Condolence messages for Dick Ziggers


Besides of competition Dick was a  very good friend of mine. I'm deeply depressed about his loss and feeling wth his family
Faithfully Bernd Springer, FeedMagazine/Kraftfutter

Real expert with tremendous enthusiasm whose articles always stroked the right note. I will miss him. Josef Svoboda

Dick was a great friend and will be missed.  My deepest sympathies to his family, his colleagues, and all those that loved him. Billy Frey

Very sorry for Dick's family. May his soul rest in eternal peace. Lwalanda james yowabu

Thanks for all his stories you wrote and photo's hwe made of our layerfarm in the middle eighties. It was always a pleasure to discuss with him. My condolences to Dick's Family. Alex Welbergen, Barchem(gem. Lochem)

On behalf of Pancosma team, I would like to express our sincerest condolences to his family, friends, and colleagues PANCOSMA SA - Jennifer MAURIN

I had the privilege to get to know Dick, as a colleague we were also part of a canteen lunch team and I enjoyed the conversations we had about his travels, family and friends. For over five years I have seen Dick almost everyday, and it’s hard to believe this tragic loss, a loss of a great colleague and boss. He will be remembered for his sense of humour, forthrightness and kindness.  He has left a big void in the international team and in our hearts. Dick will be missed immensely. My deepest condolences, I wish Dick's family and friends strength Zana van Zyl

My Deepest Condolence to his family members Kushan Perera -Stallen South Asia (pvt)Ltd -Sri lanka

What a great shock to us all but who are we to blame God? He only takes the best and we accept what God has done. We will miss Dick's good work. May he rest in peace and may Almighty God continue protecting his family. Florence Macharia

Very sad news. On behalf of All Sudanese Animal Nutritionists,our  sincere and deep condolences to his family, friends and colleagues.May he rest in peace, O.A.Abdel Mageed Omer Ahmed Abdeimageed

The news of Dick demise was a rude shock to me. May God grant his family and his colleagues the fortitude to bear this great lose. Thanks.  Mr. Ibe Jack Mbarah Nigeria.

I was shocked to hear, the untimely and sudden demise of Mr. Dick Ziggers; who is known to me for more than a decade. It is a serious loss to his family as well as to the feed industry.May his noble sole rest in peace. Please convey my deep sorrow to his bereaved family members PROF. D. NARAHARI, INDIA

Despite the fact that death is inevitable, yet we can't help but feel the pains of it's cold hands on those we loved and cared about. It is only God that can comfort and heal the wound they left behind, I pray that God almighty comforts and heals the wounds on all the hearts of the numerous souls and organizations that Dick has touched with his God given golden hands and pen of inspirations. My deepest condolence to his family, friends and colleagues God will fill their heart with greater joy that will wipe away the tears and overwhelm their pain. REST IN PEACE DICK ZIGGER! Your work will live on - with sympathy from COG INTEGRATED FARMS (CzLGC) Ademiju

Dick giving value for Agriculture development, giving deep analysis. Goodbye Brother....
Eddy - Jakarta (Eddy Sunanto)

May the peace which comes from the memories of love and fellowship shared comfort you now and in the days ahead. We may not always understand why sad things happen, may it somehow help to know how much we care. Please accept our deepest sympathy for the loss of Dick.  He will be greatly missed.  "Blessed are they who mourn, for they will be comforted."  Matthew 5:4 Troy Miller

Sincere condolences to family, friends and colleagues, With deepest sympathy. from Venco Groep - Cor van de Ven, Erik Helmink Venco Groep Netherlands

The team of Alltech Germany was deeply saddened to hear about the death of Dick. We would like to express our sincerest condolence to his family, friends and colleagues. Our thoughts go out to his family during this difficult time.
In sympathy Alltech Germany

It has taken me a week to pluck up the courage to put pen to paper (so to speak) and place a message on Dick’s condolence page. I worked with Dick for 11 years so wanted to write something wise and eloquent and give some meaning to why a man with so much life left to live, a father who was so devoted and proud of his kids it was obvious every time he mentioned them and a friend and colleague who’s ‘no worries’ attitude always put the person before the job – had to be taken far too soon.
And I am sorry to say the best I could come up with was “this sucks” and it does. Dick will be greatly missed.
My deepest condolences to Marlous, Joost and Saskia, to Kathleen, and all of Dick’s family and friends. Allison Winstanley

I am shocked to hear about this tragic occurence. Dick was an outstanding journalist, and has contributed a lot to the agri-food industry. His passing is a great loss to all of us Markus Dedl

I read AllAbout Feed and learn a lot from you. Thanks. Yap SS

His information service and effort are useful to us !. Thanks and condolences to his family.
Phu Duc, VN

Dick's passing away is a great loss to all of us who worked in the food and agriculture sectors. A great communicator has fallen silent  CLIFFORD ADAMS

I had not the chance to meet Dick personally but as a engineer involved in feed industry since 1982 , I have been always aware of Dick EXCELLENT work giving all of us lots of information.
Being also 55 years old, I am really impressed and want to send all my best greetings to his family. We will keep working hard for the feed business the same as Dick always did.
We will really miss you but we will meet for sure in a better place.
Juan Aced- Rico, Spain

Dick, thanks for al your articles! I learned very much from your hard work. 'Sterkte' to all of his family, friends and colleagues. Patrick Köhlen

I have read his forewords and articles in world poultry, etc., since 18 yrs ago, I was vet student. He was attractively writing. I think he knew that knowledge he wrote. Memories, I missed his words. I pray for his great soul. Dr Babak Shoaibi

A tremendous loss for our community and, more imprtantly, to his family.  My deepest condolences Sean Tibbetts

Dick was a disciplined, strict, but fair boss with a sense of humour that bordered on the ribald. He was forthright and open, and would always speak his mind, while at the same time a pragmatist, bordering on the unsentimental. Our discussions over lunch would range over various topics, given that we didn’t have much in common, yet his analysis of events always struck me as being very humane, but also sober, one the of the classical Dutch virtues.
A keen observer of human nature, on my leaving Dick presented me with a zip-lock bag of meatballs of the type that the lunchroom served, with a jar of sate sauce. I remember Dick telling me about his son who was working in a supermarket to save up for a ticket to Australia, and the meatballs his boy had brought home. As a going away present, they illustrate both Dick Zigger’s humour, his pragmatism, and perhaps his sentiment. I still have six left.
Needless to say, news of his death was sudden and unexpected.
Dick’s kinderen, partner, familie, vrienden, en collegas; gecondoleerd. Ik wens jullie veel sterkte. Hylke de Jong

Dickie van Dondertman is niet meer. Niet te bevatten. Dick's moeder Rikie en ik hebben vanaf onze geboorte tot mijn
huwelijk 24 jaar naast elkaar gewoond aan de Goorseweg, waren even oud en vriendinnen.
Van Dick weet ik me nog te herinneren, dat hij veel met de studie bezig was, en de resultaten hebben zich laten zien
in de baan, die hij had.  Mogen de vele condoleanceberichten voor U allen een grote steun zijn.
Beste kinderen, al ken ik jullie niet, ik voel met jullie mee ook voor de familie veel sterkte in dit vreselijke verdriet.
God bless you!    Grada Willekes-deGreef Needseweg 3 7271AA Borculo.

Zo dat komt hard aan. Familie gecondoleerd met dit verlies. Het was een geweldig vent, oogde altijd ontspannen! Ab Broshuis

I am shocked and not ready to believe that Dick is passed away ?! ?!!!!!!!!
This is not fair my lord ! ! Who is going to provide me the pleasure I used to enjoy by reading Dick 's so sweet articles ?
My dear Friend Dick  I never met you physically but you were the best source of inspiration for my reading og quality articles.You never know how much I used to love you and had respect for you. I always miss you and will remember forever.
I wish my sincere condolence goes to the brave family and  friends and his gentlest soul rest on peace  Dr KB Bohara , valley poultry Pvt Ltd, Kathmandu , Nepal.

A great writer like Dick Ziggers will always be remembered. Thank you Dick for all your contributions in International Agri Scene. Rest In Peace... My condolences to your family Sandy D. Espinosa

Such sad news, and such a young age to leave this earth.  Dick certainly had a zest for life and his work. My condolences to his family, friends and colleagues Bryan Kelly

My deepest condolence to his family, friends and colleagues Roberto L. Bajenting

Our thoughts go to dick's family and colleagues. In such a difficult time we address you our support and sympathy OLMIX TEAM

Though we never met physically, your articles spoke much louder about you. You were an inspiration and you will surely be missed dearly by all in the industry. Rest in Peace Dick. Jeremiah Karuga

May Dick's soul rest in peace....Let the heavens hold the faithful departed  Dr. M.S.Mahesh

The DLG is shocked at Dick’s sudden departure. Our thoughts are with his family at this difficult time. Intelligent, calm, astute, professional, helpful, generous are just some of the many words describing Dick.
We enjoyed working with him not just at our shows but also his ingenious advice in-between. Rest in Peace Dick. DLG press team.

I was always reading Dick's articles with much pleasure.
His way of putting matters on paper was very accessible and informative, critical when needed to be, but always fair.
Looking forward to a new article of Dick is not possible anymore.
I will miss this a lot.
My condolence goes to his family. Peter Zondervan, Commercial Director, Kanters - NL

I had the pleasure of working with Dick for just a short period of time, he was a positive, approachable and patient man. The shock of his early demise hit us all hard. Words cannot describe the sadness that we all feel for the loss of our colleague. My thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends and colleagues, may God provide us with the strength to get through this difficult period. ..
“Those we love don't go away,
They walk beside us every day,
Unseen, unheard, but always near,
Still loved, still missed and very dear.”
You will truly be missed, and forever remembered……. Rest in peace Dick. Sunita Sahota

We are deeply sorry to hear about the death of Dick. Please extend our condolences to his family.
Paul Vanderhaeghe, MarkCom Manager, Roxell NV - Belgium

To the family and all who have known Dick our/my sincere sympathy. It is a great lost. Jo Raedts CTB IB group

On behalf of the IFFstaff we would like extend our sincerest condolences to this family, friends, and colleagues. Dick Ziggers maintained his high standard of editorial along with a strong integrity. Our thoughts are with his family during these hard times. IFF-Braunschweig

Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to Dick's children Marlous and Joost, partner Kath, all his family and friends on his unexpected and sudden passing. We are so greatful that we were able to meet Dick during his recent trips to Melbourne. He brought so much joy and happiness to our dear friend Kath. May you all find comfort and strength in each other at this sad time.
"When a loved one becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure."
Dilys, Fiona, Michelle, Shelley, Anita, Kenna and Susanna (Susanna Bruder)

To the family and friends of Dick, my deepest sympathy for this great loss, this truly has come as a shock, we have lost a very good professional and kind person, he will be missed by many. Bastiaan Schimmel

I have to say sorry for the Ziggers Family. I didn´t know him but his legacy reached my country (Costa Rica) and our feed industry sector.
I have to say thank for him and for the people from All about feed. Please, as a memorial for him let the legacy continue. God bless him and his family. Mauricio Nájera Quirós

Condolences goes out to his family and friends.  He was a great leader as evidenced by the great publications he led.  God bless you all and carry you during your times of grief. Kay Fielding

Last week Dick was our guest at our symposium in Berlin. I even had a good old times conversation with him about the times when we were sort of colleagues at Reed Business. It is unreal and unbelievable to hear he suddenly died a few days later. On behave of the whole TOPIGS team I want to express our sincere condolences to his family, friends and colleagues. Peter Loenen

I wish to express my deepest condolences to Dick´s family. The feed industry and the world of animal production lost a strong voice. I was a follower of his reports, news and comments. Though I never had a chance to meet him personally, I invited him to Argentina in 2005 to lecture at the 28° Congreso Argentino de Produccion Animal, organized by AAPA. Unfortunately he could not come. Generously and committed, he provided us with a slide presentation in an attempt to substitute him. Because of great respect for his expertise and professionalism, the presentation was just cancelled, with appreciation for his kindness and a sincere sense of pity for his absence. I still keep that slide set in my computer... Hugo M. Arelovich

May his gentle soul rest in peace. We shall miss him. Akinyemi Adeleke

I was shocked and heartbroken by this sad news. I can't tell how sad I am about the death of Dick Ziggers. I've never met him in person but his quick response to issues and emails shows he was such a lovely person with great passion for his job. There is no doubt we've lost an intelligent editor that cannot easily be replaced. I would like to express my deepest sympathy for his co-workers and especially his family. Victor Kogwu

Farewell, Dick! Mike Spandern

It feels unreal and sad to accept the loss of Dick a great person and treasured colleague.  Dick was an inspiration, strong and open with a great sense of humor. My deepest sympathy to Dick’s children, his family and friends. Sandra Duvnjak

Dears Sirs,
On behalf of Adisseo Group and employees, we would like to express our condolences to Dick's family, friends and everyone at Reed Business.
It has always been a pleasure working with Dick, and all of us will miss his editorials.
Best regards, Valérie Barbot

Dick was altijd vriendelijk, oprecht, betrokken en kon goed relativeren. Een fijne en charismatische man om mee samen te werken. Dat hij er nu niet meer is, is een groot gemis. Ik wens zijn kinderen Marlous en Joost en familie, vrienden en collega’s heel veel sterkte toe met dit grote verlies. Dorien van den Steen

Our deepest sympathy to his children Joost and Marlies, his partner Kath and all his family and friends. We only knew him for a short time, but we liked him a lot and we will miss him. What a great, lovely man he was. We are privileged to have met him and to call him a friend. Susi&Horst (Susi und Horst Bruder, Melbourne)

Being the Managing Editor of Poultry and Dairy magazines in Bangalore ,India ,I have looked up to Dick as a great idol for his tremendous conviction and commitment to his profession. R.P.I Dick Ziggers Sowmya Naidu

Aan de familie van Dick...Met oprechte deelneming wens ik je veel kracht toe bij het verwerken van je verlies. Heel veel sterkte in deze moeilijke tijd. Karen Willoughby, Chicago, IL (US)

Marlous, Joost en de rest van de familie, heel veel sterkte gewenst met het plotselinge verlies van Dick. Mijn gedachten gaan naar jullie uit. Jeroen Hutten

My sincere condolences to his family,friends and colleagues.God gave, and God has taken.But still, blessed be His holly name.We will forever miss you,your articles and your contributions. Jacob Ngwira,Malawi.

Words seem inadequate to express the sadness we feel about the tragic news of Dick's death. It was great working with such a gentle person on several occasions, recently at WMFmeetsIUPAC two weeks ago. Our sincere condolences to Dick's children, his family and friends. Helena Bastiaanse and Daniel Barug

The message about the passing away of Dick was a big shock to me. I met Dick several times in his professional life. And every time it was with great pleasure. Sincere condolences to the family, relatives and colleagues of Dick. It’s a big loss of a great man. Herman van Iersel - APC Europe

just got to know you when i received my first subscription of all about feed. painful that you time is up. we shall meet some day where light and darkness will be no more. alpha

May his soul rest in peace.I will always remember his beautiful smile.I pray for his family for this immense loss to them.This is maktoob & we have to surrender to Allah's will.  Dr. Feroze Ahmed Khan,GM Project & Operation, Shabbir Poultry,Multan, Punjab, Pakistan

Dick Ziggers, you lived a very successful life.  Touching the lives and businesses of so many people all over the world. May God console your family, friends and colleagues as He grants your soul an everlasting perfect rest in His bossom. AYINLA SEMIU

Dick was een van de heel weinige journalisten op het gebied van veevoer die consistent degelijke artikelen schreef, over nieuwe trends, technologie, ingredienten, processen. Nooit te oppervlakkig, goed onderbouwd. Zoals het hoort, maar zelden meer wordt vertoond. Breed georienteerd, altijd nieuwsgierig, open, toegankelijk, vriendelijk. Een verlies voor de industrie. Vaarwel Dick Sander Geelen

Wat een ontzettend verdrieting nieuws. Ik wens de kinderen van Dick en de verdere familie en de collega's heel veel sterkte toe met het verwerken van dit enorme verlies. Valentijn Crum

On behalf of the Victam staff and the Board I would like extend our sincerest condolences to this family, friends, and colleagues. Dick maintained his high standard of editorial along with a strong integrity; he was also very supportive of Victam and our events, for which we thank him. Our thoughts are with his family, friends and colleagues during this difficult time. May he rest in peace Henk van de Bunt

My sincere condolences to his family, his friends and colleagues. As a frequent reader of AllAbout website and PigProgress I really appreciate his articles. Elena Garella, nutritionist, Italy 

Sad News.Rest in peace Dick, my deepest condolences to the family Federico Castelló, Real Escuela de Avicultura, Barcelona, Spain

Dick Ziggers was a fine gentleman and any discussion with him was a rich experience. The world of edition and his family and friends will miss him deeply Robert Gauthier

My sincere condolences to his family and all his friends and colleagues. Farzin Wafadar, Framelco

The sudden death of Dick is received as a shock. He will be missed so much by all of those in our wide field, who knew him from close or far. Oour heartfelt condolences go to his relatives and colleagues. Management and staff members  -  Socorex Switzerland - Sylvain Christen (Mr) - CEO

What a shock to his family, my condolences to them.  Also to his colleagues...I had the pleasure of working with Dick myself when I was an Editor at Reed and he was always a stable quiet guy and laid back, nothing ever seemed to ruffle him. He was a good influence on the atmosphere there especially when all the layoffs began and we had to say good-bye to so many great people.  And now we have to say good-bye to in peace Dick, you'll be missed. Robert Vink

May his soul rest in perfect peace debo adelagun

Een enorme schok! Ik heb een aantal jaren met Dick samengewerkt. Recentelijk hadden we nog een etentje met de  Reed Business collega's. Ik wens Dick's familie en vrienden veel sterkte toe! Jurgen Sonneborn

Dick was een geweldige man, enorm betrokken, vriendelijk, iemand waar je op kon bouwen. Zijn plotselinge overlijden komt als een enorme schok, die nog steeds doordreunt. Heel veel sterkte gewenst met dit vreselijke verlies. Edgar Schouten

It is a real tragedy. My condolences to Dicks family and friends. Vorotnikov Vladislav

Our deepest condolences to Dick's family, colleagues and friends. We have worked very pleasantly together with Dick during various Agri Vision events Marinka van der Zwet, Nutreco

Knowing Dick via his always good articles and insights write up all these years, his departure reminded me again of the lost of my brother 18 months ago at his young age of 35 during his vacation in Frankfurt....I missed him, so do going to be Dick's awesome articles that always feed me as constructive readings from time to time, even though not knowing him personally.....May his soul rest in peace, and my deepest condolences to Dick's family. Thong Jin, Koh ~ Kemin Industries ( Asia ) Pte Ltd, Singapore

I was so sad to hear of the premature loss of Dick Ziggers. I will remember him with respect & affection Elinor McCartney

Our deepest condolences to Dick's family, colleagues and friends. Rest in peace Dick Jonna Nørgård Pedersen, Nor-Feed A/S

We didn't meet very often the last years, but I remember Dick very well from earlier times at Pluimveehouderij. A great loss for family, friends and business relations. Arend Mijs, chairman ANEVEI (NL)

What a shock, you were much too young to leave this world! Rest in peace Dick! Thank you for all the good times together, we always had great fun whenever you visited the USA. You were a great colleague, and above all, a great person I really enjoyed spending time with! I wish the family all the best in dealing with this terrible loss! Robert Jan Fernhout

Wat een schok! Ik heb jaren erg prettig met Dick samen gewerkt. Ik wens de familie en allen die om Dick heen stonden veel sterkte toe om dit verlies te dragen. Cees van Groos

To Dick's family both at home and at work:
May friends comfort you,
Faith uphold you,
Loving memories heal your heart,
With heartfelt sympathy.
Our deepest condolences, Framelco

I have known Dick for many years as a friend and professional in our industry
and wish his family and friends much strength with this great loss. Michael van den Dries

Mijn condoleances aan de familie van Dick. Ik heb zijn schrijven altijd gewaardeerd. Hubèrt van Hees

It is a great shock and a great loss for his family and friends. I wish his children and the rest of the family all the strength they need during this difficult period and the time to come. Dick will be remembered by everyone as a great person. Paul van Boekholt (Hubbard/Novogen).

It is unfortunate that Dick has passed on. Though I haven't met him in person; his works have been instrumental in my profession. My condolences to his family, friends and relatives. May the good Lord grant him eternal peace! Godfrey K. Kubiriza, Makerere University-Uganda

we have lost a gem in poultry and nutricious world to the cold hands of death Dick  will always be remebered for his contributions in uplifting the poultry world  though we can not question  GOD may his gntle soul rest in the bossom of the Almighty God vincent Amanze (egovinfarms nig limited

Onzettend verdrietig nieuws. Ik wens de kinderen, verdere familie en vrienden, collega's alle sterkte toe bij dit grote verlies, mede namens alle oud-collega's uit Lemmer.. Durk Haarsma

Mr. Dick Ziggers death occured so suddenly that I find it very difficult to understand. Only a few days ago I did speak to Dick Ziggers at Eurotier in Hanover. I am sure that it will not be easy for the familiy and your company to get over the loss. Fritz A. Kahl, Amandus Kahl GmbH & CO. KG

My deepest condolence for Mr Dick Zigger family's,friend and colleague. Rest in peace for Dick Zigger Rezki

What a shock!!
I had the chance to meet Dick  at different opportunities; the last one was at INFORMA in Brussels those 30-31st October!!
Dick was a real professionnal journalist who liked his job!!And that you could se in his articles!!
Condolence to his family and friends from a Beglian friend of Dick!! Bill VANDAELE,


The news of Dick passing has taken me by surprise. I knew him from when I still worked in the feed industry in NL in the nineties, since then I have follow his enthusiastic and informative updates whilst living and working in New Zealand in the feed industry.
I wonder why he passed so suddenly away...
The words in Memory of Dick say it all...
Wish all close to him lots of strength in coping with this great loss. Wybe Kuperus, Christchurch, New Zealand

My sincere condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Dick. Monique Baecke

My sincere condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Dick.Monique Baecke 

Dick was a great friend to the whole animal feed industry and his passing is a great loss to so many people.
God just acquired a fantastic editor!!
Deepest condolances to all his family, friends and colleagues who will carry this loss most greatly Patrick Charlton

On behalf of the Vilofoss group, I express our deepest condolences to Dick's family, friends and colleagues. Rest in peace. Kenneth P. Madsen (Vilofoss/Vitfoss - DK)

We all know that his passing will not only leave a void in our private and professional lives, but in the hearts of all those who knew him or met him for any reason. On my behalf and the behalf of the Norwegain University of Life Sciences we wish to share our heartfelt CONDOLENCES.  Dejan Miladinovic, FôrTek-Norwegian University of Life Sciences

This is a real shock and tremendous loss for the world of animal nutrition. It is somehow surreal that only last week during the EuroTier I had a short talk with him and now he is gone.
I wish his family and friends all possible strength in this difficult time. Ruud Huibers

My thoughts are with his family and friends! I am at a loss of what to say, really. I was so looking forward to meeting him again next week. Andrea Rommel

My condolences to Dicks family. This is really sad news. Fayyaz Ahmad Khan

A news that made me very sad.Indeed Dick was a big support for the feed industry and a dedicated worker.from Ahsan Feeds & Farms ,Lahore-Pakistan DR AHSAN SIDDIQUI

Renjith kumar pillai

My heart goes out to Dick's children, girlfriend, family, friends and of course his colleagues at International. Dick was a great person to work with and he will be missed. Annemieke Wanningen

Life is a stage, where every individual come to play his scene and leave at God's appointed time. Its quite great to see the face of the working hands behind the screen after his demise. Farewell great hero and ambassador of our Great Kingdom, bye and see at the great eternity beyond the Glassy Sea. OLUWADARE Olukayode Paul

May you Rest in Peace and May God bless you Dick. You will be sorely missed in the industry. May God help in the revival of your family due to this terrible loss. Ashish

Dick and I never met but I am truly saddened to learn of the passing of Dick. I was as a foIlower for him from Turkiye and I always found his article useful. Please pass my deepest condolences to his family and colleagues at Reed Business. Eyup Baser Animal Scientist, BDUTAE -Turkiye.

I stll can't believe this. I send him an email but got no response to my inquiry. I was wondering why Dick didn't get back to me on Monday....God bless you wherever you are Dick Reza Pouresami, Kerry Group, USA

Our condolences from a very hot South Africa. I always enjoyed his writings. May his soul rest in peace. Angus Cattle Breeders society of South Africa John Boulle

we will mis your  charisimatic  editorial  which were well researched and fine tuned to make a grade to the readers all about feed magazine. Rest in peace  go well our hero. to the family and friends  its sad loss and we morn with you and join you in your  pains that you are going through TARUSENGA MUNYANYI

We at Alltech had a great working relationship with Dick Ziggers. This is very shocking to us and we pray god to strengthen his family to face this ordeal. We published many articles with the help of Dick and his services to the animal industry readers are unparallel. We lost a great friend in the animal industry. Swamy Haladi

When i received magazine i remember that its a great team efforts and no doubt that Mr. Ziggers is the team leader i condolence to all of well wishers and family to this great loss. Zubair Karim, CEO, Naphco Pakistan Private limited

The soldier has fallen,we should celebrate his great work he left. The mark he left will be here with us forever.May his soul rest in peace. Doc dlamini

I have learn t with shock the demise of dick . On my behalf, and on behalf of st Joseph  vocational training center, and the farming community in kamuli Uganda I convey my heart felt condolences to dicks family, and the work mates including the whole agriculture world for losing this wonderful man. He has left us when we  have just started to realize positive results of his work and efforts.
the one who  gives, is the one who has taken a way.
May his soul rest in peace john patrick mugaya p.o box 321 kamuli uganda

It is with heavy heart I learn the  passing away of Mr. Dick Ziggers, Editor of the Magazine  "All About Feed".  He is a source of realistic information and a guide to the people in the feed industry.  Please convey my condolences to his bereaved family, friends and people at Read Business Media.  I pray the Almighty to rest his soul in peace. Dr. K. Somi Reddy

With deep sympathy and condolence for the family and friends of Dick Ziggers.He is a great loss in the industry. I am one of those followers of his writings and it's so sad to hear the news. May God bless the industry and his family the wisdom , for this very untimely demise of Dick Ziggers. May his legacy in the field of Agricultural media forever remembered! May his soul rest in peace . God bless his family! Raquel Ravago-Pabalate

To the Ziggers family, my sincerest condolences.  I had the good fortune to meet Dick at a couple of international events over the past few years and found him to be a genuinely friendly and enormously knowledgable man.  We have all lost a good friend to the Agri industry and you are all in my prayers at this difficult time. Allan MacGillivray, South Australia.

With great regret I pass this condolences to all colleagues of Dick and all readers of the publications of Reed Business Media. We will miss him alot. Jaafar Mahjoub

Very sad.  And far too young.  A true professional and also a very nice guy to be befriended with. We will keep warm memories of the time we spent together and we wish his girlfriend and his family all the strength they need to overcome the difficult period that lays ahead. hans van der Waal and Ning Machai

mah his soul rest in peace. olusola david

I did not know Dick Ziggers personally, but I knew his work.  AllAboutFeed is a resource that comes free to my inbox, but is full of valuable information and insights that help me in my work.  Things that I didn't have time to sort through and learn about on my own.  I know that this kind of resource had to have some special "guiding hand" behind it, and sadly it appears that he has been taken long before his time.  My sympathies and condolences to the the Ziggers family, I can only hope that there is some solace that those that he has helped are taking some time out of their busy day to memorialize someone they may have never met, but appreciated nonetheless. Lukas Manomaitis, ASA-IM SEA Technical Director - Aquaculture

I was so shocked and saddened this morning while reading the news. I had the honor to know Dick, and had a great respect for him.
My last interaction with Dick was through email 2 weeks ago, and I was looking forward to meeting him again at the Eurotier last week; but finally we did not make it. Dick was the kind of person everybody in our industry knew. Even if we just met at shows or conferences, he was a familiar and kind character. His communicative smile and positive attitude will be missed by all of us. I believe that the solid reputation of magazines such as All About Feed, World Poultry and Pig Progress, is in large measure due to Dick's hard work and dedication to quality.
To Dick's family and close friends, I would like to express my sincere thoughts and my prayers are with you.
With deepest sympathy, Mathieu Cortyl, Asia Pacific Manager, NOREL

We believe God has a good plan for us, and for mr Ziggers as well. He has joint God in heaven. we pray for his family to face this moment;good bye mr.ziggers. parlin

It is with great shock and sadness that I read these lines of a sudden and early passing. Dick was a very friendly person and a very good professional with whom I had the pleasure to interact with in several occasions. My heart-felt condolences go to his family, to his close friends and colleagues. Inês Rodrigues, Biomin Singapore Pte Ltd    

So Sad news. A great writer and editor. Condolences to all Dick's family ;colleagues at Reed Business and close friends. Yuttana CHOISAENG,Thailand

I met Dick Ziggers in one of the WPSA congress in Turkey several years ago. I was the secretary general of the Turkish Poultry Meat Producers & Breeders Association at that time. We found opportunity to chat a little. His death will be one of the big loss for the poultry media. We will miss to read his articles. I would like to express my deepest sorrow and sincere condolences to poultry world and to his belowed family. Prof. Dr. Erol Sengor. Afyon Kocatepe University, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Dept. of Animal Husbandry & Nutrition-Turkey

I only knew of Dick through the newsletter - my condolence to his family and work colleagues as his passing appears to have been sudden and surprising - may you have fond memories to sustain you Jayce Morgan

Dick will be greatly missed. His insight and experience provided great leadership in one of the most important industries in the world.
Our sympathy goes out to his family and our prayers are with him. His work and impact on all of us will live forever. May God bless him. Johannes Don


The Australian stockfeed industry is saddened to hear the news of Dick passing. We have known Dick through his visits to the Australasian Milling Conference. We greatly appreciated his sharing with us the developments in the feed industry in Europe and other parts of the globe.
We will greatly miss Dick's support to our industry. John Spragg, Stock Feed Manufacturers' Council of Australia.

it is a great loss for the readers and the family and i express my deep condolences to his family
and the loved once. Anannd Ramesh Varma

A very very sad news that hit all of us on Monday, on our way back from Hannover where Dick had been so visible, accessible and friendly, as he always was. Our sincere condoleances to his children, family, friends and colleagues. Dick will be truly missed, but will also remain for long in our memories. Olivier Clech (Toulouse)

To Dick's Family and colleagues,
My sincere condoleances to his family.What a great loss for our industry!
I will always remember Dick as a pleasant, warmhearted person, with an outstanding knowledge of the agri industry!!
Wishing his dearest family a lot of strength. Tony GO/tesgo International

I would just like to offer my condolences to Dick's family and friends. In the brief working relationship that I had with him, it was obvious he was a truly great asset to the animal feed industry. He will be sorely missed. Catherine Hale

He is going to be a noticeable gap as far as the pig Magazine is concerned. My condolences to the grieving family and the readers of the pig magazine Luvumu Eve

My sincere condolonces to Dick's family, friends, peers, and colleagues. It is truly a shock. I have not met Dick but have communicated with him through e-mails when I published articles in World Poultry. He will be missed. May his soul rest in peace. Tahseen Aziz, Avian Pathologist, Raleigh, NC, USA

We were deeply shocked to hear that Dick had passed. All of us at send our condolences to his family and friends  - and to his publishing family. Personally, I had known Dick as a friendly competitor for 25 years - since he took up the editorship of Feed Mix  - and will miss our banter.and seeing him at industry events. ALLABOUTFEED has lost a major force. Suzi Dominy

Shocked and saddened to hear of Dick's passing, was talking to him but a few days ago at Eurotier. The world of agriculture can ill afford to loose such a talented and dedicated journalist. Pete Bedwell Primary Media Australia

Onvoorstelbaar, totaal onverwacht, doet je even stil staan. Wat kan het leven onverwacht een totaal andere wending krijgen. Het is duidelijk, we hebben nog niet alles in de hand, dit overkomt je. In ieder geval veel sterkte voor de naaste familie, collega's en vrienden. We zullen nog dikwijls aan je denken, Dick. Patrick Vanhollebeke, Sales manager, Radar Automation

Veel sterkte toegewenst aan de familie van Dick . Het plotselinge overlijden van Dick kwam als een schok. Wij hebben onlangs in Singapore en Hannover nog prettige gesprekken gevoerd. Jan Speerstra

I never had the pleasure to meet Mr. Ziggers but his work as Editor of several publications is the best legacy he is leaving for us. To his family and friends, my sincere condolences from friends at the University of Georgia. Pedro Villegas, DVM, PhD

My sincere condolences to Dick's family, friends and colleagues.  How sad that he has been taken from us all so young. Professor Peter Brooks

Our deepest condolences to the family, colleagues and friends of Dick. We are shocked and are full of disbelieve. We wish everyone a lot of strength in these difficult times. Joost Sparla - Provimi

Le mie più sentite condoglianze per la prematura scomparsa di Dick Roberto Reffo

Ontkenning is je eerste reactie bij zo’n vreselijk bericht: Dit kán niet waar zijn. Dick, die positief ingestelde hard werkende (ex)collega, maakte nou niet bepaald een zwakke indruk... Kortgeleden zijn geliefde vrouw verloren, dat wel... Maar hij had zijn kinderen nog en zij hem. Hád, want zelfs die wet geldt niet meer. Joost en Marlous, waar hij zoveel van hield, leven verder zonder hem. Ze moeten wel, zijn het aan hun levenskrachtige vader als het ware verplicht! Heel veel sterkte lieverds. Jullie hadden fantastische ouders! Alice Strootman

Cannot express the sadness. He was a great serviceman to animal industry. May god bestows his soul at peace and returns him back to us to the betterment of animal industry again Unsigned

Siempre es una triste noticia la muerte de una persona, y más cuando le cojes afecto mes a mes. Siempre al leer la revista, lo primero era ver el editorial de Dick. Creo que va ser una gran perdida para el sector.
Mis condolencias a la familia. Salvador Rosado Romero Spain

God Bless Him Eshagh Daryakenari

My wish is that the excellent work you were doing be remembered and continues in eternity. Please rest in peace. Chris Gadzirayi

just arriving back from Europe and receiving this nieuws is a real shock, needing a moment to realize and accept it. wishing his family, friends and collegues the strength in this time with this loss and change, to move on keeping Dick in good memory ton hovers

I feel sad to know about the sudden passing of Dick Ziggers. He will be forever missed and remembered. My condolences to his family, friends and colleagues. May his soul rest in peace.
Sharad Gupta, Editor, Dairy India Yearbook, New Delhi, India

To the Family and Colleagues of Dirk,
 Barbara and I extend our sincere condolences on the sad passing of Dirk. I knew him as an admirable journalist with a passion for our industry.
We will all miss him deeply Simon M Shane

Beste nabestaanden,
Al vele jaren is Dick voor mij in de wereld van pluimvee en voeding een bekende persoonlijkheid. Een aantal maanden gelden mocht ik hem nog persoonlijk spreken, en onlangs hadden we per mail nog even contact. Wat een schok om dan te lezen dat hij overleden is. Graag wil ik jullie heel veel sterkte toewensen om dit grote verdriet te dragen.
met een hartelijke groet, Harry Vahl

Dick, it was a pleasure working with you. Your work was your passion.
The feedindustry and your family is loosing a man who counts.
Condolances for all of you. Harrij Schmeitz Blogger AllAbouFeed

Our profound sorrow and condolences to you all on such great loss-it's really a loss for all of us!
Ali Alnini DEER LTD-Yemen.

I am personally sadened and shocked by this news. Truly saddened. I exchanged emails with Dick on several occaisions over the years and he was warm and supportive of our work in Acuaculture and alternative feeds. He gave me permission to reprint a number of your most relevent articles and in general and despite all of his experience and responsibility obviously remaind a kind and accessible human being in addition to a consumate professional. This was also evident in his blogs where he embraced and never feared the truth.  Your company has sustained a great loss but the loss to your readers of Dick the professional and Dick the "friend is one that will not soon mend.
To Dick´s friends, family, and loved ones our hearts reach out to you as we too share in a very small way your loss in this moment of shock and surprise. We are truly sorry for your loss but know that Dick´s inspiration as a great person, friend and family member will stay with all of us for many, many years to come and in all of the far off places around the world where his good works and good intentions touched lives and made us all better for our contact with him no matter how brief  or far away. We are grateful.
A golden heart stopped beating,
Hard working hands at rest
God broke our hearts to prove to us
He only takes the best.
Forever remembered, forever missed.
Yes indeed how very, very true.
With regards and deep respect always Dick
Que le vaya muy bien y siempre con los angeles compañero Ricardo
Gil Romero,

A treasured colleague full of patience and humour. A loss too sudden to comprehend. My thoughts are for his children and further family. Rosie Burgin

Dear Ziggers Family and Friends,
A shock and major loss to all of us.   Dick was a wonderful feed industry veteran who was highly respected.   Many of us followed his publications but never had the opportunity to meet him personally.   Too young to go. He touched a lot of people personally and professionally.
Take good care, Jason Mann, EWOS Canada, Vancouver, BC.

It’s hard to believe that Dick has passed away. Only last week at EuroTier we had met and caught up on all the news, about his girlfriend on the other side of the world, and that his children were visiting her in Australia. That in a few years so much had changed, in our work but especially in his private life. Dick said, “Things can change very quickly ... " Wilfried Wesselink, freelance agricultural journalist

Heb hem vrijdag nog de hand geschud op Eurotier. Wat een schok. Geen woorden voor. Heel veel sterkte Cees Twint

You will be sorely missed, and fondly remembered for your good works. Sleep on Dicks, Adieu.
Elizabeth Fatoki, UK

Am so very sorry to hear this news. Dick was an excellent editor and he will be greatly missed by all in the industry. Thoughts and best wishes to his family at this very sad time. Peter Scaramanga, Scaramanga Communications

i had the privilege of working near Dick for several years, and had great admiration for his personality and work ethics.
My most sincere condolences to his family on their great loss. He will be deeply missed in many circles. Soledad Urrutia

We were shocked and saddened to learn of Dick's passing and offer sincere condolences to Dick's family - and publishing family - from all of us at Dick and I were fellow agrimedia editors - and friendly competitors - for 25 years: from the time he started as editor of Feed Mix magazine. I'll miss our banter and seeing him at industry events. Allaboutfeed has lost a major presence. Suzi Dominy

My prayers with his family and his friends. Sad loss of a fair young man. RAFAEL DURAN

Dear Family, collegues and friends of Dick,
This message comes with a shock. A very nice and inspiring person with broad interests.
Wish a lot of strength to overcome this tragedy.
Gerry Oude Elferink- De Heus international

How shocked and saddened I was to hear this news. I met Dick many times on press trips to VIV and agricultural tours in Netherlands when I was working with Pig Farming Magazine during the 1990s. He also wrote articles for us on many occasions. It is a long time since I have had the pleasure of his company, but this is a sad loss to the agricultural press. A respected and valued journalist, he will be missed but remembered. My condolences to his loved ones and all who worked with him. xx  Jane Jordan

I'm very sorry to hear of Dick's passing; his tireless work and enthusiasm for our industry is a long lasting legacy. He will be sorely missed. Derek Hughes

I'm really sad to hear this.
I usually read his articles and sometimes I even ask him questions on the subject.
He was a nice man to have time even for people he never met.
God is the only one who can make his family strong to accept this events.
Not immediatelly but with some time. Victor Siller

As  s regular, long-term contributor do World Poultry magazine, I had chance to meet and shake hands with Dick about two years ago, during IPE, in Atlanta, USA. Our short contact produced me a favorable impression about Dick, once he seemed to be very open, friendly and energetic person.
I must confess the news of his very premature passing shocked me as, certainly, the rest of his contacts, colleagues and friends. Not to mention the family, naturally. From distant Southern Brazil, please forward my condolences to his family for this fully-unexpected and very sad event.  
Fabio G. Nunes, World Poultry magazine contributor, Brazil

To all Dick family, colleagues and friends
This is very sad news. I was only with Dick last week at EuroTier in Hanover and we parted with a joke and a laugh. He appeared in perfect health and was the happiest I'd seen him in recent times. It is a shock and great sadness to know he has passed away. We were colleagues at one time, several years ago, on FeedTech magazine and I enjoyed his company and his quite professionalism. He was a true ag journalist, someone to look up to and emulate. I'm heatbroken for him and all of us at who knew him send our condolences to his family, his colleagues and his friends.
Roger Gilbert, Perendale Publishers Ltd

It truly was a shock yesterday to hear of Dick’s sudden passing only a few days after seeing him at Eurotier. It was always a pleasure to work and chat with him... Dick will be greatly missed for his personal and professional qualities. I wish to express my deepest sympathy and support to his family, friends and colleagues at Reed Business. Au revoir Dick.. Sylvie Roquefeuil

Dear children and other family of Dick,
It is sad to hear of the sudden passing away of Dick. I met him long ago at the Almelo Pig and Poultry Production Course and have always followed his editorials and other work in the various journals and the website. He contributed a lot to the sharing of knowledge and opinions in this field. I wish family and friends a lot of strenghth in the coming period.
Tjalling Huisman Head of Dept. a.i. Animal Management, van Hall Larenstein

I have no words for that. Have a nice flight to heaven Dick! Emilio Cerchiari

Met innige deelneming, Harry van Poppel

I'd like to register my deep sadness and sense of loss. A great personality has left us far too early. Dick was generous and kind to freelance journalists like myself and never stinting in his advice and support. Dick's passing  is a tremendous loss to to Reed Business media. But an even greater blow to his many friends  throughout the world of feed and farming journalism. I am proud that I was one of these friends. My heartfelt sympathy goes to his family and to his colleagues at Doetinchem. God bless you Dick. We'll miss you. Norman Dunn, FoodFarm Communications

From Insta-Pro international we send our codolences to his family , friends & colleagues. May his memory be eternal. Nabil Said,Ph.D. Insta-Pro international.

I did not know Dick personally, just read his work, saw his picture today first time. Dick's work shows his dedication. He has touched thousands of starngers like me. Dick will be remembered by his family, friends, colleagues, peers and starngers like me. May God give the patience to his family to bear this loss. Hasan Abedi, Toronto, Canada

To Dick's colleagues, friends and family,
we feel very sorry hearing about Dick's sudden passing away. We, all the KLIFOVET team, learned to know him and enjoyed it. It was always great to be in contact. Will always remember him. Our thoughts are with his family. Klaus Hellmann, Munich

Mijn oprechte deelneming, een grote schok. Ron Meijerhof

This is very sad news. Dick and I have worked for different publishers for more than a decade but he was always friendly yet completely professional.
He will be missed by many in the publishing business and the feed industry across the world.
On behalf of 5m Publishing, I would like to convey deepest sympathies to his colleagues - many of whom I count among my friends - as well as to his family and friends. Jackie Linden (5m Publishing)

I met Dick last week in Hannover. My sincere condolences to his family and friends. The world lost a nice and integer person as well as an good Ambassador of our feed industry. HARRY HOETINK

we respect his works, our sincere condolences ! time will heal everything & time will carry all the good works to make the future better ! Rajib Feeds

Dick was a distant yet close friend. Always inspiring, helpful and supportive. We shall miss you. Olayinka Akinde

I RECEIVED THE NEWS OF DICK ZIGGERS''S DEATH WITH GREAT SHOCK, WELL GOD GIVETH AND TAKETH ! MAY HIS GENTLE SOUL REST IN PEACE.May God grant the family, friends and collegues he left behind the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss ! RICHARD SOBAYO, NIGERIA.

it's so very hard to grasp that Dick is no longer with us. I bumped into Dick only  last Tuesday at EuroTier and he was his usual jovial self. Whenever I met him on the international trade fair circuit Dick  always found  time to chat and discuss the state of the feed industry. It's just so hard to realise that he is no longer here and our thoughts are with his family at this most difficult time. Dick RIP. stuart lumb

I never met you, Dick, but your name and your works went before you. Rest well! Keith Gooderham

Please accept my deepest condolences to Dick's family, friends and collegues; rest in peace. Enzo Galli - Brazil 

Wat een enorme schrik dit bericht.
In het verleden met Dick een heel plezierig contact gehad.
Heel veel sterkte gewenst aan zijn familie deze dagen en de komende tijd. Peter van der Steege

To Dick's family, friends, peers and colleagues,
We are truly saddened to learn of the passing of Dick. On behalf of the Alltech team I extend our sincere condolences to this family, friends, and to everyone Dick has touched through his many years of work in the agricultural media. For those of us lucky enough to get to work with him, it was always a pleasure. Our thoughts are with his family and friends during this difficult time.
May he rest in peace.
Christina Lombard, Communications Manager, Europe and Asia, Alltech

On behalf of DSM company and especially of me, my most sincere condolecens to his family and colleagues. It was a pleasure for me to know and work recently with him in some innovative projects where he was always very open for. I am still shocked so I suppose it is something really difficult to survive for his family.
All our best for his family. We will not forget him.
The DSM family. Mar Arteaga

I was saddened to hear of the passing away of Dick Ziggers. Although I had never met him I always found his article useful and informative, he will be a great loss to the industry. Please pass my condolences to his family. Chris Williams, Zintec Feed Supplements

It is really shocking to know about the sudden death of Dick Ziggers,as reader of different magazine I will always remember his relentless work both as an editor and as writer of articles.May his soul live in eternal peace and my heart felt sympathies and condolence with the bereaved family syed Farjad Zaidi

Gecondoleerd met het verlies van jullie vader! Ook verdere familie, vrienden en collega’s. Wat een schok! Wat een verlies! Mijn gedachten zijn bij jullie. Yvonne van der Heijden - Alltech Netherlands

Dick was a great editor! My deepest condolences to Dick's family and colleagues at Reed Business. Arief Fachrudin

Shocked and in disbelief to hear that Dick has passed away. We will remember Dick as a very warm personality , dedicated to the job he performed so well. Our sincere condolences to his family and all dear ones he leaves behind. Brian van Hooff

Beste kinderen en overige familie, het is een grote schok om te horen dat Dick is overleden, al helemaal omdat het zo onverwacht komt èn veel en veel te vroeg. Ik heb Dick meegemaakt van Sao Paolo tot Beijing en hopen plaatsen daartussen, kende hem als een altijd rustige , aardige kerel , een goed reisgenoot en goed gezelschap., kortom een man waar je graag mee optrok! Hij zal worden gemist ! Ik wens jullie allen sterkte in deze hele donkere dagen. Richard W. de Boer

In the name of our entire company Produmix S.A. we would like to express our deepest condolences on the death of Mr Dick Ziggers, a great writer and excellent editor in our sector.  Ours thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends and colleagues during this difficult time. José María Gutierrez

Very saddened to learn of this.  I enjoyed reading his editorials. Paul B. Tillman, Ph.D.

I met Dick last week in Hannover. We shared as usual a lot of information. Our condolence to his kids and family, but also to the whole feed industry. We lost a great friend and  voice of our community Bernhard Eckel

What a loss to the agricultural community. Dick I never met but had been very kind to me.Adieu Dick Adekunle Oresegun

Dick was a kind, friendly and very able man who always had the time for a chat whenever our paths crossed. My sincere condolences to his family and colleagues. Andrew Mounsey

Our industry (agricultural publishing) loses one of its best writers and ambassadors. Even though he was a competitor, everyone here at Positive Action Publications admired and respected Dick and his workand fellowship. Deepest condolences to Dick's family and colleagues at this time of great loss Nigel Horrox

Condolances to the Ziggers family members. Niall Casey

Our condolences from all at GK.   Nothing was ever a problem when working with Dick who was always on hand to offer support and advice. Mike Keeler

This is such very sad news. All of us who had the pleasure of dealing with Dick over the years will mourn his untimely passing and wish to express our condolences to his family. Julian Cooksley

I am deeply saddened to hear about your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. Dick will be greatly missed. Tina Kendall

Our condoleneces to the family for the loss of such a good man and professional. Waldo Nuez, NOREL

On behalf of the Roxell management, I want to express our deepest condolences to the family of Mr. Dick Ziggers. Ilse Van Deursen

He will be truly missed. A loss for us all. I wish his family and above all, his children, all the strength they need. Emmy Koeleman

Dear Family members, friends, colleagues....
May the wonderful memories of your father/husband (friend and/or colleague, or whatever relations you had), love be with you and comfort you at this time.
May thoughts of all your beloved Dick meant, of love he gave, of good times spent -
bring you peace and comfort, too, and keep your beloved Dick, close to you.

With Deepest Sympathy and condolences, Sabah Sena - Albania

A true gentleman and a great journalist, who was always so friendly and so helpful and always had time for one, however silly the request. It is such a shock to lose so talented a person so young. Please accept my heartful sympathy and codolences Roger Abbott

Dick your articles were always a pleasure to read! the industry will miss that and you as a person! Condolences to the family and all collegues robbert veenendaal

My condolences to Dicks family. Nicky Barnes Nicky Barnes

Such a sad news. Our deepest condolences to the family, friends and colleagues. Inge Fokkes, Ottevanger

Condolances to Dick's family, friends and collegues. Kunlayaphat Wuthijaree

My condolences to Dicks family and heart, thoughts and prayers goes out to you. He was a good guy, you could depend on him for his accuracy and strong knowledge base when it comes to agri-business of the now and the future. He will be greatly missed......Rest in peace Mr. Diggers. Andrew Irving

Please accept our condolences at the all too early passing away of Dick. Ignace Debruyne

what a shock ! I had a chat with him not a long ago in a conference ! My warmest condoleances to his family, friends and colleagues. Pierre-André GERAERT

We will miss you. Albert Gurri

Dick was kind, understanding, and generous. It was an honor to have worked with him for so many years. I am truly shocked by this loss. Ioannis Mavromichalis

To lose someone so young is the most terrible blow and I extend all thoughts and condolences to his colleagues but most of all, to his family.  A very sad loss indeed. Olga Danes-Volkov

Incredible, I saw him alive and cicking at Eurotier! A great loss. Our condolences to Dicks family and colleagues. Albert van Dijk, Provimi

A hearty man, with open mind and wide open eyes. His sight will miss to many. Share my thoughts and the mourning with his beloved ones who'll miss him the most. Jorge Moreto

Very sad news came like a thunder, condolances to all Dick's family and a great Good Bye to a great personality. George T. Pavlou

Hereby I would like to send my sincere condoleances to the family of Dick. This message will be a shock to a lot of people. I know Dick since a long time and I have always appreciated him as a person and his professional work. We will miss but not forget him. Ruud Bremmers Regal BV

We have always enjoyed reading his articles and comment and regret this great loss! Our condolances to the family, friends and collegues. Rein Derksen

Dear family, friends and colleagues of Dick,
In the name of our entire company Adifo, Belgium, we hereby express our deepest condolances upon the passing of Dick.  He will be remember by us as a great sector specialist, an excellent editor and an extremely sympanthetic man.  Bea Van Deynse, Adifo NV, Belgium

Sad at the news of his passing. Great editor, professional and person, he will be sorely missed. Condolences to his family, colleagues and friends. Juan A. Javierre

We are very sorry for Dick early death. He was a dedicated and regular face in several agri media specially in Allabout Feed News. We are really shocked to his sudden death. I would like to convey my heartist condolence to his family. He would be imortal in this earth forever.
Thanks Hossan Md.Salim, Ph.D.

May the roads rise to meet you
May the sun shine warm upon your face
May the rain fall soft upon your land
May God hold you
in the palm of His hand Heidi Heyvaert

Truly sad to hear of Dick's passing.  He was a great person to work with.  My thoughts and prayers are with his family during this difficult time. Melanie Harms

Dick was a rare individual. He was bright and inspirational and a true leader. My thoughts go out to his family and friends for their great loss.
Mark. Mark Ludlow

Please accept my deepest condolences on the passing of Dick.
I have great sympathy and empathy for those who lose a beloved person at an early age.
Charles L. Schel
A fellow Hollander from the USA. Charles L. Schel

geschokt toen ik dit las. Heb Dick de laatste jaren niet persoonlijk ontmoet. Vroeger erg prettig contact gehad. Wens familie en collega's erg veel sterkte met dit grote gemis! Gerrit-jan Overbeek

Alle sterkte gewenst met het verlies van jullie vader. Wij zullen hem zelf ook erg missen. Dick was voor ons een fijne collega en vriend. Antoinette en Jack Kwakman

Very sad news. A great writer and editor. Condolences to all Dick's family and close friends. Nicola Tyler

Condolances to the family, frineds and collegues around the world. Eric Heemskerk

An optiimistic and positive person, who truly added to the agricultural sector. Marcel Zijp

Heel veel sterkte voor de familie en naasten bij dit grote, schokkende en plotselinge verlies. Wij zullen hem herinneren als een positieve collega, altijd klaar om mee te denken en bewaren een warme plek van hem in ons hart. Dan Roumen