August 14-15, 2020 event will now be in-person and online
The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has announced changes to the 2020 Texas Sheep and Goat Expo.
The annual event, originally slated to take place at the 1st Community Federal Credit Union Spur Arena on the San Angelo Fairgrounds Aug. 14-15, will now be both at the arena and online.
“With everything going on right now with COVID-19 and rules and associated recommendations continuously changing, the planning committee wanted to ensure the event could go on,” said Robert Pritz, AgriLife Extension regional program leader, San Angelo. “As of now, we plan to hold the event both online and at Spur Arena Aug. 14 and online Aug. 15.”
Visit the Texas Sheep and Goat Expo Facebook page for updates. Registration will be available on the Texas Sheep and Goat Expo website.
Like most of the U.S. economy, the sheep and goat industry is expected to take a few hard knocks from the COVID-19 epidemic as restaurants close temporarily, and more people work from home.
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Sheep and Goat Specialist Reid Redden tells producers that COVID-19 is causing major market disruptions in the sheep and goat industry. The disease couldn’t have worse timing, striking during the biggest peak in the supply-demand season for lamb, Redden said. A few weeks ago, the American Lamb Board had indicated retail sales of lamb increased 50 percent before COVID-19 started impacting the U.S. economy.
Joint Meeting of the FAO-CIHEAM Network for Research and Development in Sheep and Goats (Subnetworks on Nutrition and Production Systems) and the FAO-CIHEAM Subnetwork for the Research and Development of Mediterranean Pasture and Forage Resources
Efficiency and resilience of forage resources and small ruminant production to cope with global challenges in Mediterranean areas
Ecole Nationale d’Agriculture de Meknès, Morocco, 23 - 25 October 2019
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.
Find out more at the symposium's website:
Ayele Abebe, Debre Berhan Agricultural Research Center
SmaRT Ethiopia workshop and field day on Small Ruminant
Community Based Breeding Program (CBBP)
Hosaena, Ethiopia, 27–28 March 2018
Outline for the national sheep and goat research
Feeding this huge population sustainably could be a great challenge for the nation!!
The Annual Dairy Sheep and Goat Conference has world class lectures on aspects of Dairy Sheep and Dairy Goat production and medicine, aimed at all small ruminant farmers, vets, advisors, nutritionists and suppliers. A combination of quality science and practical information given to an audience of farmers and vets.
La Guajira es el departamento con mayor población ovinocaprina de Colombia, los animales han permanecido desde la época de la conquista en poder de las comunidades indígenas Wayúu, asentadas en la media y alta Guajira.
Los sistemas de producción, la crianza y manejo de estos animales se adecúan a el ecosistema en el que viven y a la cultura de la etnia Wayúu, siendo para los occidentales una alternativa que ayuda a preservar de manera eficiente los recursos naturales. El Ministerio de Agricultura y Desarrollo Rural de Colombia y Agrosavia, investigan sobre la medicina tradicional y la proyección de estos sistemas a mercados internacionales.
Un agradecimiento especial a Clara Viviana Rúa Bustamante (IGA-CR, Colombia) por esta información.
The international goat conference that took place in Kouty from November 9th to 10th, 2018, included visitors from Poland and the Slovak Republic.
A global view of small ruminant production gives a fascinating and truly global insight into the daily lives of vets, livestock keepers and the sheep and goats in their care. Featuring over 400 images and accompanying texts from over 50 countries, this collection was first displayed at the 9th International Sheep Veterinary Congress in Harrogate in 2017.
The Newsletter of the E (Kika) de la Garza American Institute for Goat Research Cooperative Extension Program, Langston University
Production loss has many facets. According to the USDA/APHIS NAHMS report entitled "Goat and Kid Predator and Nonpredator Death Loss in the United States, 2015", by the way Mr. Branan is associated with this USDA program, about 500,000 adult and kid goats were lost to all causes (nonpredator and predator) in 2015, which represented 10% of U.S. adult goat inventory and 20% of kids born in 2015. The total value of goat and kid losses was $70 million. Texas had the largest inventory of goats and also had the highest percentage of losses: 36% of U.S. adult goat deaths and 38 % of kid deaths. Nonpredator causes accounted for about three-fourths of all adult goat and kid death losses in the U.S. in 2015. Of known losses due to nonpredator causes, internal parasites were the primary cause, resulting in almost 87,000 goat and kid deaths in 2015. For 2015 death losses due to predators, coyotes and dogs accounted for the highest percentages of goat and kid death losses in 2015. Overall, coyotes and dogs accounted for almost 80,000 goat and kid deaths, or about 65% of all losses due to predators.
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.