28/12/2022 - After a super season in 2017 with a/o the 2nd National Ace Pigeon Heavy Middle Distance Yearlings (RAX), the 5th National Ace Pigeon Heavy Middle Distance Yearlings (As 214) and 3 provincial victories, there were great results and pigeons to build upon.
26/05/2021 - In recent years Ivan & Willy Baetens have been mostly specializing in national races up to 750km. And with results. That they have successfully taken the road to the top is proven by the countless national and provincial championship titles of recent years.
19/12/2022 - Monday the 19th of December, these new auctions will start: Sky Chen, Brugse Barcelona Club, Gebr. Scheele, Samuel Mbiza, Sangers Pigeons, Daan Besseling, Karlo Van Rompaey, Jos & Jan Loobuyck, Bart Geerinckx, Henrik Brinkmann, Ivan Baetens & Jos Thoné.
20/03/2020 - Despite the world being heavily impacted by the coronavirus, the following fanciers can look back on a successful pigeon auction: Kas & Karel Meijers (NL), Ivan Baetens (BE), Roger Mylle (BE), Jutla Brothers (UK), Sangers pigeons (NL), Tom Van Gaver (BE), Francis Franssen (BE) & Kristof Mortelmans (BE).
11/11/2019 - Five auctions came to a close last Sunday, in which 185 pigeons were sold for a total of 338,500 euro, with an average of 1,830 euro/bird. We briefly discuss each individual auction below.
20/11/2018 - We vernemen het overlijden van mevrouw Godelieve Van Boven, echtgenote van Willy Baetens en moeder van Ivan. De BRICON-familie verliest hiermee haar trouwste en meest vastberaden lid, zij die mee aan de wieg gestaan heeft van het bedrijf en dit van het eerste uur.
26/11/2017 - The Bricon Loft can look back on a particularly successful season, having won three provincial victories, a title of Provincial champion middle distance KBDB, and a title of 2nd and 5th National ace pigeon Longer Middle Distance YLs KBDB. They also became 4th Nat. Champion longer middle distance YLs and 8th Nat. champion long distance & extreme long distance YLs.
23/02/2017 - The Bricon Loft of Ivan and Willy Baetens has gained a reputation for its invaluable collection of national ace pigeons and great champions. These pigeons in turn led the way to many more top results and prestigious victories.
17/02/2016 - Willy and Ivan added a provincial victory from Bourges II old birds and an impressive number of top prizes at provincial and national level to their palmares in 2015, which shows that their investments are starting to pay off.
29/08/2015 - Willy and Ivan had only just missed a provincial first prize from Tulle but they made up for it by claiming victory in the race from Bourges II. Their winning pigeon was Chipo 148 (BE12-4044148), a grandson of Gladiator of B, J & L Geerinckx (Wommelgem, BE).
28/03/2015 - The level of quality in today's team of breeders in the Bricon Loft is nothing short of impressive. It consists of no less than five national first ace pigeons KBDB, as well as Belgium's best long distance pigeon of 2010, making this one of the most valuable breeding lofts in Belgium!
23/11/2013 - Father and son Baetens have been at the top of the national and provincial competition for years. They are now starting to focus on the longer distance races as well and they have an impressive breeding loft that houses no less than three national ace pigeons extreme long distance!
16/10/2011 - The pigeon stock of Willy & Ivan Baetens is built up for more than 50% with the noble De Rauw-sablon breed, and here, these pigeons delivered several great victories and achievements as well, both provincially and nationally. But what else could we expect?
15/05/2011 - Professionally Willy & Ivan Baetens have spent all their lives with pigeons. Quality and service was and is their trademark! No wonder that as passionate pigeon fanciers they also implement ‘quality’ as high priority!