and get smelly, so we remove them from the incubator. Visit 4-H EGG Cam at lancaster.unl.edu/eggcam. Locally, the 4-H youth development program is a partnership between Nebraska Extension and Lancaster County government. Learn more about the Lancaster County 4-H program at lancaster.unl.edu/4h.

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March 31, 2020

Pecking out of a shell is hard work for a baby chick. Hatching can take several hours, so the chick has to rest a lot during the process. This video is sped up 1,500 times. Original time was 56 minutes. Audio is from the end of hatch and not sped up (note: the electronic hum is the incubator motor). This chick is a white leghorn hybrid breed. As you can see from the other eggs starting to pip, it can take hours for that initial pipping stage. Visit 4-H EGG Cam at lancaster.unl.edu/eggcam. Locally, the 4-H youth development program is a partnership between Nebraska Extension and Lancaster County government. Learn more about the Lancaster County 4-H program at lancaster.unl.edu/4h.

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February 12, 2020

In 2019, Lancaster County 4-H engaged 35,312 youth through clubs, school enrichment and after-school programs. 2,800 adults volunteered. Lancaster County, 4-H is a partnership between the Lancaster County government and University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension.

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December 12, 2019

Short video of a chick hatching on Nebraska Extension in Lancaster County's EGG Cam. Learn more about our embryology program and EGG Cam at https://lancaster.unl.edu/embryology.

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August 4, 2019

(Entire show.) The 4-H Western Horse Show 3 includes Western Bareback Equitation, Western Pleasure Ponies. These classes showcase the horse’s movement and ability, as well as the exhibitor’s horsemanship. Stock horses are typically used, with western attire and tack. Lancaster County Super Fair has the largest 4-H horse county fair show in Nebraska, with 44 events spanning 6 days! The Lancaster County SuperFair is brought to you by Lancaster County Agricultural Society, a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization that promotes agriculture, youth and community. Learn more about #SuperFair at SuperFair.org In Lancaster County, the 4-H youth development program is a partnership between Nebraska Extension and the Lancaster County government. #4HGrowsHere

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August 4, 2019

(Entire show.) 4-H youth ages 5–7 Show and Tell one static exhibit they have entered or a small animal. Clubs may show a group project or perform a short skit or song. Clover Kids earn rainbow participation ribbons. The Lancaster County SuperFair is brought to you by Lancaster County Agricultural Society, a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization that promotes agriculture, youth and community. Learn more about #SuperFair at SuperFair.org In Lancaster County, the 4-H youth development program is a partnership between Nebraska Extension and the Lancaster County government. #4HGrowsHere

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August 4, 2019

(Entire show livestreamed.) These classes will involve miniature horses and Shetland ponies. Exhibitors display their showmanship and halter skills, as well as miniature horse jumping and pleasure driving with the horses pulling carts. Lancaster County Super Fair has the largest 4-H horse county fair show in Nebraska, with 44 events spanning 6 days! The Lancaster County SuperFair is brought to you by Lancaster County Agricultural Society, a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization that promotes agriculture, youth and community. Learn more about #SuperFair at SuperFair.org In Lancaster County, the 4-H youth development program is a partnership between Nebraska Extension and the Lancaster County government. #4HGrowsHere

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August 4, 2019

(Entire show.) 4-H youth show their dairy goats. In the showmanship classes, 4-H’ers are judged on their ability to handle and present their goat. Showmen are divided into classes based on age and by dairy goat. In breed classes, the goats are evaluated on their conformation (skeletal and muscular structures) desirable for their breed. The Lancaster County SuperFair is brought to you by Lancaster County Agricultural Society, a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization that promotes agriculture, youth and community. Learn more about #SuperFair at SuperFair.org In Lancaster County, the 4-H youth development program is a partnership between Nebraska Extension and the Lancaster County government. #4HGrowsHere

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August 3, 2019

[Entire show.] In obedience, exhibitors are judged on how well their dog responds to commands. Classes range from beginning level (in which dogs must be shown on leash) up to advanced levels (in which dogs are shown without a leash). There are also team obedience classes. In showmanship, youth are judged on their dog handling abilities. 4-H'ers are divided into classes based on age, plus a class for handlers and dogs who have previously won a purple in senior showmanship. Show ends with costume contest where youth and dogs are in costume. The Lancaster County SuperFair is brought to you by Lancaster County Agricultural Society, a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization that promotes agriculture, youth and community. Learn more about #SuperFair at SuperFair.org In Lancaster County, the 4-H youth development program is a partnership between Nebraska Extension and the Lancaster County government. #4HGrowsHere