Since 1990, Karlo Van Rompaey has been active in the pigeon sport. At the age of ten years he took care of and played with his own pigeons. Because of the many hours he spent as a young boy in the lofts, he has gotten an incredible
feeling in the assessment and caring of pigeons. This characteristic becomes an advantage for Karlo, who in 2004 graduated as a veterinarian.
Karlo always tried to surpass his boundaries in the pigeon sport. As such he evolved from a speed player into a modern heavy-middle distance practitioner. Already from the beginning his approach resulted in victories in several regional results and championships. As a youngster he was crowned several times with the golden Dove award-winning Junior Benelux. Later on, followed nice provincial victories including the well-known Limburg flight for the benefit of fight-against-cancer in which he beat more than 17,000 pigeons..
The great dream of the young boy from Sint-Truiden, however, was to win national Bourges. That is why his focus turned as of the turn of the century more and more to the national races. Meanwhile, this passionate breeder gained a national and international reputation during these flights. He managed to win the national Bourges as many as three times! In 2005 a first time with 'Jos' and in 2015 he managed it twice with 'Prima Dora' and 'Hat-trick '. Three phenomenal victories that overshadowed all other performances. They prove that the vet-pigeon breeder from Sint-Truiden knows what he's doing.
As a veterinarian also he is responsible for follow-up and guidance of a number of top lofts.
Several among them already tasted also national victories and championship titles.
Just as in his career as a pigeon breeder, his professional approach and vision also evolved in the guidance of racing pigeons. 'It's about bringing out the intrinsic quality of a pigeon fully by keeping them healthy, training them properly and giving them adequate support during their physical efforts. The better the pigeon and its metabolism are developed, the easier they stay healthy, the harder they train, the more efficient the taking in of crucial nutrients will happen. This all results in better performance, better moulting, better breeding,...
The pigeon sport has known a huge evolution the last years. The pigeons come much better prepared at the start of the national races. In terms of both training and medical supervision and in terms of nutritional support, a lot of progress has been made. Thanks to the fact that we approach the pigeons as true athletes, we see a much smoother course of the races. The duration of a race is significantly lower than it used to be. The difference between winning and losing is often minimal. We also note that the increased race rhythm and sequence of heavy flights is more and more feasible for the same pigeons. From my experiences as a pigeon breeder and my experiences as a veterinarian I dare say that the development of the pigeon is the decisive factor. Pigeons that quickly heal from child diseases, get administered little antibiotics and who digest the offered nutrients and convert them efficiently thanks to a good metabolism will develop better. These pigeons have a greater feeling of hunger which makes them eat more, absorb more energy and thus become more powerful. They train harder and are prepared quicker for the races. They recuperate faster making them more competitive quicker.
All fans who already tested DAFLOR, reacted unanimously:
DAFLOR is a huge added value for the modern pigeon sport. This product in which EM (effective micro-organisms) is processed, customised to the pigeons are a must for any enthusiast.