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News Flash & Loft List – 16 April 2020 2020-04-16

    We are continuing with training at the VFWCPR lofts with short tosses from varying directions. Most of the pigeons are through the moult and in excellent condition. The diet of the pigeons has changed from a moult mixture to a racing mixture.

    We have done some modifications to the traps to slow the rate in which pigeons cross the antennas and we have constructed a new loading bay with electronic scales to weigh baskets of pigeons to ensure approximate numbers in each basket when training. Up to now we have counted all birds into the baskets which is time consuming.

    Our new transporter from the Netherlands has finally been cleared through the port and is in transit to Zimbabwe.

    It is still unclear when the lockdown imposed will be lifted. At the moment we are restricted to tossing from a maximum of 20km whilst in lockdown.

     

    Our intake dates for the coming season remain unchanged for the time being, and are as follows;

     

    INTAKE AND SHIPPING TO VFWCPR FOR 2021 SEASON

         

    BIRDS ORIGIN

    SHIPMENT

    INTAKE DATES TO AGENTS

    EUROPE

    EU 1

    9, 10, 11 June 2020

    through Agents to DQVS

    EU 2

    14, 15, 16 July 2020

     

    EU 3

    18, 19, 20 Aug 2020

     

    EU 4

    15, 16, 17 Sep 2020

     

    EU 5

    24, 25, 26 Oct 2020 at Kassel

    UNITED STATES  John E Nelson

    US 1

    1 to 12 June 2020

    John E Nelson

    US 2

    6 to 17 July 2020

    UNITED STATES  Frank McLaughlin

    US 3

    10 to 21 Aug 2020

    Frank McLaughlin

    US 4

    7 to 18 Sep 2020

    Frank McLaughlin

    US 5

    12 to 23 Oct 2020

    CANADA  Oscar & Linda De Vries

     

     contact for details

    SOUTH AFRICA

     

     

    Jurie Erwee, Ferdie Coetzer, Pieter Lerm

    SA 1

    1 to 12 June 2020

     

    SA  2

    6 to 17 July 2020

     

    SA 3

    10 to 21 Aug 2020

     

    SA 4

    7 to 18 Sep 2020

     

    SA 5

    12 to 23 Oct 2020

    REST OF WORLD

    Please see website for Agents - arrangements for quarantine and shipping to be advised

     

     

    Herewith a list of pigeons still in our loft: https://www.victoriafallswcpr.com/results.php?opt=5&id=238

     

    Best Regards,

     

    The Victoria Falls Team