06/12/2017 - Many fanciers were impressed with how Karlo Van Rompaey made a name for himself as a pigeon fancier in Belgium. Karlo made history by winning a 1st Nat. Bourges twice in a single season with racing birds Prima Dora and Hattrick. The descendants of these champions have already shown to be highly talented as well!
01/02/2017 - The showpiece of the PIPA rankings, the IATP ranking, has French winners this year, Alain and Valérie Pocholle, who already finished third last year. The silver goes to Hubert Stollenwerk (Germany) and the bronze is won Freddy Van Acker (Belgium). Fanciers from three different countries!
25/01/2017 - 2016 has been quite the season for Peter van Dongen from Arnemuiden. His NL15-1761084 Wladimir Klitschko won arguably the most prestigious extreme long distance title in The Netherlands both in 2015 and 2016: 1st National Ace Pigeon Extreme Long Distance The Netherlands. This very pigeon will soon be auctioned here on PIPA.
22/01/2017 - PIPA travelled to China from 12 to 29th of November, in the company of Bart Geerinckx, Hardy Krüger, Tom Van Gaver (DVV Pigeons) and Frank Morre (Team De Jaeger). Counting up the individual kilometers of each member, the entire group has travelled more than 150,000 km, visiting 11 different cities.
05/01/2017 - Gaby Vandenabeele smashed his own record of highest average for a young birds' auction, raising 18,765 EURO per young bird on average in his most recent auction. This means we can now announce the winners of our 2016 Christmas quiz. Unlike last year the winner does not come from Germany but from The Netherlands.
31/12/2016 - As part of an annual tradition, PIPA presents you with an overview of the most-read articles of this year (across all languages). This does not include our race overviews, our club pages and the rankings.
30/12/2016 - As part of an annual tradition, PIPA presents you with an overview of the most-read articles of this year (across all languages). This does not include our race overviews, our club pages and the rankings. Today we publish 10 to 6, the top-five will be published tomorrow.
28/12/2016 - On Monday 26 December, and not Sunday 25 December, the following eight auctions will end: Bart Geerinckx, Pieter Veenstra, Peter Janssen, G&C Cooper, Scheele Brothers, Jespers-Vanderwegen, Barcelona Special and Mark Gilbert.
25/12/2016 - The days around Christmas are all about spending time with your family in a cosy setting. PIPA wishes you and your loved ones all the best in the end of year period, and we hope you get to enjoy a happy Christmas evening with each one of them.
23/12/2016 - The Pioneer International Racing Pigeon Club in Beijing has made a name for itself in the past few years, not only in China but all around the pigeon racing world. Its race is the yearly highlight of the Chinese pigeon racing season held during autumn. But what exactly does the race hold? Check it out here.
19/12/2016 - Customer satisfaction has been one of PIPA's main priorities over the years, and we were particularly pleased that Gevaert-Lannoo, which sold their 54 pigeons for an impressive 4,110 euro on average, sent in the following testimonial.
19/12/2016 - It's like a fairy tale, a few years ago. Florea Sorin had a dream, and the dream was to reach the top in the pigeon world. Well, only a few years later, it seems Florea Sorin already reached the top.
16/12/2016 - Every year PIPA organises its annual Christmas Quiz around the week of Christmas. And just like last year we will be giving away a grandchild of New Laureaat, 1st International Barcelona 2013. All you have to do is guess the total revenue of the young birds' auction of Gaby Vandenabeele, which takes place from 19 December until 2nd of January.
13/12/2016 - A stringent selection process based on palmares, pedigree, and physiology, it has been one PIPA's fundamental principles for years. This strategy has been paying off: every single week fanciers from all across the world tell us about their achievements with pigeons that they obtained on PIPA.
02/12/2016 - The KBDB published the preliminary ranking for the Olympiad Pigeons in the sports category this evening. The top-three of each category is to represent their country in the upcoming Olympiad in Brussels. Any complaints can be sent in until 9th of December.
30/11/2016 - What pigeons does the current pigeon breed of Bas and Gerard Verkerk consist of, and what does their palmares look like? Bas and Gerard would love to answer those two questions. Magic Amoré, Olympic Solange and the talented new breeders Eye-Catcher and Felina are all part of the Verkerk family tree, along with numerous other champions.
21/11/2016 - PIPA had another phenomenal auction day today, with this season's best auction weekend so far. The overall revenues have increased by 300,000 EURO just today. Today's auctions raised 513,375 EURO for 179 pigeons, or an average of 2,868 EURO/pigeon.
07/11/2016 - The PIPA auctions combine top quality pigeons with high sale prices every single week. Last week's auctions had an overall revenue of 401,650 EURO for 143 pigeons, or an average of 2,808 EURO/pigeon.