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Bird Flu Updates

Case Update England Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the disease control zones surrounding the second premises near Tedburn St Mary, Teinbridge, Devon, the 3km Protection Zone has ended, and the area has merged with the 10km Surveillance Zone (effective from 18:30 on the 17 May 2022). A 10km Surveillance Zone remains in […]

EU Animal Health Regulations – Channel Racing

One of the most popular questions we are getting asked about loft registration is ‘will I need a visit from a veterinarian before racing?’ The answer to this is that following registration with Defra you will need to register with a veterinary practice before you can race. However, a visit from the veterinarian does not […]

Free RPRA Results Software

The RPRA rolled out a new results software in 2020, which is free to all member organisations. Since then over 500 organisations have taken advantage of the opportunity. To obtain your club’s free copy please e-mail [email protected], quoting your club name and number, to be added to the installation process on a first-come first-served basis. […]

Updated liberation site maps

An up-to-date version of the UK liberation site map, showing major airports and sites with airfield restrictions, is available to download – click on the image right to download the map in .pdf format. Updated A3 size printed versions of both the UK and Continental liberation site maps may be obtained free of charge from […]

Schools visit Royal Lofts

Two of our member schools – Theydon Bois Primary School and Beech Grove School – visited the Royal Lofts at Sandringham during the end of term break, accompanied by RPRA Development Officer, Richard Chambers. Royal Lofts Manager, Peter Farrow, welcomed the visitors and to their delight donated pigeons to the schools to celebrate HM The […]

Avian Influenza – Code of Practice for Pigeon Racing

The Avian Influenza Code of Practice has been updated and may be downloaded here.  The code is based on the legal requirements, and every member and organisation should read the document. In addition, it will provide clarity in respect of what can be done if your loft is situated within a disease control area.  To […]

Inland Racing 2022

Firstly, before I go any further, I wish to express the importance of complying with the Avian Influenza Code of Practice. There is a legal requirement to inform the APHA of the venue and dates etc of all marking – see this page. Inland Racing: Despite information circulating, I can confirm that races scheduled to […]

UNIKON Update 2022

We have received the following from Deister regarding an update to UNIKON clocks for 2022: “There is a firmware update to 3.2 which is required for all UNIKON Champ and Profi bases, club and loft. All clubs will be contacted as soon as possible; this has been delayed due to a change with email processes […]

Online ordering system

RPRA members and affiliated organisations are able to pay membership subscriptions and order rings through our online ordering system. Click on the image on the right to begin. As with the automated transfer system, individual members will need to enter their own RPRA loft number and the e-mail address that we have recorded for them […]

RPRA Annual General Meeting 2022

The 126th Annual General Meeting of the Royal Pigeon Racing Association took place at the Jurys Inn Hotel, Cheltenham, on Friday 25th February. The minutes of the meeting and the annual accounts can be downloaded below. Download: Minutes of AGM 2022    Download: Annual Accounts