IDF bringing together global dairy community to focus on “Sheep, Goat and other non-Cow milk”

Date 11.05.2019 | Category: News
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The purpose of the Symposium is to present the latest scientific advances about milk originating from other ruminants than cows on the fields of human nutrition and science and technology, as well as advances on animal health. The conference is an opportunity to inform stakeholders (governments, IGOs, academia, production, processing, consumers and civil society) of the latest developments in dairy products, animal health, and sustainability originating from those animals. The Symposium will be a platform for exchange of knowledge and information among international experts in the field.



The following scientific lectures of the 8th IDF International Symposium on sheep, goat and other non-cow milk will be presented on May 4 and 5, 2020


The program includes the following keynote speakers:

• Dr Nicoline de Haan, Senior researcher | International Livestock Research Institute, Kenya. Topic: Socio-economic sustainability, policies and social aspects of non-cow milk production.

• Ms Anna-Maria Baka, Chargée de mission at Status Department | World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE). Topic: Global strategy for the control and eradication of Peste des Petits Ruminants

• Dr Haim Leibovich, Independent consultant | Sheep and goat dairy systems, Israel. Topic: Improving animal production

• Dr Sophie Gallier, Clinical Research Manager | Dairy Goat Co-operative, New Zealand. Topic: Potential health benefits of non-bovine milk

• Assoc Prof Mutamed Ayyash, College of Food and Agriculture | UAE University, United Arab Emirates. Topic: Camel milk and its products, novelties and challenges

• Prof Thom Huppertz, Dairy Science & Technology | Wageningen University & Research, The Netherlands. Topic: Processing technologies for non-bovine milk: opportunities and challenges.

• Assist Prof Nurit Argov, Department of Animal Science| Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. Topic: Improving value and quality of non-bovine milk by lactation physiology.


The Scientific Programme topics are as follows:

1. Sustainability: socio-economic and environmental aspects

2. Animal health, udder health and milking efficiency

3. Milk production strategies

4. Novel milk products & health impact

5. Processing technologies

6. Quality & safety “Farm to Table”


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Source: IDF
Author: COX
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