From ANPA Secretary Dave Willans: The ANPA Committee has considered the latest professional information on the current Rota virus and has cancelled the 2017 National Show. It requests all affiliated clubs to cancel their shows/gatherings.
Report from Dick Milner, ANPA Vice President, FUPS Secretary/Avian Industry Consultative Committee: In the past month an extremely contagious virus (conflicting reports on which one at this time) has had a devastating impact on the racing pigeon racing fraternity and now on fancy pigeons in Western Australia.
Attached is the ANPA May Newsletter which includes the 2016 National Show Schedule. Please note that to enter pigeons in the National you must either be a member of ANPA or of one of the host clubs, in this case the clubs which make up the Victorian Show Pigeon Federation.
Qantas Freight has confirmed the agreement with ANPA regards flying boxes of birds to and from National Shows remains in place after a change in its animal and bird transportation products, good news for interstate exhibitors going to Melbourne in July.