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
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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.
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
By NAGA Vice President Brian Beavers Eleven North American Gamebird Association members attended the 44th National Poultry Improvement Plan (NPIP) Biennial Conference June 26-28 at Franklin, Tennessee, June 26-28. NPIP is a voluntary, national collaboration with state and federal departments of agriculture and industry representatives. The program’s goal is to use the latest diagnostic technology … Continued
By Jeff Swanson, NSSF Range Action Specialist Team Member When developing your business model to attract the next generation of hunters and shooters, consider the “destination” facilities that are successfully attracting customers by promoting their event-hosting capabilities: Topgolf, Lucky Strike Bowling and Main Event are just three examples. Creating your “next generation” shooting range (after … Continued
On Tuesday, March 20, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke traveled to Horicon, Wisconsin, where he announced more than $1.1 billion in annual national funding for state wildlife agencies from revenues generated by the Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration and Dingell-Johnson Sport Fish Restoration (PRDJ) acts. The secretary presented a ceremonial check to the Wisconsin Department … Continued
The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) has reported two highly pathogenic H7N3 outbreaks in Mexico, the country’s first involving the strain since early 2017. The new outbreaks, which began in the middle of February and were reported on Friday by OIE officials, affected a rural farm in Guanajuato state and a backyard flock in … Continued
On March 12, 2018, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) announced that routine, pre-slaughter testing and surveillance for H5/H7 avian influenza had detected H7N1 low-pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI) in a commercial broiler breeder flock in Hopkins County, Texas. Partial HA sequencing determined the H7 to be a low-pathogenic virus of North American wild bird … Continued