by Gaille Abud (IGA member) and Arthur Stubbs
This revised edition of the “Dairy Goat Manual” was compiled as a guide to current recommended dairy goat farm management practices based on observations and information gained during the course of the RIRDC project “Farming and Marketing Goat and Sheep Milk Products”.
Information contained in this Manual is provided as general advice only. For application to specific situations, professional advice should be sought.
RIRDC and its research agents have taken all reasonable steps to ensure that the information in these publications is accurate at the time of publication. Readers should ensure that they make appropriate enquiries to determine whether new information is available on the particular subject matter.
The project was funded from RIRDC Core Funds which are provided by the Australian Government.
This report, an addition to RIRDC’s diverse range of over 1800 research publications, forms part of our New Animal Products R&D program, which aims to accelerate the development of viable new animal industries.
Most of our publications are available for viewing, downloading or purchasing online through our website:
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Registration and Abstract submission are now open!
Early registration is available until June 30th.
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The meeting is structured in six main presentations (45+15 minutes), oral presentations (10+5 minutes), and poster presentations during the three days.
Awards will be given for the best oral and poster presentations by young scientists.
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IDF is bringing together the global dairy community to focus on “Sheep, Goat and other non-Cow milk” in Brussels.
Sheep, goats and other non-cow milk producing animals are widely distributed throughout the world. They contribute to sustainable livelihoods through support of the economy, rural and peri-urban livelihoods, the empowerment of women, and food security.
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The bacterium Lactobacillus rhamnosus EM 1107, used in the production of goat milk cheese, was able to survive the digestive process and to control intestinal inflammatory responses. This was the research carried out at the Federal University of Paraíba (UFPB) in partnership with Embrapa and published in the Journal of Functional Foods.
The microorganism is one of the isolates of dairy products of the Caatinga that are studied by Embrapa Goats and Sheep (EC) and partner institutions to be ingredients of dairy products beneficial to health. Among them, a 100% national goat cheese that will have this bacterium in its composition and that is already being tested in the dairy of the Carnaúba Farm, in Taperoá, Paraíba.
A bactéria Lactobacillus rhamnosus EM 1107, empregada na produção de queijo de leite de cabra, apresentou capacidade de sobreviver ao processo digestivo e controlar respostas inflamatórias intestinais. Foi o que mostrou pesquisa executada na Universidade Federal da Paraíba (UFPB) em parceria com a Embrapa e publicada na revista Journal of Functional Foods.
O microrganismo é um dos isolados de produtos lácteos da Caatinga que são estudados pela Embrapa Caprinos e Ovinos (CE) e instituições parceiras para serem ingredientes de produtos lácteos benéficos à saúde. Entre eles, um queijo caprino 100% nacional que terá essa bactéria em sua composição e que já está sendo testado no laticínio da Fazenda Carnaúba, em Taperoá, na Paraíba.
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Yogurt has deep roots in Ethiopia, particularly for pastoral communities, and now its handling is facing deep scrutiny from a research team at Addis Ababa University (AAU). Led by Dr. Kebede Amenu, the team is using bacterial counts to compare the safety of yogurt stored in aluminum containers versus traditional yogurt containers that women treat with a smoking process for sanitation. The team carried out a lab-based experiment to assess the effect of smoking of containers using different tree species on the microbial load of milk and yogurt kept in smoked containers. Building its case, the milk safety project collected milk and feces from 217 cows and camels in May and completed microbiological analysis for E.coli O157 and Salmonella. Comparing the results of this analysis to that on microbes present in the containers will help to determine the efficiency of the sanitation process. Ultimately, Dr. Amenu hopes to improve the sanitation of dairy products in remote parts of Ethiopia. The project, as summarized in this blog post, supports women and families to overcome food insecurity. It also funds three master’s students.
The Latvian Goat Society (Latvijas Kazkopības Biedrība) was established in 2006. Our aim is to make goat breeding more popular in Latvia, to unite goat breeders as well as offer a wider variety of goat breeds for Latvian breeders. Our main tasks include providing services of pedigree and popularizing goat breeding in Latvia and around the world.
The LGS works on two pedigree programs:
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].
The first edition of the Handbook of Milk of Non-Bovine Mammals was so popular, that since published in 2006, the book has been translated into Spanish and Chinese, which were published in 2010 and 2011, respectively. Furthermore, the handbook has been adopted as the textbook for research by Harvard Medical School.
Because of so much global demand from readers/scientists, Wiley-Blackwell published an updated 2nd edition of the book this year.
Rural farm families’ probable acceptability of small ruminant’s milk for consumption in Ogun State, Nigeria
The nutritional intake of the rural households, which is largely characterised by carbohydrates at the expense of protein intake, has the potentials of being improved through the consumption of sheep and goats’ milk. With the widespread of small ruminant keeping by rural households in most developing countries, the study embarked on investigation of possible acceptability of sheep and goats’ milk for consumption by farm families in selected rural communities of Ogun State.
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.