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Minnesota Turkey Growers Farmer Videos

The Minnesota Turkey Growers Assn. has several good videos on their website, depicting turkey production on commercial turkey farms.  You can find the videos here: http://minnesotaturkey.com/farmers/farmer-videos/  

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Wisconsin 4-H Avian Bowl Team Wins National Contest

Wisconsin tops California for National 4-H Avian Bowl title   STOUGHTON, WI, Nov. 17, 2016. The Wisconsin State Senior team of Sydney Tone and Shelby Tone were crowned national champions in the 2016 4-H Poultry and Egg Conference Avian Bowl held this week in Louisville, Kentucky.   Avian Bowl tests knowledge of commercial, domestic, exhibition, […]

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UW-Poultry Science Club Thanksgiving Turkey Sale

The Turkey Sale has been an activity of the Poultry Science Club for over 50 years, and is the club’s major fundraiser each year. Proceeds are used to fund students’ travel to the International Poultry Expo in Atlanta, GA, each year.The sale has gone through many changes through the years.  The club started purchasing live […]

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Youth Poultry Contests

Youth who are interested in poultry are encouraged to enter these contests.  The Avian Quiz Bowl is open to 4-H members and will be held on Sept. 24, 2016 at the Columbia County Fairgrounds in Portage, WI.  Information and registration forms are here:   2016_avian quiz bowl  2016 quiz bowl registration   The Wisconsin Junior Poultry Association is also […]

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Educational Resources Added

Four bulletins have been posted on the Educational Resources page of fyi.uwex.edu/poultry.  These informative bulletins are written by David Laatsch, and will be very helpful for 4-H or FFA members who are considering raising meat birds (broilers, roasters, ducks, or turkeys), or for anyone else who is interested in starting a flock!  Mr. Laatsch is […]

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AVIAN INFLUENZA – A GOOD TIME TO TIGHTEN BIOSECURITY

Recently, there have been several confirmed reports of avian influenza (AI) in poultry flocks in the United States and Canada.  Some of these have been highly pathogenic, causing a high percentage of mortality in affected flocks.  In response to these outbreaks, a great deal of time and effort must be spent quarantining and testing adjacent […]

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PREPARING FOR WINTER

Winter can be a difficult time for a small flock of chickens.  There are several things you can do for them that will make it a little less of a struggle for both you and the chickens. Water is the most important concern for chickens.  They will generally drink about 2 pounds of water (about […]

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Revision of state egg rules announced

A newly proposed rule revision related to eggs that was approved by ag board members last week won’t put an end to the handwritten signs at the end of Wisconsin driveways that proclaim “fresh eggs for sale.” Steve Ingham, administrator of the Food Safety Division at the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection, said […]

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