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***2010 Updated List*** I will add/correct any as bulletins are sent to me

BCPPA Poultry & Small Animal Swaps: All will be held at the respective locations. Brown County Fairgrounds are just a block off highway 14 by Runnings Fleet & Farm in New Ulm. Watanwon County Fairgrounds are on Highway 4 on the south edge of town. More swaps for July, August, and September may be scheduled. There will be a lunchstand and bathrooms available. There is a semi-heated coliseum in New Ulm and large building in St. James too. There are outlets available if you bring a heat lamp for chicks. You are welcome to set up outside as well. Please contact Doug Grams (507) 354- 6448, Trevor Nau (507) 375-4716, or Amy Piehl (507) 227-3213 for more information.
***Important Notice: All Poultry & Gamebirds need a negative salmonella pulorum-typhoid test. All turkeys need a negative mycoplasma gallisepticum (MG) and mycoplasma synoviae (MS) blood test within 30 days of sale. All of the above birds also ened a numbered band on the bird. The BCPPA will test at the swaps if time and personnel are available. The fee per bird will be $2. P/T only.***
***Pigeon grit is available from the club at $14 per 50# bag. If interested in ordering pigeon feed, call for availability,. Please contact Doug Grams or Trevor Nau.***
***We gladly accept donated items or live birds for the raffle at the swaps. Any BCPPA members please give us your help at the club table. If any of you are testing agents please let Doug or Trevor know if you can help out with testing birds.***

February 7- St. James MN - Watanwon County Fairgrounds. Doors open at 7 am and ends before noon. $3 admission ****There will also be the rescheduled election meeting following this swap****

March 21 - New Ulm MN - Brown County Fairgrounds. Doors open at 7 am and ends before noon. $3 admission

April 10 - New Ulm MN - Brown County Fairgrounds. Doors open at 7 am and ends before noon. $3 admission ****Please note that this one is on a Saturday, not Sunday like the rest****

May 2 - St. James MN - Watanwon County Fairgrounds. Doors open at 7 am and ends before noon. $3 admission

June 13th - New Ulm MN - Brown County Fairgrounds. Doors open at 7 am and ends before noon. $3 admission


Other Swaps/Auctions/Poultry Related Events:

February 6th - Small Animal Auction. Horst's Stables Check-in starts at 6:30 am auction starts at 9:00 am Chickens, Game Birds, guineas, and turkeys need to be tested. Contact Ken (715)559-8232 or Leon (715)669-3136 for more information.
February 21st - Minnesota Game Breeders Spring Swap. McLeod County Fairgrounds, Hutchinson, MN. Will be open 6:00PM Saturday 20 February if anyone would like to bring their birds the night before. Door open 7:00 am 21 February. Contact Doug Randall (320)236-2270 or (320)333-7111.
March 5th - Hutchinson MN. The Board of Animal Health will be conducting a poultry testing agents training course. Watch for details at www.bah.state.mn.us or call MPTL at (320) 231-5170
March 6th - Small Animal Auction. Horst's Stables Check-in starts at 6:30 am auction starts at 9:00 am Contact Ken (715)559-8232 or Leon (715)669-3136 for more information.
March 13th - Wisconsin Bird & Game Breeders Spring Swap. Doors open 6:30 am till noon Admission $3.00 - 17 Under Free. Heated Building Fond du Lac, WI. Contact Jim Bleuer (920)379-6188.
March 19-20th - Pierz MN Exotic Animal Sale
March 20th - MN Pheasant & Waterfowl Society Swap at the New Prague Community Building in New Prague MN. Doors open at 8 am. 3 admission. For more info call Jane Pesta (507) 364-5074 or Tom Gillispie (507) 663-0972

March 27th - MSPA Swap at McLeod County Fairgrounds in Hutchinson MN. $3 admission and $1 off if you show your MSPA card. For more info, please contact Paul Lepinski (320) 223-0415
March 27th - Wisconsin Bird Lovers & Exotics Club Small Animal Swap. Clark County Fairgrounds Neilsville, WI 6:00 am till noon. $2.00 admission for sellers and $5.00 admission for sellers. Contact Randy (920)729-0901 for more information.
April 10th - Perham MN Poultry Swap
April 11th - Southeast Pigeon Association, Albert Lea, MN Starts at 7:00 am till noon. 3$3.00 admission. Contact Dick Boberg (507) 288-9251 for additional information.
April 11th Exotic Animal & Bird Swap at the Bremer County Fairgrounds in Waverly IA. Starts at 6 am. Admission is $3.00 per person over 12. For more information call John Cheever at 319-984-5052
April 17th - Eastern Iowa Bird and Small Animal Swap at Maquoketa Iowa. Jackson County Fairground from 7am-11am. For more information contact Laurie Marx 563-212-9435 or Chuck Holdgrafer 563-689-6743. Email [email protected] and web page http://www.easterniowabirdswap.webs.com
April 18th - SE IA PC at Burlington IA. Starts 6 AM till Noon. Admission $2 per vehicle. Under roof & perimeter set up is more. For more info Wes Pfadenhauer 319-392-8177.
April 24th - West Cental Wisconsin Pigeon & Poultry Club Swap. Wheaton Park & Fire Station, located west of Chippewa Falls on State Hwy 29 near mile marker 67. Starts at 6:00 am Admission Fee $2.00 per car. All sellers of Poultry, including waterfowl and farm raised game birds must show a copy of NPIP certification or a copy of a negative pullorum test. NO Blood testing will be done on site. Contact Dan Paff at (715)723-2750 or [email protected].
May 2nd - SE IA PC at Burlington IA. Starts 6 AM till Noon. Admission $2 per vehicle. Under roof & perimeter set up is more. For more info Wes Pfadenhauer 319-392-8177.
June 13th - SE IA PC at Burlington IA. Starts 6 AM till Noon. Admission $2 per vehicle. Under roof & perimeter set up is more. For more info Wes Pfadenhauer 319-392-8177.
July 11th - SE IA PC at Burlington IA. Starts 6 AM till Noon. Admission $2 per vehicle. Under roof & perimeter set up is more. For more info Wes Pfadenhauer 319-392-8177.
July 17th - West Central Wisconsin Pigeon & Poultry Club Swap. Wheaton Park & Fire Station, located west of Chippewa Falls on State Hwy 29 near mile marker 67. Starts at 6:00am Admission is $2.00 per car. All sellers of poultry , including waterfowl and farm raised game birds must show a copy of a negative pullorum test. No Blood testing will be done on site. Contact Dan Paff at (715)723-2750 or [email protected].
August 15th - SE IA PC at Burlington IA. Starts 6 AM till Noon. Admission $2 per vehicle. Under roof & perimeter set up is more. For more info Wes Pfadenhauer 319-392-8177.
September 12th - SE IA PC at Burlington IA. Starts 6 AM till Noon. Admission $2 per vehicle. Under roof & perimeter set up is more. For more info Wes Pfadenhauer 319-392-8177.
September 18th - Eastern Iowa Bird and Small Animal Swap at Maquoketa Iowa. Jackson County Fairground from 7am-11am. For more information contact Laurie Marx 563-212-9435 or Chuck Holdgrafer 563-689-6743. Email [email protected] and web page http://www.easterniowabirdswap.webs.com
September 26th Exotic Animal & Bird Swap at the Bremer County Fairgrounds in Waverly IA. Starts at 6 am. Admission is $3.00 per person over 12. For more information call John Cheever at 319-984-5052
October 3rd - West Central Wisconsin Pigeon & Poultry Club Annual Fall Show. Dunn County Fairgrounds, Menomonie, WI. For more information contact Dan Paff at (715)723-2750 or [email protected]
October 9-10th - New Ulm MN at the Brown County Fairgrounds. BCPPA Classic Poultry Show & Swap. Please contact Doug Grams (507) 354- 6448, Trevor Nau (507) 375-4716, or Amy Piehl (507) 227-3213 for more information.
November 13th - North Star Classic, Hosted by the Minnesota State Pigeon Association. Located at the McLeod County Fairgrounds, Hutchinson, Minnesota. For more information contact Paul Lepinski at (320) 587-3848 or [email protected].
November 20th - New Ulm MN at the Brown County Fairgrounds. BCPPA Classic Pigeon Show & Swap. Please contact Doug Grams (507) 354- 6448, Trevor Nau (507) 375-4716, or Amy Piehl (507) 227-3213 for more information.


*****The MN Board of Animal Health requires all poultry, game birds, and turkeys to have the appropriate blood testing done. Birds must have a numbered band. The MPTL has a list of people who are authorized testing agents. Please contact one of these agents BEFORE the swaps to get your birds done. Their number is (320) 231-5170. The Board of Animal Health may have a representative at all of the swaps checking blood test papers.*****

*****From the MPTL.... For any questions, please call (320) 231-5170. For complete list of regulations go to https://www.revisor.mn.gov/rules/?id=1710
1710.1430 Identification: "If further testing is required, all poultry must be identified in such a way as to be individually found when the test is completed and all positive birds must be identified with a leg or wing band. Poultry tested for sale or exhibition must be identified with a leg or wing band."
1710.1310 Sale of Poultry and Hatching Eggs: "No person may sell, offer for sale, purchase, or trade poultry less than 5 months of age and their hatching eggs unless they originate from flocks and hatcheries under the supervision of the board and parts 1710.1300 to 1710.1530. Birds over5 months of age must be tested and be negative for the appropriate required tests before being sold, except those sold for immediate slaughter."
* Required tests include Salmonella pullorum-typhoid. In addition, turkeys must be tested and negative for Mycoplasma gallisepticum (MG) and Mycoplasma synoviae (MS) prior to sale. The owner must receive and have the official test chart/report from the MPTL to verify results prior to the sale. The MN Board of Animal Health does not require testing for Avian Influenza (AI) at this time.*
 
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