The year 2021 is still facing with Covid-19 pandemic so the World Buffalo Congress that should have taken place in October 2022 in Wuhan, China, has been postponed to 2023 according to the request of Prof Liguo Yang from China. The 10Th Asian Buffalo Congress was held virtually from Nepal on 25-29 October 2021, according to the program presented by Prof. Bhuminand Devkota. Paraguay will host the 10Th Symposium of America and Europe in 2022.
In the scientific focus section, we are presenting “El buffalo de Agua” book by our associate Marco Zava, and the Animal special issue dedicated to “the water buffalo”, which published this year and included 11 scientific contributions from all over the world.
Three interesting experiences on buffalo development: from Nikookar buffalo farm in IRAN, from Macroom buffalo farm in Ireland and from Estancia Santa Florencia farm in Paraguay , together with an overview of American Buffalo Breeders Associations activities are reported in the technical section.
As the IBF Training courses in Italy are still on hold, the Secretariat is organizing for the next year a series of six webinars on buffalo management reported in the section Upcoming events.
Unfortunately, Guillermo Cárdenas Pelaez, an IBF member from Panama, passed away and we unknowledge his contribution to buffalo development in this number.
The IBF Secretariat worked to maintain connections and support to associates that are now 113 IBF, representing 39 countries. The list is enclosed, as usual, at the end of this Newsletter.
The Editorial Committee