During the National Manifestation in Houten Bas Verkerk & Gerard Reedijk turned up at the Beyers stand with a few questions regarding the composition of the trapping mixture. They had several ideas regarding a possible improvement of the composition. Given their expertise as top fanciers they put their heads together and a new treat mix was developed. The starting points for the development were: maximum absorption, greater variety and high fat content. The new mixture was at first tested in the lofts of the fanciers responsible for starting the process. Both Gerard & Bas Verkerk as well as Gerard & Elly Reedijk-Jongekrijg were unanimous in their verdict: The new mix fulfilled expectations on all fronts! Top performances in the races followed. Gerard & Bas won amongst other prizes the 1st & 4th National S2 Chateauroux 13.512 b., 2nd, 3rd, 4th & 10th NPO Chateaudun against 8.855 b., 4th & 5th NPO Bourges against 7.586 b. and they finished the season with a fantastic result from NPO Ruffec (750 km): 8th-9th-11th-12th-13th-14th-15th-16th-17th-18th-20th-21st-26th-27th-28th-29th, etc. (54/59) against 3.839 birds.
White seed 21%, hemp seed 13%, peeled oats 11%, rapeseed 7%, pigeon rice 7%, red millet 7%, safflower 7%, extra white dari 6%, mung beans 5%, white perilla 5%, rapeseed 4%, brown rice 4%, sesame seed 3%
Carbohydrates 39,15%, crude fat 17,29%, crude protein 16,49%, crude fibre 10,67%, crude ash 3,52%, lysine 0,57%, phosphor 0,46%, methionine 0,26%, calcium 0,16%