Rest in peace Carlos,
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Dr. Carlos Gutiérrez Cabrera passed away Friday 8 March 2019 in a tragic car accident. Dr. Gutiérrez was born in the Canary Islands (Spain) in 1960. He studied Veterinary Science in the Cordoba Veterinary Faculty in Spain, and in 1989 joined to Academic Faculty staff in the Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Veterinary Faculty as Assistant Professor in Large Animals Medicine area. Dr. Gutiérrez earned his Associate Professor position in 1998. In 2015, he received a Full Professor position. As a Professor, Dr. Gutiérrez was devoted to his students, always available to solve any query from his pupils. Dr. Gutiérrez research was focussed in large animal diseases mainly trypanosomiasis. He was an expert in Camel medicine. As a human being, Carlos always held a smile in his face. His attitude in live was always positive and he was available when you need him. I will miss you.
Rest in peace Carlos,
Francisco obtained a Ph.D. in Animal Science and Sustainable Management as well a degree in Technical Agricultural Engineering from the University of Seville. He also received a degree in Environmental Sciences from the University Pable de Olavide.
Francisco’s research experience is focused in the field of sustainable management of small ruminant systems and the marketing of their products. He has developed his work in different research centers and universities, including the University of Seville (Spain), the Agency for Agricultural Research in Sardinia (Italy), the French Livestock Institute (France) and in his current research center, the Andalusian Institute of Agricultural Research and Training.
PROGRAMA IX FORO NACIONAL CAPRINO
Córdoba, 4 y 5 de abril de 2018
“Juntos y con fuerza haciendo camino”
MIÉRCOLES 4 DE ABRIL DE 2018
09:00 h. Recogida de documentación.
10:00 h. Inauguración. Representante de Diputación de Córdoba; Presidente de Cabrandalucía; Representante de la Junta de Andalucía; Representante del Ministerio de Agricultura y Pesca, Alimentación y Medio Ambiente.
10:30 h. “Evolución del control lechero y de los programas de mejora genética de las razas caprinas en Andalucía” Dª. Dolores López, Secretaria ejecutiva de ACRIFLOR y representante de Cabrandalucía.
10:45 h. CONFERENCIA INAUGURAL: “La leche de cabra en la dieta mediterránea: beneficios nutricionales” Dra. Mª José Muñoz Alférez, Dpto. de Fisiología, Universidad de Granada.
11:30 h. Café.
Módulo 1: PRODUCCIÓN CAPRINA
OBJETIVOS: La alimentación es uno de los pilares de la ganadería caprina. Una buena alimentación es la base de una buena producción, pero no siempre las raciones que consumen nuestros animales tienen una composición adecuada y no siempre hacemos el mejor uso de las materias primas que tenemos a nuestra disposición. La eficiencia energética, el uso adecuado de forrajes y subproductos o incluso las posibilidades que nos ofrece la alimentación para modificar la composición final de la leche, son algunas de las cuestiones que pretendemos tratar en esta mesa.
We would like to welcome our newest IGA institutional member, Federación Española de Asociaciones de Ganado Selecto (FEAGAS).
FEAGAS was founded in 1982 as a technical and representative national forum for member organizations. They are the largest umbrella organization focused on livestock breeds in Spain.
They represent 106 Spanish purebred livestock organizations, covering cattle, sheep, goats (14 goat breeders associations), pigs, horses, etc. Spain’s Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment and the Autonomous Communities has officially recognized them to manage and coordinate actions related to the herd books and the breeding of the livestock.
Written by Héctor Mario Andrade-Montemayor
Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro - México
El inventario nacional de caprinos en México asciende a cerca de 8,7 millones de cabezas, que producen 167.000 toneladas de leche (1,1% producción mundial) y 48.000 toneladas de carne (0,89% producción mundial). Este sector se concentra principalmente en las zonas áridas y semiáridas que corresponden al 60% del país, extendiéndose de sur a norte (Figura 1). Siendo los principales estados según sus censos: Puebla, Oaxaca, San Luis Potosí, Guerrero, Coahuila, Zacatecas, Guanajuato y Michoacán. (Foto 1)
Los sistemas de producción se dividen por el principal producto obtenido, siendo estos: Cabrito (Cría lechal de 30 días con un promedio de peso de 10 kg pie) en el norte y parte del centro de la república, Chivo cebado (Chivo de 40 a 45 kg) en el Pacifico y la región Mixteca, y producción de leche (que produce cabrito como subproducto) en La laguna, Centro y Bajío.
Written by Francisco de Asis Ruiz Morales, IGA's Country Representative for Spain
Worldwide goat milk production has increased by 108.7% from 1988 to 2013, from 8,828,266 to 18,422,372 metric tons (FAOSTAT, 2013). Nevertheless, the goat is still exploited mainly for the production of meat, milk only being the principal product on the European continent.
Escrito por Francisco de Asís Ruiz Morales, Representante de IGA para España
La producción de leche de cabra ha aumentado a nivel mundial un 108,7 % en el periodo de 1988 a 2013, pasando de 8.828.266 a 18.422.372 toneladas (FAOSTAT, 2013). A pesar de ello, el caprino se sigue explotando principalmente para la producción de carne, tan solo en el continente europeo es la leche el producto principal.
Lea el artículo completo aquí.
XXXIX National Conference and XV International of the Spanish Society of Sheep and Goat, Ourense, Spain, 17-19 September 2014
The Spanish society of sheep and goat (SEOC) returns to celebrate its annual Congress, this time in the historic city of Ourense. In this Edition, the “Auditorio Municipal of Ourense” will host the XXXIX National Conference and XV international.
Following the guideline of previous conferences, but improving year after year, speakers of high professional reputation in the field of small ruminants have been invited, which will give us information on the latest advances in knowledge regarding these species. As a novelty, this year we have introduced a monographic Conference on Mastitis by express request of the sector. Furthermore, a very practical topic is going to be treated in the satellite symposium: “Performing a necropsy”.
Sociedad Española de Ovinotecnia y Caprinotecnia – The Spanish Society of Sheep and Goat (SEOC) is a non-profit, open to all professionals with an interest in sheep and/or goats, both meat and milk production.
In 1975, a group of teachers, researchers and technicians in the field of animal production set up the Spanish Society of Sheep. The Spanish Society of Sheep was born from the concern of these professionals to exchange knowledge, promote research and above all, translate the latest developments on this species to the rural world through their technicians. In its IX Conference (1984), the field of action of the Society was expanded into the study of Caprine species, and the organization was renamed, the Spanish Society of Sheep and Goat (SEOC).
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.
We wanted to let everyone know that the Book of Abstracts for the 11th International Conference on Goats is now available online. It is a wonderful resource!
It is 451 pages and covers:
Visit the 11th ICG page on our website or download a PDF copy right here.
Dr. Irfan Daskiran
IGA Country Representative for Turkey
THE XIth INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON GOATS in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria in the Canary Islands (Spain) was a big success with over 400 participants from 50 countries. Industrial, scientific and rural activities in the goat sector were discussed by experts and researchers with 18 sessions, 5 roundtables, and 3 satellites seminars. In addition, excellent information was displayed on attractive posters from many countries at the several poster sessions.
I attended the conference as the representative of Turkey for IGA and participated in the IGA/IFAD workshop as well. The importance of this meeting was also the fact that Turkey was one of the candidates applying for organizing the next IGC in 2016. We competed with two other valuable candidates and it was an honour for us to have been chosen. We anticipate that all goat researchers, goat sector representatives and goat lovers will be joining us in 2016 in Antalya, Turkey for the XII IGC. Before the next meeting, however, I would like to share some information concerning the goat farming situation in Turkey with all the IGA family.
What is the current goat situation in Turkey?
The goat population of Turkey started a downward trend beginning in the 1990s (Table 1). Presently, the goat population totals approximately 7.25 million head, mostly from local breeds that have a low production capacity.
Main conclusions of the IGA regional meeting, Santa Cruz de la Palma (Canary Islands), October 4-5, "Local Goat Genotypes and their Utilization in Management Systems as Means of Conservation"
The purpose of this meeting was to join an IGA regional meeting with the regular Iberian Congress of the Spanish Society of Animal Genetic Resources and the Portuguese Society of Animal Genetic Resources. This meeting was located in La Palma, a small Canary island with a local goat breed, the Palmera breed* and specific extensive pastoral traditional systems.
Around 90 scientists and technicians** from the Iberian Peninsula, as well as from Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, Uruguay, Guatemala, etc.), who were involved in the conservation of local animal breeds including; goats, cattle, sheep, poultry, pigs and even snails, presented theirs works and discussed the future of local breeds and their conservation.
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.
The International Goat Association's mission is to promote goat research and development for the benefit of humankind, to alleviate poverty, to promote prosperity and to improve the quality of life.