24/07/2012 - It was phenomenal how the lofts of Marcel Sangers & Paul Ung (Eefde, NL) and Vredeveld-Leemhuis (Coevorden, NL) dominated the one-day middle distance competition in 2011 in The Netherlands. Shortly before the start of the NPO classics in 2012, PIPA had an interview with the two favourites. What is their secret to being so successful?
14/02/2012 - National crack Arie Dijkstra brings all his best racers and breeders into auction. Arie brought forth sensation with outstanding performances, even this year 1st,3rd,4th and 8th NPO Chateauroux, all his stars shine in this auction, including of course top couple ‘Leonardo’ x ‘Tinkelbel’ and their super sons ‘Okidoki’ (2nd Nat. Ace bird) and ‘Boogie’ … Winners of 100 to 1.000 km. Rarely is such an excellent All Round loft offered on auction!
06/01/2012 - The auction season 2011-2012 is halfway and we can look back on the first part of our auction season with great satisfaction. Part 2 is perhaps even more impressive than part 1 and contains many new auctions next to those already confirmed.
31/12/2011 - At the end of the year lists are traditionally made of the best of this or the most of that ... We have made, just like last year, an overview of the 10 most read articles on our site. Take a look with us
27/12/2011 - The best Belgian long distance bird 2009-2011 is known: BE07-3054712 from Pierre Bourgeois from Izegem. Second place goes to Freddy & Jacques Vandenheede from Zingem and third is for Norbert Ally from Aarsele.
24/12/2011 - On Wednesday the 7th of December PIPA Chairman of the board Thomas Van Cauwenberghe handed over a cheque for € 7.000 on behalf of PIPA, but moreover on behalf of all pigeon fanciers, to the Red Cross. The money will be used to directly help the victims of the earthquake in Japan in March 2011.
22/12/2011 - Today was the grand finale of the Verreckt-Ariën auction, which proved to be the internet auction with the second highest proceedings ever. The auction which brought in most was that of H.P. & P. Brockamp, passing the 1 million barrier.
13/12/2011 - Gerard and Sebastiaan Verkerk surprised the pigeon world by racing at the highest level again after moving house – proof of rare quality. All the National Ace birds and Olympiad giants are reserved for own breed and this success formula has made the supremacy of the Verkerks even more immune.
12/12/2011 - Further to the investigation into the attempted burglary on 28 November, the police are asking whether there have been other (attempts at) loft burglaries in Belgium, Holland, France or Germany between the 26th and 30th of November.
12/12/2011 - Earlier you could already enjoy the pictures of the exhibition in Wuhan. In this gallery you will find some other pictures made during the trip in China by Nikolaas Gyselbrecht, CEO of PIPA.
11/12/2011 - This weekend there are ending 4 auctions. Yesterday was the final day for the December Auction, Jos Thone Collection by John Hanson and December Jewels of the Sky Auction II. Today is the final day for the 1st part of the Verreckt-Ariën Total Auction. Below a short intro on every auction.
09/12/2011 - Top quality has always been the keyword for Jürgen and Sarah Jung from Ebertshausen, Germany. After their sensational auction in 2010 the quest for a new ‘golden team’ began and … with great success!! In 2011 results of Jung-Jupid pigeons were astonishing – International on top of the world.
02/12/2011 - Now that the year has nearly ended, Christmas is approaching. A day in which presents are exchanged. To remain in this sphere, we have, as annual tradition, organised our Christmas quiz in which you can win nice prizes.