The first Award was presented to Major Macdougall during the Final Plenary Session of the XIIth World's Poultry Congress in Sydney, Australia. In announcing the Award and presenting the Medal, President Alp said: "The Council of the World's Poultry Science Association has initiated an award to mark its appreciation of outstanding services from which it has benefited. The new award is the 'Macdougall Medal' and the first recipient is Major Ian Macdougall in whose honour it has been struck.
Major Macdougall has served the Association for over three decades and its growth and development have been in no small measure due to his continued efforts".
World's Poultry Science Journal (1962) 18(4): 371