R & B Smith have been partners since 1971 following the death of their father. Since their childhood livestock was always an important part of their lives. It was no surprise when racing pigeons came along that they were naturals and quickly established themselves on the national scene. From the first race to the last Bob and Brians names can be seen at the top of the final race results. Keen members of the Lancashire Social Circle along with other top business entrepreneurs all of course pigeon men they strive to improve the image and standing of this great sport. Enjoy over a hundered minutes of sound information from their vast experience which can only educate those who wish to learn and improve.
Duration: Approx 118 minutes
With a lifetime experience of pigeon racing Frank Bristow is one of Britains outstanding flyers. Winning from every race point on the north road including Lerwick. In 2007 Frank also started flying South Road and has swept all before him with outstanding success in the Midland National and local Federations. To crown 2012, Frank won the John Tranter loft nomination in Her Majesty the Queens Diamond Jubilee races run nationally - winning a superb Tranter Loft.
In this film Frank tells Richard Green his methods and thoughts on how he manages to win from the first race to the longest race during the racing season. Frank is one of this sports Gentlemen who has set the standard for every fancier to try and achieve.
Subjects covered in this film are : Breeding, racing methods, training, sexing young birds in the nest, loft management, feeding methods and much more.
The producer would like to thank to Frank, Sue and Gerge Bristow for all their support.
Special thanks to Richard Green.
Duration : 97 Minutes
The Padfield family are one of the most successful long distance pigeon racing enthusiasts from the heart of the Welsh mining country at Cwmtillery in South Wales.
Following the success of their father, Dave & Vince Padfield have established a family of outstanding quality racing pigeons . Flying to one of the most difficult areas in Great Britain. These fanciers rank amongst the most consistent fliers in Europe.
In this film Dave Padfield explains the history of his family's involvement from their early days in the mining community up to present day as one of the top lofts in the country.
Dave also discusses his feeding, breeding, training, racing of old birds and young birds + his interna loft design.
Roger Lowe started his racing pigeon career in1971 in Reading a hot bed of the best flyers. Recognised today as Orbital Lofts he is well known all over Europe having won numerous classic and national races.In this film Roger explains his systems and methods which has taken him to the top of this sport including breeding, feeding, training, loft management, flying old birds on the widowhood system and visiting NFC marking station with his birds. Also included is young bird management involving the darkness and loft systems.
On 4th July John Halstead won 1st National from Barcelona, 696 miles, with a fantastic Blue Pied Cock called ''Untouchable'' This pigeon was almost 2 hours clear of the next British entrant and finished 264th in the International Barcelona race with 27,669 pigeons competing. This is the story of how this remarkable pigeon was selected, trained, conditioned and motivated for the most prestigious pigeon race in Europe today. This DVD runs for 87 minutes and includes information on making the maximum use of -
By John Halstead
John Halstead is well known for his previous dvd / video releases which include Racing Young Birds on the Darkness System, The Magic of Roundabout and Going the Distance; and for his successful racing performances which now stand at 4 x 1st National and 4 x 2nd National in the last 7 seasons.
Running time for this brand new dvd production is 103 minutes.
In 100 minutes this informative DVD covers loft design and ventilation, stock selection, motivation, training, health problems and supplementary feeding. For the fancier who wants to gather a basic range of pigeon knowledge quickly.
By John Halstead.
This DVD runs for 83 mintues and explains in detail all the most important aspects of breeding. Answering questions such as, should you use cross breeding, inbreeding, line breeding, or the Bull system? What date should you pair up and what treatmeant will benefit your birds before pairing? It recommends the starting point to base your breeding foundations and offers advice on creating your own family. It simplifies and explains about genetics in pigeons, also egg formation and fertilisation. It shows how to still and sex the eggs, and advises on feeding and the supplements essential for rearing strong youngsters. It takes you through all the important stages of breeding from coupling those reluctant birds, to weaning and recommendations on improvements before the next breeding season.
By John Halstead
Preparing Pigeons To Win Races
Total Running Time : Approx, 127 Minutes
Produced by : Mr. J.P Halstead
Going The Distance, by John Halstead. This brand new DVD has been compiled to show fanciers the successful methods and daily routine he has used to achieve terrific performances in some of the most prestigious long distance races in the pigeon calendar, even with a small team of pigeons.
Includes information on,
Approximate running time 90 minutes.
A Decade Of Darkness, by John Halstead.
Offers detailed information on,
The DVD clearly explains the effective use of the darkness system for fantastic young bird results. Approximate running time of 90 minutes.
Wonderful Widowhood with John Halstead. In this DVD John shows from A-Z exactly how to operate the Widowhood System. It explains all the important aspects of flying widowhood. Includes information on,
Total Running Time: Approx 82 Minutes.
This DVD includes footage of shots in Belgium, Holland, France, Germany, Switzerland, Spain, Denmark, Saudi Arabia, England and Ireland.
Golden tips from top breeders from Belgium, Germany, Holland, England, Ireland, Spain, Switzerland, Denmark and Saudi Arabia.
A prized documentary for any fancy pigeon breeder!
Produced by NV. Versele - Laga.
Running time 1h 28 min.
16 Years after "Keep ''m Healthy". 2 Years of work! A professional masterpiece on video. With Armand Scheers. A professional documeantary on healthcare of racing pigeons, Armand Scheers interviewed by Richard Kirkbride and explained on an understandable fanciertalking way. Unique microscopic pictures, digital betacam TV, Broadcast quality. Was £25.00, now £10.00.
Directed by Armand Scheers. Running time 2h 30 min.