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Bird Flu Updates

New Case England Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in birds at premises near Whitby, Scarborough, North Yorkshire on 26 January 2022. A 3km Captive Bird (Monitoring) Controlled Zone has been put in place around the premises (zone in force from 19:00 on the 26 January 2022). All birds on the infected premises will be […]

New auction on our auction website

The next auction on our dedicated auction website will be for 16 birds from Alan Clements of Basildon, opening on Monday 31st January (11.00am). Outline details can be seen below. Please note that the lots will not appear on the site until the auction goes live. You will need to be registered on the site […]

RPRA Annual General Meeting 2022

The 126th Annual General Meeting of the Royal Pigeon Racing Association will be held at the Jurys Inn Hotel, Gloucester Road, Cheltenham GL51 0TS (M5 Junction 11) on Friday 25th February (9.00am). The agenda for the meeting, including rule change propositions and the reasons for their proposal, can be downloaded below, as can the annual […]

FCI World’s Best Pigeons 2021

The FCI has announced the results of its World’s Best Pigeons 2021 competition. Our congratulations to all of the British fanciers who qualified, both from the RPRA and the NEHU. These are: Mark Gilbert (RPRA) – 7th Speed Category Richard Goodier (RPRA) – 13th Speed Category Shaun McDonough (RPRA) – 19th Speed Category Mr & […]

BHW Show of the Year 2022

After a year off due to the Covid pandemic, the BHW Show of the Year returned to Blackpool over the weekend to celebrate its 50th Anniversary. Thank you to everyone that made it the success that it was, under trying circumstances, and to the many visitors that came along. The results were as follows (subject […]

EU Animal Health Regulations – Channel Racing

The last update below, in relation to Channel Racing and EU Animal Health Laws, includes a statement that outlined the hope that we would be in a position to provide clarity in respect of the remaining issues by the end of this year. This included the vaccination process and registering of lofts with the competent […]

FCI Olympiad 2022, Romania

The 2021 Olympiad was postponed due to the Covid-19 measures, and will now take place from 12th-14th August 2022 in Oradea, Romania, in Sporting and Standard Classes. Sporting Classes Due to the re-arranging of the dates, each country can enter two teams: Team A – results to count from the 2019 and 2020 seasons. Team […]

Avian Influenza – ‘Stop The Spread’ Defra Webinars

Due to the current avian influenza (‘Bird Flu’) outbreak, maintaining effective biosecurity has never been more critical. Find out what you can do to keep your birds free of the disease, by registering for one of the Defra webinars. These events will be hosted by leading Defra epidemiologists and veterinary professionals and will cover: The […]

RPRA One Loft Young Birds 2022 now full

Entries for the RPRA One Loft 2022 Young Birds Race have been flooding in over the last week, and the loft is now full. We cannot accept any more applications. The One Loft team are still in the process of responding to those who have sent in entries – if you have not already had […]