General

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

2021-03-01: Avian Science Notes March Newsletter

IN THIS ISSUE:

            News

            North coast and 4-H poultry loses a wonderful friend

            Broiler Raising Tips

            The Coronavirus, 4-H, and the Avian Bowl Qualifier

            What is the largest producer of feed in the world?

            Origin of our California 4-H Clubs

             NEW QUIZ - based on 2021 Avian Bowl Study Sections

             PDF version of the March Avian Science Notes