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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.
Written by Stela Zamfirescu
In Romania, on the idea of Mr. Grecu Ion, the owner of a large agricultural company, the largest goat farm in Dobrogea, Romania was built at 35 km from Constanta. Established in 2004, Elcomex Agroindustrial debuted in agriculture by establishing farms for grain production, since then they have expanded to 1500 ha of arable land.
The desire to add value to grain production led in 2011 to expand the business in the livestock and the production of compound feed. On the ruins of the former cattle complex from Comuna N. Balcescu began the construction of the most ambitious integrated livestock project in Romania.
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.
We would like to invite you to the European Regional Conference on Goats 2014, a cross-border conference to be held in Debrecen (Hungary) and Oradea (Nagyvárad, Romania) from 8 to 11 April 2014!
The goat sector in Central and Eastern Europe is very diverse regarding types of breeds, production systems and numbers of animals. Each region has its own indigenous breeds with unique characteristics – however, they also share many similarities. Exotic / international breeds (i.e. Saanen, Alpine, Nubian, Boer, etc.) also play an increasingly important role in these countries.
An International Symposium in Constanta from June 27-30, 2006
Report written by Stela Zamfirescu
For the first time in Romania an international animal breeding symposium was organized by; a local agency, an international agency, local universities, and several national and state agencies. The symposium was organized in Constanta from June 27-30, 2006.
254 persons attended this meeting, out of which 60 were international visitors; 23 were from CEEC countries (Hungary, Albania, Polish Republic, Albania, Kosovo, Slovenia, Croatia, Turkey and Azerbaijan), 22 were from European Union countries (France, Spain, Italy, Greece, Germany and The Nederland), and the remaining 15 were from USA, Mexico, Venezuela, Egypt, Jordanian and Syria.
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.