Dairy Animals

World milk production is almost entirely derived from cattle, buffaloes, goats, sheep and camels. Other less common milk animals are yaks, horses, reindeers and donkeys. The presence and importance of each species varies significantly among regions and countries. The key elements that determine the dairy species kept are feed, water and climate. Other factors that may influence the presence of a dairy species are market demand, dietary traditions and the socio-economic characteristics of individual households (e.g., poorer families tend to rely more on small ruminants).

 

This track aims at the animals used for dairy industry and their genetics, breeding and welfare.

This track aims at the animals used for dairy industry and their genetics, breeding and welfare. World milk production is almost entirely derived from cattle, buffaloes, goats, sheep and camels. Other less common milk animals are yaks, horses, reindeers and donkeys. The presence and importance of each species varies significantly among regions and countries. The key elements that determine the dairy species kept are feed, water and climate. Other factors that may influence the presence of a dairy species are market demand, dietary traditions and the socio-economic characteristics of individual households (e.g., poorer families tend to rely more on small ruminants).

 

In developing countries, milk producing animals are often raised in subsistence and smallholder systems. These animals are usually multi-purpose and grow and produce under difficult conditions, such as low inputs, minimum management and harsh environments. They are well adapted to local conditions, but have low genetic potential for milk production.

  • Animal Management
  • Animal Nutrition
  • Animal Genetics
  • Animal breeds
  • Animal Health and Diseases

Related Conference of Dairy Animals

Oct 18-19, 2018

livestockcongress-2018

Paris, France
Dec 5-6, 2018

Global Congress on Vertinary and Animal Health

Lisbon, Portugal

Dairy Animals Conference Speakers