Speakers announced for IDF symposium

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Speakers have been lined up from around the world for the event in Brussels. Pic: Getty IMages/brians101
Speakers have been lined up from around the world for the event in Brussels. Pic: Getty IMages/brians101

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The International Dairy Federation (IDF) has announced speakers for the 8th IDF International symposium on sheep, goat and other non-cow milk, which takes place May 4 and 5, 2020 in Brussels, Belgium.

Presentations will describe the latest scientific advances about milk originating from other animals than cows on the fields of human nutrition, science and technology, milk production and quality, as well as advances on animal health.

Invited speakers are Dr Nicoline de Haan, International Livestock Research Institute, Kenya; Anna-Maria Baka, World Organisation for Animal Health; Dr Haim Leibovich, consultant on dairy systems, Israel; Dr Sophie Gallier, Dairy Goat Co-operative, New Zealand; Assoc. Prof. Mutamed Ayyash, UAE University, United Arab Emirates; Prof. Thom Huppertz, Wageningen University & Research, The Netherlands; and Assist. Prof. Nurit Argov, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.

More details on the symposium and the specific titles of the speakers’ presentations can be found at the IDF website​.

The scientific committee is also inviting authors to submit abstracts for oral and poster presentations; the deadline is December 20, 2019.

Conference topics include: Sustainability (socio-economic and environmental aspects); animal health, udder health and milking efficiency; milk production strategies; novel milk products and health impact; processing technologies; and quality and safety from farm to table.

The IDF said the event will be of interest to scientists and other professionals involved in the sheep’s, goat’s and other non-cow’s dairy sectors including milk producers, the dairy processing industry, trade associations, academia and governments.

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