A Celebration of the First Domestication of Goats and the Contribution of Goats Today
We are very happy to announce that World Goat Day 2017 will take place in Iran!
The success of “National Goat Day” in January 2016 showed the importance of goat production in Iran. Throughout the region and most of the world, goats continue to enhance the quality of human life. As we saw during the 12th International Conference on Goats in Turkey, there is global interest to learn from other researchers, producers, processors and other actors throughout the value chain.
Now, the Organizing Committee will convene, and a specific date will be set. We will keep you informed as we gather more information.
We know World Goat Day will be a great success, and we look forward to joining in the celebration.
"Sustainable global food security through efficient sheep and goat production"
How must small ruminant production efficiency be improved to sustainably meet the needs of the world’s growing human population for food?
Global ruminant livestock production is inherently inefficient, and small ruminant farming is frequently uneconomic, or fails to alleviate poverty in a welfare-friendly manner. Our Ninth International Sheep Veterinary Congress will identify opportunities for improvement in the efficiency of small ruminant production to sustainably meet the needs of the world’s growing population for food.
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.