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  1. Good morning. Another wet'n.
  2. Good morning and a very wet one it is.
  3. Pigeon Post EU ANIMAL HEALTH REGULATIONS – CHANNEL RACINGDEFRA REGISTRATION 24/5/22 Defra have this morning sent us the details for the loft registration and Export Health Certificate procedures. Their communication states: “From 24 May 2022 a new Export Health Certificate for racing pigeons from Great Britain (GB) sent to the EU or Northern Ireland (NI) for the purpose of immediate release for racing back to Great Britain, will be available on GOV.UK. “A registration system for establishments (pigeon lofts) will also be available from 24 May 2022. Establishments must be registered with the competent authority if keepers want to use the new EHC and move racing pigeons from that premises in GB to the EU or NI for the purpose of immediate release for racing back to GB. We will register lofts as quickly as possible but please allow at least 6 weeks for your application to be processed. “Pigeon lofts that do not wish to engage in racing from the EU or Northern Ireland are unaffected by these changes. “If you wish to partake in the racing of pigeons from the EU or Northern Ireland back to GB you must use the new EHC and obtain registration of your loft. “Please see full guidance and required forms for establishment registration on GOV.UK and Gov.scot. “See the attached FAQ for more information on certification and registration.” Download: Loft Registration and Export Health Certificate FAQs Please note that lofts only need to register; the Export Health Certificate will be obtained by clubs/organisations.
  4. Any nearer getting rid of the popups.
  5. Any progress please ?
  6. 19/20 racing from Cannock, 154 mile, 1550 ypm.
  7. EU Animal Health Regulations - Channel Racing 10/5/22 Continental Racing Update At today's meeting (10/05/2022) with DEFRA and representatives from the devolved Governments we were informed that; 1. That the registration process for England, Scotland and Wales will go live at 10am on 24th May 2022 2. Due to the possible high level of demand on registration in England there could be a period of up to 6 week before all lofts are registered. 3. The Export Health Certificate along with all guidance notes will be published on 24th May 2022 DEFRA has indicated that following the registration process going live we will be kept updated of the amount of applications for registration and how many loft s they have registered. This will then give us a clearer picture of how long it will be until all lofts are registered. Website links and information on how to register will be published on the RPRA website at 10am on 24th May 2022 There will be more detailed information published over the next two weeks. Ian Evans CEO Royal Pigeon Racing Association
  8. A smart-arsed teenager at the back of the room raised his hand and asked."What would happen if I came in tomorrow suffering from complete and utter sexual exhaustion?"The entire class was reduced to laughter and sniggering.When silence was restored, the teacher smiled at the student, shook her head and sweetly said, "Well, I would expect you to write the exam with your other hand."
  9. An atheist was seated next to a little girl on an airplane and he turnedto her and said, "Do you want to talk? Flights go quicker if you strikeup a conversation with your fellow passenger."The little girl, who had just started to read her book, replied to the totalstranger, "What would you want to talk about?""Oh, I don't know," said the atheist. "How about why there is no God,or no Heaven or Hell, or no life after death?" as he smiled smugly."Okay," she said. "Those could be interesting topics but let me askyou a question first. A horse, a cow, and a deer all eat the samestuff - grass. Yet a deer excretes little pellets, while a cow turnsout a flat patty, but a horse produces clumps. Why do you suppose that is?"The atheist, visibly surprised by the little girl's intelligence,thinks about it and says, "Hmmm, I have no idea." To which the little girl replies, "Do you really feel qualified to discuss God, Heaven and Hell, or life after death, when you don't know s h i tAnd then she went back to reading her book.
  10. Derwent Valley,West Cumbria,liberated 08:45.Lt.S.West Appleton.
  11. Looks like the blind leading the blind or as confucius says oh F***
  12. Happy birthday Andy,have a good'n mate.
  13. INLAND AND CONTINENTAL RACING UPDATE Firstly before I go any further I wish to express the importance of complying with the Avian Influenza code of practice. There is a legal requirement to inform the APHA of the venue and dates etc of all marking see https://www.rpra.org/avian-influenza-code-practice.../ Inland Racing. Despite information circulating I can confirm that races scheduled to start the weekend of 2nd April will go ahead. Continental Racing I have received a call this morning (25th March) to confirm that the EU has amended the export certificate to include the amendments highlighted in my last update. I have not seen the document but it is in the hands of DEFRA who will arrange a meeting next week ( date to be confirmed) to discuss next steps including loft registration etc. This is clearly very good news. Ian Evans
  14. Have you lads and lasses seen that there are problems with the new update,looks like ring numbers etc. are being altered during the update ??
  15. From: RPRA <donotreply@rpra.org> Sent: Monday, 14 March 2022, 14:27:25 GMT Subject: Channel Update Despite my publication of 2nd February 2022 where I asked for patience and outlined what was required to achieve Channel racing there are still many posts on social media that demonstrate a lack of understanding of what is required; it also demonstrates frustration in relation to publishing the relevant confirmation. While I understand peoples frustration their misleading statements do nothing to help the situation; quite the opposite. In my update of 2nd February 2022 I outlined what was required to achieve the position of being able to race from the continent in 2022. If you have not already done so then please read this update available here https://www.rpra.org/euahregs-channel-racing/ In summary the statement outlined the following; The latest amended Export Health certificate published in January by the EU would not work. Therefore, the certificate required amending. I outlined that we had direct conversations with the EU and via DEFRA to achieve these amendments and although I could not provide any guarantees, the EU through DG Sante (Department of Health) had indicated in an email that these amendments would be agreed. The update then went on to outline that as soon as the certificate was amended DEFRA would publish a document for members to register their lofts, as per EU requirements. However, DEFRA could not and would not publish such a document until the certificate had been amended. In short until the certificate is amended the registration document does not exist. As soon as it does it will be published on the RPRA website along with a notice on social media, BHW and an email sent to club secretaries. My update also outlined that the indicated timescales to achieve these amendments was weeks, but highlighted that progress was very much in the hands of the EU. Six weeks later the document has not yet been amended but we are receiving indications that this will happen within the next two weeks and possibly this week. I can guarantee you that this is the most important item on my/our agenda and that as soon as is reasonably possible (after the EU amend the health certificate) we will be publishing guidance and the relevant documents for registration; BUT we cannot do any of this until the EU amend the certificate. I remain confident that this issue will be sorted to facilitate Channel racing in 2022 Ian Evans CEO
  16. Blue x Blue = Blue cocks - Blue hens Blue x Mealy = Mealy cocks - Blue hens Blue x Blue Chq = Blue, Blue Cheq cocks - Blue, Blue Cheq hens Blue x Red = Mealy, Red cocks - Blue, Blue Cheq hens Mealy x Blue = Blue, Mealy cocks - Blue, Mealy hens Mealy x Mealy = Mealy cocks - Blue, Mealy hens Mealy x Blue = Mealy, Red, Blue cocks - Mealy, Red Blue hens Chequer = Blue Cheq cocks - Blue Cheq hens Mealy x Red = Mealy, Red cocks - Mealy, Red, Blue, Blue Cheq hens Blue Cheq x Blue = Blue, Blue Cheq cocks - Blue, Blue Cheq hens Blue Cheq x Mealy = Mealy, Red cocks - Blue, Blue Cheq hens Blue Cheq x Blue Chq = Blue, Blue Cheq cocks - Blue, Blue Cheq hens Blue Cheq x Red = Mealy, Red cocks - Blue, Blue Cheq hens Red x Blue = Blue, Blue Cheq, Red, Mealy cocks - Blue, Blue Cheq, Red, Mealy hens Red x Mealy = Mealy, Red cocks - Mealy, Red, Blue, Blue Cheq hens Red x Blue Cheq = Blue, Blue Cheq, Red Mealy cocks - Blue, Blue Cheq, Mealy, Red hens Red x Red = Mealy, Red cocks - Mealy, Red, Blue, Blue Cheq hens
  17. I have a Mealy cock X Blue hen,two cracking young birds in the nest, a black and a black pied. Hope they fly as good as they look.
  18. Bath time for the warriors,they were just about in the bucket before I got the wter in the bath.
  19. Ready to move to their own section ?
  20. Channel Racing Update "EU Animal Health Regulations" 02/02/22 You will all be aware that since the UK left the EU and following the implementation of the new EU Animal Health Laws in April 2021 we have been working with the EU to find a 'solution' that would facilitate racing from EU countries. The following is a timeline in terms of developments and links to the relevant regulations 21st April 2021 Delegated Regulation 2020/692 comes into force. https://eur-lex.europa.eu/eli/reg_del/2020/692/oj From April 2021 pigeons moved into the EU from any country that was not in the EU (A Third Country) would require a health certificate, signed by an official veterinarian (not any veterinarian but one approved to sign health certificates) negative laboratory tests for Avian Influenza and Newcastle disease within 14 days of movement A period of quarantine prior to movement and at the country of destination. In addition the pigeons would have to come from approved establishments (lofts) September/October 2021 Delegated Regulation 2021/1705 is published and adopted by the EU. https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=CELEX:32021R1705 This regulation provided Derogation's (Exemptions) for pigeons moved from a third country to the EU as part of a race. Therefore making pigeons exempt from; Quarantine, laboratory tests, health certificates. The requirement for premises approval also moved from approval to registration. This is an important issue as the requirements of each are vastly different with the approval process requiring establishments/lofts to be under the care of an Official Veterinarian. Remaining requirements included that the pigeons were vaccinated against Newcastle disease (Paramyxo). Since its adoption we have been working with DEFRA to establish a process of registration that would meet with the requirements of the EU and also to establish if any amendments were required to the current vaccination process within the UK. January 2022 implementing implementing regulation 2022/37 is published and adopted. https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=CELEX%3A32022R0037 Regulation 2022/37 published last month provided the paperwork required for entering the EU. You can imagine that we were all surprised to see the inclusion of an Health certificate (Annex 34a) of the regulation. Although this health certificate did not require a period of quarantine or the laboratory tests , it did require lofts to be approved rather than registered and also the signature of an official veterinarian. In addition the health certificate is written in way that pigeons from different lofts could not be moved on the same vehicle. The requirement for a Health certificate and premises approval was surprising to me and DEFRA when considering that regulation 2022/37 states that it is based on the derogations published in regulation 2021/1705. Developments Since the publication of regulation 2022/37 the following actions and progress has been achieved; I met with DEFRA officials to discuss the content of regulation 2022/37 and the impact this would have on the prospect of racing from the continent in 2022. By the time we met DEFRA had already met with EU officers to raise awareness of the issues. There has been a number of communications direct with the DG Sante ( EU Department of Health) facilitated through a number of European friends/organisations to raise these issues directly between the RPRA and the EU. A meeting with a UK official veterinarian has taken place to discuss processes and amendments required to facilitate racing. The outcomes are as follows; It seems that the health certificate is here to stay. However, the indication from the EU (including written communications direct with the RPRA) are as follows: The requirements will revert back to a registration process for lofts as opposed to the onerous approval process. The certificate will be amended to allow pigeons from multiple lofts to be transported on the same vehicle. The Health certificate will be required for each convoy rather than each loft. Assuming the above amendments are agreed then I am confident we can put in place processes that will enable racing to take place from the continent in 2022. These processes will require a health certificate for the convoy. As a result we have procured an official veterinarian to advise us on processes and paperwork required and to also identify suitable veterinarians from all parts of the UK. It is envisaged that the Health certificate could be signed at the final pick up point/marking station. In the meantime we will start work on guidance/protocols in terms of the processes/paper work required (much of which you would have already have been implementing in previous years. This MAY include but MAY not be limited to; a record of all birds on the vehicle (race entry sheets), vaccination declarations/evidence a record of all baskets and seal numbers. Including a record of the birds within each basket/crate. Additional paperwork may include a record of loft registration with DEFRA. The cost of a veterinary certificate will vary. However, based on the conversation with the official veterinarian this is likely to be between £300- £500 per convoy. Timescales The EU has indicated that amendments will be published in weeks. Although this is positive we must consider that DEFRA will not be able to publish documents for premises/loft registration until these amendments have been published. Therefore, to manage expectations we must consider the workload that DEFRA will have to deal with; assuming there will be thousands of lofts requiring registration we must assume that this work will not be completed in a short period; but hopefully in advance of the start of the channel season. I hope that you will appreciate and recognise what a difficult task this has been and therefore remain patient in the knowledge that everything that can be done will be done. It has never been as straight forward as will 'they' let us race from France etc. The French, for example, have always been willing to provide a liberation permit to UK organisations; it has been the requirements of entry that has prevented racing. Clearly there will be changes to the processes and paperwork required to achieve racing from the continent. However, without providing any guarantees I am confidnet we will get there; there is light at the end of the tunnel. As soon as there are any developments we will publish an update. Ian Evans CEO Royal Pigeon Racing Association
  21. OLD BIRD GARSTANG 16-04-2022 CHARN.RICHARD 23-04-2022 APPLETON 1 30-04-2022 APPLETON 2 07-05-2022 CANNOCK 14-05-2022 STRATFORD 21-05-2022 COMB. MARLBOROUGH 28-05-2022 COMB. CARENTAN 04-06-2022 COM B. SALISBURY 11-06-2022 COMB. FOUGERES 18-06-2022 COMB. LYNDHURST 25-06-2022 COMB. MESSAC 02-07-2022 COMB. VACANT DATE 09-07-2022 ANCENIS 16-07-2022 COMB. YOUNG BIRD FLOOKBURGH 1 09-07-2022 FLOOKBURGH 2 16-07-2022 GARSTANG 23-07-2022 CHARN.RICHARD 30-07-2022 APPLETON 1 06-08-2022 AMAL. APPLETON 2 13-08-2022 AMAL. CANNOCK 2 20-08-2022 AMAL. CANNOCK 2 27-08-2022 AMAL. 03-09-2022 COMB. 10-09-2022 COMB.
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