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Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by enola, Feb 26, 2009.
Can someone tell me the advantages of being certified ?
if you become certified then you can do your own testing on your birds for pullorum so you dont have to find someone to do it for you, For most shows your birds have to be tested.
NPIP ,means different in different states. in WI it tells every one your birds have been tested and the state can keep track of you and your birds. and costs big bucks, we also have mandatory NAIS in this state. and to be a tester is something separate.
In testing here it is done by a vet and is not that expensive. You get on the state list of certified breeders so if someone wants a certain breed they can call the state agi dept and get your name and number and get in touch with you. They also have a published listing of the breeds and farms which list what you breed and your location. You only have to be tested for in state shows most of the time once a year sometimes within 6months so this keeps you good for showing for in state shows. It also helps with your farm if you are trying to get federal grant for improvement to show you are a real farm not just a hobby