“Keeping Small Ruminants Healthy and Productive”
The purpose of this conference is to provide an opportunity for veterinarians, researchers, educators, producers and support industries to share knowledge and ideas on improving and maintaining the health of sheep and goats, not just in Canada but around the world. SRVO has been offered the unique opportunity to present this conference in conjunction with the Sheep Veterinary Society of the UK as their quadrennial “European” meeting.
We are soliciting abstracts for presentations and posters on research findings, case reports, practice tips related to disease issues in sheep and goats. We are offering technical tours, including farm visits, some tourist delights and a pre-conference tour for those coming from away. We guarantee there will be something for everybody with an interest in the health of sheep and goats.
Which meat goat breed is best?
Canada is home to Boer, Kiko, Spanish, and Myotonic meat goats. Each meat goat producer will be able to tell you why they raise a specific breed, a combination of breeds, or cross breed of two or more breeds on their farm. However, what works well on one operation may not be ideal for all situations. While insight from experienced meat goat producers is invaluable, recent science has been investigating the profitability of different breeds of meat goats.
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.