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Our deepest condolences are extended to the family of Victor Lickteig who died March 16. He was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer in early February and was hospitalized for about a week in late February, but went home where LaDonna and visiting nurses cared for him.  page. Cindy Hoffman helped LaDonna  get her cages ready to sell her Silkies at the auction and Randy Winterbarger helped Ladonna box up her birds and transported them to the sale.  Friends help friends in time of need.           


Victor L. Lickteig, 81, passed away peacefully at his home in rural Douglas

County, on Saturday, March 16, 2019. He was born in Greeley, Kansas to Alfred

and Albertine Lickteig on September 22, 1937.


Rosary was held Friday March 22, 2019 from 5-6pm at Rumsey-Yost Funeral home 601 Indiana with visitation to follow. Mass was held 11 am, Saturday March 23, 2019 at Holy Family Catholic Church, 820 Birch St in Eudora with interment at the Vinland Cemetery.


Victor served in the United States Army, was a 30 year employee at the Farmland Industries Nitrogen Fertilizer plant in Lawrence, retiring in 1992. A Life

member of the American Angus Association, served on the Board of Directors of

the Kansas Angus Association. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus and a member of the Heart of America Game Breeders Association.


He married LaDonna McPherson on March 29, 1989, she survives of the home. In addition, he is survived by sons Scott (Annette), Liberal; Jeff (JoDeane),

Merriam; Tom (Kathy), Ozawkie and Tim (Cathy), Wellsville, 8 Grandchildren, 22

Great Grandchildren and 1 Great-Great Grandchild. Siblings: Don, Garnett; Steve (Margarite), Greeley; Bernard (Terry), Burlington; Mike (Barbara), Greeley;

Fabian (Anne) Cicero, Ill; Leon (Jane), Greeley; Jerry (Donna) Raytown, Mo.;

Fritz Hiner, Olathe; Patricia (Howard) Goodeyon, Osawatomie.  Victor was preceded in death by his parents, a sister Linda Lickteig, Greeley, brother Eugene Lickteig, Greeley and sister Joyce (Lickteig) Burris, Greeley.


Memorial contributions may be made to Visiting Nurses sent in care of

Rumsey-Yost Funeral home, 601 Indiana Street, Lawrence, KS 66044.


Several people in our HOAGBA family have some health issues so please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.  .  Herb Bastion, one of our members from Colorado had a knee replaced.  That has put a damper on his hunting activities and traveling with Roger Graham to the swaps and auctions.  Bob O’Malley, who has clerked the outdoor arena sales for many years had triple bypass heart surgery on March 3.  He is up and about and worked in the office at the March 16 auction.


I received this information about Kansas Extending your NPIP certification until July 1st


Dear NPIP Participant,


As many of you are aware, we have a national shortage of the pullorum antigen. We are now expecting that the antigen will be available mid-May.  Once we receive the antigen, we will start contacting NPIP participants to resume flock testing for pullorum.  We are extending your NPIP certification until July 1st

or until you are contacted by your field veterinarian.


This extension doesn’t apply to AI testing.  In order to maintain your AI Clean status, you must continue your AI testing on schedule.  If you have any questions, please contact your field veterinarian or call our main office at 785-564-6602.


We appreciate your participation in and compliance with the NPIP program.  We ask for your patience in

this matter and hope you will not be unduly inconvenienced. 


Best Regards,


Jennifer Ukena, Kansas Department of Agriculture

Division of Animal Health


You may have noticed the words RETURN SERVICE REQUESTED above the address label.  The post office requires this on all bulk mailings.  The PO will correct an address if possible and return the newsletter to me with a 55¢ postage due memo and the reason why it was returned.         If you have a change of address due to your moving from one place to another or from a new address being assigned due to 911, please notify me with the new address prior to the 22nd of the month so I can make the change on the mailer.  It costs .302¢ to mail a newsletter bulk mail. If it is returned to me, there is a 55¢ charge for the return and  address correction plus it costs an additional 55¢ to mail it first class to the new address. Please save the club $1.10 by sending address corrections to me.


On February 28, I received the following information about the Newcastle outbreak in California from Jennifer Ukena at the Kansas Department of Animal  who forwarded   an email regarding the quarantine notice and requirements and permitting issued by the California Department of Agriculture  in order  to ship in California:  “Please note below the new vND quarantine areas and import requirements for live poultry/hatching eggs from state veterinarian Dr. Annette Jones, California Department of Agriculture. The quarantine notice and maps links can be found on the right side of the webpage. Any shippers from your state who want to ship into LA County and the western part of San Bernardino County and Riverside County must contact CDFA for more information about requirements and permitting before shipping. 


vND webpage updates:


This link is the official notice:


Thank you for your cooperation. Please decline any digital VS 9-3 forms coming through your system if the shipment address is in any of the new quarantine zones, unless the shipper has a special permit issued by CDFA.


Monica Della Maggiore, California Poultry Federation

California Poultry Health Board Administrator/NPIP

4640 Spyres Way Suite 4

Modesto, CA  95356

(209) 576-6355


As most of you are aware, the Veterinary Feed Directive, which was effective 1/1/17, included a ban on water soluble antibiotics to be sold over the counter. Prior to the VDF, 99% of water soluble and feed grade medication used in food animal production was over the counter (OTC). After Guidance # 213 went into effect, OTC accessibility to these medications dropped to 39%. According to the information in one of the trade magazines we receive, the Center for Disease Control & Prevention Control (CDC) is gathering information and intends to develop and implement a strategy for insuring that all medically important antimicrobial drugs used in food–producing animals are labeled with an appropriately targeted duration of use which will include over-the-counter antimicrobial drugs being under veterinary oversight. Simply put, these remaining OTC drugs will most likely go Rx.  In July, 2018, CVM published a proposed rule that would add Cephalosporins to antibiotic products no longer available OTC.  The first phase of changes implemented by FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) will be initiated between 2019-2019 and the second phase will get underway in 2022-2023.   

 I contacted the new manufacturer for an update on the availability of salmonella pullorum plate antigen supply.   The date for the release of the new batch is not known at this time because of the government shut-down which affects getting new batches approved for release to the public. I did learn that in all likelihood, it will be released in a slightly smaller 40 ml bottle. At this time the price has not been determined.





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