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News and Updates
Jan-23-2023
MONDAY UPDATE

GOOD MORNING BREEDERS

 

WELL HE HAD A FEW NICE DAYS BUT THAT WENT A WAY LAST WEEK VERY COLD SNOW ON THE GROUND AND WIND BLOWING CANT ASK FOR ANYTHING BETTER!!!! BIRDS LOOK GOOD LOTS OF TIME TO GET THEM GOING AGAIN, WEATHER WILL TURN NICE HERE SOON WE HOPE? WITH THE CLOCK I KNOW WE ARE MISSING A FEW ON RINGING UP WE WILL DO A HAND SCAN NEXT WEEK TO LOOK AT THE BIRDS WING AND BODY CONDITION MY COUNT IS 490 IN THE LOFT. OTHER THEN THAT THINGS ARE GOING GOOD AND CANT WAIT TO GET THEM GOING AND FOR THE RACES TO START. IN TAKE FOR 2023 WILL BE SOME GOOD CHANGES  ALL FOR THE BREEDER!! WE ARE ADDING ON TO THE LOFT AND ADDING A 6X80 AVERY ON THE BACK AND TOTAL LOFT WILL BE 12X80 WILL HOLD AROUND 950 BIRDS BUT I WILL ONLY TAKE 800 BIRDS. I WILL BE SENDING NEW INFO OUT IN A COUPLE WEEKS, HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT WEEK!!

 

THANKS MARK

Dec-05-2022
MONDAY UPDATE

GOOD MORNING BREEDERS

 

BIRDS ARE DOING GREAT!! WE HAD THE HOTTEST SUMMER THIS YEAR AND NOW WINTER CAME VERY EARLY AND IT'S BEEN SUPER COLD AND SNOW RAIN AND WIND. BIRDS ARE EATING LIKE CRAZY THAT'S WHAT 17-20 DEGREES WEATHER DOES. BIRDS WILL CONTINUE TO GO OUT ON GOOD DAYS ALL WINTER IF THAT HAPPENS DOESNT LOOK GREAT SO FAR BUT WE WILL KEEP TRYING. HEALTH IS HOLDING DID SOME MORE WORK TO MY LOFT FOR WINTER SHOULD HELP MOST MORNINGS UNDER 20 DEGREES WATERS ARE FROZEN BUT OVER THAT 24 DEGRESS WATERS ARE GOOD SO IT HAS HELPED SOME. THE OTHER THING IS TO PICK UP 16 WATERS EVERY NIGHT BUT A PAIN IN THE BUTT.  OTHER THEN THAT I HOPE EVERYONE HAD A GREAT THANKSGIVING WITH FRIENDS AND FAMILY AND CHRISTMAS IS RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER. MOST EARLY OLR ARE COMING TO AND END AND THE 2023 BREEDING SEASON IS ON IT'S WAY FOR MOST OF US ALWAYS EXCITING FOR ME THIS TIME OF YEAR!! HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT WEEK AND TAKE CARE!!

 

THANKS MARK

Nov-08-2022
TUESDAY UPDATE

GOOD MORNING BREEDERS

 

BIRDS ARE VERY HEALTHY AND STILL A FEW MOLTING BUT MOST LOOK VERY NICE!! WEATHER HERE THE LAST WEEK HAS BEEN CRAP VERY WINDY AND LOTS OF RAIN. I KNOW IT WILL BREAK AND WE WILL GET THE BIRDS BACK OUT AND FLYING WE HOPE, LAST WEEK THE LAST DAY OUT MR COOPER HIT THE LANDING BOARD TWICE AND ALL HELL BROKE LOOSE COULDNT GET THEM IN FINALLY AT 8PM IT WAS DARK I HAD TO OPEN WINDOWS SO THEY WOULD COME IN THEY WOULDNT TRAP AND I KNOW WE LOST SOME STILL HAVE ONE OR TWO COMING HOME,SINCE THAT DAY THAT HAPPENED WE HAVE HAD HIGH WINDS AND RAIN 3 DAYS IN A ROLL,I WILL DO INVENTORY THIS WEEKEND AND SEE WHAT'S MISSING. HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT WEEK!!!

 

THANKS MARK

Oct-23-2022
SUNDAY UPDATE

GOOD MORNING BREEDERS

 

ITS BEEN 4 DAYS SINCE ALL BIRDS HAVE BEEN OUT AS ONE GROUP!! 525 BIRDS IN THE LOFT I BELIEVE WE HAVE A FEW BIRDS CHIPS NOT WORKING I WILL DO A HANDS ON INVENTORY TO SEE WHAT ISN'T WORKING. HEALTH IS STILL VERY GOOD AND I KNOW I AM MISSING A FEW OFF THE LOFT BUT NOT MANY. LAST YEAR I LOST ABOUT 12-15% FOR INTAKE TO THIS POINT AND THIS YEAR I AM ABOUT 8-10%. TODAY THE WIND IS BLOWING AND ITS COLD TODAY I WILL LET THE BIRDS OUT AROUND 12PM AND THEY HAVE TO LEARN TO FLY IN THE WIND BECAUSE IT BLOWS LIKE CRAZY OUT HERE ALL THE TIME. I DONT FORCE THEM TO LEAVE THE LANDING BOARD I HAVE A GROUP OF A 100 OR MORE FLYING GREAT AND 2-3 SMALLER GROUPS GETTING UP AND FLYING. THE NEXT FEW WEEKS I WILL MAKE THEM LEAVE THE LOFT AND BY DEC I WILL TOSS THEM A FEW TIMES OFF THE TRAILER BEFORE WINTER SETS IN SO THEY KNOW WHAT'S GOING ON.MOLT ON THE OLDER BIRDS STARTING TO LO0K NICE AND THE LATER ONES ARE DROPPING FEATHERS LIKE CRAZY. SO LIKE ALWAYS I SEND EMAILS OUT EVERY WEEK NO MATTER WHAT'S GOING IN LOFT SO THE BREEDERS AT LEAST HERE FROM ME!!  BEST OF LUCK TO MY FRIENDS AT PEACH TODAY AND HOOSIER MONDAY LOTS OF MONEY TO BE WON THE NEXT FEW DAYS. HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT SUNDAY WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS.

THANKS MARK

Sep-27-2022
TUESDAY UPDATE

Good Morning Breeders 

We have 542 birds in the loft with 90 in settling pen that's the last group to go out!! Health is still good the heat has really gone down and that makes my life easier for sure. Loft is closed only open for replacements and have a few coming this week!! I want to Thank all breeders for your support and we hope to have a great year in 2023. Molt is very heavy right now and birds will be let out every day from here on out. I had them locked down since Friday do to my Daughters wedding out of town and a few days to recover from all that. Plan will be getting all on the same page though Oct and train late Nov Dec shut them down for winter. olr are in full swing wish you all the best this year hope we have a super year!! Hope you all have a great week 

Thanks Mark 

Sep-18-2022
SUNDAY UPDATE

GOOD MORNING BREEDERS

WANT TO THANK ALL THE BREEDERS WHO SUPPORTED ME THIS YEAR WE HAVE 510 IN THE LOFT AND THE LOFT IS CLOSED. HEALTH THIS YEAR HAS BEEN SUPER GOOD THAT REFLECTS BACK TO THE BREEDERS MAKING MY JOB EASIER. BIRDS HAVE BEEN OUT A FEW TIMES THIS WEEK DO TO  HEAVY SMOKE ALL AROUND US BUT THIS WEEK THEY WILL BE OUT EVERY DAY THE SMOKE IS GETTING BETTER. I HAVE TWO BIG GROUPS ONE IN SETTLING NET AND THE ONE IN QUARANTINE,GROUP ONE WILL BE IN MAIN LOFT THIS WEEK COMING AND LAST GROUP WILL GO TO THE NET THIS WEEK ALSO. LOOKING FORWARD TO A GREAT YEAR LOTS OF SUPER NICE BIRDS SENT THIS YEAR AND MANY NEW BREEDERS. MY PLAN IS ALWAYS WEATHER PERMITTING TO GET THEM ALL TRAINED BY NOV-DEC AND SHUT THEM DOWN DEC-JAN. START THEM BACK UP FLYING IN FEB OR WHEN THE WEATHER LETS ME GET THEM OUT AND START TRAINING MARCH. IT'S ALWAYS A LONG WINTER HOLDING 500 BIRDS HOPING FOR A SO SO WINTER ?? BUT IT GOES BY FAST. HAWKS ARE STILL HANGING AROUND BUT I KEEP THEM OFF GAURD BY LETTING BIRDS OUT DIFFERNT TIMES IT DOES HELP SOME. OLR HE GETTING ALL GOING AND I HOPE WE ALL HAVE A GOOD YEAR IN THE EARLY RACES!! I HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT SUNDAY WITH YOUR FAMILY'S.

THANKS MARK 

Sep-11-2022
SUNDAY UPDATE

GOOD MORNING BREEDERS

WE HAVE 456 IN THE LOFT AND 571 SIGNED UP THIS IS THE LAST WEEK TO SHIP AND TWO WEEKS FOR  REPLACEMENTS 19-30. THIS HAS BEEN A TUFF YEAR HOTTEST AUG EVER AND NOW SUPER BAD SMOKE SO BAD THEY CANCELED THE 1ST CLUB RACE!! THIS IS ONE REASON I WENT TO A LATE RACE THIS IS THE 7TH YEAR OUT OF 8 WE ARE SMOKED IN. HEALTH IS HOLDING SUPER NO PROBLEMS I DID TREAT FOR RESPIRATORY DO TO THE HEAT. BUT OTHER THEN THAT BIRDS LOOK VERY GOOD AND MOLTING LIKE CRAZY. THE HIGH THIS WEEK WILL BE 83 WE HAVEN'T SEEN THESE TEMP SINCE MAY IT'S BEEN A LONG DRY AND HOT SUMMER FOR SURE. I WILL BE DOING A HAND INVENTORY TODAY AND TOMORROW WITH GROUPS BUT WHAT CAME IN THIS WEEK I BELIEVE 42 BIRDS. IF YOU ARE MISSING AND HAVE BIRDS YOU CAN SEND TILL THE END OF SEPTEMBER!! THEN NO MORE BIRDS AFTER THAT THE HEAT  AND  THE HAWKS HAVE BEEN RELENTLESS THIS YEAR BUT THAT'S WHAT WE HAVE TO DEAL WITH SOME YEARS. LOT'S OF NEW BREEDERS THIS YEAR I WELCOME YOU ALL HOPE ITS A GREAT YEAR FOR YOU ALL!!  OTHER THEN THAT THINGS LOOK GOOD AND BIRDS WILL START BACK OUT AGAIN AS SOON AS ALL THIS SMOKE LEAVES THE VALLEY. HAVE A GREAT SUNDAY WITH THE FAMILY AND A GREAT WEEK.

THANKS MARK

Aug-28-2022
SUNDAY UPDATE

GOOD MORNING BREEDERS

THE WEATHER GAVE US A TEASE 85 TODAY AND NEXT WEEK BACK TO 97-101 UNBELIEVABLE!! BREAKING ALL RECORDS FOR THE HEAT FOR JULY-AUG, BIRDS HEALTH IS HOLDING VERY HAPPY WITH ALL THE HEAT WE HAVE HAD AND THEY GO OUT IN THE HEAT TO FLY DOESNT SEEM TO HURT THEM MOST OF THE TIME THEY JUST HANG OUT SUNNING. WE HAVE 513 SIGNED UP WITH 404 IN THE LOFT GROUPS 5 WILL JOIN THE OTHER GROUPS TODAY AND GROUP 6 WILL GO INTO THE SETTLING NET FOR ONE WEEK. HAWKS ARE STILL HERE MESSING WITH THE BIRDS EVERY DAY THERE OUT BUT THATS LIFE THIS TIME OF YEAR, THEY MUST GET USE TO THEM AND YES WE ALWAYS LOOSE ONE OR TWO WHEN THEY GET HIT. WE WILL BE TAKING BIRDS AND REPLACEMENTS TILL SEP 16TH THEN THE LOFT WILL BE CLOSED AND WE GO WITH WHAT'S HERE. TWO WEEKS LONGER THEN IN THE PAST BUT HAD A FEW BREEDERS ASK ME TO EXTEND BECAUSE IT''S VERY HOT WHERE THEY ARE SO WE WILL TRY IT THIS YEAR AND SEE HOW IT TURNS OUT. OTHER THEN THAT I HATE THIS TIME OF YEAR SEEMS I SPEND MORE TIME CLEANING UP FEATHERS THEN ANYTHING. I HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT SUNDAY WITH THE FAMILY  AND A GOOD WEEK.

 

THANKS MARK 

Aug-22-2022
MONDAY UPDATE

HELLO BREEDER

STILL HOT IN IDAHO TODAY 95 WE NEED THIS TO GO AWAY TILL NEXT SUMMER. BIRDS ARE HANGING IN THERE WITH THE HEAT THEY ARE OUT  ALMOST EVERY DAY AND THE CLOCK IS ALWAYS ON GROUPS 1-2-3-4 ARE OUT GROUP 5 IN AVERY AND GROUP 6 IN QUARANTINE. WE HAVE 363 IN THE LOFT WITH 487 SIGNED UP SO WE SHOULD HIT THE 500 BIRDS THIS YEAR. THE 1ST FEW GROUPS MOLTING LIKE CRAZY PILE OF FEATHERS EVERY DAY IN THE HALL WAY. BUT THERE STAYING HEALTHY THATS THE MOST IMPORTANT PART TO ME!! THIS WEEK STILL OVER 95  BUT NO MORE 105 IN THE FORECAST THANK GOD FOR THAT. 2022 OLR SEASON IS HERE 2-3 RACES READY TO GET IT ROLLING CAN'T WAIT FOR THIS YEAR TO BE IN FULL SWING. BIRDS ARE ON PRIMALAC AND ROPA B WEEKLY , WELL I HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT WEEK!!

 

THANKS MARK PNWC

Aug-14-2022
SUNDAY UPDATE

GOOD MORNING BREEDERS

WE HAVE 471 SIGNED UP WITH 343 IN LOFT!! 27 NEW BIRDS THIS WEEK 35 COMING OUT OF QUARANTINE 38 IN SETTLING PEN AND THE REST HAS BEEN OUT FLYING. I WILL BE HONEST WITH YOU ALL THIS MIGHT BE THE HARDEST YEAR YET WITH THE HEAT AND OVER 40 DAYS OF HEAT 98-107 HAS BEEN TUFF WITH SOME BIRDS. TWO WEEKS AGO AND LAST WEEK WAS TUFF WITH HEAT OVER 103 95% OF THE BIRDS TOOK OFF SUPER WITH NO PROBLEMS AND 5% HAD A FEW ISSUES. BUT THIS WEEK STILL CALLING FOR 95-101 IT'S BEEN A LONG HOT SUMMER FOR SURE READY FOR THIS CRAP TO BE GONE. OVER ALL HEATH IS GOOD FOOD IN TAKE IS ABOUT THE SAME DRINKING LOT'S OF WATER WITH PRIMALAC AND ROPA B THOUGH OUT THE WEEK SEEMS TO REALLY HELP. SO LOOK AT LOFT INVENTORY I HAVE CONTACTED ALL BREEDERS MISSING BIRDS YOU HAVE TILL SEPTEMBER 23RD TO REPLACE OR SEND BIRDS. RACES ARE ABOUT TO START MY FAVORITE TIME OF YEAR TO SEE HOW THE BREEDING PROGRAM DID VERY EXCIITED FOR 2022 RACES BEST OF LUCK TO ALL MY FRIENDS. HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT WEEK STAY COOL IF YOU CAN!!! PS: IF YOUR SIGNED UP AND NOT GETTING EMAILS PLEAS LET ME KNOW I ALWAYS POST ON WINCOMPANION JUST IN CASE.

 

THANKS MARK

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