4H Avian Quiz Bowl Competition

Wisconsin’s 4-H Avian Quiz Bowl competition will be held on Sat. Sept. 27 at approximately 2:30 p.m. at the Wisconsin International Poultry Club annual show, Columbia Co. Fairgrounds, Portage, WI.

Teams will consist of 2-4 members each. They will be quizzed on various aspects of poultry and eggs from hatching to management to cooking, competing against other teams in a game show format (see below for topics for this year’s competition).

Note: Registration is due to Ron Kean, by September 1, 2014. His contact information is below.

A PDF of the rules are available here.

PURPOSE OF THE CONTEST:

  1. To encourage youth to expand their knowledge of avian facts, and become proficient in poultry management and related subjects.
  2. To help youth with career guidance, and to promote the poultry industry, by stimulating their interest in poultry and other avian species.
  3. To make learning fun.

There will be both a junior (under 14 years) and senior (14-18 years) division. Senior division winners will represent the State of Wisconsin at the 4-H National Poultry & Egg Conference held in Louisville, KY, November 19-20, 2014.

Participants must be 4-H members.

NOTE: 4-H ages are as of January 1 of the calendar year.

Advanced registration is due by September 1, 2014.

Section Pages  
Poultry Judging (all) 11-16
Understanding Food Poisoners (all) 19-20
Breeds, Varieties and Strains (Introduction,
Bantams, American, Asiatic)
69-73
Eggcyclopedia (Easter Eggs through Organic Eggs) 121-137
Factsheet: General Care of a Pet Bird (all) 165-166
Factsheet: The Commercial Poultry Industry 175-176
Factsheet: Biosecurity 179-180
Embryology (Daily Embryonic Development
through Candling)
191-192

For more information, or to register, contact:

  • Ron Kean
  • 1675 Observatory Dr.
  • Madison, WI 53706
  • (608) 262-8807
  • rpkean@wisc.edu

The Avian Quiz Bowl Manual (4-H MANUAL 161) (2009 version) will be used for questions. It is available for $15 from: Clemson University, Bulletin Room, 96 Poole Agriculture Bldg., Clemson, SC 29634-0129, Phone: 888-772-2665 Fax: 864-656-0742, or here.

The Wisconsin's 2013 National Avian Quiz Bowl Team placed third in the Nation! Congratulations Ariel Sherwood, Christopher Ruszkiewicz, Ken Sweeney and Emily Ruszkiewicz.

The Wisconsin’s 2013 National Avian Quiz Bowl Team placed third in the Nation!
Congratulations Ariel Sherwood, Christopher Ruszkiewicz, Ken Sweeney and Emily Ruszkiewicz.