University of California - Cooperative Extension
January 2020 (On-line, full version)
2020 State Avian Bowl Qualifier
Saturday, April 25, 2020 11 AM
Picadilly Inn Airport Hotel, Fresno
Due to the continuing outbreak of virulent Newcastle Disease (vND) in southern California, poultry clubs in areas where there are commercial poultry operations, have wisely cancelled their shows. This includes the Greater California Society of Poultry Fanciers’(GCSPF) Show in Fresno, the long-time partner of the Avian Bowl State Qualifier.
Given that the February GCSPF Show is cancelled, the Qualifier has been moved for this year to a more convenient date for the officials. As in 2019, the Qualifier will be held at the very comfortable Picadilly Inn Airport Hotel in Fresno. However, the date has been moved to the last Saturday in April, the 25th. We will be in the Merlot Banquet Room.
Attention Club Leaders and parents: because we have yet to eradicate vND, the outlook is not good for many of our spring and early summer fairs, in terms of having live poultry shows. Therefore, in addition to always being an excellent and fun way for your members to gain more knowledge about poultry, Avian Bowl may be the only competitive activity open to them for a good part of 2020. I urge you to assemble your teams and start studying.
2020 Avian Bowl Study Sections were posted on this website in November 2019. Please refer to that area for detailed information (including how to order the entire Manual).
HOW TO ORDER THE NATIONAL AVIAN BOWL MANUAL
The avian bowl manual is available from:
Clemson University, Bulletin Room – Room 82
96 Poole Agricultural Center
Clemson, SC 29634-0129
The following link can be used to purchase National Avian Bowl manuals, using a credit card: http://shopping.clemson.edu/. When the Clemson Shopping pages comes up, enter Man161 (NO spaces between the alpha and numeric) in the Search Products Box.