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E (Kika) de la Garza American Institute for Goat Research
The five-year report of activities of the E (Kika) de la Garza American Institute for Goat Research is presented here. Through this report, you will find that this institute has proved itself again to be the United States’ premier institution for goat research, extension, and international activities. Over the past five years, we have reached a new milestone in our core foundational programs and expanding new programs. Within this report, you will find a synopsis of our major accomplishments. Our Institute scientists and extension specialists have led the way in publishing pertinent research findings, developing user-friendly technology for information dissemination to producers, and implementing development-centered assistance programs internationally. If you are not familiar with our exciting and forward-looking research programs, dynamic extension and outreach activities, and life-changing international activities, you soon will be. Our passion is enhancing goat productivity and improving the lives of goat producers worldwide. We hope that this report will ignite some of those same passions in you.
Read the entire report, Exploring New Frontiers.
XXIX Mexico National Conference on Goat Production
When: October 9-13
Where: Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico, Cuautitlan, Mexico – National Autonomous University of Mexico, Cuautitlan, Mexico
Promover la difusión de la investigación en el área de la caprinocultura y la actualización e intercambio de conocimientos entre profesionistas, estudiantes y personas relacionadas con la producción caprina.
To promote the dissemination of research in the area of goat production and the updating and exchange of knowledge among professionals, students and people involved in goat production.
CAPRIROM – The National Association of Goat Breeders – Progess in the Development of Goat Husbandry in Romania
The goat breeding sector in Romania has steadily increased in the past decade, reaching a total of 1,868,000 head at the end of 2016. Of these, 1,125,600 are reproduction-aged goats, and over 133,000 young female goats are mated. The interest of the Romanian population in consuming goat products – meat, milk and by-products has risen continuously. ANCC Caprirom had a major positive impact on the development of the goat sector, both socially and economically.
Synergising Productivity Impacts from Oil Palm-Ruminants Silvopastoral Systems: The Unfinished Agenda
This book announcement was provided by Dr. C. Devendra, IGA`s Country Representative for Malaysia. This is Dr. Devendra’s 24th book. We wish to extend our congratulations to him. His passion for writing, combined with his deep dedication to the science of animal production systems in the developing world, has produced many impeccable books.
The oil palm ranks supreme among tree crops (coconut, cashew, citrus and rubber). Today, the Malaysian palm oil industry is remarkable in one of the most highly organized sectors of any national agricultural research (NARS) system in the world. In Malaysia, oil palm is referred as “the golden crop.”
This book was launched by the Minister of Primary Industries and Commodities on January 10th on the 100th year anniversary of the commercialization of the palm oil industry in Malaysia. The reference to “The unfinished agenda” emphasizes shared ideals and major opportunities for potential increased productivity in integrated animal-agriculture, mainly cattle and goats.
Written by Francisco de Asis Ruiz Morales, IGA's Country Representative for Spain
Worldwide goat milk production has increased by 108.7% from 1988 to 2013, from 8,828,266 to 18,422,372 metric tons (FAOSTAT, 2013). Nevertheless, the goat is still exploited mainly for the production of meat, milk only being the principal product on the European continent.
Escrito por Francisco de Asís Ruiz Morales, Representante de IGA para España
La producción de leche de cabra ha aumentado a nivel mundial un 108,7 % en el periodo de 1988 a 2013, pasando de 8.828.266 a 18.422.372 toneladas (FAOSTAT, 2013). A pesar de ello, el caprino se sigue explotando principalmente para la producción de carne, tan solo en el continente europeo es la leche el producto principal.
Lea el artículo completo aquí.
The food animals with the largest distribution on Earth are goats, with more than one billion heads. Sixty-one percent of these are distributed in twenty-seven percent of the poorest countries. Goats can be found in the Polar Circle or in the tropical rain forests, in the steepest mountains or in desert regions, on high-tech farms or in refugee camps. Nonetheless, most of them survive in pockets of poverty, among the most outcast pariahs, where their very existence can separate life from death in humans. This study focusing on the genetic perspective of the origins of goats from the Canary Islands contributes to the universality of that specie. In addition, the book includes research that demonstrates the influence of goats from the Canary Islands on American ‘creole’ genotypes. Finally, the book also discusses the origins of sheep and swine from the Canary Islands.
Los animales de abasto con mayor distribución en la Tierra son los caprinos, con más de mil millones de ejemplares. El 61% de éstos se encuentran repartidos en el 27% de los países más pobres. Se pueden encontrar cabras en el Círculo Polar o en las selvas tropicales, en las montañas más abruptas o en los desiertos, en granjas tecnificadas o en los campamentos de los refugiados. Pero en su gran mayoría sobreviven en las bolsas de pobreza, junto a las parias más parias, allí donde su sola existencia puede separar la vida de la muerte entre ser humanos. Este estudio de la perspectiva genética sobre los orígenes del ganado canario contribuye a la universalidad de esta especie. Además, el libro recoge trabajo de investigación donde se demuestra la influencia del ganado canario sobre los genotipos criollos americanos. Por otra parte, el libro también trata de los orígenes de los ovinos y porcinos canarios.
Below is a report from Jean-Marie Luginbuhl, IGA's Secretary-Treasurer. This was presented in September 2016 at the 12th International Conference on Goats during the IGA General Assembly.
You can either download the PDF version or click through the slides below.
Thank you again to ALL of our wonderful members.
August 7-9, 2017
A short course from NC State University
This 3-day short course is designed to provide participants with both theoretical background and significant opportunity for hands-on practice needed to facilitate the adoption of artificial insemination into their goat breeding programs. With the use of improved transcervical AI breeding techniques for goats, pregnancy rates comparable to those routinely achieved for AI in cattle are now possible. This short course will consist of an initial series of lectures on Monday morning coupled with four hands-on practice sessions (Monday pm, Tuesday am & pm, and Wednesday am). Lecture topics will include anatomy & physiology of the female reproductive tract, estrous & ovulation synchronization, AI breeding techniques (standard and improved), and the use of frozen semen for AI.
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