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Scientists at Iran's Royan Research Institute has succeeded in producing the country's third cloned goat belonging to Murcia-Granada breed of goat. Dr. Mahdi Hajian, Head of Embryology Department at Isfahan Campus of Royan Research Institute, made the announcement asserting "following successful cloning of Saanen and Alpine goats, we sought to clone a third one from Murcia-Granada breed."
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Un proyecto desarrollado conjuntamente por la biofarmacéutica CZ Veterinaria (CZV), el Centro de Investigación y Tecnología Agroalimentaria de Aragón (CITA) y la Universidad de Navarra (UNAV) ha recibido 100.000 dólares como primera parte del premio para desarrollar una nueva vacuna segura y eficaz contra la brucelosis ovina y caprina, un problema sanitario muy grave de los países en desarrollo.
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National Goat Conference, Tuskegee University
Tuskegee, Alabama, USA
September 16-18, 2018
Message from the Chair
On behalf of the National Goat Consortium planning committee, it is a pleasure to announce the third National Goat Conference. This conference will be held at Tuskegee University in Tuskegee, Alabama on September 16th -18th, 2018. The conference was first held at Florida A&M University in 2010 and North Carolina A&T University in 2013. Both events had attendance well over 400 participants. Building on previous successes of the National Goat Conference we will continue to provide the following:
Written by Yoko Tsukahara
The 30 years memorial of the Sheep and Goat Branch of the Chinese Association of Animal Science and Veterinary Medicine was celebrated at the 2017 National Symposium on Sheep and Goat. More than 600 experts and scientists from 29 provinces, municipalities, autonomous regions in China as well as Canada, Ecuador, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Spain, South Africa, Switzerland, Turkey, and the United States attended the Symposium.
Board members of the International Goat Association (IGA) attended the 2017 National Symposium on Sheep and Goat and the 7th Member Meeting of Sheep and Goat Branch of the Chinese Association of Animal Science and Veterinary Medicine from August 18 to 21, 2017 at Shijiazhuang, China. A total of 14 Board members, the Executive Director, and members of the advisory board from different areas of the world met together to discuss further development of the Association. Great appreciation was expressed to Dr. Yingjie Zhang, Professor of the Agricultural University of Hebei, President of the Sheep and Goat Branch of the Animal Science and Veterinary Medicine, and his student Ms. Xuejiao Yin for their dedication to organizing the trip.
The 19th Japan National Goat Summit was held in Minokamo City, Gifu on November 3 - 4, 2017. The theme of the Summit was “Feel, Learn, Work, Connect, and Create through Goats.”
Comparison of milk fatty acid profile obtained from goats fed with different dry forage species
Lucia Sepe, Maria Antonietta Di Napoli, Salvatore Claps, Adriana Di Trana
Fat in milk and dairy products gives an important contribution to consumption of essential fatty acids and vitamins in the human diet, and play a critical role in the sensory attributes of these foods [Dewhurst et al., 2006]
Milk fat contains a number of FA shown to exert anti-carcinogenic, hypocholesterolaemic and anti-inflammatory properties, including butyric acid (C4:0), oleic acid (cis-9 18:1), conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), linoleic acid (LA, 18:2 n-6) and α-Linoleic acid (ALA, 18:3 n-3) [Williams, 2000].
Presented by Dr. Beth Miller, President of IGA, during the 2017 National Symposium on Sheep and Goat, August 18 to 21, 2017, Shijiazhuang, China.
Presented by Dr. Carina Visser, Vice-President of IGA, during the 2017 National Symposium on Sheep and Goat, August 18 to 21, 2017, Shijiazhuang, China.
Written by Juan Capote, IGA past president
In 2016, Beth Miller as IGA president and I were invited by Prof. Binyun Cao from Northwest A&F University to participate the following year in a conference concerning the dairy goat industry. Beth Miller could not attend due to scheduling conflicts, so I went as IGA representative and also as Honorary President of the conference Organizing Committee. The conference, titled “The International Conference of Dairy Goat Industry Development & International Symposium on Dairy Goat Industry Technology” took place on October 10 to 12, 2017 in Quianxian, Shaanxi province. During this trip, I visited three large factories: one just completed, another one in construction and another one in the planning stages. It was my 6th visit to China as an IGA officer. In addition, I had been the guide of a Chinese delegation who visited Spain in 2015.
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.