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01/10/2022

The Algarve Great Derby One Loft Race (Portugal) is one of our favourite one loft races. Our birds have been very successful there in the past. In 2021 two babies from the same nest were outstanding: one youngster was crowned as 4th Ace-pigeon in the Derby Algarve and the other won the first prize in Hotspot 1 against almost 3,000 birds. Also in the 2022 edition our birds were in the spotlight.

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14/09/2022

It was a beautiful racing day last Saturday. The temperature rose to about 25 degrees and there was a strong head wind blowing from start till end. In the previous article you could read how our youngsters were outstanding on the Melun (310km) race. Here we will discuss the national Argenton (555km) race where we entered some old birds. It was a tough race for the birds so late on the season. This team has been raced on the widowhood system since April, so the season has been a long season for them. But also on this race they did it very well! We started with the 5° prize on the national level and had 8 birds in the national top 100.

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03/09/2022

It was a beautiful racing day last Saturday. The temperature rose to about 25 degrees and there was a strong head wind blowing from start till end. These were the perfect race circumstances to discover the qualities of the young birds. That is why we entered our complete team of young birds for the last time this season. After this race the best youngsters end their racing season. They flew Melun (310km). The result was amazing with so many top prizes and a high prize percentage. We had also the fastest bird of the whole release! We also entered some old birds on the national Argenton (555km) race and here we started with the 5° prize on the national level!

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27/08/2022

Today was a beautiful racing day with strong headwinds from start to end. The average speeds were between 1,150 and 1,200 m/min. These circumstances are perfect for our birds to show their qualities. We sent our youngsters to the middle distance race Melun (310km) and a part of our old birds to the national Argenton (555km) race.

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20/08/2022

The previous national Chateauroux (526km) race was the last race of the season for our star racers like “Super 100”, “Paulina”, “Blanca”, “Ali Baba”, “Donald Duck”, “Cuba” etc. . We kept however a nice team to continue racing on the widowhood system for the national Argenton (555km) race. The birds stayed in the basket till Sunday (3 nights) and our team showed they could perform really well without the captains of the racing team in the race. We sent our young birds to Noyon (208km). It was a rather fast race and our youngsters showed again what they can do best … winning!

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04/08/2022

In the previous article you could already read about our top results on the national races Tulle (657km) and Bourges (485km). There was also a middle distance race, Nanteuil (259km). We sent our youngsters to this race, together with some old birds. It was a beautiful race where the first bird had an average velocity of 1,350 m/min. We were very happy about the result with the five fastest (!) birds in our federation against more than 1,700 birds including high prize percentages!

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03/08/2022

We had a super racing day last Saturday! It was probably the most busy day of the racing season with three races: the national races Tulle (657km) and Bourges (479km) plus the middle distance race Nanteuil (259km) The races were challenging but fair with average speeds around 1,300 and 1,350 m/min. On the national races the early birds were spread all over the country. Our birds were again outstanding on all three races. We won : - 3°, 5° and 7° National Tulle (657km) 4,185 birds (1°, 2° and 3° Provincial) - 18° and 53° National Bourges (485km) 10,366 birds (1st + 2nd nominated bird) - 56° National Bourges (485km) 7,606 birds (1st nominated bird) - 1-2-3-4-5 fast. Nanteuil (259km) 1,757 birds

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31/07/2022

What a super racing day we had again yesterday! It was probably the most busy day of the racing season with three races, including two national races. The races were challenging but fair with average speeds around 1,300 and 1,350 m/min.

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20/07/2022

We had another very successful weekend at our loft. The weather circumstances were tough with mainly head winds. We entered birds on three different races and excelled on all of them. In this article we will present you our first arrivals on the Melun (310km) race. We had again overwhelming results with amongst others the 10 (!) first prizes!

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20/07/2022

We had another very successful weekend at our loft. The weather circumstances were tough with mainly head winds. We entered birds on three different races and excelled on all of them. In this article we will present you our first arrivals on the La Souterraine (593km) race. The bird were already released on Friday. It was a tough race with average velocities below 1,180 m/min. We won the 1° and 2° National zone and many more top prizes! A special daughter of our top hen “Mustang Queen”(BE19-6016108) brough the national zone victory back to Vremde. She had an impressive lead of 10 minutes on the number two in the race, her own loftmate!

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14/07/2022

We had again a very successful weekend. We had three different races (Gueret 590km – Melun 310km and Noyon 208km) and were very dominant in all these flights. We had good results on the short distance but also on the 600km races. We were successful with the old birds and yearlings but also with the youngsters. It is really a joy to have such a group of talented birds at our loft. No matter what race you have, our birds are in pole position. On Saturday the birds from Melun and Gueret had to cope with rather strong sidewinds. On Sunday the birds from Noyon had to return home with headwinds.

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14/07/2022

We had again a very successful weekend. We had three different races (Gueret 590km – Melun 310km and Noyon 208km) and were very dominant in all these flights. We won for instance the six first (!) prizes on Melun. We had good results on the short distance but also on the 600km races. We were successful with the old birds and yearlings but also with the youngsters. It is really a joy to have such a group of talented birds at our loft. No matter what race you have, our birds are in pole position. On Saturday the birds from Melun and Gueret had to cope with rather strong sidewinds. On Sunday the birds from Noyon had to return home with headwinds.

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01/07/2022

We had a weekend with two national race, Issoudun (505km) and Tulle (657km). For Tulle the birds had to stay 6 (!) nights in the basket because of the bad weather at the place of release. For Issoudun the birds were only released after 3 nights in the basket. On both races we had again several early birds. At the end of this article you can also read about the great comeback of “Maété(BE21-6138246) on Melun (310km)!

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24/06/2022

Last Saturday was a difficult racing day in Belgium. Extremely high temperatures and bad air quality had a slow return of the pigeons as a result. Even on the short distance races the birds had difficulties to return. We made the decision not to enter birds on the national Argenton (555km). Instead we kept our racing cocks at home and we sent our racing hens to the middle distance race Melun (310km).

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05/06/2022

Our birds were again outstanding yesterday! After careful consideration, we decided not to enter our Bourges team on the national Argenton race because of the bad weather forecast (predicted scattered thunder storms). Instead we sent them to the Melun race and we split them over two federation (Bourges team of the week before + our middle distance team). It was a very tough race (first bird had velocity of 1,256 m/min) with high temperatures and head winds from start till end. It was the perfect scenery for our birds to show their class.

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01/06/2022

We had a record result on the middle distance race Melun (310km) last weekend! We had the kind of result that will be difficult to improve in the future. On their way home, the birds had to deal in France with moderate headwinds from the North. In Belgium the wind changed to strong sidewinds from the Northwest to Northnorthwest. In the category old birds + yearlings we won the 7 first (!) prize against 1,160 old birds. In the category yearlings we won the 13 (!) first prizes against 670 birds. On top of that we had also had the fastest bird of the whole release against +7,000 birds with a lead of three minutes on the second bird. Our prize percentage was also breathtaking, no less than 57 of our 59 entered birds won a prize. What a race this was for us!

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31/05/2022

Last weekend we had the first national race of the season, Bourges (479km). More than 57,000 birds were released on Saturday morning. In France the birds had to deal with moderate headwinds from the North. In Belgium the wind changed to strong sidewinds from the Northwest to Northnorthwest. Our birds did a great job on this first big clash of the season. On top of that all our birds returned from the race, we had no losses!

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29/05/2022

It was Super Saturday at the Vercammen loft yesterday. We had outstanding results, on our two races Melun (310km) and Bourges (479km).

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27/05/2022

The national racing season will start coming weekend with the famous national Bourges (485km) race. Our birds flew last weekend their final preparation race for this important period.

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17/05/2022

Past weekend we sent our birds to the Sermaises (362km) race. The birds had to stay two nights in the basket. The first half of the race the birds had to deal with head winds, the second half the wind direction changed and there was a tail wind for the pigeons. We started with the 1° prize against 1,838 birds!

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11/05/2022

In previous article you could already read about our top result on the Melun (310km) race last Saturday. On Sunday we also sent some birds to the Noyon (208km) race. It was a tough race with strong headwinds from start till end. It was a beautiful race and our birds were able to show their qualities on this flight.

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10/05/2022

Last weekend our birds flew the first middle distance race of the season, Melun (310km). The start of the middle distance season is always exciting. We are very confident about the quality of our racing team. But you always have to wait and see how the birds will perform, how their condition is with the national races being around the corner. Our birds performed very well on this Melun race. We are looking with great anticipation to their performances of the coming weeks and months.

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01/05/2022

Today was the last race before the start of the middle distance season. We sent our birds to the Noyon (208km) race. It was beautiful race with calm head winds and a temperature of about 12°C.

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24/04/2022

Our top hen BE20-6166100 started the 2022 racing season as she ended the season before, in style! Today she won on her first race of the season 1° Quievrain (104km) against 413 birds, with an impressive lead on the number two in the race. It was a beautiful race with strong headwinds.

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26/12/2021

We have updated the breeding references of our two basic birds "Mustang"(BE14-6175237) and "Elektro"(BE08-6174630).

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13/10/2021

The Vercammen birds have already proven many times to be not only successful on the classic races but also on the One Loft Races. This time the exceptional performance was to be found in in the Algarve Great Derby One Loft Race (Portugal).

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10/09/2021

We had again a super racing weekend! On the provincial Melun (310km) race we had the 1° and 3° against more than 6,000 pigeons! It was a very difficult race with headwinds from start till end. On top of that the birds had to deal with strong fog and dark weather the last 60-70 kilometers on their way back home. Also in the category old birds we started with the 2° and 3° Provincial Melun.

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02/09/2021

Our pigeons have been performing on a very high level this season. Already from the month of April they were to be found in the head of the race, no matter how the weather circumstances were. Our young birds continued these great performances of our old birds. This weekend we sent our youngsters to the middle distance race Melun (310km). It was a very tough race with scattered rain showers and strong head winds from start till end. Our young birds were phenomenal on this Melun (310km) race. According to some people this is THE result of the year in Belgian pigeon racing. We are very proud to have such a talented group of youngsters.

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18/08/2021

It has been a tough racing season with constantly changing weather circumstances. Many birds are tired but our birds keep pushing! Last weekend our old bird team won again an exceptional result on the national Argenton (555km) race. It was a difficult race where the first arrivals had an average velocity of 1200-1250 m/min. We started with 1°, 2°, 4°, 7° and 10° National zone Argenton (555km) against 1,615 pigeons. On the national level we started with 5° and 15° National against 9,851 pigeons!

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18/08/2021

Our young birds team was outstanding this weekend. We started later than other years with our youngsters because of the bad weather circumstances. We had very few losses, the only disadvantage was that the birds were not ready to participate to the national races. We are very pleased about the general quality of these young birds, we are convinced that there are many talented birds amongst them. We sent our young birds team to the Sermaises (362km) race.