2018 Sanctioned Shows

The 2018 Wisconsin International Poultry Show will include some really fantastic Sanctioned Shows:

National: Ameraucana Alliance

District: American Langshan Club, Marans, American Bantam Association, Belgian Bearded d’Anver Club of America, and International Waterfowl Breeders of America

State: American Poultry Association, United Orpington Club, Hamburg Club of America, American Brahma Club, National Call Breeders of America and Rhode Island Red Club

Special: American Silkie Club, Plymouth Rock Fanciers

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2018 Show Catalog

The 2018 Wisconsin International will be held September 29th and 30th at the

Columbia County Fairgrounds in Portage, Wisconsin (also known as Veterans Memorial Field).

Click to go directly to PDFs of the Show Catalog2018 Entry Form  or  2018 Daily Schedule

Known as the premier poultry show in the Midwest, over 2,500 entries from around the country are expected this year. And here’s why:

  • Five acclaimed judges that evaluate your birds quickly and fairly
  • Spacious, well-lit single deck showrooms
  • Numerous breeder, association, breed, and club meets and supplemental awards
  • Outstanding Open Show competitors, with over 1,200 birds
  • An equally impressive Junior Show of nearly 1,000 birds, a rigorous showmanship competition, Wisconsin Junior Poultry Association youth meeting and other activities
  • A lively benefit auction, with great deals and hard-to-find merchandise
  • A large, indoor sale/swap area, with a steady stream of eager buyers
  • Economical lodging with family entertainment in nearby Wisconsin Dells!

The postmarked entry deadline is September 9th, 2017. Sorry, but no email, fax, phone, proxy, or late entries will be accepted. Details can be found in the show catalog.

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Rosecomb Bantam Federation State Meet Added!

Special awards available. See the flyer here.

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On with the Show!

The 2016 Wisconsin International will be held September 24th & 25th at the Columbia County Fairgrounds in Portage, Wisconsin (also known as Veterans Memorial Field).

Click to go directly to PDFs of the Show Catalog, Entry Form, or Daily Schedule

Known as the premier poultry show in the Midwest, over 2,500 entries from around the country are expected this year. And here’s why:

  • Five acclaimed judges that evaluate your birds quickly and fairly
  • Spacious, well-lit single deck showrooms
  • Numerous breeder, association, breed and club meets and supplemental awards
  • Outstanding Open Show competitors, with over 1,200 birds
  • An equally impressive Junior Show of nearly 1,000 birds, a rigorous showmanship competition, Wisconsin Junior Poultry Association youth meeting and other activities
  • A lively benefit auction, with great deals and hard-to-find merchandise
  • A large, indoor sale/swap area, with a steady stream of eager buyers
  • Economical lodging with family entertainment in nearby Wisconsin Dells!

The postmarked entry deadline is September 13th, 2016. Sorry, but no email, fax, phone, proxy, or late entries will be accepted. Details can be found in the show catalog.

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2016 Wisconsin International Poultry Show Information Available Soon

The Wisconsin International Poultry Club is busy putting the final touches on the show information. It will be published as soon as it is available. Thank you for your patience.

What I can tell you is that the entry deadline will be Tuesday, September 13, 2016. All entries must be postmarked on or before that date to be accepted. No online, email or telephone entries will be accepted.

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Wisconsin International Poultry Club Winter Meeting

Announcment by Dr. Lou Arrington, Secretary of the WIPC, Inc.

The Wisconsin International Poultry Club’s Winter Meeting will be held on Saturday, January 9th, 2016, at Pizza Hut, 401 East Wisconsin Street, Portage, WI at 10:00 am.

The Pizza Hut has a meeting room we will use. It is located near the fairgrounds — site of our annual show; about 6 blocks west of the turnoff to the fairgrounds. As usual, we encourage you to have lunch at the Pizza Hut; they provide our meeting room without charge.

An Alternate Snow Date is January 16th, same time and location. If you are not sure whether any snow we might have will cause the meeting to be moved to the snow date, call President Butch Gunderson at (608) 429-9960 for an executive decision.

You will recall the invasion of the Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) in the Midwest states caused the cancellation of all live bird shows and swaps (except our state and county fairs (and with a couple of exceptions granted)). The ban has been lifted in view of the apparent control of this disease threat. Obviously, it could be reinstated if HPAI returns. However, we are planning on having our annual show in September, so we need to get back to our planning. I believe that the judges are set, but we need to revisit plans for the various activities and committees to conduct another successful show. Please join us as we move forward for 2016.

The winter meeting is our annual meeting and includes the election of officers. Some of the current officers would like to see some younger members take over the club’s leadership. For example, my body is fast approaching the 80 year mark, and while the mind is still “Tarp as a Shack,” it is really time to move toward real retirement. Oh, I’ll still be in the kitchen for another show, but the Secretary’s job is not too demanding. Give it some thought. If you would like to be an officer, let Dave Laatsch (Nominating Committee Chair) know; or make your interest known at the meeting.

DUES ARE DUE. Many members pay their annual dues for the upcoming year when registering for the annual show, or at the show. Since we had no 2015 show, some have failed to renew their dues for 2016. The target date for paying dues is January 1 of the year. I would encourage you to send your dues renewal to Treasurer, Bill Krueger, or pay at the meeting.

The annual WIPC dues are:

Youth Memberships = $5.00 per year
Single Memberships = $10.00 per year
Family Memberships = $15.00 per year

That’s pretty reasonable and well worth it to be an active member of the group. Along with your check or cash payment, give Bill you mailing address, phone number and e- mail address to help keep my records straight.

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Avian Influenza Workshop Offered by Wisconsin DATCP

WI DATCP will be presenting 4 workshops at various locations in Wisconsin titled “Avian Influenza – Lessons Learned and How to Prepare for the Future.

RSVP to margaret.proost@wisconsin.gov, (608) 224-4877.

All workshops are scheduled to run from 6pm to 8pm.

  • Sep 10 at DATCP, 2811 Agriculture Drive, Madison, WI
  • Sep 22 at America’s Best Value Inn, 809 Clairemont Ave, Eau Claire, WI
  • Sep 24 at Howard Johnson Inn, 2101 North Mountain Rd, Wausau, WI
  • Sep 29 at Fox Valley Tech, 1825 N. Bluemound Rd, Appleton, WI
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Fall 2015 Club Meeting is Cancelled

The 2015 fall meeting of the Wisconsin International Poultry Club, Inc. has been cancelled due to a lack of agenda items.

The WJPA Youth Activity Day is still on.

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Status of the 2015 Wisconsin International

I’ve been getting a lot of inquiries today regarding the status of the Wisconsin International. While it is true that all remaining quarantines were lifted, to the best of my knowledge that does not mean that the order restricting poultry shows in Wisconsin has been rescinded.

If it’s not part of a County, District or State Fair, poultry shows are still prohibited.

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Wisconsin International Poultry Club, Inc. Fall Meeting

Wisconsin International Poultry Club, Inc. will hold its fall meeting on Saturday, September 26th, 2015, at Veterans Memorial Field, Portage, WI (the usual location and date of the Wisconsin International).

The meeting will be held in conjunction with a meeting and a full slate of youth activities hosted by the Wisconsin Junior Poultry Association. More details to come.

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