We are very sorry to inform the IGA members of the passing of our friend and Country Representative (Mexico) Arturo Trejo. Here are messages from IGA Board of Directors.
“Arturo was a good friend, and mentor to a whole generation of small ruminant scientists and producers. He was a wonderful host when I visited Mexico City for a goat conference in 2017. He made sure that I learned my Mexican history and tasted the local specialities! He will be missed. I met him for the first time at the ICG in 2016 in Antalya. He also considered himself the unofficial photographer for IGA, and had sent me pictures from past ICGs.” Beth Miller, Past PresidentWe are very sorry to inform the IGA members of the passing of our friend and Country Representative (Mexico) Arturo Trejo. Here are messages from IGA Board of Directors.
“All our sympathies and condolences are extended to his family and friends. We always will remember Arturo with his camera and his wonderful smile. He was a good man.” Noemi Castro, IGA President
“I am very sorry to receive this news. Our thoughts and prayers are with his friends and family.” Carina Visser, IGA Vice President
“Very sad news！ My sympathies and condolences to his family.”
Yingjie Zhang, IGA Vice President
“It's heartbreaking news. I am so sorry to hear that. He will be missed.” Yoko Tsukahara, IGA Secretary-Treasurer
“Really sad news for all of us in Mexico and for all the people who knew him worldwide. We just made a ceremony of recognition for his career and contributions in the goat and sheep sector at a national conference last October. A true promoter of goat and sheep culture and science. We will miss him! My warm sympathies to his family and close friends,” Juan Felipe Torres Acosta, IGA Board
Very sad news and bad news for the "goat community" With my condolences to his family.” Hervé Hoste, IGA Board
“This is sad news! My condolences to his family and the extended IGA family!” Sandor Kukovics, IGA Board
“Really sad news, but he never died in my thoughts, I shall always remember this man inviting me to tequila. Thank you again Dr Trejo.” Anastasio Arguello “Tacho” Henriquez, IGA Board
“Our sincere heartfelt condolences to his family and friends. The news is really sad and we pray for God to console the family and stand by them in this trying moment. May God grant his soul eternal rest. Amen.” Chryss Onwuka, IGA Board
“With a heavy heart as Arturo was such a wonderful, genuine person and a great colleague, I am sending you the only picture I could find in my files, pictures taken in 2017 in a restaurant when Arturo invited Beth and myself at the 2017 AMPCA (Asociación Mexicana de Producción Caprina-Mexican Association of Goat Production) conference held at his university at FES Cuautitlan outside of Mexico City. He may have been the president of the association that year.” Jean-Marie Luginbuhl, IGA Advisory Board
Here are some memorable times with Arturo at the IGA Conferences.
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