Prof. Dr. Sándor Kukovics spent 40 years at the Research Institute for Animal Breeding and Nutrition (Herceghalom, Hungary) being responsible for the small ruminants sector. He also edited 30 books, published more than 1,000 articles and has licences for 4 products. Besides research work, he has been taking part in undergraduate and further education from various universities (in Debrecen, Mosonmagyaróvár, Gödöllő, Kaposvár). Since 1996 he has been the President of the Hungarian Sheep and Goat Dairying Public Utility Association. He has been the Executive Manager of Sheep and Goat Products’ Board and Inter-professional Organisation since 2010. Between 2015 and 2019 he served as Vice President of the EU COPA-COGECA Working Party on Sheep and Goats and he has been a member of the Board of Directors of the International Goat Association since 2016. As an expert he has been taking part in the activities of several special groups in the EU working with small ruminants since 2004.