Professor Trevor Morris bows out
At the recent World's Poultry Congress held in Montreal, Trevor Morris retired as a Vice President of the WPSA world body and he now tells us that he has decided to resign from the UK Branch in an attempt to give up poultry science in favour of gardening and other leisure activities. It is, therefore, totally appropriate to look back on the outstanding commitment that Trevor has made to the WPSA in general and to the UK Branch in particular.
Trevor joined WPSA in 1952, was first elected as a member of the UK Branch Council in 1962 and continued serving tirelessly until 1982. However, even when not on Council, Trevor has always been there for counsel, and was heavily involved in rewriting the Branch constitution. Taking over from Derek Shrimpton, he served as Branch President from 1974 to 1978. Trevor was also deeply involved in the universally acclaimed Poultry Science Symposia series, and co-edited the 9th Symposium on Energy Requirements of Poultry and the 24th Symposium on Poultry Immunology. Additionally, the scientific programme of the 9th European Poultry Conference would not been the success that it was but for Trevor's leadership of the Programme and Proceedings Committee.
On the world scene, Trevor had been a Vice President from his initial election at the 17th World's Poultry Congress in Helsinki in 1984, including serving as Senior Vice President between 1988 and 1992, until his recent retirement at Montreal. During this time, Trevor's inexhaustible efforts included rewriting the World's constitution. This service did not go unnoticed or unrecognised, and justly, at the XVIIIth World's Poultry Congress in Nagoya, Trevor Raymond Morris was elected to the WPSA International Hall of Fame for contributions to the world-wide poultry industry above and beyond the call of duty.
Unequivocally, no one has made a greater contribution than Trevor has to the organisation, success and strength of the UK Branch, and no one has been a more loyal member. The UK Branch will always warmly welcome Trevor's generously given judiciousness.
The turn of the year marks subscription renewal time for our members and inevitably reminds a number that they have retired from the industry and no longer pursue an active interest in poultry science. In spite of a half price, £10 per year, Emeritus rate for these, resignations often exceed recruitment at this time. I would remind members that they can do much to help maintain Branch membership by recruiting friends and colleagues within the industry and its related sciences. We need new members to maintain our range of Branch activities. Please do your bit full details are available from the Secretary.
We welcome the following new members to the Branch:
- Mr Peter Dilworth, BOCM PAULS Ltd.
- Mr Brian Hall, BOCM PAULS Ltd.
- Dr Jane Horn, BOCM PAULS Ltd.
- Mr Brian Kenyon, Cherry Valley Farms.
It is with regret that we report the deaths of the following former members:
- Mr Derek Baldwin of Powys.
- Mr Hugh Friend of Blandford, Dorset on 18/10/2000.
- Dr C Petrovsky, Czech Republic, in August 2000.
- Mr Maurice Race of Co Durham on 3/10/1997.
And the following members have also resigned from the Branch:
- Mr Paul Burdett, Avon
- Dr Ray Davis, Wye College
- Miss Lynn Cordiner, SAC Auchincruive
- Mr Leslie Elmslie (Life Member), Rome.
- Mr Roger Ewbank, UFAW.
- Mr Gerry Fawthrop, Eurotech Nutrition.
- Mr Harry Glasser, Herts
- Mr John Keys, Midland Shires Farmers.
- Dr Robin Lowe, BASF - Frank Wright.
- Dr John Manson, Edinburgh University.
- Ms Christine Mather, Roslin Institute.
- Dr Martin Maxwell, Roslin Institute.
- Prof Trevor Morris, Reading University.
- Dr Peter Pilbrow, Hampshire.
- Mr N G Pope, Hull.
- Dr A Smith, Optivite Ltd.
- Mr J M Thomas, Cherry Valley Farms.
- Mr A S Wallis, MRCVS, Lancashire.
The following members have transferred from Student to Individual Membership:
- Miss Joanne Mills, BUT
- Dr Colette Clarke, MAFF
- Dr Dorothy McKeegan, Roslin Institute
We have lost contact with Shaun Hare, lately of Woodhall Spa. If anyone knows his current address, please let me know.
Thank you to all those members who took the trouble to check their individual records which we hold in our database. This has resulted in a major correction exercise and I hope that we now hold accurate contact details for the majority of our members, including telephone numbers and, for the first time, email addresses. If you have not yet informed me of any required amendments to your details, please let me have these as soon as possible.
New WPSA Video
Part 1 of a WPSA video project entitled "Prevention of Poultry Diseases by Good Management" was launched during the XXI World's Poultry Congress in Montreal. Initiated by the Dutch Branch of WPSA, this 90 minute video comprises five sections covering all the basic subjects: Introduction and Housing, Feed and Feeding, Drinking Water, Poultry Health Care and Vaccination Techniques.
The price of the video, including mailing is:
- 1 - 4 copies: $200 ea
- 5 - 9 copies: $150 ea
- 10 100 copies: $100 ea
- Orders can be sent by email to the General Secretary WPSA at:
- telephone: 0031 55 506 6534, fax: 0031 55 506 4858
- or mailed to:
- Dr P C M Simons, General secretary WPSA, "Het Spelderholt", P
O Box 31, 7360 Beekbergen, The Netherlands
- together with cash or cheque drawn on a recognized bank.
UK Branch representation on Working Groups of the WPSA Federation of European Branches, 2001.
|W G No.||Title||UK Rep(s)||Organisation||Position|
|2||Nutrition||Prof Colin Whitehead
Dr Colin Fisher
Mr Patrick Garland
BOCM Pauls Ltd
|Dr Dave Burt
Dr Paul Hocking
|4||Egg Quality||Prof Sally Solomon
Dr Maureen Bain
Ms Lorna Craig
|Univ. of Glasgow
Univ. of Glasgow
Deans Foods Ltd
|5||Meat Quality||Prof Geoff Mead
Dr Ian Richardson
Univ. of Bristol
|6||Reproduction||Mr Glenn Baggott
Dr Charles Deeming
|8||Waterfowl||Mr Richard Bird||Cherry Valley Farms|
|9||Welfare||Mr Arnold Elson
(+ another tba)
|10||Turkeys||Dr Nick French||BUT|
|11||Physiology*||Dr Malcolm Mitchell||Roslin Insititute|
*Possible new group yet to meet.