Milk goat breeding adapts to climate change

With “Developing raising dairy goat in adaption with climate change” as the theme, the fourth Asian-Australasian dairy goat conference yesterday in the Mekong delta province of Tra Vinh, had met to discuss milk goat-related breeding.

Milk goat breeding adapts to climate change

Around 200 presenters are scientists and managers from institutions, academy and enterprises from several countries at the conference.
They reported genetic factors.  keeping dairy goat for breeding purposes, milk product quality, milk processing technology, goat milk products greenhouse gas emissions, breeding development of dairy goat for climate change adaption and milk goat growth orientation.
Chairman of the Asian-Australian Dairy Goats Network Juan Boo Liang said that the conference is an opportunity for scientists, universities from many nations to share experience to promote sustainable goat breeding.
At present, around 430 million milk goats are bred in the Asia making up 65 percent of the world, contributing to the socioeconomic development of rural Asian countries. In climate change, Asian agriculture is facing drought and rising seawaters.
However, such bad weather condition does not impact goat breeding because goat consume less fresh water and can endure hot weather to produce milk and meat to satisfy people’s demand.
For years, milk goat breeding industry has developed well in China and New Zealand; the Southeast Asian country can learn the experience and boost the industry in the future.
Chairman of People’s Committee in coastal Tra Vinh Province Dong Van Lam highly spoke of the conference because most inhabitants in Tra Vinh on agriculture but just a few people breed milk goat.
Accordingly, Tra Vinh expects to learn from others to promote milk goat industry, helping residents earn more money in the bad weather condition.

By NGOC DAN - Translated by UYEN PHUONG

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