Due to the Virulent Newcastle Disease Regional Quarantine in the state of California, the United States Postal Service will no longer allow shipments of poultry into or out of zip codes 90000-93599. Virulent Newcastle disease (VND), formerly known as Exotic Newcastle Disease, is a serious, highly contagious viral disease that can affect poultry and … Continued
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Over the last two weeks NAGA has alerted gamebird businesses about a threat to Oregon producers and hunting preserves from two pieces of legislation. While things in Oregon are heading in the right direction, it has now become clear that this is part of a larger attack on field trials and contests that has spread … Continued
Oregon Senate Bill 723 would make it illegal to host or participate in hunting contests, tournaments or derbies that have the objective of taking wildlife, which could include pen-raised gamebirds, for prizes or entertainment. This bill would ban any event where dogs are trained that awards a ribbon, ranking, medal or a trophy. While it appears the … Continued
The North American Gamebird Association’s (NAGA) longtime partner the Sportsmen’s Alliance has alerted us to two bills introduced in Oregon that are critical threats to the gamebird industry. Below is information straight from their alert: House Bill 439 would prohibit the confining, restricting or exercising control over movements of gamebirds or game mammals for use … Continued
Michigan lawmakers have agreed to spend $180,000 to buy pheasants to promote hunting. The money was included in a spending bill signed last week by Gov. Rick Snyder in his final days in office. The pheasants would be released in state game areas to enhance hunting opportunities. The Legislature told the Department of Natural Resources … Continued
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal Plant and Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is updating the National Poultry Improvement Plan (NPIP) Program Standards to finalize provisions for compartmentalization of primary breeding poultry establishments to protect against disease. Compartmentalization is defining a specific group of animals that are maintained under strict biosecurity and health standards, and therefore have a … Continued
Updates to virus elimination flat rate for egg layer barns, egg storage and processing facilities.
The North American Gamebird Association (NAGA) has announced the hiring of Britney Booth as the organization’s Director of Communications.
The ideal candidate will have editorial and writing experience for both print and online media, experience with both InDesign and website content maintenance. A background in hunting preserve operations and/or game bird/poultry production is a plus. The ideal candidate will be a creative self-starter and have the ability and desire to work independently. NAGA … Continued
August 15, 2018, Washington D.C. – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is issuing a final rule outlining the conditions under which USDA will pay indemnity to farms affected by highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI). It includes updates to USDA’s February 2016 interim rule. This final rule does three … Continued