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17 May 2022.

                                                                              IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT 

                                                                                                                                                                             Update on the 13th International Conference on Goats,

                                                                                                                                                                                                        September 19th – 22nd, 2022

The 13th International Conference on Goats originally scheduled to be hosted in Hungary will now be conducted entirely in a virtual format.

The new registration fees are now available at the website of the conference: https://www.icg2022.org/registration-and-fees/

The early bird registration has been accordingly extended to JULY 15th, 2022

The IGA Board of Directors considered many issues before making this decision.  COVID-19 and international and national restrictions caused by the pandemic, resulted in the postponement of the conference twice, from its original date of 2020 until 2022. Now, the political and financial instability caused by the war in Ukraine has again put the conference at risk.  Rather than delay again, the Board agreed that the conference should go ahead, but in virtual format only.

Abstract submission deadline has been accordingly extended to JULY 10th, 2022

Please review the following regarding the structure of the conference:

  • The scientific sessions will be unchanged and represent all aspects of goat production and health. Session titles can be found at: https://www.icg2022.org/call-for-papers/
  • The start day for the conference remains the same, September 18th, 2022 with the IGA Board Meeting and the Scientific Sessions will start on September 19, 2022.
  • The actual structure and scheduling of the presentations will be determined once the abstract deadline closes.
  • A new agency, WECO TRAVEL agency, has been chosen to support the 13th ICG.
  • For those of you who have already registered, you will be contacted individually for refunds, etc.

You will likely have questions, and we will do our absolute best to answer them. Please monitor the International Conference on Goats (www.icg2022.org) and the International Goat Association (https://www.iga-goatworld.com/)websites for more information.

We know that we can count on you to help us make this a successful virtual conference, so thank you for your support.

Best wishes,

Noemí Castro Navarro                                   Sándor Kukovics

IGA President                                                    13th ICG conference Chair and Board member

14 Dec 2021.

Here you can read the letter of thanks from the outgoing President of the IGA, Beth Miller to Sándor Kukovics, the main organiser of ICG2022.

03 Dec 2021.

We are pleased to share with you the press release from the IGA online conference 2021.

To read the PRESS RELEASE , click on the link.

25 Nov, 2021.

International Goat Association thanks to Dr. Sándor Kukovics, president of the Hungarian Sheep and Goat Dairying Public Utility Association his invaluable leadership at the last 5 years.

3 Oct, 2021.

Dr. Sándor Kukovics has been reappointed to the IGA Board of Directors

Dr. Sándor Kukovics, president of the Hungarian Sheep and Goat Dairying Public Utility Association, has been re-elected to serve on the IGA Board of Directors for the new term, beginning 16 November 2021. Congratulations!

His reappointment letter can be read here.

 

 


​IMPORTANT UPDATE!

In the light of the COVID-19 pandemic and the uncertainties of vaccination, the Organizing Committee, in close consultation with the Scientific Committee and the Board of IGA, has decided to postpone the 13rd International Conference on Goats to 2022.
The organizers’ main concern is to guarantee the health of everyone involved and ensure a high level of attendance from all over the world.​

The conference is now scheduled for 18-23 September 2022.

The venue remains the same: Hotel Eger & Park, Eger, Hungary.

The planning of the conference was well underway, with 10 confirmed invited speakers, 7 Sessions, 5 roundtables and 6 workshops scheduled to take place over the course of four days. The program will include the first-ever international goat milk products contest, a full-day technical tour, several lucrative social programs.

The conference organizers will work towards ensuring the same program. We sincerely hope, that it will be possible to organize a face-to-face international conference in 2022.

Please continue to check back to this page for updates and submissions!  Further information is planned to be communicated in December 2021

Looking forward to seeing you in Hungary!

 

09 June, 2020

We are pleased to announce that Eszterházy Károly University of Eger has accepted our invitation to act as patron organization of ICG2020.


19 May, 2020

Sándor Kukovics, Chair of the Organising Committee of ICG2021 gave an interview to the Romanian Agricultural Leadership Forum (RALF):

https://www.iga-goatworld.com/blog/sandor-kukovics-interview-with-romanian-agricultural-leadership-forum-ralf


05 March, 2020

We are pleased to announce that Mr. Ádám Mirkóczki, mayor of Eger has accepted our invitation to act as patron of ICG2020.


05 March, 2020

Announcement of the president of the Organising Committee of ICG2020 on COVID19.


January 14, 2020

We are pleased to announce that Dr. István Nagy, Minister of Agriculture has accepted our invitation to act as main patron of ICG2020.


December 09, 2019

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Csaba Gyuricza, director general of the National Agricultural Research and Innovation Centre has accepted our invitation to act as patron of ICG2020.


November 29, 2019

We are pleased to announce that Balázs Győrffy, president of the Hungarian Chamber of Agriculture has accepted our invitation to act as patron of ICG2020.


 

Sept 7, 2018

Goat Day in Goat Town, Kecskemét, Hungary

On Saturday, August 25, we had celebrated Goat Day in Kecskemét. In Hungarian, kecske means goat, so Kecskemét means goat town.

The crowning moment of this day was attempting the world record for the most people drinking goat milk. We had 434 registered participants, but nearly 800 participated. Unfortunately, these extras were unable to register during the given time period. We had hoped to have 650 people drinking goat milk at the same time in the same place. It was still a huge crowd of people and we had a great time. We also organized several other events as part of this celebration:

  • a presentation of goat breeds kept in Hungary;
  • presentations about goats and goat products in human consumption;
  • a goat cart race with obstacle course;
  • a goat milk products competition; and
  • a goat milk drinking competition.

Dr. Sándor Kukovics during his presentation

Goat cart race

Peak moment attempting the world record for goat milk drinking


July 30, 2018

Dear Colleagues!
A new book on goats is under preparation and edition. The book titled “Goats (Capra)”, will be published by the INTECH OPEN Publising Agency.
You’ll find the attachment with details below.

Should you be interested in writing a chapter for this book, please
– visit the website of the Publishing Agency / www.intechopen.com – Goats (Capra)
– and send an e-mail to the editor (Sándor Kukovics – kovimekk@gmail.com)!

Best regards, Sándor Kukovics, editor


July 15, 2018

Memories on ERCG 2014

ERCG2014


July 2, 2018

New publication:

Goat Science
edited by Sándor Kukovics
http://www.intechopen.com/books/goat-science