16/09/2013 - Occasionally, we will select some very interesting questions and answers concerning a certain topic (disease, medicines, etc.) and publish them on our homepage. Today's topic is ornithosis.
31/08/2013 - Ivan Phillips has been appointed as PIPA agent for India. Ivan is a 40-year-old engineer and a successful fancier. He competes in the Tamil Nadu Racing Pigeon Association and is a grandchild of William Phillips, a legendary fancier in India.
30/08/2013 - A few months ago PIPA started looking for a new supply agent for The Netherlands, for which we received numerous applications. After a strict three step selection process it was decided to appoint Ad Fortuin and Jawin van Namen as our new agents.
06/08/2013 - We are over the first half of the 2013 season and the results from all levels are being published on a daily basis. This means our team of calculators knows what to do. We give you several provisional results for our rankings in the middle distance, the long distance and the extreme long distance.
03/08/2013 - The new 2013-2014 PIPA auction season starts on Monday 12 August and our first auction promises to be a spectacular one: the fresh winner from Bourges in the young birds’ category from De Vroe-Van Gaver will be offered for sale. The fastest of 39,917 pigeons from Bourges will be auctioned at PIPA, along with another 15 closely related pigeons.
30/07/2013 - Homing pigeons fly off from an unknown place in unfamiliar territory and still manage to find their way home. Their ability to find their way home has always been fascinating to us humans. Despite intensive research, it is not yet definitively clear where this unusual gift comes from.
07/07/2013 - In June PIPA had the opportunity to welcome Gordon Chiu, a living legend in China. In this article we would like to zoom in on the intriguing life story of Gordon Chiu and his contribution to the development of pigeon racing in China.
02/07/2013 - The PIPA auction season has just come to an end and it was again a memorable season, in which nearly all records were broken. This is thanks to the fanciers that continue to offer high quality pigeons, and to the increasing number of potential buyers, who have confidence in PIPA.
02/07/2013 - Last week we presented you with the PIPA rankings for 2013. We can now give you the preliminary results of the ranking for best pigeon in the national middle and long distance races over 2-3-4-5 races, both in the old birds’ and the yearlings’ category, as well as the ranking for best pigeon in the Belgian long distance competition in two races.
25/06/2013 - PIPA appointed a math specialist whose job will be to run through the results of all national races. This person will be making calculations day in day out to enable us to create new rankings with preliminary results during the season! We will explain the new system in detail below and we give you the rankings after the first four middle distance races.
27/05/2013 - The Queen of England celebrated her Diamond Jubilee to mark 60 years as the country’s monarch in June 2012. The Midlands National Flying Club organised a race from Fougeres in France to lay tribute to this great occasion. The decision was made by the Club’s committee to not only arrange the race but also to make a film of the event.
10/04/2013 - Before going into further detail about the system I use, I would first like to point out that my system is not necessarily a shining example. Keep in mind that Barcelona is the only important race on my calendar every season.
17/03/2013 - We think we should not only focus on the press, which reports extensively about plenty of sports, including pigeon racing. We should also provide information using modern media: television and of course the internet, which has loads of possibilities.
06/03/2013 - One of the basic principles of long distance racing is that you need a lot of patience. There are different long distance breeds that will only perform well as a yearling or at the age of two so it is essential that you allow your pigeons time to develop and to gain the necessary experience.
03/03/2013 - Fanciers are always seeking methods by which the pigeons may be urged to race home faster. One cannot hope to find a better method to assist in this matter than the pigeon's own natural instinct.
01/03/2013 - From the chosen candidates I will eliminate until I have only two or three left which are both in top physical condition and also in the right nesting condition to create the required mental condition.