Time to get them fit and ready for roadwork…
There seems to be a lot of confusion (and non-adherence) to the rules regarding vaccinations. These are not optional BUT required.
A few thoughts
- Putting a pigeon with pox in your flock to let them get pox naturally is NON compliance. You still need to vaccinate against pox.
- PMV/ND vaccination is NOT the same as PPMV vaccination. PPMV is the pigeon strain of the paramyxo virus. You must vaccinate against that strain separately. Otherwise you are not complying but even worse – YOUR FLOCK IS AT RISK!
- Giving La-Sota (live PMV/ND virus) is not a valid vaccination.
Below the extract from SANPO’s 2018 rule:
SANPO Rule: (May 2018)
“D3.10 All pigeons must be vaccinated annually against Newcastle Disease (ND), Pigeon Paramyxovirus (PPMV) and Pigeon Pox (PP) with the last vaccination having been done at least 30 days before the racing season starts.
The following vaccines must be used:
Newcastle Disease (ND): An inactivated vaccine intended for the active immunisation of day-old broiler chicks against Newcastle Disease, registered with Act36/1947. (Example NOBILIS® ND BROILER REG. NO. G2469 / Act 36/1947)
Pigeon Paramyxovirus (PPMV): An inactivated vaccine intended for the active immunisation of Pigeons against Pigeon Paramyxovirus, registered with Act36/1947. (Example NOBILIS Paramyxo P201 REG NO, G2494 Act36/1947)
Pigeon Pox: A Modified live vaccine intended for the active immunisation of Pigeons against Pigeon Pox. (Example Medipox REG NO. G3045 Act 36/1947)
A certificate confirming that this has been done, signed by the relevant members, as well as two fellow club members, containing the batch number and expiry date of the vaccines used, should be made available. Each club member/ club/ organisation must have such a certificate or copy thereof available at all times.”
Read my original article http://www.grovelofts.co.za/2017/11/03/super-vs-super/
Below is my updated list based on GPU results up to 2018. A few new entries in there…
|TOP 15 UNION||RINGNO||YEAR||LETTERS||LOFTNAME|
|10||24575||14||TRPF||CORRIE NAUDE & SON|
|8||7246||14||GPU||OOA AND J&P LOFTS|
|7||12966||15||GPU||G DE NECKER /J GOMES|
|7||24573||14||TRPF||CORRIE NAUDE & SON|
|7||7134||12||GPU||GERMISHUIZEN EN BARNES|
|5||11692||14||GPU||R V D MERWE|
|5||17061||14||TRPF||GYS LOUW GPU|
|5||104||15||GPU||OOA AND J&P LOFTS|
|5||6191||14||GPU||OOA AND J&P LOFTS|
|5||8996||12||GPU||KITCHENBRAND LOFTS EAST|
|5||2624||15||GPU||KITCHENBRAND LOFTS EAST|
|5||11972||12||GPU||JACO V. D. WESTHUISEN|
|5||12128||15||GPU||RONNIE HUEBSCH TEAM B|
Boksburg Combined R.P.C. is hosting a SAMDPR Auction on this Saturday, 2 March 2019 at their clubhouse, Du Plessis Road, Boksburg.
Viewing from 10:00, Auction at 11:00
Contact Jaco Faul for more info at 072 574 1988
Various top birds on auction. Triple J lofts, Hardy Krueger (on R40 000 plus already) etc.
Top local blood also on auction. Like my pick below… she made my “Super” list a while ago. Not often you get this quality in the market. She scored in the union as follows: 2, 4, 5, 11, 14, 18, 34, 36, 47, 66, 69
See the original article http://www.grovelofts.co.za/2017/11/03/super-vs-super/
Our club’s version of the GPU race program with special races like the Sandton Premier race indicated: GPU_Race_Program_2018_BCRPC_VERSION
We decided to no longer participate on our own. At this stage a partnership makes more sense.
A new partnership was formed between ourselves and Hennie Pienaar (Xalbador pigeons – check out his website at xalbadorpigeons.weebly.com )
Hennie is a champion pigeon fancier with some super genetics in his lofts.
We plan to race from our premises. 80 babies will be bred (40 by us and 40 by Hennie).
Racing in the Boksburg club (GPU) will be tough but we are very excited about 2017.