APF History

The Federation was formed as the Far East and South Pacific Federation at a meeting in Singapore in 1981, following initiatives mainly by the Australian, Japanese, Korean,Malaysian and New Zealand branches. The first President was Mr Noel Robertson (NZ) and the first Secretary/Treasurer Mr Milton Watts (NZ).

The first regional seminar under the Federation's name was held in Adelaide, Australia, in conjunction with the 5th Australasian Poultry and Stock Feed Convention. Subsequent Federation seminars and conferences are listed below. At a meeting in Seoul, Korea in 1993, the name of the Federation was changed to the Asia Pacific Federation (APF).

The APF currently has 20 member branches.

Past Asia Pacific Federation Seminars and Conferences:

1983 Adelaide Australia

1985 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia

1987 Hamilton New Zealand

1990 Taipei Taiwan

1993 Seoul Korea Republic

1998 Nagoya Japan

2002 Surfers Paradise Australia

2007 Bangkok Thailand

2010 Taipei Taiwan

Officers of APF

Presidents:

1981 - 1985 Mr Noel Robertson (NZ)

1985 - 1990 Dr BL Sheldon (Australia)

1990 - 1994 Dr BK Ohh (Korea)

1994 - 1998 Dr K Tanaka (Japan)

1998 - 2002 Dr Rowland Huang (Taiwan)

2002 - Mr AM Gibbins (NZ)

Secretaries:

1981 - 1985 Mr Milton Watts (NZ)

1985 - 1990 Mr Ross MacIndoe (Australia)

1990 - 1994 Dr MU Lee (Korea)

1994 - 1998 Dr J Okumura (Japan)

1998 - 2002 Mr CH Chao (Taiwan)

2002 - 2006 Mr Blake Camden (NZ)

2006 - Mr Don Thomas (NZ)