2018 Rabbit and Poultry Fair Exhibitor Meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 4th at 7 p.m. in Lower Level Room 156 at the Lincoln County Service Center. An agenda for the meeting is below.
During the meeting, 4-H and FFA youth who are interested in participating in the 2018 “Sandy’s Sale” will received information to get started in this program. Sandy’s Sale is held on Sunday during the Lincoln County Fair, and is an auction for market chickens, ducks and geese, and market rabbits. 4-H and FFA members that have an interest in becoming a part of this program have an opportunity to sell quality animals, learn how to do quality work in selecting, feeding, raising, and showing their project, and learn about running a small business.
If you have any questions please contact Mary Ineichen at 715-921-4506 or Cindi Christiansen at 715-218-7649.
Veterinary Feed Directive Changes Beginning January 1st
Beginning January 1, 2017 medically important antibiotics in feed will no longer be available to use for growth promotion on any farm of any size. Medically important antibiotics are used by dairy, livestock, and poultry but are also important to human health. Under this new rule, called the Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD), you will need direct veterinary supervision if these antibiotics are used to prevent, treat, or control specific diseases. The Wisconsin Youth Livestock Program FYI site, fyi.uwex.edu/youthlivestock/vfd, has more information on the VFD rule and how it will affect youth producers.
For information about opportunities beyond Lincoln County for poultry project members visit the State Poultry Project website.
You will also find additional information about the 4-H Poultry and Rabbit projects on the project pages of the Wisconsin 4-H website under Animal Sciences. Information found here includes a listing of 4-H literature for each project, statewide events and additional resources.