Written by Warren Foote
It is a pleasure to add my personal congratulations, feelings and best wishes to Dr. Pierre Morand-Fehr in recognition of his retirement to the many others.
I first personally became acquainted with Pierre when we gathered as a small group and worked together to form the International Goat Association during the Third International Conference on Goat at Tucson, Arizona, USA in 1982. He accepted the call to leadership, serving first on the board of directors and some years later as President and has continued to serve to the present and will surely continue in the future. His reputation as a scientist and his personal association and friendship, especially with others working with goats throughout the world, along with his leadership has contributed much to the initial and continued success of IGA.
Pierre’s contribution to science, especially to the nutrition and production of goats is among the greatest that have been made. His concern and involvement and success in the application of new knowledge to increasing production in goats under the full spectrum of environmental and economic conditions throughout the world demonstrates his interest and contribution in the use of this species to provide for the needs of humankind.
I consider Pierre a close colleague and a personal friend; one from whom I have learned much and have been privileged to work and deeply respect.
Warren C. Foote
Kanab, Utah. USA
The International Goat Association promotes goat research and development for the benefit of humankind, to alleviate poverty, to promote prosperity and to improve the quality of life.