California Poultry Federation [website]   [open html - 48KB]

"The California Poultry Federation (CPF) represents the state's turkey and chicken producers and marketers. A trade association formed in 1990, the CPF represents all segments of the industry including growers, hatchers, breeders and processors. The CPF is also the representative for the California Squab Producers, the largest squab processing facility in the world, and represents ducks, games birds and other meat poultry as well. [...] CPF is also the official headquarters for the California Poultry Health Board, the state agency which administers the National Poultry Improvement Plan (NPIP). The NPIP is a testing program for turkey, chicken, game bird breeders and hatcheries that ship throughout the nation and the world. The California Poultry Health Board works closely with the federal Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Veterinary Services of the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the California Department of Food and Agriculture. The Health Board certifies flocks that are tested at California Veterinary Diagnostic Labs, allowing owners to safely move turkeys, chickens, game birds and eggs across state lines and export overseas. By testing adult birds and eliminating disease carriers from the breeding flock, chicken, turkey and game bird breeders have eliminated some costly diseases, protecting both the consumer and the industry."

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