Testing Poultry in Arkansas


I have been receiving a lot of questions about private testers and NPIP, so I decided to do a quick rundown on the difference. ( I am a licensed tester for Arkansas).

Private Tester …..The NPIP Division licenses individuals to blood test birds for Salmonella pullorum, which also allows them to fill out 90 Day certificates for tested birds. Two schools are held per year for private individuals wanting to do this testing for county fairs, shows, flea markets, sales, etc. The schools are held in Fayetteville and in Little Rock. This licensing enables persons to blood test their own birds, as well as other individuals’ birds.

Flock Certification Program: NPIP

Flock Certification is available for waterfowl, exhibition poultry, and game bird flocks. This involves an annual inspection by a Livestock & Poultry official and farm testing of eligible poultry. If the farm is approved by NPIP, a certification is granted. The Flock Certificate is valid for one year and enables free movement regarding Salmonella pullorum requirements within the United States, as well as other countries.

For more information http://alpc.arkansas.gov/programs/Pages/NPIP.aspx or just ask me.



5 thoughts on “Testing Poultry in Arkansas

  1. Prem

    I like the farmers point that we all poltlue in one way or another. And finding balance is the key to making successful change from all sides of the issue. We need agriculture – so coming up with mitigation technologies and sustainable practices are key.

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  2. Ariel

    Hello, I wonder if you have any adcvie on a broody chicken, we have had six hens since april this year (we had them from 16weeks old) we have all different breeds, oneof them is a speckled hen and she go’s broody regular as clockwork once every month for a anything up to 5-6 days. we put her in a dog crate untill she snaps out of it. we were told that it is triggered by warm weather so we were hoping that now the weather is turning colder that would be the last of it untill next summer, but she went broody again yesterday near enough 30 days after the last time. she is the only chicken we have that does it. is this just a common occurance for this breed of hen? or just one of those things, will she stop being broody in the winter. any tips and adcvie most appreciated. thanks again for a superb website.Simon

    1. Amanda Goodwin Post author

      Simon, So sorry I am behind on blog. How did your broody chicken do? Some breeds are very broody and others will never go broody. Is she by any chance a cochin? They are known for being great broody mothers.


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