News and Updates
Dec-16-2015
RIVER VALLEY ROUNDUP RACE UPDATE

We will fly the 300 mile race from Waco Texas on Saturday. The weather is bad for Sunday afternoon. Monday's weather is questionable. Tuesday is supposed to be bad again and we have Christmas after that. The birds rested in the loft on Tuesday and half of the day today. We've been having nice sunny weather and they enjoy sunning in the fly pens. We loft flew the birds for 1 and 1/2 hours today. They did all get up and fly a lot. We've been feeding the birds lots of rich food with dent corn added. Today we added Herbots Zell Oxygen and Optimix. Tomorrow we will loft fly again and when we feed we will add Herbots 4 Oils and BMT Powder. Friday we will keep the birds inside and feed them well. They will be loaded and head out in time to be watered again before dark. Saturday morning the birds will be watered again and released at 8:00 a.m. The weather report, at this time, shows the birds will have cross winds.

Good luck to all,

Bobby Pollock

(479) 719-3995

Dec-15-2015
RIVER VALLEY ROUNDUP RACE UPDATE

We had 7 birds return today: CENL 622, HIC 5986, LYN 196, SLF 532, GHC 13000, TEX 6839, and MCLO 2236. The current points for Highpoint Bird now are available to view. Go to our website at rivervalleyroundup.com and put the pointer on the Results Tab. You will see 2 options on the drop down menu. Click on Race Results. Put the pointer on the Results Tab. You will have 4 options on the drop down menu. Click on NOMINATED POINTS.

I will notify everyone tomorrow on which day we will fly the final race from Waco Texas. 

Congratulations to everyone who did well on the 225 mile race! The next one pays the most money and many birds have a chance to be 1st or 2nd Highpoint Bird. 

Good luck to all,

Bobby Pollock

(479) 719-3995

Dec-14-2015
RIVER VALLEY ROUNDUP RACE UPDATE

The birds were released from the SW into calm blue skies at 8:00 this morning at Hutchins Texas. The winds are blowing really hard here out of the west. The birds will experience stiff west winds for most of the race today.

Good luck to all,

Bobby Pollock

(479) 719-3995

Dec-13-2015
RIVER VALLEY ROUNDUP RACE UPDATE

The birds are on their way to Hutchins Texas. We are expecting an 8:30 release tomorrow morning into sunny skies with a little tail wind. According to the weather report, once the birds are on their way the winds will change from SW to West for most of the race. This will be somewhat of a crosswind. We should have sunny skies for the entire race. There will be spectators here when the birds return. This is a money race as well as points for High Point Bird.

Good luck to all,

Bobby Pollock

(479) 719-3995

 

Dec-11-2015
RIVER VALLEY ROUNDUP RACE UPDATE

We had dense fog here this morning. Dense fog here means there was fog over all the rivers and lakes to the Southwest where we fly your birds from. If we raced today or had a training toss it could have been a disaster. At 12:15 p.m. it is still hazy. We will loft fly your birds for a couple of hours when the haze leaves. when we loft fly your birds they don't just sit on the loft the entire time. Without forcing them they fly and fly for the most part. The weather report is still good for Monday. We still plan to race then.

Yours in the sport,

Bobby Pollock

(479) 719-3995

Dec-10-2015
RIVER VALLEY ROUNDUP RACE UPDATE

The birds were tossed from Talihina Oklahoma this morning into mostly sunny skies. Most performed exceptional. We still have 3 birds out. The results are posted on our website. Click on the Results Tab and then click on Training. At this time it looks like Monday will be the day for our next race from 225 miles.

Good luck to all,

Bobby Pollock

(479) 719-3995

Dec-09-2015
RIVER VALLEY ROUNDUP RACE UPDATE

Monday, Tuesday, and today were absolutely beautiful days again. We continue to loft fly the birds for several hours each day. We wanted to race on Saturday but the weather will be bad on Saturday and Sunday. Right now the weather report shows very nice weather on Monday. Based on that information we plan to drive the birds to Hutchins Texas on Sunday and release at 8:30 on Monday. To keep the birds sharp we are going to toss from 53 miles tomorrow.

Good luck to all,

Bobby Pollock

(479) 719-3995

Dec-06-2015
RIVER VALLEY ROUNDUP RACE UPDATE

Today was another gorgeous day. We put the birds out for 3 hours and they flew and flew. We didn't force them to fly but they stayed in the air most of the time. I'm slightly nervous about a hawk attack but what can we do? We had another bird return at 8:30 this morning. NANZ 2363. When we called the birds in they were given a rich feed mixture with Herbots Zell Oxygen and Optimix added. We fed them all they wanted. While they were outside we winterized their perch sections. Pictures have been posted on the RVR News Page on our website. 

Good luck to all,

Bobby Pollock

(479) 719-3995

Dec-05-2015
RIVER VALLEY ROUNDUP RACE UPDATE

3 more birds returned today. KAMP 5567, APC 15236, and HIC 5986. The weather was beautiful today so we loft flew the birds for about 3 hours. We didn't force them to fly but they did exercise off and on until we called them in. We started the birds on a 3 day treatment for Tricomoniasis and Respiratory. The Respiratory medicine is a combination of Doxycycline, Suanovil, and Tylan. The birds have had all they want to eat since returning from the 150 mile race. When they came in from exercising today we gave them safflower and they loved it. We have 6 birds in the loft that flew the 1st race but not the 2nd due to not having their race fees paid. There are 4 other birds here that were removed early on due to an injury. All their owners were contacted before the race series began. We will loft fly the birds everyday and plan to toss the birds 1 time before the 225 mile race from Hutchins Texas. This next race should take place next weekend. 

 

Good luck to all,

Bobby Pollock

(479) 719-3995

Dec-03-2015
RIVER VALLEY ROUNDUP RACE UPDATE

Today the birds were released into beautiful blue skies with no wind. Only a few dipped their beaks and sipped a little water. I waited to basket the birds this morning until daylight to allow the birds to drink when they came off their perches. I was glad we didn't toss earlier today when I saw all the heavy fog along the rivers and lakes. At 1 point I literally could only see about 50 feet in front of me for over 1 mile. The fog burned off long before the birds were coming home.

When released the birds shot out of the crates and headed for home in a tight small flock. I predicted a 2:15 arrival and was really happy to see that the 1st group arrived at 2:07 and change. I was disappointed at the overall results and will go to work to have them perform better on the next race. We observed all of the later birds coming on the line of flight. 

The next 2 races will have double the points as posted in the updates. This will allow the birds a chance to move up in the points on the longer 2 races. On the last 2 races the birds will arrive near the release location the day before. This will allow them to rest well.

We will leave the clock on all day tomorrow.

Yours in the sport,

Bobby Pollock

(479) 719-3995

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