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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DATCP Shutters All Club Shows in Wisconsin

Should the latest orders from the DATCP stand, the 2015 Wisconsin International will be cancelled.

In a June 10, 2015 order, the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection shutdown all poultry shows and swaps that are not a part of a county, district or state fair. The Summary Letter states:

1. Banning the movement of poultry to, or participation in, any swap meets or open shows in Wisconsin that are not held as part of a county, district, or state fair.

2. Prohibiting the movement of poultry to, or participation in, any county, district, or state fair, or open show or youth show held as part of a county, district, or state fair in Wisconsin, unless the exhibitor provides and the organizer obtains, reviews and maintains for one year, and makes available to the department all of the following information:

a. The exhibitor’s name, address, and phone number.

b. If the poultry were kept in Wisconsin, or a state utilizing the federal premises identification system, address and premises code number of the location at which the poultry were kept by the exhibitor. If the poultry were kept outside of Wisconsin in a state that does not use the federal premises identification system, the state-issued location identification number of the location at which the poultry were kept by the exhibitor.

c. Certification from the exhibitor that within 10 calendar days immediately prior to moving the poultry to the event there have been no poultry mortalities on the premises where the poultry were kept. Poultry mortalities caused by intentional slaughter, predator or accident do not apply.

More information can be found here.

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Annual WIPC/WJPA Picnic and Membership Meeting

You are all invited to the Annual WIPC/WJPA Picnic and Membership meeting on June 27. During the meeting portion of the day we will be discussing and voting (members only) on whether to hold the Wisconsin International this year.

During the WIPC membership meeting, we will be discussing whether to go forward with the 2015 Wisconsin International Poultry Show, in light of the Avian Influenza outbreak. All WIPC members, including juniors, are invited to join in the discussion and to vote.

Schedule

10:00am-10:30am: Arrival
10:30am-11:10am: Junior Showmanship Secrets for Success seminar by Sydney and Shelby Tone as part of their Poultry Master project work.
11:10am-12:00pm: Do It Yourself First Aid for Poultry presentation by Poultry Consultant Twain Lockhart.
12:00pm-1:00pm: Potluck lunch.
12:30pm-2:00pm: Wisconsin International Poultry Club summer meeting.

Please RSVP by clicking here (takes you to an event registration site). There is no charge for this event, but bring lawn chairs and a dish to pass if you’re staying for lunch 🙂

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Annual Wisconsin International Meeting, June 27, 2015

On June 27 the Wisconsin International Poultry Club, Inc. will have a meeting at Cluck, The Chicken Store​ in Paoli. This meeting is being held in conjunction with the Wisconsin Junior Poultry Association​ meeting and picnic.

Before lunch (10:30-ish), Nutrena Feeds Poultry Specialist Twain Lockhart (aka, Mr. Cluck) will be giving a presentation on Poultry First-Aid, followed by Sydney and Shelby Tone’s Poultry Showmanship mini-clinic. This is followed by a potluck lunch (noon-ish), with the WIPC meeting soon after.

This would be a good meeting to attend if you have any comments, concerns or suggestions for the Wisconsin International show. If you want to skip the WJPA portion, just show up for lunch (bring a dish to pass) and stay for the meeting. I will post more details as it gets closer.

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Poll: Should We Accept Credit Cards for Entry Fees?

If you have not been to our Facebook page lately, head on over and vote in the current poll: Do You Think that the Wisconsin International Should Accept Credit Card Payment for Entry Fees?

You may also begin to notice that you are receiving a few more emails from us. We have recently made a change that automatically sends emails to our subscribers whenever there is news posted on the website. No longer do you have to visit the website to keep up-to-date on current happenings with the Wisconsin International. We are hoping to automatically post to our Facebook page as well, but that is proving to be a bit more of a challenge.

Happy Hatching!

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Sponsor a Breed Award Today!

At every show there are dozens of breed awards sponsored by individuals just like yourself. In the Open division it’s usually a cash award, like $3-$10. In the Junior division it’s often a $5-$10 trophy or rosette (and if it’s a trophy or rosette, we take care of the ordering).

It can be an overall breed award, “Best Silver Phoenix,” or it can be very specific, “Best Frizzled Bantam Black Cochin Shown by a Youth.

It’s a great way to promote a particular breed, remember a particular someone, or just for fun. Contact me soon if you’re interested in sponsoring a breed award this year, so we can get it in the show catalog.

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Advertising Opportunities

We are currently filling business advertising and sponsorship opportunities. If you are interested in advertising on our webpage (see sidebar to the right), in the Show Catalog or Exhibitor’s List, or placing advertising in the showroom, contact us.

I can give you exposure counts to help you decide if it’s the right choice for you.

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New for 2015: Featured Breed

We are trying out a concept we borrowed from another show (not sure which one). Each year the show committee will choose a Featured Breed to be highlighted during the show.

Those entering a featured breed will receive a greatly reduced, $2, entry fee for each entered.

This year’s Featured Breed is the Japanese Bantam

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It was a great show!

A big

THANK YOU!

to all the exhibitors that brought phenomenal birds to our 2014 show! We are slowly getting the results published–check the “Results” menu item for updates (the Open Division results are up as of this writing).

We would also like to thank the terrific Clerks that helped keep the judging organized and efficient, as well as the countless volunteers that made it all possible.

Thank you to our Judges that faced some travel headaches but still made it to the show on time! Your dedication to your work inspires us all.

See you next year!

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Need Help with Show Setup

Show Setup is Saturday, September 20th, starting at 9 am.

Setting up the bases and cooping; adding shavings and cups for feed and water; a little decorating; setting up tables and chairs for exhibits, registration, the food area, etc.

There will be snacks, soda and lunch on hand to help the crew keep going until finished. We generally are finished before 4 pm., but even if you can only stay an hour, it would help a lot!

 

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