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First Year of Avian Bowl a Success -- Sections for 1999 Contests Released

Livestock Update, January 1999

Phillip J. Clauer, Animal and Poultry Sciences, Virginia Tech

The first year of the Avian Bowl program in Virginia was a great success. The Rockingham team won the state contest and represented Virginia well at the national 4-H Poultry and Egg Conference in November 1998. Virginia placed 4th after a 15-25 point loss to the 3rd place team from Minnesota. California was 1st and Kentucky 2nd in this years National event. Congratulations to team members Christine Welsh, Stephanie Osborne, Sarah Martz and Kathrynn Threewitts and their coach, Bonnis Hutchison, for an excellent first year.

The approved sections for the 1999 National Avian Bowl are as follows:

  1. Understanding the Food Poisoners (entire section) pp. 17-20.

  2. Avian Systems (Female Reproductive, Male Reproductive, Circulatory, Nervous, Excretory and Muscles Systems only) pp. 35-39.

  3. Breeds, Varieties, Strains (English and Mediterranean Classes only) pp. 73-75.

  4. Raising Game Birds (entire section) pp. 81-100. (Note: This is a new game bird section. Do not study game bird section from manuals printed pre-1998.)

  5. Eggcyclopedia (Fertile eggs - Assayed Nutrient Values for a Large Raw Egg) pp. 124-135. (Note: This is a new eggcyclopedia section, do not study Eggcyclopedia manuals printed pre-1998.)

  6. Raising Your Home Chicken Flock (entire section) pp. 151-162.

I will have copies of the 1998 manual in my office. If you would like to get a team ready for state, please let me know. Also, we are still looking for anyone to help sponsor district qualifying events for 1999. Contact Phillip J. Clauer as soon as possible if you are interested.

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