Topics

PRELIMINARY SCIENTIFIC TOPICS

Main title of the conference

Exploitation of local resources on farm and industrial level – goat for future 

 

Plenary session

The role of goats in human life: farming, society and sustainability of rural areas

Sessions

BREEDING

  • Adaptation of „international” breeds (Saanen, Alpine, Nubian, Boer, etc.) and their effect on local populations
  • Keeping and protection of local traditional breeds
  • Estimating breeding values on commercial farm level – preservation local, indigenous and domestic goat breeds

PRODUCTION SYSTEMS

  • Indoor and outdoor technology for goat farming  – assuring product quality
  • Body size versus production ability in milk and meat production
  • Artificial rearing of kids

ENVIRONMENT

  • Environmental and sustainable impact of goat herding activities
  • The GHG output and goat farming: challanges  – opportunities – dangers in climate questions

NUTRITION

  • Grazing versus intensive goat farming: nutritional requirements and feeding regimes
  • From lowland to upland (mountain) goat farming – awarness of challenges for rural development

ANIMAL HEALTH AND PARASITISM

  • Viral and bacterial diseases of exotic origin (BTV, CAEV, SBV, Scrapie, CLA, Morel disease, etc. ) and their effects of local goat population
  • Effects of  breed, technology and production level on udder health
  • Internal and external parasities and their handling in goats

REPRODUCTION

  • Artificial insemination on farm level – what the farmer could do
  • Syncronised and planning breeding and production as well as their tools

ANIMAL WELFARE

  • Animal protection and welfare in goat farming in connection to grazing and indoor production systems
  • New animal welfare regulations on transporting animals

HUMAN HEALTH AND GOAT PRODUCTS

  • On farm versus industrial milk manufacturing – quality assurance – official control and human health
  • Goat genomics in connection to human milk allergy
  • Functional foods from goat milk and meat products
  • Gender impact on small ruminant farming and products manufacturing

ECONOMY

  • Profitability of traditional versus industrial computerised goat farming
  • Markets for goat products  – on farm and/or chain shop distribution
  • Promotion possibilities of goat products (meat, milk) – certification and labelling

Round tables

  • Transition of R+D results to breeding and commercial farms – extention work and training of goat farmers
  • Future of goat hair and fibre production
  • Gender impact on goat farming and products manufacturing

Workshop

  • Agroturism and goat farming – sustainability of rural areas

International cheese and milk products competition and exhibition