It is with great regret that we have to announce that Frank McLaughlin will no longer be acting as one of our shipping agents. Frank approached us just before the race and informed us of this difficult decision he has made. He has decided that he wants to focus more on his family life and other lines of business and we wish him the greatest of success going forward and thank him for the hard work he has put in over the years.
For now Don Hart and Oscar De Vries will still handle shipping for Northern America and we will also be appointing new agents for the US and will update with their details shortly.
Below is a letter from Frank
I am writing to inform you that McLaughlin Lofts will no longer be exporting pigeons to the South African Million Dollar Pigeon Race. As a result, I will not be shipping pigeons to the race in Spring of 2018. However, I will continue to import auction birds back from South Africa.
This was an incredibly difficult decision as the race has been such an important part of my life. Going forward, I feel that I must focus more on my family and growing needs of my business.
I will always think highly of the greatest one loft race the sport has ever known as well as the incredible Million Dollar team. I am extremely proud to have grown North American entries from 200 pigeons in 2009 to 2,100 in 2018.