Buffalo is a very important livestock commodity in South Asian, South East Asian, Mediterranean and South American countries. To promote the economic and food value of buffalo, Agriculture and Forestry University, Nepal in collaboration with Ministry of Livestock Development, Nepal Agriculture Research Council, and Michigan State University, USA is organizing an “International Buffalo Symposium 2017” […]
The IX Asian Buffalo Congress, will be organized on February 1-4 2018 in Hisar, India by the President of the Asian Buffalo Association Dr. Inderjeet Singh, director of the Central Institute of Research on Buffaloes (ICAR-CIRB). As reported in ICAR website the congress will address “the key issues relevant to buffalo production. It is expected […]
3rd IBF TRAINING COURSE ON BUFFALO MANAGEMENT AND INDUSTRY Rome, May 9-19, 2017 Coordinator: Prof. Antonio Borghese, IBF General Secretary Scientific Committee: Antonio Borghese, Antonio Fagiolo, Luca Buttazzoni, Leopoldo Iannuzzi, Federico Infascelli, Tzonka Peeva, Esterina De Carlo Organizing Committee: Vittoria Lucia Barile, Antonella Chiariotti, Carmela Tripaldi, Giuseppe Campanile, Remo Rosati, Antonio Borghese PROGRAM DELEGATES LIST […]
The 7th Symposium of Buffaloes of Europe and the America opened at San Jose in the Hotel Wyndham on May 5, 2014 with welcome salutations of the organizer, Alvaro Salas Vega, President of AsoBufalo (Association of Breeders of Buffalo Species) in Costa Rica. Salutations by Claudia Roldan, President of the International Buffalo Federation (IBF), who will organize the World Buffalo Congress in November 2016, followed. Afterwards the Vice Minister for the Agriculture, José Joaquin Salazar, remembered the project to achieve the independence of Costa Rica for the basic feeding of his people.
Livestock production as a branch of agriculture in Kosovo is closely linked to many other fields that relates to the food safety, soil improvement, more efficient use of land that are directly dependent on food for animals, etc. In this regard, buffalo production used to be part of the livestock production chain. Buffalo population in Kosovo belongs mainly to Mediterranean type, which is spread in many countries of the Balkan Peninsula. In the past (up to years 80th), this species played significant role in the Kosovo rural families, mainly used for its products (milk and meat) and work. In the last decade, as in other countries of the Europe, the development of this species seems to have negative trend without being able to be competitive against other species with high productivity, as cattle, sheep and goats, the number of buffaloes has dropped rapidly for about 20 times less. Now, it is considered that population size is > 400 heads, in total.