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​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