News and Updates
May-28-2020
QUARANTINE LIFTED

The bird quarantine in Southern California has been oficially lifted starting June 1.  THE POST OFFICE WILL BE ACCEPTING BIRDS IN SAN DIEGO AND ALL OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA STARTING MONDAY, JUNE1.  FINALLY!!!!!   PLEASE PASS THE WORD AROUND  IT WILL NOT BE NECESSARY TO SEND BIRDS TO YUMA.  OUR  SHIPPING ADDRESS IS 6905 CENTRAL AVE., LEMON GROVE, CA.  91945.  

May-19-2020
UPDATE ON RACE AND HOTEL

We now have @450 birds in the loft and are expecting 100-125 more.  Birds are doing great, health is really good.  Older ones are out flying almost daily while others are being settled.  We have contacted the hotel and they will take reservations that can be canceled anytime up to 2 days before reservation.  We are not sure if we will be able to have a group in hotel for shipping etc. until things settle down concerning the virus.  We certainly hope everything will be the same as usual.  We're not sure when bird quarantine will be over, hopefully June 1 however the post office probably won't change shipping until later in June.  

Those of you that are breeders for our City of Hope auction please send your COH bird unless you already have.  Shipping address for Yuma is:PO Box 2702, Yuma, AZ. 85366.

May-07-2020
TRIP TO JEDDS I will be going to Jedds this Monday, May 11, will be there @ noon.  If anybody wants to bring birds for any of our races I will be glad to take them.
If you are shipping birds to us thru Yuma look at the previous message for the address etc.
May-02-2020
UPDATE ON BIRDS AND QUARANTINE

We now have just over 300 birds in the loft and are expecting 500-600 before June 15.  Birds have been very healthy, many are out flying etc.  Seems birds are coming in very healthy and maintaining that thru the 1 week quarantine we have.  Those of you that participated in the City of Hope auction be sure to send 1 bird designated for COH.  We are still driving to Yuma to pick birds up on Wed, Thu, & Fri. however we have been told by very reliablable source that the bird quarantine will end on June 1.  There fore shipping birds directly to us should be acceptable.  Wii keep you updated on this.  Keep the birds coming, Good Luck!!!!

Yuma address to ship birds to:PO Box 2702, Yuma, AZ. 85366

Mar-30-2020
UPDATE ON BIRDS

Birds are starting to come in, @ 75 at the present time.  We are picking up birds in Yuma on Wed, Thur, and only Friday if necessary.  Please try to ship birds on Monday or Tuesday therfore we can pick up on Wed&Thur only.  Again the shipping address is PO Box 2702, Yuma, AZ. 85366.

Birds are given PMV vaccination upon arrival and a computer chip is made right away and put on bird.  We have received from reliable sources the quarantine will be lifted starting June 1.  We are welcoming birds from all quarantined areas after that.  Question contact Steve Miner, 619-933-8188 or sminervangruen@aol.com.

Feb-28-2020
ACCEPTING BIRDS

We are accepting birds starting March 1 thru June 15.  We are once again picking up birds in Yuma on Wed, Thur, Fri.  Therefore we would like for everybody ship your birds on Monday or Tuesday.  We would like you to get your birds in early, the temperature in Arizona reaches into the 100's in May as a rule.

When we receive them they will be vaccinated for PMV and isolated for 4-5 days to make sure their health is good before we put them in the loft.  The shipping address is PO Box 2702, Yuma, AZ. 85366.  Good Luck to All!!

Jan-13-2020
SD HOLIDAY CLASSIC 2020

This wwill be the 40th anniversary of our race, the longest running one loft race in the country.  We hope to have extra festivities etc. this year.  Unfortunately it looks like the quarantine will not be lifted until middle of May at best case scenario.  Therefore we will once again be picking up birds in Yuma as they are mailed in.  The PO Box # and other info will be forthcoming.  We start accepting birds on March 1.  I would say it would be beneficial to get birds in earlier in the year, by end of April if possible.  The weather in Yuma starts getting 100+ degrees in May as a rule.  We will be accepting birds until June 15.  Any further questions contact Steve Miner, 619-933-8188 or smiinervangruen@aol.com.

Jan-08-2020
RETURN OF BIRDS

We are mailing out all birds tomorrow, Wed., Jan. 8.  Any questions call Steve Miner, 619-933-8188.

Dec-14-2019
SUPERBIRD RACE

The clocking inventory from this morning is the shipping list.  The total prize fund is $26,925, less 15% $4,040, prize fund for the race is $22,885.  The split is 40-30-20-10.  So 1)  $9,154  2)  $6,865   3)  $4,577   4)  $2,288.  Prizes are paid by the drop.  Good Luck to All !!!!!  Any questions contact Steve Miner, 619-933-8188.

Dec-05-2019
300 MILE RACE AND SUPERBIRD RACE

Congrats to winners in this year's Holiday Classic, Team Phoenix having 2 of the 3 on first drop and Mesopotamia Loft having the other.  Birds came really good, 33 in the money in 6 minutes.  193 out of 267 home from race which is much better than the norm for our 300 mi. race.  

Our second race from 360 miles, Superbird Race, will be flown on Saturday Dec. 14.  You can activate your bird(s) for this race for $100/bird.  There will be over $20,000 in the prize fund and the prizes will be split 40-30-20-10 by the drop.  Any questions contact Steve Miner 619-933-8188 or sminervangruen@aol.com.

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