The 30 years memorial of the Sheep and Goat Branch of the Chinese Association of Animal Science and Veterinary Medicine was celebrated at the 2017 National Symposium on Sheep and Goat. More than 600 experts and scientists from 29 provinces, municipalities, autonomous regions in China as well as Canada, Ecuador, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Spain, South Africa, Switzerland, Turkey, and the United States attended the Symposium.
IGA Board members also made presentations; “Global Goat Production and Research Trends” by Dr. Beth Miller, President of IGA; “Molecular Improvement of SA Angora Goats” by Dr. Carina Visser, Vice President of IGA; “Comparison of Milk Fatty Acid Profile Obtained from Goats Fed with Different Dry Forages” by Dr. Lucia Sepe, Vice President of IGA, and “Current Status of Production and Marketing of Goat Cheeses in the United States” by Dr. Steve Zeng.
Site Visit in China
The IGA Board members had a chance to visit the famous Great Wall at Badling and the Summer Palace in Beijing thanks to Dr. Yingjie and Xuejiao who organized the excursion to introduce us all to the 4,000-year history of China.
Participants in the Symposium also visited the Xibaipo Memorial Museum in Shijiazhuang which was the site of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China during 1947-1949. The following day, the IGA Board members were invited to visit a large-scale sheep meat distributor, Hengshui Zhihao Animal Science and Technology Co., Ltd.