News and Updates
Jun-07-2020
RACE 'C' & 'D'

HEY  GUY'S, YESTERDAY WAS A WEIRD TRAINING TOSS, WHEN I RELEASED THE PIGEONS THEY WENT INTO 2 GROUPS BOTH GOING SOUTH TOWARDS THE LOFT , I WAS DRIVING 60 MPH AND THEY WERE KEEPING UP WITH ME ONE GROUP ON EAST SIDE OF HIGHWAY 171 AND THE OTHER GROUP ON THE WEST SIDE OF HIGHWAY 171  . 40 MILE TOSS FROM RAGLEY , LA. , WELL WHEN I GET HOME , I SEE ABOUT 70 PIGEONS COMING DOWN TO TRAP , SO I'M WAITING AND AN HOUR LATER ABOUT 30 PIGEONS COME IN FROM THE SOUTH AND HAVING TO FLY INTO ABOUT A 20 MPH HEADWIND , ONE OF THE GROUPS OVER FLEW , THEY KELP COMING IN ONE OR TWO AT A TIME UNTILL 7:00, MOST OF THE PIGEONS ARE IN AND I WILL TAKE INVENTORY TODAY TO SEE WHICH PIGEONS ARE STILL OUT , VERY STRANGE TOSS !!!!!!! THANKS DAVE RATLIFF 

Jun-05-2020
TEXAS CENTER RACES C & D

HEY GUYS , TODAY I WENT 20 MILES WITH THE PIGEONS , THEY RESPONDED VERY WELL EXCEPT A FEW THAT JUST NEED A LITTLE MORE GETTING THEIR HEADS STRAIGHT . OVERALL I AM VERY PLEASED WITH THE TRAINING THUS FAR. IT WAS 84 * @ 9:00 VERY WARM FOR THE MORNING AND ALSO HUMID , I WILL GO 35 MILES IN THE MORNING AND I DON'T KNOW ABOUT SUNDAY AND MONDAY BECAUSE OF THE STORM IN THE GULF.  I MIGHT LOSE A FEW MORE PIGEONS BEFORE THE RACE ON JULY 10TH BUT THE ONES THAT HANG WITH MY TRAINING PROGRAM WILL BE EXCEPTIONAL PIGEONS.  PS I CATCH EACH PIGEON EVERY MORNING THAT I TRAIN , AND IF THEY ARE HOLDING FEED OR FEEL LIGHT I HOLD THEM TILL THE NEXT DAY OF TRAINING , THE PIGEONS ARE ALL GIVING A EQUAL CHANCE TO WIN AT THEIR BEST HEALTH AND CONDITION I CAN GIVE THEM. THANKS AGAIN FOR THE PEOPLE WHO SENT THE PIGEONS TO RACE .                                                                                                                                                                                                       DAVE RATLIFF

Jun-01-2020
UPDATE ON TRAINING

  Hey guys, don't pay no attention to the trapping they are playing around when they get here and some just can't get it yet [ to trap I get them down about 40 - 50 miles you will see the difference ! They are healthly and like to play  now.Thanks Dave

May-25-2020
REMEMBERING TODAY

JUST REMEMBERING THE PEOPLE THAT SACARFICED THEIR LIFES FOR A GREAT COUNTRY , UNITED STATES OF AMERICA , AND THE FREEDOM THAT WE HAVE BECAUSE OF THESE GREAT AMERICANS.   GOD BLESS ALL OF YA'LL AND TAKE TIME TO HONOR THE PEOPLE THAT LAID DOWN THEIR LIFES FOR US TO LIVE FREE.             THANKS DAVE

May-15-2020
RACE 'C' & 'D'

HEY GUY"S , IF YOU LOOK AT THE TRAINING TOSSES , LOOK AT THE SEX OF THE PIGEON AND YOU WILL FIND WHAT RACE THEY ARE IN , FOR RACE 'C' & 'D'. THE PIGEONS HAVE BEEN LOFT FLYING BETTER AND BETTER EACH DAY , NO SICKNESS AT ALL , THEY ARE RESPONDING BETTER TO MY FEED CALL . THERE ARE ABOUT 100 FLOCKING TOGETHER AND MORE ARE GETTING UP WITH THE GROUP EACH TIME. I WILL START TRAINING JUNE 1ST AND TRY TO HAVE AROUND 700-800 MILES , UNTIL NEXT TIME ALL Y'ALL STAY SAFE AND HEALTHLY. THANKS AGAIN FOR ENTERING THE TEXAS CENTER ,                                                                                                                                                                                               DAVE RATLIFF

May-10-2020
HAPPY MOTHER'SDAY

I HOPE THIS MESSAGE FINDS EVERYONE SAFE AND HEALTHY , IF YOU CAN SPEND TIME WITH YOUR FAMILY ! GOD BLESS YOU ALL !!!!! THE TEXAS CENTER PIGEONS ARE GROUPING [ EXCEPT ABOUT 50 ] AND FLYING GREAT NO HEALTH PROBLEMS , FIXING TO GO LET C & D PIGEONS OUT FOR SOME MORE FLYING TIME. I WILL START TRAINING JUNE 1ST AND CONTINUE TILL THE RACE, I HOPE TO HAVE AROUND 700-800 TRAINING MILES ON THE PIGEONS , AND AGAIN HAVE A WONDERFUL MOTHER'S DAY ......    DAVE

Apr-27-2020
INVENTORY

Hey guys , I e-mailed Terry Gilmore the other day and as be the computer case he fixed me up , Yesterday the " D " group was let out to fly and when most of them trapped then I let the "C " group out as of yesterday I had all but 2 in and this morning the Silver came back but au- 2020- ARZ - 2162 is still out if he doesn't show up by tomorrow I will get in touch with Reed/Doud and tell him . As usually Mr. Cooper came by to pay a visit. Coopers are bad this time of the year. Thanks Dave [337] 529-7665

Apr-20-2020
INVENTORY OF PIGEONS

o Hey Guys & Gals , We did an inventory yesterday, but couldn't put it on the web-site , I e-mailed Terry roday and he will set me straight he always gets me out of this computer proglems , anyway there were 3 pigeons missing from last two weeks , MR. COOPER came by and they pigeons were scatterd for a while, all but 3 out of 165 did' make it back , I have contacted all except ne breeder and I' do that today the others are sending replacements . Hope everyone is staying healthy and safe with this crazy VIRUS going around, IF YOU HAVEN'T HEARD THE DEEP SOUTH CAJUN COMBINE HAS CANCELED THE TEXAS CENTER CONVENTION IN LAFAYETTE, LOUISIANA. The races will still be helded with each loft . As the races get closer we will let the everyone know when the best day around July 9 & 10 will be to have the race . I still will have a good CAJUN MEAL AND DESSERTS FOR THE RACE DAY , I'll take a head count the closer it gets to get a ideal how many to cook for.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 P.S. IF YOU HAVEN'T HEARD FRED WERNER IS STILL IN THE HOSPITAL AND DOING BETTER EACH DAY, BUT STILL HAS ALONG WAY TO GO , THANKS FOR ALL THE PRAYERS .. POWER IN PRAYER IS STILL ALIVE AND WELL .                                                                                                                                                                                               THANKS DAVE RATLIFF

Apr-11-2020
HAPPY EASTER

We just want everyone to have a HAPPY EASTER , Spend time with your family and enjoy every moment with them . God Bless all .

Apr-08-2020
LOFT FLYING ALL BUT THE LAST 11 PIGEONS

Guy's I lwt the first 155 pigeons out sunday and all 155 trapped back in before dark , quite impressed . The act good and healthy . I had 3 die while in quaritine , they have already been replaced. Thanks for entering the TEXAS CENTER SUMMER CONVENTION RACE TO BE PUT ON BY THE DEEP SOUTH CAJUN COMBINE. ANY QUSETIONS PLEASE CALL, THANKS DAVE RATLIFF.

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