Goats with horns and wire hog panels don’t mix. Inevitably, the goat sticks its head through the panel to reach a tasty morsel on the other side, and when it pulls back, its horns prevent it from pulling its head out.
During a presentation on Keeping goats in and predators out, Reid Redden, Texas A&M extension sheep and goats specialist, offers some fencing tips for producers with goats.
A course presented by Dr. Christopher Lu in December 2019
National Taiwan University invited Professor Christopher D. Lu to offer a course entitled, “Goat and the World” at the Department of Animal Science and Technology in December 2019. Dr. Lu covered the following subjects:
Registration for Dr. Lu’s course reached full capacity within 24 hours. It was one of the largest classes in the history of the department.
A sample of the comments from students who participated included:
Recruitment, development of research and extension capabilities, and study abroad experiences for animal science and pre-vet students using small ruminants as models
Research Report 2019-2020
Resident Instruction Grants Program for Institutions of Higher Education in Insular Areas (RIIA)
Special thanks to Prof. Abner Rodriguez, IGA Country Representative for Puerto Rico, for sharing this information with us.
Contenido – Content
Lauren Veloudis-Padilla, Tiara Medina, Luis C. Solórzano y Abner A. Rodríguez
Tiara Medina-González, Lauren Veloudis, Luis C. Solórzano y Abner A. Rodríguez
Patricia Bello Quiñones, Luis C. Solórzano y Abner A. Rodríguez
Patricia Leal García, Luis C. Solórzano y Abner A. Rodríguez
Adriana Rivera Gracia, Aixa Rivera, Elvin Ronda, Luis C. Solórzano y Abner A. Rodríguez
Diana Nevárez Rolón, Aixa Rivera, Elvin Ronda, Luis C. Solórzano y Abner A. Rodríguez
Watch this great video about Meredith Dairy and IGA members, Julie and Sandy Cameron.
"Firm values and a focus on sustainability have helped ensure the success of Meredith Dairy’s goat cheese both locally and in the export market."
In India, goat is called ‘Poor man’s cow’ and is an important component in dry land farming system. Marginal or undulating lands inappropriate for other types of animals such as cow or buffalo, goat is the best option. With very less investments goat rearing can be turned into a lucrative venture for small & marginal farmers.
On 22 June at 15:00 CEST, the FAO’s Livestock Environmental Assessment and Performance (FAO LEAP) Partnership will be hosting the webinar Biodiversity and the livestock sector. Mitigating harms and maximizing benefits, on the occasion of the launch of new guidelines on biodiversity.
The event will kick off with the opening remarks by special guests. The LEAP Biodiversity Technical Advisory Group (TAG) leader, Tim McAllister, will present the guidelines. Following a panel discussion with representatives from governments, the private sector, and civil society, participants will have the opportunity to comment and ask questions.
The 90-minute webinar welcomes all livestock stakeholders interested in environmental assessment, including representatives from governments private sector, non-governmental organizations, civil society, investment organizations, standardization bodies, academia, research and foundations.
Register here: https://fao.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_oKlc68VMToKsf3zQS9kmew
Read more: http://www.fao.org/partnerships/leap/news-and-events/events/webinars/biodiversity-and-the-livestock-sector/en/
15:00 - 15:05 – Welcome address
15:05 - 15:25 – Opening remarks
15:25 - 15:45 – Keynote presentation – Biodiversity and the livestock sector. Guidelines for quantitative assessment
15:45 - 16:05 – Panel discussion – Application of the FAO LEAP biodiversity guidelines
16:05 - 16:25 – Q&A
16:25 - 16:30 – Closing remark
New call for Proposals//at Evaluating the performance of surveillance for clinical FMD among small ruminants
The European Commission for the control of foot-and-mouth disease (EuFMD) is launching the 8th call for application of the EuFMD Fund for Applied Research (FAR).
The EuFMD FAR aims to support small and applied research projects to improve the surveillance, risk analysis or reduction, and preparedness for FMD and similar transboundary animal diseases. The themes of the EuFMD FAR calls for application are identified by the EuFMD Standing Technical Committee, and the Special Committee on Surveillance and Applied Research as key research gaps to be addressed.
FREE Virtual Event: 2020 Small Ruminant Production Conference, June 16-19 – Turning Your Hobby Into a Business
Join University of Florida Faculty Members and experts for our educational series on sheep and goat production in Florida.
About this Event
Due to COVID-19 we have switched out yearly face-to-face conference to an online format. Agenda topics are the following:
Session 1: June 16 - 3:00 – 5:00 pm
Epidemiology and disease control by region
Immunology & Vaccines
Grazing Resources for Ranchers
Lee Rinehart, an agricultural specialist with the National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT), has compiled a list of resources for farmers and ranchers around adaptive grazing.
Adaptive grazing combines regular and careful observation with management-intensive grazing practices. The NCAT resources include videos, podcasts, and publications to help guide those looking to improve soil health and turn a profit. The resource list can be found at http://www.ncat.org/adaptive_grazing/
It also can be found by going to the NCAT website at www.ncat.org and searching for “Adaptive Grazing.” Then click on “Adaptive Grazing – You Can Do It.”
For more information, you can contact Lee directly via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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