Profile – Zoë Thorbergson
IGA Country Representative for Western Canada
Zoë holds a master’s degree of Animal Science from the Charles Sturt University along with Diploma in Agriculture from the University of Guelph. Zoë has been involved with the goat industry for over 30 year, from founding local goat associations to working on provincial issues such as Mycoplasma ovipneumoniae transmission between domestic and wild sheep and goats in BC to advocating for policy change in the Canadian import regulations involving S146 and K222 scrapie genotyping. In the last three decades she has also facilitated goat management educational seminars and materials.
She has owned several goat breeds since childhood and currently enjoys working with a herd of purebred Nubians. Currently Zoë is the president of the British Columbia Goat Association as well she is Canadian Goat Society Licensed Dairy Goat judge.
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