Plenty to crow about
THERE was no pecking order when 19-year-old Aaron Van Den Heuvel grabbed his first clipboard as a poultry judge.
The Bangalow Poultry Club member joined another teenager to become the youngest duo of poultry judges at any North Coast show.
The Mullumbimby man, who is doing a Bachelor of Animal Production at New England University, said the local poultry game could crow about its bright future.
“Chicken is a lean, cost effective food form of protein which is in increasing demand and Bangalow has got a great reputation,” he said.
Judging was a natural progression for Mr Van Den Heuvel, who aims to become a poultry consultant for private industry.
“The vertically-integrated nature of the poultry industry, is making it a profitable growing industry,” he added.