The 13th International Conference on Goats, originally scheduled to be hosted in Hungary, will be conducted entirely in a virtual format.
The IGA Board of Directors considered many issues before making this decision. COVID-19 and international and national restrictions caused by the pandemic resulted in the conference's postponement twice from its original date of 2020 until 2022. The political and financial instability caused by the war in Ukraine has again put the conference at risk. Rather than delay again, the Board agreed that the conference should go ahead, but in virtual format only.
Accordingly, the abstract submission deadline has been extended to JULY 10th, 2022
Please review the following regarding the structure of the conference:
Special Issue “Dairy Sheep and Goat Production and Products in Europe: Current Status, Challenges, and Opportunities”
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 February 2023.
Special Issue Information
Sheep and goat production from European breeds is an essential and far-reaching industry, providing original products to international markets. Ruminant animal products are recognized in Europe and other continents for their quality and originality. Although these products have a number of attractive characteristics, their high sensory quality is considered the most relevant to consumers. The quality of animal products from ruminants varies between breeds, feeding strategies, processing factors, and so on. European consumers want to know the characteristics of the products they consume. Therefore, new systems to trace the origin of animal products in Europe are required. For example, biomarkers can be used to identify the origin of animals and guarantee the quality of products. Improvements that can guarantee the traceability of products of animal origin are currently being developed. Furthermore, this characterization can help local products of high sensory quality develop quality brands, sustaining them economically.
In this Special Issue, we invite researchers to submit original research and review articles on new challenges and strategies to ensure the quality of food products from sheep and goat breeds in Europe. These papers might include, but are not limited to, topics relating to traceability control, biomarkers, new production systems, new products, original products, or the use of regional available byproducts.
Prof. Dr. Alberto Horcada
Prof. Dr. Alfredo Jorge Costa Teixeira
The International Goat Association promotes goat research and development for the benefit of humankind, to alleviate poverty, to promote prosperity and to improve the quality of life.