Dr. C. Devendra is honored with the 3rd International Animal Agriculture Award from the World Association for Animal Production
The International Goat Association would like to congratulate Dr. C. Devendra, the recent recipient of the third International Animal Agriculture Award from the World Association for Animal Production. The award was given to him at the recently concluded 11th World Conference on Animal Production in Beijing, China from 15-21 October, 2013.
Regarding this latest award, Dr. Devendra said the following, “I am deeply humbled by the award which came unexpectedly, but am greatly encouraged by your extremely kind recognition of my work over the past decades.”
The following is a list of the posters that were chosen because of their outstanding content and presentation.
Effects of calcium restriction on the gastrointestinal calcium absorption in goats in comparison to sheep
Richter, J., M. Wilkens, N. Mrochen, G. Breves, B. Schröder
University of Veterinary Medicine, Foundation, Department of Physiology, Bischofsholer Damm 15, 30173 Hannover, Germany.
Oral Report from Dr. Juan Capote, the newly-elected IGA president, during the closing session of the XI ICG held in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain, September 24-27, 2012
Dear IGA members,
Welcome to the closing session of the XI International Goat Conference.
In 2005, a new IGA strategic plan was developed. In retrospect, this strategic plan was very ambitious and consequently not all goals have been achieved as of today. Nevertheless, we have made great strides and we are optimistic about the future of IGA and of goats in this world.
Through photographs and captions, this film shares experiences from a small ruminant value chains as platforms for reducing poverty and increasing food security in dryland areas of India (imGoats) project. Between 2011 and 2013, the imGoats project worked with farmers in Inhassoro District in Mozambique to transform their goat farming and marketing into a commercially-viable activity.
Through photographs and captions, this film shares experiences from a small ruminant value chains as platforms for reducing poverty and increasing food security in dryland areas of India (imGoats) project. Between 2011 and 2013, the imGoats project worked with women and poor households in rural areas of Udaipur in India, to transform their goat farming and marketing into a commercially-viable activity.
The Japan Goat Network held the 15th Japan Goat Summit in Shobara City, Hiroshima on October 11-13, 2013. The Summit was entitled “Expansion of Goat Production for 6th Industrialization.” A total of 340 participants were present even though the location was 2.5 hrs away from the Hiroshima station.
Recently, people engaged in primary industries such as fishing and farming have started processing and marketing their products to improve income by adding value to the commodities, which they call “the 6th industrialization.”
The annual Summit this year introduced people from the 6th industry who cooperate with related enterprises in adjacent areas. Their activities include “education and rural development” and “activation of rural area” through goats and goat products. They are also trying to co-exist with beautiful natural environments and wild animals.
In our September 2012 IGA Newsletter we told you about a great book, A Guide to Starting a Commercial Goat Dairy, written by Carol Delaney. Now you can download this great resource for free.
Turning a passion into a viable business is a line-in-the-sand decision, and a new book by Northeast SARE Farmer Grant Specialist Carol Delaney, A Guide to Starting a Commercial Goat Dairy, covers what farmers should consider when planning a goat dairy startup. It also fills a gap—there are many periodicals and books with information about cow dairying, and this adds some needed weight on the small ruminant side of the scale.
Our Japanese colleagues have done it again, another wonderful Newsletter. Download your copy now.
Special thanks to Yoko Tsukahara.
The “Jianzhou big-eared goat” is China’s newest meat goat variety. This marks the second successful cultivation of a new variety of meat goats in Sichuan Province, and the first Chinese meat goat since in 1998 following the country’s successful “Nanjiang yellow goat” variety in Sichuan Province.
Jianzhou big-eared goats evolved after 60 years of crosses between the British Nubian goat and the Jianyang local goat breed, including three cultivation stages: the introduction stage (hybrid form and hybrid population), progressive hybrid breeding stage, and transverse formation of fixed and breeding new varieties subculture stage. Jianzhou big-eared goats are 75% Nubian and 25% Jianyang.
They are characterised by the following:
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