CAPRIROM – The National Association of Goat Breeders – Progess in the Development of Goat Husbandry in Romania
The goat breeding sector in Romania has steadily increased in the past decade, reaching a total of 1,868,000 head at the end of 2016. Of these, 1,125,600 are reproduction-aged goats, and over 133,000 young female goats are mated. The interest of the Romanian population in consuming goat products – meat, milk and by-products has risen continuously. ANCC Caprirom had a major positive impact on the development of the goat sector, both socially and economically.
The Romanian Goat Association, ANCC "CAPRIROM" was founded in 1993 on the initiative of Mrs. Prof. univ. dr. Stela Zamfirescu with the support of experts and a group of farmers in Constanta county. In the early years, the association has conducted pioneering actions in goat growth in Romania, creating a strong organization supported by real people educated and professionally.
Since 1996, Caprirom was and is increasingly requested to give technical assistance and advice to farmers and private breeders. The main objective of the association is goat breeder support and representation of their interests in accordance with goat farming sector development approaches.
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.