3rd Portuguese goat production meeting
The Agriculture School (ESA) of the Bragança Polytechnic Institute (IPB) in association with the Regional Director for Western Europe of the International Goat Association, the National Serrana Goat Breeders Association (ANCRAS), and the Mountain Research Centre (CIMO), are going to organize CAPRA 2014 (the third Portuguese goat production meeting).
The meeting will take place in Bragança (Portugal) from 24 to 25 October, 2014. The main subject areas covered: Meat and Milk production, Animal Breeding and Genetics, Nutrition, Biology of Goat Production Systems, Behaviour, Welfare and Health. CAPRA 2014 will be an exciting opportunity for breeders, students, professors and researchers to meet and spend time in a friendly way for the benefit of Portuguese Goat Production.
We just received word that this conference has been rescheduled for October 18-20!
An international conference on dairy goat healthy farming and milk processing will be take place in China’s, Fuping County, on October 18-20, 2014. The conference will be hosted by Northwest A&F University with the joint collaboration of International Goat and China Sheep and Goat associations. It is approved by GOC Ministry of education, organized by Shaanxi Dairy Goat Industrial Technology Innovation Alliances, Shaanxi Dairy Industry Association, Shaanxi Dairy Goat Technology System, Agro-scientific Research for Public Interest---Research Group of Dairy Goat and Government of Fuping County. The conference will be sponsored by Shaanxi Hongxing, Shaanxi Jinniu, Shaanxi Shengtang and Xi’an Baiyue Dairy Co., Ltd
Aim of Conference
Promoting healthy farming of dairy goat, accelerating up-gradation of milk product.
Theme of Conference
Communication, Innovation, Development, Win-win
The conference will begin on October 18th and will last for 3 days. Registration is scheduled for October 18. The Opening Ceremony will start on October 19th.
Tiancheng Garden of Fuping County, Shaanxi.
Main content of Conference
October 19 – Opening ceremony (30 min)
Welcome message from the host, from the President of the International Association of Goats, from China Dairy Industry Association, Dairy Association of China, Dairy Industry Office of Ministry of Agriculture, from Agriculture Department, Technology Department, Commerce and Industry Department of Shaanxi province, from municipal government of Weinan City, and from Fuping county government.
Report of dairy goat industry development (3 hours)
Development Reports from Enterprises (4 companies, 30 min)
Reports from famous experts in industry technological innovation (afternoon at 19th)
October 20 – Reports from national experts
Farms visiting (Afternoon of October 20th)
Dr. Christie Peacock, a former IGA Board member, was awarded the Commander of the British Empire (CBE) for services to Agricultural Development in Africa.
er contributions to the International Goat Association, as both a Board member and Institutional partner (with Farm Africa), have been hugely important. We wish to take this opportunity to formally recognize all that she has and will accomplish, and to add our congratulations.
Dr. Peacock’s tireless efforts to improve the lives of impoverished people in Africa will stand the test of time.
If you’d like to read more about her life and work (with Farm Africa, Sidai and GALVmed) here are two recent articles:
Presentation outline: People, Animals and their Zoonoses project Brief overview of brucellosis in Kenya Serological survey of caprine brucellosis in western Kenya
“Goat breeding: an alternative for the food and social development of Mexico”
When and where is the conference?
September 24-27, 2014 at the Universidad Politécnica de Guanajuato
Who should attend?
Goat producers, livestock experts and students
What is the objective?
Promote updating, transferring of technologies and exchanges of experiences between all players in the supply chain (goat producers, service providers, researchers, students, processors and traders) and goat product system for their development as an important agribusiness sector agribusiness in Mexico.
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«La caprinocultura: una alternativa para el desarrollo agroalimentario y social de México»
24-27 de Septiembre de 2014
Productores caprinos, técnicos pecuarios y estudiantes.
Propiciar la actualización, transferencia de tecnologías y el intercambio de experiencias entre todos los actores de la cadena productiva (caprinocultores, prestadores de servicios, investigadores, estudiantes, transformadores y comercializadores) del sistema producto caprino que permitan su desarrollo como una agroindustria importante en el sector agroalimentario y social de México.
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.