Posted by: jsuz2000 | October 15, 2013

Bulletin October 2013

Welcome to the October bulletin!

A couple of interesting articles…

Chilly chickens strut their stuff

Urban chickens owners not so great

From the bulletin…

-One club member showed at the Hants County Exhibition in Windsor, N.S., in September. Trevor MacDonald had Champion Standard & Grand Champion of the Show with a Silver Spangled Hamburg hen, Reserve Standard on a Silver Spangled Hamburg hen (out of the first prize trio), and Champion Bantam with a White Plymouth Rock cockerel.

-Island members are reminded of the Department of Agriculture’s Premises Identification Program which is in place. Purebred fanciers are asked to obtain and submit the information so that premises housing poultry can be identified in case of emergencies. Forms can be gotten from the secretary or from Paul Jenkins at the Department of Agriculture. Please do this soon.

-Island members once again had a very successful showing at the N.B. Fall Show in Petitcodiac. A number of top awards were won by our members., including Grand Champion by Leif Taylor.

-It was agreed that the fall ILT vaccination program would be planned for the week of November 18. Forms will be sent out with the November newsletter.

-The secretary reported that he received a call from the Department of Agriculture informing him of a change in the administration of the ILT program. No one shall have their flocks vaccinated unless that person has submitted the Property Identification Program form to the Department.

-There will be no November meeting. The next meeting will be held on December 2. This will be the annual Christmas social.

In closing…

I had the pleasure of judging the market turkey show and the purebred poultry show at this year’s Rural Youth Fair which was held at Dundas in September. The market turkey show had 13 entries and the top five in the show were sold by auction that Friday evening after judging; the grand champion went for $450! The purebred birds were judged on Saturday morning. The birds that were shown were in very good condition and were quality birds. Top entry was a Black Indian Runner. It was certainly a pleasure to judge this show.

Trevor MacDonald,
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