NEWS - 24th May, 2017

Race complete. Results available.

The NCF Membership held a Special meeting in response to a rescission motion lodge. ..The motion was to rescind the original motion adopted at the February AGM. Original motion was ..........."That the Federation adopt the recommendations as detailed in the ANPRB press release and also request the members support a levee of $25.00 from each financial member of the Fed to be paid into the Boards vaccine development fund. All members will have the levee either deducted from the accounts or be a debt that is owed to the Fed.”................. The biggest turnout to a federation meeting in years.... heard a presentation from RSPCA NSW Chief Inspector David OShannessy. Proponents of the motion put forward their reasons for the motion and several members spoke against.( It was a vigorous discussion). There was 48 members present eligible to vote.... As per the NCF constitution 75% was required in favour for the motion to pass. 29 for and 19 against saw the motion defeated. NCF will race when a vaccine is available...... Cancelled June FED meeting as per Tony's SMS. Further updates soon.....

Latest information to NCF members on ROTA-Virus

6th June

9th May.

Press Release RSPCA 5th May 2017

28th April

7th April

2nd April

28th March

 2nd March


 17th February

 This link also confirms an outbreak in Queensland



 6th February

 30th January

 Update from Colin Walker

  Update from Colin Walker. 30th Jandocx.pdf

 25th January.

 Latest release from ANRPB.

 Includes a request for $20 to $25 levy on all Australian Pigeon keepers

 24th January

 Virus outbreak confirmed in Sydney.

 An outbreak of the virus in the Sydney Metropolitan area has been confirmed by Dr Mark White a link to his posting below


Below is the link to Colin Walker's latest release.


 Below is a link to an email sent by Vet Rob Marshall


 Copy of email from Rob Marshall.pdf


9th January 2017.

 Members of the NCF executive are involved in on going discussions with the ANRPB and VETS Rob Marshall and Colin Walker in an effort to get the most accurate information. It will not be posted here unless its is verified as accurate:

 170106 ANRPB Press Release 6 Jan 2017 - Reo-virus.pdf

 In an attempt to provide as much information to members as possible the links below is information provided by Dr Rob Marshall. It is not the role of the executive to endorse products mentioned in the articles. NCF members can make their own decisions on the use of medications.

 Disease Outbreak Instructions Page 1 pdf

 Disease Outbreak Instructions Page 2 pdf

 Disease Outbreak Instructions Page 3 pdf


5th January 2017

 The NCF will not be conducting any more Breeders plate sales for the racing season 2017. The young birds bred in the Riverina and surrounding regions for the sale will not be coming to the Hunter.

 These decisions are being made by the NCF executive after discussions with Vets Rob Marshall and Colin Walker. We are also discussing the situation with the Australian National Racing Pigeon Board (ANRPB). Below is the link to their latest Press release.


170104 ANRPB Press Release 4 Jan 2017 - Reo-virus.pdf


The next Federation meeting will be the second stage of the AGM Lake Macquarie Clubrooms. 1st Tuesday in February.


20th December 2016


Report on NCF Response to the Adenovirus Outbreak


In response to concerns about reports of the spread of the Adenovirus into NSW, the Executive of the NCF called an extraordinary meeting of members. The meeting was held at the Lake macquarie clubrooms 9am 18th December.


Outcome of meeting


It is recommended that NCF members refrain from transporting pigeons in and out of the Hunter region until we can get a clearer picture of the situation. We are not making it mandatory to shut down but some members who have received birds from outside the region are choosing to do so.


Excerpts from the articles by Dr Rob Marshall were read out particularly the symptoms.


the link below directs you to these articles.


Members are encouraged to read these articles and make themselves familiar with the symptoms.


If you have any concerns contact Tony Davis or Stan Rippon.


Next Federation Meeting


Next Federation Meeting is the 2nd part of the AGM It's to be held at the Lake Macquarie Clubrooms on the 1st Tuesday evening of February. 


Agenda items must be forwarded to the secretary prior to the meeting


Agenda part 1 2016 Adamstown.pdf


Proposed schedules below


2017 North proposed Fed TF - Copy.pdf


2017 North proposed Fed PE - Copy.pdf


2017 North proposed Fed TC.pdf

NCF Sprint Series
1 J. Banfield 37
2 A. Limeburner 44
3 P.Bettens 88
4 Fleming & Fairfax 92
5 M & R.Clement 109
6 C.& J Newton 120
7 Condran & Brandobur 128
8 R. Wesche 129
9 M. Hawkins 145
10 W.Scherbak 170
5 Bird Championship
1 Fleming & Fairfax 142
2 W.Scherbak 179
3 M & R.Clement 188
4 J. Banfield 204
5 Condran & Brandobur 213
6 M. Hawkins 229
7 T&L.Davis 235
8 A. Limeburner 255
9 P.Bettens 259
10 S. Rippon 260
NCF Mid Distance Series
1 M & R.Clement 51
2 Condran & Brandobur 83
3 MV&S.Jones/Fox/Cadogan 92
4 M&D.Watt 97
5 Fleming & Fairfax 100
6 W.Scherbak 115
7 L.Johnston 139
8 W & Z Pickard 149
9 P.Edman 155
10 C.& J Newton 159
5 Bird Sprint Series
1 J. Banfield 30
2 A. Limeburner 36
3 P.Bettens 62
4 Fleming & Fairfax 68
5 M. Hawkins 87
6 C.& J Newton 91
7 M & R.Clement 94
8 A. Walker 98
9 T&L.Davis 102
10 W.Scherbak 111
Federation Junior Champoinship
1 Jonesy Kids 97
2 Condran Kids 98
3 Bramble Kids 170
4 Harry Andrews 175
5 Noah Adam 201
6 Garland Kids 211
7 Ralston Boys 222
7 Herival Kids 222
9 Olivia Hawkins 247
10 Conway Boys 280