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2017 Pullorum Testing Locations

Attached is information about two upcoming pullorum tester seminars.  If you are not familiar with this, all poultry that are used for breeding or exhibition are required to be tested for Salmonella pullorum annually.  Individuals are allowed to do the testing, but they must be certified as trained testers by DATCP, hence the certification seminars. […]

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USDA Detects H5 Avian Influenza in Wild Duck

USDA announced that they detected an H5N2 avian influenza virus in a wild mallard duck in Montana (link to announcement below).  This is the same type of influenza that caused most of the outbreaks 2 years ago.  The current detection came from a wild duck that was submitted for testing by a hunter. There have […]

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2017 4-H Avian Quiz Bowl Information

The Wisconsin 4-H Avian Quiz Bowl competition will be held on September 23, 2017 at the Columbia County Fairgrounds in Portage, WI, at approximately 2 pm. Advanced registration is due by September 1, 2017.  A registration form for teams can be found here:  2017-quiz-bowl-registration Participants must be 4-H members. ****PLEASE NOTE — 4-H ages are […]

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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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