Minutes A.G.M. meeting Brussels 2011-03-23

FEDFA A.G.M. Meeting Brussels 2011.


Present: Franz Vogelmayer (FV)……Austria   President FEDFA

                Asger Wiuff Andersen (AA)……Denmark   Hon.Treasurer

                Tony Armitage (TA)……Great Britain   Sec: General

                Patrick van Aubel (PA)……France

                Stefan Voell (SV)……Germany

                Rudolf Kratzer (RK)……Germany

                Radim Kotrba-Maugli (M)……Czech Rep.

                Hanspeter Daenzer (HD)……Switzerland

                Andrej Tolstoy (AT)……Sweden

                Peter Timmerman (PT)……Holland

                Dainis Paeglitis (DP)……Latvia

                Antonio Canones (AC)……Spain

                Manuel Reglero (MR)……Spain


Apologies: Paul Audenaerde, Morten Nystad, Greg Potterton, Bartlomeij Dmuchowski, Tomas Landete-Castillejjos, John Fletcher, Carolynne Ellis-Jones, Andreas Svensson.


1)    Minutes of the last meeting: The minutes of the last AGM meeting held in Brussels last year were circulated and approved. There being no comment, they were approved unanimously.

2)    Financial Report: The financial report was given by AA, in which he reported that there was a small loss (1269.24 euros) in2010 caused by the sponsorship of John Fletcher to the 2010 World Deer Farming Conference in China, and a business trip by FV to Brussels on behalf of FEDFA. The Income was shown as 2640 euros, however, the total potential income at 165 euros / member country is 2970 euros. Currently at the bank as 31/12/2010 was 8900.33 euros. It was agreed to keep the subscription at 165 euros for the coming year, and that Italy be removed from the list of members, as they had not paid their subscription for many years, and there seems to be no active deer association in Italy. Adoption of the financial report was proposed by FV and seconded by PT, it was carried unanimously. AA was thanked by the members for all his diligent work as Treasurer.

3)    Confirmation of Office Holders: It was confirmed unanimously that Franz Vogelmayer should remain as FEDFA President, and that Asger Andersen remain as Honorary Treasurer, and that Tony Armitage remain as Secretary General. Radim Kotrba and Peter Timmerman are the two Vice-Presidents.

4)    Recommendations of the MCM committee: FEDFA to monitor SANCO 150,151/2011 regulations, also the new CAP Proposals In both cases contact and lobby own ministries if possible.

*Organic Deer farming, M. to arrange “yahoo” group discussions, to decide if necessary or beneficial for EU regulations to be changed to include Deer.

*New web-site to be established to include commercial links for possible FEDFA income and a members own section.

*M to prepare a draft Mission statement for circulation via “yahoo” so that a final version can be approved.

* PT to get further information behind FACE’s policies and thinking.

*PA to approach commission with regard to the change from 72 hours to 28 days for anti-mortem inspection prior to on farm slaughter.

5) National Representatives: Only minimal changes reported:- Andrej Tolstoy as the representative of Sweden, with Andreas Svensson. Tomas Landete-Castillejos as the representative of Spain, with Antonio Canores. Rudolf Kratzer joins Stefan Voell representing Germany.

6) National Reports: Short national reports were given by the delegates present, most reporting that “nothing much had changed and that prices were generally reasonable”.

7) Date and venue of next Meeting: The date of the next A.G.M. was set as March 21/22 2012 in Brussels. Venue to be decided later.


Thanks were given at the end of the meeting to Paul Audenaerde for arranging the previous night’s dinner and the meeting room.


                                                                                                                       Tony Armitage