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Avian Influenza and Biosecurity – 2020

Recently, there has been an outbreak of avian influenza (AI) in turkey flocks in the southeastern United States.  This case was considered highly pathogenic.  In response to this outbreak, a great deal of time and effort will be spent quarantining and testing adjacent flocks, and flocks testing positive are depopulated. This virus does not discriminate […]

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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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