Month: July 2015

WJPA Youth Activity Day

The WJPA Youth Activity Day (WIPS substitute) will be held September 26, 2015 at the Columbia County Fairgrounds in Portage, Wisconsin. It is scheduled to last from 9:00am-3:30pm. Events held include avian quiz bowl, egg demonstration contest, poster contest, photography contest, and much more! The complete list can be found here: WJPA Youth Day Information (PDF)

More updates and additional information will be posted on this website as soon as they are available.

Good luck to everyone showing at county fairs in the coming month! It wouldn’t hurt to spread the word of the WJPA youth day to other poultry exhibitors at your fairs.


New 2015 Youth Contest: Egg Demonstrations

This year, WJPA members will be able to compete in a new contest at our Youth Activity Day (which is replacing the cancelled Wisconsin International Poultry Show and all of its events): the Egg Demonstration contest.  Rules and information can be found here. However, this is some basic info:

  • There will be Junior and Senior age divisions
  • Participants must register by September 1, 2015
  • Contestants will compete by preparing and presenting egg dishes
  • Senior winners will represent Wisconsin at the  4-H National Poultry & Egg Conference held in Louisville, KY.

2015 WI Avian Quiz Bowl September 26

The Wisconsin Avian Quiz Bowl competition will be held on September 26th at the Columbia County Fairgrounds in Portage, WI.

Advanced registration is due by September 1, 2015.

****PLEASE NOTE — 4-H ages are as of January 1 of the calendar year.****

The Avian Quiz Bowl will consist of 2-4 member teams. Teams will be quizzed on various aspects of poultry and eggs from hatching to management to cooking, competing against other teams in a game show format.

There will be both a Junior (under 14 yr) and Senior (14-18 yr) division. Senior division winners may represent the State of Wisconsin at the 4-H National Poultry & Egg Conference held in Louisville, KY.

Participants must be 4-H members.

The 4-H Avian Bowl Manual (4-H MANUAL 161) (2009 version) will be used for questions. It is available for $15 from:

Clemson University
Bulletin Room 96 Poole Agricultural Bldg.
Clemson, SC 29634-0129
Phone: (864) 656-3261
Fax: 864/656-0742

The following sections and pages have been selected as study materials for the 2014 National 4-H Poultry & Egg Conference. The state event will use the same materials for questions.

Section Pages
Avian systems (All) 35-43
Small turkey flock management 45-53
Breeds, Varieties and Strains (Continental and AOSB) 77-80
Eggcyclopedia (Pickled eggs – Yolk) 139-150
Raising your home chicken flock 151-161
Factsheet: Contribution of poultry  to the
development of science (All)
Embryology (Glossary) 193-195


For more information, or to register, contact: Ron Kean 1675 Observatory Dr. Madison, WI 53706 608/262-8807

More information can be found at:

Photography Contest Deadline Extended!

The deadline for the WJPA Youth Photography Contest has been extended to July 31, 2015. Entry form and rules can be found here.

Location for WJPA Youth Activities Day

After examining several possible locations for the Youth Activity Day this fall, the WJPA has decided to hold the event at the Columbia County Fairgrounds (the same place as the usual Wisconsin International Poultry Show), on September 26th. Times and details about the contests will be forthcoming, so continue to check back at this site.

As a reminder, these are the events that will be held at the Youth Day:

Avian Quiz Bowl, Poster Contest, Photography Contest, Pullet Surprise, demonstration contest, and more.

“Advanced Showmanship” at Wisconsin State Fair Junior Poultry Show

Advanced showmanship has been held at three major shows in Wisconsin in the past: Coulee, Wisconsin International, and Beaver Dam. Once exhibitors acquire five advanced wins, they can receive a showmanship judging coat and be allowed to judge showmanship at WJPA events. Unfortunately, this year, Avian Influenza has cancelled those three shows mentioned above, drawing advanced win accumulation to a halt.

Fortunately, we were just told today by Mrs. Gromacki that winning Supreme Showmanship at the Wisconsin State Fair Junior Poultry Show this year is going to count as an advanced win. All exhibitors who compete in showmanship at the State Fair are eligible for this award. All you have to do is win your age category and hope to be selected.

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