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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 […]

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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

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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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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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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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