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 as of January 1 of the calendar year.****

For more information, or to register, contact:

  • Ron Kean
  • 1675 Observatory Dr.
  • Madison, WI  53706
  • 608/262-8807
  • rpkean@wisc.edu

Teams will consist of two to four members.   Teams will be quizzed on various aspects of poultry and eggs from hatching to management to cooking, competing against other teams in a game show format. More information about the contest format can be found at: www2.ca.uky.edu/national4hpoultry/AvianBowl.html

There will be both a junior (under 14 yr) and senior (14-18 yr) division.  Senior division winners will represent the State of Wisconsin at the 4-H National Poultry & Egg Conference held in Louisville, KY.

The 4-H Avian Bowl Manual (4-H MANUAL 161) (2016 version) will be used for questions.  It is available for $15 from:

  • Clemson University, Bulletin Room – Rm 82
  • 96 Poole Agricultural Bldg.
  • Clemson, SC 29634-0129
  • Phone: (864) 656-3261
  • Fax: 864/656-0742
  • http://shopping.clemson.edu/

The following sections and pages have been selected as study materials for the 2017 National 4-H Poultry & Egg Conference.  The state event will use the same materials for questions.

 Section  Pages
Poultry judging (All) 9-16
Understanding food poisoners (All) 17-20
Raising waterfowl (Only Tables 5 and 6) 24-25
Avian systems (Only reproduction) 35-38
Growing blue ribbon pullets (All) 55-66
Breeds, varieties and strains (Only English) 73-75
Eggcyclopedia (Microwaves cooking through Roasted egg) 133-144
Biosecurity (All) 179-180
Embryology (Daily embryonic development through Candling) 191-192