It is with great pleasure we report that, at the banquet of the 10th European Poultry Conference held in Jerusalem on 25 June, the Association's Mcdougall Medal was presented to Wade Brant for his dedicated service to the WPSA. Having joined the Association in 1939, Dr Brant has been a member for almost 60 years. Wade was a founder member and President of the WPSA US Branch. For many years he was a WPSA Council member and from 1978 to 1996 he served diligently as Treasurer of the World's Poultry Science Association, In 1988 Wade Brant was inducted to the WPSA International Poultry Hall of Fame (WPSJ 1988; 44: 124-152).
At the presentation Dr Bruce Sheldon, WPSA Senior Vice-President, paid warm tribute to Dr Brant for his many contributions to the work of the Association as a member of its Executive Committee as well a to his stewardship of WPSA finances.
Following the award Wade Brant gave a short illustrated presentation on the 'History of the turkey'. Plans have been made for this to be published in the next issue of the World's Poultry Science Journal.
World's Poultry Science Journal (1998) 54(3): 302