Basketing Release Race Number of pigeons Category
04 Jul 09:37
07 Jul 06:45
Limoges II | 2018 10565
Yearling

BAERT-SIMOENS - TORHOUT

1st NATIONAL LIMOGES 7,230 YEARBIRDS

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Limoges, the classic for the year birds on the long distance happenings, now only two days ago they released at 6h45 exactly 7,230 year birds in Limoges. Ready for their second test after Brive two weeks ago. The winner is to be found at tandem Baert – Simoens from Torhout in West – Flanders. Their yearling cock 3129251/2017 was best in class amongst the year birds. This tandem already exists for 6 years and is a cooperation between Gerard Baert, where the racing lofts are to be found and Freddy Simoens who takes care of all the administration and together they manage this colony.  

It wasn’t only the 1st national that was won here as only 9 minutes later a 2nd year bird was clocked and was good enough for a 9th national spot. A nice total result from this colony as they won later on also 8 prizes out of 11 on Barcelona.

This colony focusses especially on the long distance and extreme long distance and they only race widow cocks. The racing team is about 85 pigeons big and are divided over several lofts. During the winter period the pigeons can enjoy their freedom and keep on training the entire year around. They don’t speak about a winter shape but of building up their resistance and keeping up their base shape. End of March, beginning of April they are being coupled to breed for 5 days and this is how the real widowhood can start off.

As preparing races they have Clermont and Fontenay, afterwards the team is being divided over Tours and Bourges and go along to the national and international races. This is also for the year birds who get Jarnac, Limoges, Libourne and even Narbonne in their program and this with different team.

The racing team train twice a day but always split up in two groups as we experience that otherwise the group is too big. So one group trains in the morning at 6h15 and one hour later the other group. In the evening at 17h00 with the same system.

The pigeons on the long distance normally race every fortnight and the ones on the extreme long distance every 3 weeks, this can be sometimes one week extra. The pigeons that went to Barcelona get to rest now until next year.

After the season, that is being closed on Perpignan, everyone is being coupled again and can raise a couple of youngsters.

What do you do to motivate them ?

We don’t like our pigeons to be basketed in a restless way, that’s why they never see their hen or a nest dish before the race. After the race the hens are waiting and can stay together most of the time until the evening. Now after Limoges and Barcelona they could stay the entire night.

Why open lofts ?

At my visit I noticed that one loft is open totally at the front side and the other wasn’t. Freddy’s reaction was immediately that the open loft is much better but that the national victory was won on the closed loft. But according to him the pigeons are much more up against diseases and have better resistance against everything. If they could, they would rebuild all lofts on this system.

Care

We always use the mixtures from Vanrobayes and Doca the entire year around. During the winter period the pigeons get light food but surely not 100% barley or purge. This because the pigeons keep on training during the winter period and don’t have a lot of extra’s during that period and need a bit more to keep their weight.

During the season I use sport mixture to feed them. Before a regular long distance race this is about 4 days and before Barcelona even 6 days. I always feed them twice a day and always enough, after one hour the leftovers are taken away and they get new food in the evening. Day before basketing they always get vitamins in the drinking water and at homecoming we especially make use of electrolytes and glucose to let them recuperate faster.

In a medical way I treated them this year after their 3rd race out of Clermont against trichomoniases and that’s it. They get home really well so we’re not going to bring their resistance down.

3129251/2017 ‘Fred’ Blue cock
1 National Limoges 7,230 year birds

Father 3171256/2011 Chequered Martin Verhaeghe

Gr.F. 3065897/2009 Blue Georges Bolle
           Son to “933/04” Blue ‘Cendré’ super racer x “342/06” Blue
          
Gr.M. 3227036/2005 Dark chequered Gilbert Deprez
            Daughter to “982/02” Dark x “531/02” Blue

Mother 3032544/2012 Blue ( Georges Bolle via Reno Seys )

Gr.F. 3183695/2010 Blue Georges Bolle
          Son to  “204/05” Linco x “207/05” Blue
Gr.M. 3064128/2005 Blue
            Daughter to “431/03” ‘Barcelona 1’ Gerard Baert

Freddy & Gerard, a big congratulation with this beautiful victory from the entire HERBOTS TEAM.

BE17-3129251 :1st National Limoges yearbirds

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Number of pigeons

10565

         
LIMOGES-07-07-2018      
         
Local Oude/Vieux Jaar./Year. Jong./Jeunes Tota(al)
Vlaams Brabant        
GOOIK 83 154   237
BEERSEL 31 86   117
KAP,O/D BOS 30 58   88
ANDERLECHT 112 204   316
HERENT 153 205   358
TIENEN 183 183   366
TESTELT 56 87   143
  648 977   1625
Brabant Wallon        
CHASTRE 11 14   25
NIVELLES 16 4   20
RAMILIES 155 82   237
WAVRE 38 34   72
  220 134 0 354
         
Antwerpen        
WIJNEGEM 53 47   100
BEVEL 29 56   85
STABROEK 46 27   73
OUD-TURNHOUT 45 50   95
HERENTALS 27 19   46
RETIE 52 52   104
HOUTVENNE 46 47   93
MOL 80 43   123
BEERSE 23 15   38
SINT-JOB-IN-'T   GOOR 68 98   166
MECHELEN 32 70   102
SCHILDE 33 20   53
  534 544 0 1078
Local Oude/Vieux Jaar./Year. Jong./Jeunes Tota(al)
West-Vlaanderen        
STEENBRUGGE 168 195   363
AVELGEM 57 17   74
ROESELARE 120 100   220
GISTEL 161 126   287
KORTRIJK 262 172   434
REKKEM 212 221   433
VLAMERTINGE 181 181   362
WAREGEM 145 113   258
KORTEMARK 264 261   525
RUISELEDE 105 77   182
  1675 1463 0 3138
Oost-Vlaanderen        
AALST 236 218   454
DENDERMONDE 110 69   179
NINOVE 193 333   526
LOKEREN 179 147   326
SINT-GILLIS-WAAS 91 154   245
ELST 226 267   493
EEKLO 387 315   702
RONSE 170 235   405
MOERBEKE 283 322   605
GENT 135 279   414
  2010 2339 0 4349
Limburg        
SINT-LAMBRECHTS-HERK 119 84   203
MAASEIK 55 20   75
ST TRUIDEN 104 38   142
TONGEREN 123 104   227
ZONHOVEN 73 64   137
LANAKEN 41 47   88
  515 357 0 872
         
Local Oude/Vieux Jaar./Year. Jong./Jeunes Tota(al)
Hainaut        
LESSINES 143 96   239
ATH 141 62   203
SOIGNIES 81 110   191
ESTINNES-AU-VAL 201 170   371
TOURNAI 177 206   383
LEUZE-EN-HAINAUT 121 124   245
PONT-A-CELLES 182 97   279
FROIDCHAPELLE 63 28   91
MARBAIX-LA-TOUR 37 36   73
GIVRY 88 51   139
  1234 980 0 2214
Namur        
COUVIN 57 55   112
HASTIERE 24 42   66
FALISOLLE 45 42   87
  126 139 0 265
Liege        
LIEGE 47 27   74
VISE 42 85   127
HERVE 130 125   255
HANEFFE 46 16   62
  265 253 0 518
Luxembourg        
SALM-CHÂTEAU 5 2   7
  5 2 0 7
         
         
TOTAL 7232 7188   14420
IN-EN 2016 6488 6949   13437
IN-EN 2017 9173 10565   19738

Results

Below you can find the results

Limoges II


Yearling

BAERT - SIMOENS