2017 Young Bird Champions

Congratulations to the winners of the NRRPA 2017 Young Bird Champions!!

Rodney Morris, flying out of the Hamilton Central club on winning the NRRPA Champion YB loft, with 7049.6 points. His last race from Englehart was outstanding and put Rodney’s loft over the top.

Bill Weima flying as Silver Creek Loft, flying out of the Flamboro club on having the NRRPA Champion Young Bird CU17 SILV 68 flying for a total of 599.4 points, scoring in 5 races.

Bill Weima (Silver Creek Loft) on winning the NRRPA Average Speed Young Birds.

 

YB Championships 2016

NRRPA Champion Young Bird 2016

CU16-217 flown by Rodney Morris of the Hamilton Central club. “217” scored points in 5 of the six North Road races.  “217” earned these points flying against an average of 1,142 birds  and won the following North Road positions;

  • 6th Gravenhurst against 1,106 pigeons
  • 6th Latchford against 1,071 pigeons
  • 33rd North Bay against 997 pigeons
  • 36th Burks Falls against 1,282 pigeons
  • 49th North Bay against 1,258 pigeons

Congratulations Rodney on “217” Championship performances!

NRRPA Champion Young Bird Loft 2016

Congratulations to N&E Oud on winning the Champion Young Bird Loft 2016 with a total of 9,441 points. This loft scored loft point in all 6 NRRPA races.

NRRPA Young Bird Average Speed Winner 2016

Congratulations to Joe & Trevor Smolenaars for winning the young bird average speed 2016. The average speed flown by this loft was 1,251.453 MPM which is a margin of 11 MPM over the next fastest loft.

 

 

Email list

Hello NRRPA members, the new 2016 season is fast approaching. I’ve updated most of the NRRPA website this morning. Only have to fill in the dates and stations on both the Hamilton Fed and NRRP 2016 race pages.

Last year I send emails out for the first race release to everyone on my list. I switched computers this winter and I think some email addresses were lost and I know I didn’t have everyones to begin with.

I’m asking someone in each club to compile a list of all members in their club and their email addresses. Please do it as soon as possible so I have the list done well before the first race.

Thank You

Nick

 

 

Avian Flu Update

 

Below you can read the update posted to the CRPU website this past weekend.

Please be aware that the CFIA has the authority to quarantine and or control the movement of poultry in emergency situations. Although pigeons are not poultry they are classified and regulated as such by the CFIA. In the worst case scenario they can stop us from racing our pigeons till the crises has passed. There are several links to documents and websites (maps of quarantine area) for those wanting to know more.

Cor has asked that everyone make sure their birds vaccination’s are up to date. We want to work with the CFIA and OMAFRA and show them that we are responsible and professional in the manner we keep and race our pigeons.

 

AVIAN FLU UPDATE ONTARIO

The CRPU has been contacted by OMAFRA in regards to the outbreak within the Oxford/Waterloo area. We are working with them to make sure we abide by the rules that the CFIA has enforced in regards to racing pigeon and the avian flu. Although, we as racers do not consider the racing pigeon as poultry, this is a different story with the CFIA. The pigeon is classified under poultry and far as they are concerned we need to abide by the same laws set out by the department. Anyone in the zone must NOT move birds out of area or into area, no sales or shows, also no pigeons can loft fly, train or race. All birds in the zone must be kept within the confine of the coop. When the all clear is given for this area, we will post this on the website.

We have received a recommendation from the OMAFRA (Ontario Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs) asking the pigeon fanciers in Ontario to refrain from shows, sales, training, as well as racing until the quarantine is lifted. This is precautionary recommendation as they feel we could be promoting the spread of the flu from the feathers and the feet of the pigeon. As this is a recommendation, we are asking that all pigeon fanciers, please use your own discretion. We will be monitoring this everyday as new information becomes available.

Please make sure that everyone is extra vigilant at this time with their birds. The ministry states that the migratory birds are the ones at this time bringing the avian flu to this area. Please make sure that you do not accept any birds from the quarantined zone and watch for any sickness within your own loft. The address for information in regards to this matter is available at http://www.omafra.gov.on.ca/english/livestock/poultry/smallflock.html.

OMAFRA document

Link to map of Control Zones