When raising quail you will run across “NPIP Certified Breeder” quite often. For people new to raising quail, here is an explanation of what it means and a list of places by state to get your flock certified. This information has been provided by:
NATIONAL POULTRY IMPROVEMENT PLAN
Clemson University Livestock Poultry Health
POB 102406, Columbia, SC 29224
Dr. Julie Helm: 803-788-2260, ext. 232 Fax: 803-736-0885 email@example.com
FLOCKOWNER AGREEMENT for U. S. PULLORUM-TYPHOID CLEAN STATUSSPECIFIC PROVISIONS FOR PARTICIPATING FLOCKS & HATCHERIES IN SC
Participants must do the following to maintain U.S. Pullorum-Typhoid Clean status:
- The breeding stock, replacement breeders and birds used as “setters” must be Pullorum-Typhoid blood tested negative every 12 months. Each bird tested shall be identified with a SC NPIP/PIA sealed and numbered band. The first time a flock is tested for Pullorum-Typhoid Clean status, 100% of the flock must be tested supervised by a State Tester.
- Annual inspection of flock, bird housing, hatchery and records.
- New birds added to the farm (breeding or miscellaneous) must be tested Pullorum-Typhoid negative before adding to the flock if they are not coming from an U. S. Pullorum-Typhoid Clean flock.
- Poultry equipment, poultry houses/pens and the land in the immediate vicinity shall be kept in sanitary condition. The participating flock, its eggs and all equipment used in connection with the flock shall be separated from nonparticipating flocks.
- All flocks shall consist of healthy, normal individuals, characteristic of the breed, variety, cross or other combination, which they are stated to represent.
- Hatcheries, including brooder rooms, shall be kept in sanitary condition:
- Entire hatchery shall be shall be kept in a neat, orderly condition and free from accumulated dust.
- Incubator walls, floors and trays shall be kept free from debris, such as broken eggs and eggshells.
- Hatchers and trays shall be cleaned and disinfected after each hatch. Hatchery residue (eggshells, pips, etc.) shall be disposed of promptly and in a manner satisfactory to the SC NPIP State Inspector.
- Tops of incubators and hatchers shall be kept clean (not used for storage).
- Poultry must be kept separated from the incubator/hatcher rooms.
- All baby poultry offered for sale shall be normal and typical of the breed, variety or cross. Hatching eggs shall be sound in shell and typical for the breed, variety or cross.
- Records, which include date, buyer name & address, of purchases and sales of birds or hatching eggs shall be maintained and may be subject to inspection by the SC NPIP State Inspector.
- Contact the NPIP Office (803) 788-2260, if you plan to send hatching eggs, chicks or birds across state lines as you will need NPIP shipping forms. You will need to contact the state of destination for their requirements.
STARTING A GAME BIRD FARM / PRESERVE
SC NPIP requirements:
South Carolina is a Pullorum-Typhoid Clean state and we require that birds under the NPIP program (including chickens, turkeys, pheasants, partridge, quail, grouse, guineas, ducks & geese) must enter our state from Pullorum-Typhoid Clean (certified) breeder flocks or be tested individually for the diseases.
1. If this is a hunting preserve, where you will get flight-ready birds to be hunted on this property, you will need to follow these requirements:
a. Buying birds within the state of South Carolina – no requirements.
b. Buying birds outside the state of South Carolina – you must buy from farms who are certified under the National Poultry Improvement Plan (NPIP) in their state or the birds must be tested Pullorum-Typhoid negative 30 days before entry into South Carolina.
2. If this will become a hatchery and/or grow-out farm, where you will have:
a. A breeder flock of your own, or
b. Plan to buy hatching eggs to hatch and/or grow-out to send out-of-state, or
c. Plan to buy day-old quail to grow-out to flight-ready condition to send out-of-state. . . .
Then your farm will have to become NPIP certified in order to send hatching eggs, chicks or flightready birds into another state. If this will be the case, please contact me to get you started under
NPIP: Julie Helm, 803-788-2260, ext. 232.
For information on the Southeastern Game Breeders’ and Hunting Preserve Association, contact:
Mickey Hall, Clemson University Extension 864-656-4022
Gary Davis, North Carolina State University Extension 919-515-5403
DNR Requirements: A license is required for Commercial Quail Breeders, Shooting Preserves, or Bird Dog Training Areas through the S.C. Department of Natural Resources. For information on these licenses contact Patty Castine at 803-734-3609.
OFFICIAL STATE AGENCIES — THE NATIONAL POULTRY IMPROVEMENT PLAN 2008
State Contact Representative
AL.- Dr.Tony Frazier, State Veterinarian, Department of Agriculture & Industries, 1445 Federal Drive, Room 222, P.O. Box 3336, Montgomery 36107. Phone: (334)240-7255, FAX: ( 334)240-7198. Dana Brindley-Bennett, Department of Agriculture & Industries, P.O. Box 3336, Montgomery 36109-0336. Phone: (334)240-6590, FAX: (334)240-7281.
AZ.- Dr.Cesar Ruiz, Assistant State Veterinarian Arizona Department of Agriculture, 1688 West Adams Street, 3rd. Floor, Phoenix 85007.Phone: (602)542-4293, FAX: (602)542-4290. Dr. T. H. Noon, Assistant State Veterinarian, Arizona Department of Agriculture, 1688 West Adams Street, 3rd. Floor, Phoenix 85007. Phone: (602)316-3873, FAX: (602)542-4290.
AR.- Dr. Guy w/ Allen, Assistant Veterinarian, Arkansas Livestock & Poultry Commission, P.O. Box 85051 Natural Resources Drive, Little Rock 72215. Phone: (501)907-2254, FAX: (501)907-2259.
Jane Elrod, Arkansas Livestock & Poultry Commission, 1 Natural Resources Drive, Little Rock ,72205. Phone: (501)907-2446, FAX: (501)907-2259.
CA.- Bill Mattos, California Poultry Health Board, 4640 Spyres Way, Suite 4, Modesto 95356. Phone: 209/576-6355, FAX: (209)576-6119. Cell: (209)556-7555
CO.- Dr. Kristy Pabilonia, Colorado State University, 300 West Drake Road.Ft. Collins 80523. Phone: (970)297-4109, FAX: (970)297-0320.
CT.- Dr. Mary Jane Lis, State Veterinarian, Department of Agriculture, 165 Capitol Avenue, Rm. G8A, Hartford 06106. Phone: (860)713-2505, FAX: (860)713-2515.
DE.- Dr. Sara Busch, Acting State Veterinarian, State Department of Agriculture, 2320 South Dupont Highway,Dover 19901. Phone: (302)698-4500, ext. 4560, FAX: (302)697-4451.
FL.- Jennifer Jennings-Glover, Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services, 2145 Lambert Lane, Tallahassee 32317. Phone: (850)251-1226, FAX: (850)921-3647.
GA.- Dr. Louise Dufour-Zavala Georgia Poultry Improvement Association, Inc., P.O. Box 20, Oakwood 30566. Phone: (770)535-5996, FAX: ( 770)535-5941. Cell: (770)654-0086 Dr. Ben Johnson, Georgia Poultry Laboratory, P.O. Box 20, Oakwood 30566. Phone: (770)535-5996, FAX: (770)535-5941.
ID.- Dr. Marilyn M. Simunich, State Dept. of Agriculture and Ind., Bureau Chief of Disease Surveillance Desk (208)332-8547
And Diagnostic, P.O. Box 7249, Boise 83712. Phone: (208)332-8540, FAX: (208)334-4062. Dorothy
IL.- Dr. Robert J. Waters, Illinois Department of Agriculture, Division of Animal Industries, P.O. Box 19281, State
Fairgrounds, Springfield 62794. Phone: (217)782-4944, FAX: (217)524-7702.
IN.- Paul Brennan, Indiana State Poultry Association, Inc., Purdue University, Animal Sciences, 915 West State Street,
West Lafayette 47907-2054. Phone: (765)494-8517, FAX: (765)496-1600.
IA.- Kevin SVinchattle,Iowa Poultry Association, 8515 Douglas Avenue, Suite 9, Urbandale 50322-2924. Phone: (515)727-4701, FAX: (515)727-4707. Sheri Livingston, Iowa Poultry Association, 8515 Douglas Aven;ue, Suite 9, Urbandale 50322-2924. Phone: (515)727-4701 FAX: (515)727-4707.
KS.- Dr.Paul N. Grosdidier, State of Kansas, Kansas Animal Health Department, 708 South Jackson, Topeka 66603-3714..
Phone: (785)296-2326, FAX: (785)296-1765. (785)633-3638
KY.- Dr. Robert Stout, State Veterinarian, Kentucky Department of Agriculture,,Division of Animal Health, 100 Fair Oaks Lane,
Suite 252, Frankfort 40601. Phone: (502)564-3956; FAX: (502)564-7852. Sue Blair (502)564-3956; FAX: (502)564-7852. Melissa Miller, Executive Director, Kentucky Poultry Federation, P.O Box 577, Winchester 40392. Phone: (859)737-1048, FAX: (859)737-1049. Jennifer Hall (859)527-0048’ FAX: (859)527-0049
LA.- Dr. Henry I. Moreau, State Veterinarian, Office of Animal Health Services, P.O. Box 1951, Baton Rouge 70821. Phone: (225)925-3980, FAX (225)925-4103. Dr. Mike Barrington, Director Poultry Diagnostic Laboratory, Louisiana Department of Agriculture & Forestry,
3520 Highway 79, Homer 71040. Phone: (318)927-3441; FAX: (318)927-3440.
ME Dr. Donald E. Hoenig, State Veterinarian, Maine Department of Agriculture, 28 State House Station, Augusta 04333-0028. Phone: (207)287-3701, FAX: (207)624-5044.
MD.- Kim Arnold, Maryland Department of Agriculture, Animal Health Laboratory, P.O. Box 2599, Salisbury 21802. Phone: (410)543-6610, FAX: (410)543-6676.
MA.- Edward Hageman, Massachusetts Department of Agriculture, Division of Poultry & Poultry Products, 251 Causeway
Street, Suite 500, Boston 02114-2151. Phone: (617)626-1796, FAX: (617)626-1850.
MI.- George House, Executive Director, National Poultry Improvement Plan, 5635 Forest Glen Drive SE, P.O. Box 242, ADA 49301. Phone: (616)676-5593, FAX: (616)676-1494. Dr. R.M. (Mick) Fulton, Michigan State University, Diagnostic Center for Population & Animal Health, 4125 Beaumont Road, Lansing, 48910-8104. Phone: (517)353-3701, FAX: (517)355-2152
MN.- Dr. Dale Lauer, Minnesota Board of Animal Health, P.O. Box 126, 622 Business Highway 71 NE, Willmar 56201 Phone: (320)231-5170, FAX: (320)231-6071
MS.- Dr. Jim Watson, State Veterinarian, Mississippi Board of Animal Health, P.O. Box 3889, Jackson 39207. Phone: (601)359-1170, FAX: (601)359-1177 Danny Thornton, Poultry Epidemiologist,4239 Ebenezer Road, Carthage 39051. Phone: (601)267-3844. FAX: (601)359-1177,
MO.- Rose Foster, Missouri Department of Agriculture, P.O. Box 630, Jefferson City 65102. Phone: (573)522-3377
MT.- Dr. Thomas F.T. Linfield, Assistant State Veterinarian, Montana Department of Livestock, Animal Health Division
P.O. Box 202001, Helena 59620-2001. Phone: (406)444-2043, FAX: (406)444-1929
NE.- Dr. Delwin Wilmot, Deputy State Veterinarian, Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Animal Industry, P.O. Box 94787,
Lincoln 68509-4787. Phone: (402)471-6837, FAX: (402)471-6893
NV.- Dr. Anette Rink, Laboratory Supervisor, Nevada Animal Disease and Food Safety Laboratory, 350 Capital Hill Avenue, Reno 89502-2923. Phone: (775)688-1182 ext. 232, FAX: (702)688-1198.
NH.- Dr. Stephen K. Crawford, State Veterinarian, New Hampshire Department of Agriculture & Division of Animal Industry,
P.O. Box 2042, Concord 03302-2042. Phone: (603)271-2404, FAX: (603)271-1109.
NJ.- Dr. Nancy E. Halpern, Department of Agriculture, Division of Animal Health, P.O. Box CN-330, Trenton 08625.
Phone: (609)943-4484; FAX: (609)777-8395.
NM.- Dr. Ron Parker, New Mexico State University, Agricultural Extension Service, Box 3AE, Las Cruces 88003. Phone: (505)646-1709, FAX: (505)646-3164.
NY.- Dr. John Huntley, State Veterinarian, Division of Animal Industry, Department of Agriculture & Markets, 10-B Airline Drive, Albany 12235. Phone: (518)457-3502, FAX: (518)485-7773.
NC.- Jimmy Collie, North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services, Veterinary Division, 1030 Mail Service Center, Raleigh 27699-1030. .Phone: (919)733-7601, FAX: (919)733-2277. Cell: (919)606-8105. Dr. Sara J. Mason, North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services, Veterinary Division, Veterinary Division 1030 Mail Service Center, Raleigh 27699-1030, Phone: (919)733-7601, FAX: (919)733-2277; Cell: (919)609-2644.
ND.- Dr. Andrea Grondahl,,North Dakota Department of Agriculture, 600 East Blvd. Avenue, Department 602, Bismarck 58505. Phone: (701)328-4762, FAX: (701)328-4567.
OH.- Jim Chakeres, Ohio Poultry Association, 5930 Sharon Woods Blvd., Columbus 43229. Phone: (614)882-6111; FAX: (614)882-9444.
OK.- Michael Herrin,Oklahoma State Department of Agriculture, Animal Industry Services, P.O. Box 528804, Oklahoma City 73152-8804. Phone: (405)522-6136, 331, FAX: (405)522-0756. Marie (405)522-6139 Dee Hilliard, Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food & Forestry, Animal Industry Services, P.O. Box 528804, 2800 North Lincoln Blvd., Oklahoma City, OK 73152-8804. Phone: (918)787-1490.
OR.- Dr. Bruce Mueller, Oregon Department Of Agriculture, Animal Health & Identification, 635 South Capitol Street NE, Salem 97310-0110. Phone: (503)986-4680, FAX: (503)986-4734. Dr. Don Hansen, State Veterinarian, Oregon Department of Agriculture, 635 Capitol Street, NE,, Suite 100 Salem 97310-2532, Phone: (503)986-4680, FAX: (503)986-4734.
PA.- Dr. Nan Hanshaw-Roberts, Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Animal Health & Diagnostic Services, 2301 North Cameron Street, Harrisburg 17110-9408. Phone: (717)783-8555 Ext. 212, FAX: (717)787-1868
RI.- Dr. Christofer Hannafin, State Veterinarian,,Rhode Island Department of Agriculture, 235 Promenade Street, Providence 02908-5767. Phone: (401)222-2781 ext. 4503, FAX: (401)222-6047.
SC.- Dr. Julie D. Helm, Clemson Laboratory, Livestock-Poultry Health Department, P.O. Box 102406, Columbia 29224. Phone: (803)788-2260, FAX: (803)736-0885.
SD.- Dr. Thomas Cline/ Dr. Sam Holland, South Dakota Animal Industry Board, 411 South Fort Street, Pierre 57501. Phone: (605)773-3321, FAX: (605)773-5459
TN.- Dr. Ronald B. Wilson,, Sate Veterinarian, Tennessee Department of Agriculture, Ellington Agricultural Center,
Box 40627, Melrose Station, Nashville 37204. Phone: (615)837-5120, FAX: (615)837-5250. Tina Rogers, Tennessee Department of Agriculture, Ellington Agricultural Center, Box 40627, Melrose Station, Nashville 37204. Phone (615)837-5120, FAX (615)837-5250
TX.- Joseph C. Essler, Texas Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory, P.O. Drawer 3040, College Station 77841-3040. Phone: (979)845-4186, FAX: (979)845-1794.
UT.- Dr. Earl Rogers, State Veterinarian, Utah Department.of Agriculture, P.O. Box 146500, Salt Lake City 84114-6500. Phone (801)538-7162, FAX: (801)538-7169
VT.- Dr. Kerry A. Rood, State Veterinarian, Vermont Department of Agriculture, Food & Market, 116 State Street, Drawer 20, Montpelier 05620-2901. Phone: (802)828-2421, FAX: (802)828-5983.
VA.- Dr. G. G. Meza, Area Veterinarian, Division of Animal Health & Dairies, Virginia Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services, 116 Reservoir Street, Harrisonburg 22801. Phone: (540)434-3897, FAX: (540)434-3880. Dr. Ronald King, Regional Veterinary Supervisor, Division of Animal Health & Dairies, Virginia Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services, 116 Reservoir Street, Harrisonburg 22801. Phone: (540)434-3897, FAX: (540)564-2428
WA.- Dr. Paul Kohrs,, Assistant State Veterinarian, Department of Agriculture, Food Safety & Animal Health Division, 1111 Washington Street, P.O. Box 42577, Olympia 98504-2577. Phone: (360)902-1835, FAX: (360)902-2087. Barbara Baker, Washington Department of Agriculture, Food Safety, Animal Health, 1111 Washington Street, P.O. Box 42577, Olympia 98504-2577. Phone: (360)902-1878, FAX: (360)902-2087.
WV.- Dr. Jewell Plumley, Assistant Director Animal Health, West Virginia Department of Agriculture, 60-B Moorfield Industrial Park Road, Moorefield 26836. Phone: (304)538-2397, FAX: (304)538-7088.
WI.- Dr. Donald P. O’Connor, Animal Health Division, Department of Agriculture, P.O. Box 8911, Madison 53708-8911 Phone: (608)224-4882, FAX: (608)224-4871. Dr. Robert G. Ehlenfeldt, State Veterinarian, Department of Agriculture, Division of Animal Health, P.O. Box 8911 Madison 53708-8911. Phone: (608)224-4872, FAX: (608)224-4871.
WY.- Dr. Douglas J. Leinart, Wyoming Livestock Board, Animal Health Division,2020 Carey Avenue, 4th Floor, Cheyenne 82002. .Phone: (307)777-6437, FAX: (307)777-6561.
National Poultry Improvement Plan Staff, APHIS-VS, 1498 Klondike Road, Suite 101, Conyers, GA 30094, Phone: (770)922-3496, FAX: (770)922-3498. Andrew R. Rhorer, Director, Dr. Charles Steve Roney, Veterinary Director, Marlene Busick, Veterinary Program Specialist, Penny Kesler, Veterinary Program Specialist, Harold Parks,Veterinary Program Assistant.
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