In 1975, a group of teachers, researchers and technicians in the field of animal production set up the Spanish Society of Sheep. The Spanish Society of Sheep was born from the concern of these professionals to exchange knowledge, promote research and above all, translate the latest developments on this species to the rural world through their technicians. In its IX Conference (1984), the field of action of the Society was expanded into the study of Caprine species, and the organization was renamed, the Spanish Society of Sheep and Goat (SEOC).
SEOC currently has over 500 members. More than 500 papers are presented during their annual conference with a participation of over 400 people. Seminars and courses at the highest level and has a magazine: Pequeños Rumiantes (Small Ruminants).
The aims of the association are:
- Encourage the study and investigation of all matters relating to sheep and goats, covering, by extension, the wild species of ruminants.
- Organize periodic meetings in order to exchange knowledge and experiences.
- Collaborating with all the institutions or organizations related to the sheep and goat sector requesting it.
- Inform the members about all those activities related to the world of small and wild species of ruminants.
- Transmit and disseminate these experiences and knowledge to the livestock sector, with the aim of truly materializing research and development (R&D) in this field.
The proceedings of their 38 conferences can be found on their website: www.seoc.eu and all the abstracts are translated into English. If you have any request please contact us:
María Jesús Alcalde Aldea: President of the SEOC: firstname.lastname@example.org
Delia Lacasta: Member for international relations: email@example.com