President of International Livestock Trade Fair SPACE dies

Jean-Michel Lemetayer, president of SPACE, the International Livestock Trade Fair, died suddenly on July 31, 2013. Lemetayer was one of the co-founders of SPACE in 1987 and over the past 26 years, was devoted to expanding the show.

Jean-Michel Lemetayer, president of SPACE, the International Livestock Trade Fair, died suddenly on July 31, 2013. Lemetayer was one of the co-founders of SPACE in 1987 and over the past 26 years, was devoted to expanding the show.

A defender of animal production in Brittany, France, he was one of the driving forces behind SPACE and had ambitions of serving livestock farmers and animal producers. 

SPACE released the following statement: "His death is a great loss. SPACE will no longer be the same without him but the directors and staff will continue in his footsteps, maintaining the professional standards and cordial approach that he always inspired."

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