During a ceremony at the recent Latin American Poultry Congress in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Spanish poultry magazine Industria Avícola inducted four new members into its Latin American Poultry Hall of Fame.

The Latin American Poultry Hall of Fame was established in 1987 to recognize those who have been pioneers and leaders in the Latin American poultry industry. WATT Publishing conducted the presentation ceremony in cooperation with the Latin American Poultry Association.

Below is a brief summary of the new members, in alphabetical order of their surnames.

Bernardo Lozano Dubernard 

Born in Ciudad Mante, Tamaulipas, Mexico, he is a veterinarian at UNAM. He has over 100 publications and 150 lectures in Mexico and in Asia, Middle East, America, Europe and Latin America. He began his career at Pfizer Inc. de CV. He is a private consultant for the Mexican poultry industry and to date is president and CEO of Laboratorio Avi-Mex S.A. de C.V., Diagnósticos Clínicos Veterinarios S.A. de C.V., Fertileggs S.A. de C.V. and Grupo Industrial Pecuario S.A. de C.V. He has received awards from UNAM, ANECA and CANIFARMA / INFARVET. He was president of INFARVET - CANIFARMA and of ANECA. He participates in the Committee on Infectious Diseases of Birds in CONASA.

Miguel Ángel Jacinto Márquez Ruiz  

Born in Mexico City, he is a veterinarian at UNAM. He completed an internship in Avian Pathology with a specialization in Viral Diseases of Birds at the University of Liverpool, England. He is a veterinary science teacher at the Ecole Nationale Vétérinaire d'Alfort, Paris, France. As a professional translator and polyglot, he has held various jobs and functions in the UNAM and UAM-Xochimilco, Mexico Vineland Laboratories, Dow Chemical Mexico, Laboratorios Intervet Mexico, Ross Breeders Ltd., Sanofi Santé Animale, Pfizer and Boehringer Mexico Ingelheim Vetmedica, as well as chairing several conferences and a consultant to USSEC / ASA, FAO, OIE, World Bank, the National Union of Poultry Farmers in Mexico and ALA. He is a member of associations such as ANECA, AAAP, WVPA, among others.

Ariel Antonio Mendes 

Born in Lages, Santa Catarina, Brazil, he is a veterinarian at the Federal University of Paraná. He has developed administrative activities at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, and CADE CONDUNESP charges and commissions and working groups. He has an intense research activity, with more than 100 published papers, 250 papers, abstracts and articles in areas such as performance measurement and carcass quality, chicken meat and chicken bone problems. He is the author of books on poultry production and breeding, among others. He has received several awards and honors, such as "Distinguished Professional of Brazil." He is in charge of the Technical and Production Division at UBABEF. He continues his work with ALA, OIE and Codex Alimentarius. He was president of ALA.

Antônio Mário Penz Junior  

Originally from Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, he is an agronomist and teacher in Animal Science from the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul. He is a member of several associations, including the WPSA and the Sociedade Brasileira de Zootecnia. He is currently Global Director of Poultry at the Provimi Group. He was professor of UFRGS, where he retired after 35 years. His specialty was the nutrition and feeding of monogastric animals with emphasis on nutritional requirements of poultry diets preinitiation, pelletization and the effect of particle size. He has published 345 papers in international journals and conference proceedings, has presented 360 lectures in 30 countries. He founded the company Nutron Alimentos Ltda, now part of Provimi. He has received several honors and awards at UFRGS, the Associação Gaucha Poultry and the University of Georgia, among others.

To view the rest of the members of the Latin American Poultry Hall of Fame, see the online Spanish-language database.