Written by Yoko Tsukahara
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.
The joint meeting with the 7th Member Meeting of the Association was hosted by Hebei Agricultural University, Hebei Province Livestock Breeding Station, International Goat Association, National Sheep Meat and Wool Technology System, Hebei Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Bureau, Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Association of Hebei Province, Shijiazhuang Academy of Agriculture, and Forestry Science and Technology. The opening ceremony included a welcome speech by Professor Yingjie Zhang was followed by scientific programs.
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.