General

2024-01-04: Avian Science Notes January newsletter

In this issue:

  • Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) continues to attack in California
  • Passing of Susie Reichel
  • 2024 State Avian Bowl Qualifier

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Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) continues to attack in California

2023-12-07: Avian Science Notes December newsletter

Table of Contents:

A look at Louisville happenings

Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) moving across and down the state

Humboldt Poultry Fanciers’ Association (HPFA) has found a new Show Home

2024 Avian Bowl Qualifier

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A look at Louisville happenings

Captions: The California State Champions were recognized as the National Champions at the 4-H National Poultry & Egg Conference.

2023-10-30: HPAI positive cases in Monterey & Merced counties

                 Oct. 30, 2023

Urgent:  After 2+ months of being free of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI), California has a positive case.  The last case was a detection in wild birds in Monterey county.  The current case involves a commercial flock in Merced county.

While the HPAI risks from migrating waterfowl have long been known, more and more wild bird species are being infected with virus.   All poultry owners must increase their biosecurity efforts.

                                            -Dr. Bradley

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2022-12-09: Humboldt Poultry Fancier Show (HPFA) cancelled for February 2023

HPFA officer has informed me that the club was unable to secure a venue for their February 2023 Show.   This is a great loss for the 2023 California poultry show circuit.    Anyone who has exhibited at a HPFA event know that the organizers are wonderful hosts.

                                                                                                                                    -Dr. Bradley

2022-11-30: Start studying for the 2023 Avian Bowl Qualifier (revised 12/1)

We, the National Avian Bowl Co-chairs (Drs. Bradley & Hall) are redoing the National Avian Bowl Study Manual.   However, the new Manual will not be ready until next fall.

So the sections below that have pages are from the 2016 version of the Avian Bowl Manual. The other sections will be available on-line early in the new year.

You need to check this site regularly for details on the 2023 Qualifier, including the entry forms.

2022-08-20: Positive HPAI cases and the counties impacted, continues to increase

      Thanks to our State Veterinarian, Dr. Jones, for keeping us informed.   Cases of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) unfortunately are on the increase.  They are no longer restricted to wild birds, backyard flocks have tested positive as well.  I will continue to tell my readers what I have been saying for decades:  protect your birds - keep them under a solid cover!  

       From Dr. Jones:

2022-01-15: Avian Science Notes January newsletter

AVIAN SCIENCE NOTES - JANUARY 2022

In this Issue:

  • 2022 AVIAN BOWL QUALIFIER & THE GREATER CALIFORNIA SOCIETY OF POULTRY FANCIERS’ (GCSPF) SHOW
  • HUMBOLDT SHOW WILL BE MISSED IN 2022
  • HIGHLY PATHOGENIC AVIAN INFLUENZA (HPAI) IS BACK AND WITH TERRIBLE CONSEQUENCES
  • CALENDAR

 

2022 AVIAN BOWL QUALIFIER & THE GREATER CALIFORNIA SOCIETY

OF POULTRY FANCIERS’ (GCSPF) SHOW

2022-01-05: 2022 Avian Bowl State Qualifier

2022 Avian Bowl State Qualifier will be held Sat., Feb. 26th at the Big Fresno Fairgrounds, in conjunction with the Greater California Society of Poultry Fanciers’ Show.

Entry forms will be available on this website, the week of Jan. 10th.  Check back for more details.

2021-12-07: Avian Science Notes December newsletter

IN THIS ISSUE:

            Avian Bowl in 2022

            Avian Bowl Photos

__________________________________________________ Avian Bowl in 2022

 

*Avian Bowls taking place before the 2022 State Qualifier, will use the 2021 Study Sections.

 

The new 2022 study section will be the basis for all questions & answers at the Qualifier and throughout the remainder of 2022.

2021-05-04: National Avian Bowl Study Sections for 2021, Also How To Order The National Avian Bowl Manual

National Avian Bowl Study Sections for 2021

(Same as published for 2020)

From National 4-H Avian Bowl Manual Rev. Jan. 2016                                              Pages

Raising Waterfowl (Sources through General Breeding Management)                  26-30

Avian Systems (The Feather)                                                                                      43

Growing Blue Ribbon Pullets (All)                                                                              57-65