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Nov-05-2017
RIVER VALLEY ROUNDUP RACE UPDATE

Hello everyone. Friday we had a low pressure system sitting on top of us. Saturday we woke up to heavy fog. In the morning (Sunday) we plan to toss our last toss from 15 miles. We loft flew the birds today and your birds are flying in a tight group and staying up for an hour to an hour and a half. They look fantastic. 

Good luck,

Bobby

(479) 719-3995

Nov-02-2017
RIVER VALLEY ROUNDUP RACE UPDATE

Hello everyone. We tossed from 15 miles a few days ago. As usual some birds stayed out and played on the loft. There were a couple of later ones but it's impossible to know which ones were late or just stayed out a while.

We had some questionable weather a couple of days so we flagged the birds and loft flew them. 

Today we tossed again from 15 miles. We hand counted the birds and the clocked had missed a couple. The winds were very strong tail winds so any birds that missed had to turn around and fly back into strong head winds.

Weather permitting we will toss tomorrow from 15 miles again. If all goes well we will toss from 20 miles on the next toss.

We have had 2 birds out for injuries. 1 Bird, IF UPC 831, had a hurt leg. He is now okay and was single tossed from 10 miles today. Starting on the next toss tomorrow he will begin being clocked again. Our other bird has a wing injury and is questionable.

Good luck to all,

Bobby

(479) 719-3995

Oct-28-2017
RIVER VALLEY ROUNDUP RACE UPDATE

Hello everyone. Last Saturday's toss from 15 miles didn't go well. Almost as soon as we released the birds a strong cross tail wind began blowing. We had a front coming in from the North and the birds were flying from the South. I felt like it wouldn't be a problem since the distance was so short. I was wrong. We had about 25 birds home and trap in good time. A few minutes later we had about 23 more. After that we began getting about 25 birds per hour until dusk. That night a terrible storm came with extremely strong winds and extremely hard rain. The next day we got about 25 more birds. The following day the last few birds came home. I wish I could go back and just loft fly the birds on Saturday. The birds that aren't here are victims of weather conditions and not lack of quality.

Today we tossed from 10 miles again and posted the results. The birds flew into a 15 mph cross head wind with clear blue skies. The 1st 163 birds all came together even though the last few stayed out a few minutes. We plan to toss from 15 miles tomorrow.

Bobby

(479) 719-3995

Oct-19-2017
RIVER VALLEY ROUNDUP RACE UPDATE

Hello everyone. Your birds were tossed from 10 miles on Monday and 10 miles on Tuesday. We Flagged the birds for 1 hour yesterday. About 50 flew for close to 1 1/2 hours. Today we tossed from 10 miles again. The plan is to toss from a few miles further the next couple of days and then jump out to 20 miles.

Good luck to all,

Bobby

(479) 719-3995

Oct-14-2017
RIVER VALLEY ROUNDUP RACE UPDATE

Your birds were tossed again from 6 miles today. All the birds arrived together. Although some birds sat out a while there were no late ones. We will loft fly tomorrow and toss from 10 miles on Monday. We may toss 2 times from 10 miles on Monday.

Bobby

(479) 719-3995

Oct-13-2017
RIVER VALLEY ROUNDUP RACE UPDATE

Hello Everyone. We tossed your birds from 4 1/2 miles since the last post. Today we crossed the river and tossed from 6 miles. All the birds arrived together but some didn't trap quickly which is to be expected. We didn't loft fly for 1 hour prior to the toss as we sometimes do. On those days the birds trap within seconds. We plan to toss tomorrow from 6 miles again. The next tosses will be from 10 miles. The birds look fantastic. 

Bobby

(479) 719-3995

Oct-10-2017
RIVER VALLEY ROUNDUP RACE UPDATE

Hello Everyone. Since our last update we have tossed your birds again from 2 1/4 miles, 3 1/4 miles 2 times, and 4 1/2 miles twice. The 4 1/2 mile toss is on our side of the Arkansas River. We will toss from there 1 more time and then begin tossing from the other side. We will start posting each toss after 5 miles. once we toss a few times from the other side of the river we will start jumping the birds a lot further. There have been heavy losses in so many of the 1 loft races this year. I am trying to avoid that with your birds.

Bobby,

(479) 719-3995

Oct-02-2017
RIVER VALLEY ROUNDUP RACE UPDATE

Hello Everyone. Your birds have been tossed from 1/2 mile 2 times, 1 1/4 miles 2 times, and 2 1/4 miles 1 time. We posted today's toss on our website. All birds were here at the same time. 1 bird trapped later than the others. This bird wasn't late it just stayed out on the loft. Don't pay attention to the speeds as they won't be accurate until we get out further. We train the birds to trap quickly and our clocking system is able to clock many birds at once. I learned my trapping program from Rick Mardis many years ago. Thank you Rick. We plan to toss the birds from 2 1/4 miles again tomorrow. Some days we toss twice. We will soon have the birds out a lot further. 

Good luck to all,

Bobby

(479) 719-3995 

Sep-26-2017
RIVER VALLEY ROUNDUP RACE UPDATE

Hello Everyone. It's Time! We treated the birds 5 days for trichomoniasis. The next 2 days we are worming the birds again. We use Turbosole for tricho and Moxidectin Plus for worms. Both products are excellent and come from Siegel's Pigeon Supplies (800) 437-4436. The birds are all getting up and flying well. We have released them for training 6 times out of the shipping crates to overcome "crate fright." They were all trained to eat and drink from the crates earlier as well. The 1st couple of tosses will be from 1/2 mile. As always, we will move out a little at a time. Every bird here will have every opportunity to be a good bird. Tosses start in a few days.

Good luck to all,

Bobby

(479) 719-3995

Sep-17-2017
RIVER VALLEY ROUNDUP RACE UPDATE

Hello Breeders. There's not much new to report. The birds just finished 2 weeks of repiratory treatment. They will be wormed again this week and treated for Trichomoniasis. They are flying really well and the short toses will begin very soon.

Bobby

(479) 719-3995

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