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It’s with a heavy heart that I tell you Jim Zindl has passed away. Jim became a member of the North American Gamebird Association in 1962 and continued his membership until his passing. He served on the board of directors and was elected President of NAGA by his peers. It was always in Jim’s heart … Continued

Public Meeting On California Waste Water From Poultry Scheduled

A Central California Water Quality Control Board will be discussing new waste water requirements for poultry operations at its meetings on December 5th and 6th. Central California game bird farms are encouraged to attend this important meeting to hear how the new regulations will affect poultry farms. Meeting location and time information can be found here. You will also find … Continued

Avian Flu Scare Triggers Poultry Culling

Public health officials wearing white hazmat suits and masks dumped the chickens into green plastic bins at a wholesale poultry market in central Hong Kong. The bins were then pumped with carbon dioxide to kill the birds.

Minnesota Wild Bird Testing Yields Few A-I Answers

A year after deadly avian influenza hit Minnesota, testing of more than 6,000 wild birds has yielded little insight into the role, if any, that waterfowl and other species played in the outbreak.

As the state Department of Natural Resources plans to scale back testing efforts, state poultry growers urge continued vigilance, including testing different species of wild birds and using different methods, such as testing blood instead of droppings.

USDA Web Conference to discuss avian influenza with the North American Gamebird Association. June 17th, 2015 at 11:30 EST.

USDA has agreed and will conduct a web conference that will allow those in the gamebird business to hear a status update from the government, and then be free to ask questions in an environment that is only folks in the gamebird industry. This is a must attend for people who make their living hatching, raising, or selling gamebirds along with those who operate hunting preserves.

There will be 225 lines available for your members. Here is connecting information from USDA:

Insuring Poultry Flocks In Case Of Catastrophic Disease

Funding was included in the 2014 Farm Bill to determine the feasibility of insuring poultry producers for a catastrophic disease event. As you know, USDA has offered crop insurance for many years – but never for poultry. Part of the required research is gathering input from those that might be involved or interested. Watts and Associates (W&A) of Billings, Montana was hired to do this research. Meetings are scheduled in the following locations: Atlanta GA 1/26, St. Cloud MN 2/3, Modesto CA 2/10, Lancaster PA 2/12.

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HPAI Found in Eastern Nebraska Gamebirds
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Join NAGA President Peg Ballou for this important broadcast on ways to discourage waterfowl and other birds from congregating on your farm or club. Your participation is requested with ideas on products, procedures and plans to share with other industry members. ... See MoreSee Less

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Websites that hold this kind of product are not endorsed or necessarily recommended, but the content is here to help you find products that may help deter nondesired birds from remaining around your area. Birdsbgone Laserbird Wildgoosechase Birdbarrier Agrilaser.

Additionally, I mentioned spikes on your posts, owl or swan decoys to deter birds congregating around pens. The swan decoys float in the pond and the incoming ducks and geese stay away. Apparently Swans don't play well with others. Huh, who knew?

And a better one of the metal spinner.

This is the tape I mentioned. Kinda like a mylar bag sliced into strips.

Hey, gang, I am attaching some pictures that wouldn't show on the livestream. This is one of the metal spinners I was talking about.

My problem is starlings and sparrows coming through the 2” net

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Join NAGA President Peg Ballou, Executive Director Rob Sexton and Abby Shuft with an update on the avian influenza situation and how it affects us right now, this summer, even though it is not front line in the press. ... See MoreSee Less

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Amazing recorded session with Chef Alfonso of Hocking Hills College in Ohio at the North American Gamebird Association Hunting Club Conference. If you didn't attend, you missed a great time! This next to the last session whetted our appetites and culinary desires. Plan to attend our next event. ... See MoreSee Less

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