05/01/2012 - Andre Verbesselt has been forced to part with his wondrous collection of ‘Aelbrecht pigeons’! Simply because there is no other way… there is no option… the verdict is tough, but irreversible!
11/12/2011 - Now that the total auction of Verreckt-Ariën is online, we would like to present to you a short fragment of an interview in English with one of the best Belgian racing lofts of the past decade. The interview was conducted by the British fancier Tony Cowan in cooperation with ECL Productions.
21/11/2011 - My name is Richard Chambers and I am a teacher and the loft manager at the Kingsmead Technology College School Pigeon Loft. We have set up a racing pigeon loft at the school to try and encourage more young people into the sport, and also to give young people at our school an alternative to the Playstation’s Xboxes and TV screens that so many of our students are dedicating there spare time to.
18/11/2011 - The eagle may be the symbol of American freedom and military might, but no eagle ever received France's Croix de Guerre for valor, or saved the lives of 1,000 troops trapped behind enemy lines, or walked five miles to deliver vital information after being shot out of the sky.
17/10/2011 - Children and pigeons, pigeons and children…it’s still an amazing thing! Goose bumps every Friday after school! Parents, grand-parents and little brothers and sisters…They all come to have fun with their feathered friends!
12/10/2011 - A classic section of the rating of a pigeon, is the judgement of the eye. Every pigeon fancier, wherever in the world, always looks at the eye during the rating of a pigeon. And if you ask: what do you see, then you receive thousands of different answers.
01/09/2011 - Thorsten Daum was one of Germany’s biggest champions in short & middle distance racing before he made a career switch to one loft racing. In the latter discipline, he is not part of the international top.
20/01/2011 - The public television VRT reported on january 10th 2011 about the public auction of the pigeons of Pros Roosen. Behind the mic are Stefan Roosen, Irene Mantels (widow Pros Roosen) and Nikolaas Gyselbrecht and Luna Lai from PIPA. English subtitles are available via the "CC" button on the bottom right of the video.
15/10/2005 - Real apple cider vinegar is a natural substance, but only if from a bio farm. It strengthens the immune system, as it is an excellent source of trace and micro elements. However, this is only true of vinegar derived from apples grown in a natural (e.g. grassy) environment free of fertilisers and insecticides. An apple that is artificially cultivated does not undergo real ripening, and so does not contain the biologically complete stock of micro elements of which it is genetically capable.
15/10/2005 - Bacteria are single-cell creatures that are invisible to the naked eye. Their size varies from 0.1 to 10 microns (1 millimetre = 1,000 microns). Their structure varies from the simple to the complicated – for example, some do not even have a cell wall. For our purposes, we distinguish beneficial and pathogenic bacteria, though this classification is arbitrary and not necessarily precise. For example, some types of bacteria are largely beneficial or neutral for pigeons, but in certain conditions can still become pathogens.