We teach, learn, lead and serve, connecting people with the University of Wisconsin, and engaging with them in transforming lives and communities.

Southwest Wisconsin Poultry Processing Cooperative Formed

A group of Southwest Wisconsin poultry producers was awarded a Value Added Producer Grant through the USDA Rural Development Program in September of 2018. This is a planning grant with a 100% match, says Gene Schriefer, Extension Ag Educator for Iowa County that has been helping to organize the producers. We have several farmers in […]

Read More...
two big toms

UW-Poultry Science Club Thanksgiving Turkey Sale

The UW Turkey Sale has been an activity of the Poultry Science Club for over 60 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 […]

Read More...

2018 Pullorum Testing Locations

2018 pullorum tester seminar announcement Attached is information the 2018 pullorum tester seminar training.  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 […]

Read More...

Upcoming Contest Opportunities for Youth

Attached is information for two poultry-related contests youth may be interested in.  The writing contest is not necessarily limited to 4-H youth, but the quiz bowl is.  RK     31st Pullet Surprise Contest Information  2017_avian quiz bowl

Read More...

Pollorum Antigen Available

For those of you who deal with blood-testing requirements for poultry, there is a new supply of antigen available.  Find the information on how to purchase below from the WI Bird & Game Breeders newsletter, and I’ve confirmed everything except the email address.   Pullorum antigen is now available from Charles River Supply.  Phone: 800/772-3271 […]

Read More...

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 […]

Read More...

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 […]

Read More...

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/  

Read More...