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PSC Insiders Newsletter, May Issue #33
May 02, 2015
Hello, PSC Insiders! Well, this is shaping up to be a memorable year with the spread of the H5N2 avian flu virus. As cancellations and new restrictions begin popping up across the country, I have been thankful to be able to get the word out on the latest updates and changes as they occur. This is a rapidly changing situation, one which I hope and pray blows over, but unfortunately does not seem to be at this point. Please keep me in the loop as you hear about changes. Some have been very last minute and I was not made aware which makes the website inaccurate and sends people running to events that aren't happening. I never want that to happen, it's not pleasant for me or for those misdirected, but I need your help to keep in the loop.
Also, please be proactive about biosecurity and practice careful caution as we proceed in the coming months. This virus has the potential to change our hobby and I know we all would like to see poultry shows and swaps not only continue, but thrive in the coming years. Please take note of the changes and cancellations that are listed below and pay careful attention to each event's AI testing requirements.
Also, I have been seeking out official State and Region "date liaisons" who would be willing to partner with me to keep on top of the latest and most accurate dates for your area. I am only one person (with the support of my family) and don't have enough hours in the day to be on top of every area of the country. Together we'll be able to keep Poultry Show Central the most up-to-date and accurate source out there. Please seriously consider joining me. I huge thank you to Linda Pattison for helping me to keep on top of the Canadian shows and to Barbara Tuss who is helping with the Northwest. Please contact me if you're well-connected in your area and can help me out with the dates. Both swaps and shows need continual research and updating so multiple liaisons for each area are certainly helpful. Thanks in advance!
Also, just a reminder to all you show secretaries out there, share your spring show reports and include some of your favorite pictures on our new Poultry Show Reports page. Since you do all the work of writing them up, why not share them here as well? Our updated oval car magnet with our awesome original watercolor rooster is now available for just $5. Use it for your refrigerator or dress up your car! I love how these car magnets turned out and we have a limited number available so get them while you can. Buy them here. If you benefit from the use of our website, this is a fun and easy way to show your support.
Cancellations, Changes and Corrections:
** United Poultry Fanciers Spring Double Show - Avoca, IA -Originally May 9-10, 2015 - CANCELLED due to AI outbreak
**Poultry from Chippewa, Jefferson, Barron, and Juneau Counties in Wisconsin will not be permitted entry to poultry swaps due to the avian flu outbreak within those counties. There may be restrictions in other parts other parts of the country as well where AI has been reported so please check with the organizers before you attend if you are in the affected areas.
**Stoughton WI Poultry Swap - Stoughton, WI - CANCELLED due to AI outbreak
**Lil' Outlaw Farm Small Animal Swap - Fall Creek, WI - CANCELLED due to AI outbreak
**West Texas Fair & Rodeo Poultry Show - Abilene, TX - September 13, 2015 NOT September 6, 2015 as listed previously
New Shows (Either 1st Annual or Newly added to the website):
**Eastern Ohio Poultry Association Flea Market/Swap - Tallmadge, OH - May 2, 2015 - After a successful fall swap, EOPA is now holding a spring swap as well! Come and show your support.
**1st Annual Central New Jersey Poultry Fanciers Bird Swap - Allentown, NJ - June 6, 2015 - A brand new swap for NJ, hopefully the first for many years to come. This is a great opportunity to buy and sell birds in an area that doesn't have many swaps. Mark your calendar!
**Wings & Whiskers Buy-Sell-Trade - Petitcodiac, NB - June 7, 2015
**Greater Moncton Summer Show - Petitcodiac, NB - June 7, 2015
We look forward to hearing from you regarding any 2015 dates not yet updated on the website.
As always, any comments, new information and especially any corrections are welcome!
Your fellow fanciers,
Kevin, Valerie and Kara Miller Email Us!
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