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 2017 Chinese National Sheep and Goat Conference will be held in Shijiazhuang, China on August 18-21, 2017. Shijiazhuang is the capitol city of Hebei Province, a one-and-a-half-hour bullet train ride from Beijing.
The sponsor of the conference
Chinese Sheep and Goat Association
Supporter of conference
International Goat Association.
Marcel Amills, Center for Research in Agricultural Genomics (CSIC-IRTA-UAB-UB)
One of the most significant advances in the field of caprine genomics was the genome sequencing of a 3-year-old female Yunnan black goat in 2013 by a Chinese team led by Dr. Wen Wang. The aim was achieved by smartly combining conventional next generation short-read sequencing with an optical mapping technology that facilitated the laborious process of genome assembly.
Upon invitation, Professor Christopher Lu visited the Institute of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Medicine of Guizhou Academy of Agricultural Sciences during 2016. Dr. Lu presented an invited paper entitled “Overview of Global Meat Goat Industry”.
There are approximately one billion goats in the world, mostly for meat purposes. The top ten countries with the largest goat populations are China, India, Pakistan, Nigeria, Bangladesh, Sudan, Kenya, Ethiopia, Iran, and Mali. There are about three million goats in the United States with a continued increasing trend since the 1980’s.
The 3rd Asian-Australasian Dairy Goat Conference (AADGC 2016), from 9 to 13 May 2016, will take place in Yangling, China.
This conference will feature leading scientists and policymakers who will review the current state of knowledge and communicate significant new developments and advancements in the breeding, nutrition, diseases prevention and milk products of dairy goat. All registered delegates will have the opportunity to publish their research in the conference proceedings.
We just received word that this conference has been rescheduled for October 18-20!
An international conference on dairy goat healthy farming and milk processing will be take place in China’s, Fuping County, on October 18-20, 2014. The conference will be hosted by Northwest A&F University with the joint collaboration of International Goat and China Sheep and Goat associations. It is approved by GOC Ministry of education, organized by Shaanxi Dairy Goat Industrial Technology Innovation Alliances, Shaanxi Dairy Industry Association, Shaanxi Dairy Goat Technology System, Agro-scientific Research for Public Interest---Research Group of Dairy Goat and Government of Fuping County. The conference will be sponsored by Shaanxi Hongxing, Shaanxi Jinniu, Shaanxi Shengtang and Xi’an Baiyue Dairy Co., Ltd
Aim of Conference
Promoting healthy farming of dairy goat, accelerating up-gradation of milk product.
Theme of Conference
Communication, Innovation, Development, Win-win
The conference will begin on October 18th and will last for 3 days. Registration is scheduled for October 18. The Opening Ceremony will start on October 19th.
Tiancheng Garden of Fuping County, Shaanxi.
Main content of Conference
October 19 – Opening ceremony (30 min)
Welcome message from the host, from the President of the International Association of Goats, from China Dairy Industry Association, Dairy Association of China, Dairy Industry Office of Ministry of Agriculture, from Agriculture Department, Technology Department, Commerce and Industry Department of Shaanxi province, from municipal government of Weinan City, and from Fuping county government.
Report of dairy goat industry development (3 hours)
Development Reports from Enterprises (4 companies, 30 min)
Reports from famous experts in industry technological innovation (afternoon at 19th)
October 20 – Reports from national experts
Farms visiting (Afternoon of October 20th)
5月11日至23日，前国际山羊学会主席、美国山羊研究所所长、西雅图阿格西大学校長, 現任希洛夏威夷大學終身教授呂大正 (Dr. Christopher D. Lu) 受邀考察、访问了四川农业大学、河北农业大学和安徽农业大学、及部分综合试验站的山羊、绵羊育种场和产业技术示范基地。其间，呂大正教授应邀为三所大学的部分师生作了三场学术报告，与张英杰教授（中国畜牧兽医学会养羊学分会理事长）、张子军教授和徐刚毅研究员进行了交流，并就进一步开展合作事宜进行了商议。徐刚毅研究员全程陪同。呂大正教授並在四川农业大学向研究生介紹美國山羊綿羊品種歷史及趨勢.
Professor Xu Gangyi, IGA Director of the Board and Professor Zhang Yingjie, IGA Regional Director in Asia hosted a visit by Dr. Christopher D. Lu, Professor of University of Hawaii at Hilo who was in China during in May, 2014 to promote goat research and cooperation and International Goat Association. Dr. Lu is a former president of the International Goat Association (IGA) and Argosy University in Seattle.
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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.