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Goat Science - Environment, Health and Economy

Sándor Kukovics

Hungarian Sheep and Goat Dairying Public Utility Association

Dr. Kukovics is the President of the Hungarian Sheep and Goat Dairying Public Utility Association. He has been the Executive Manager of Sheep and Goat Products’ Board and Inter-professional Organisation since 2010. Between 2015 and 2019 he served as Vice President of the EU COPA-COGECA Working Party on Sheep and Goats and he has been a member of the Board of Directors of the International Goat Association since 2016.

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Goats and Environment Stress Factors Goats Feed Goats and Society Economy Meat Skin Fibre Milk Human Health Benefits Goat Health Goat Management

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Goats have a special relationship with the environment and are able to live in and adapt to almost any conditions. They have fundamental role in the so-called third world countries (Asia, Africa) where they are seen as a part of society providing meat, skin, milk, fibre and employment. Life in those countries is greatly affected by the size of the flock, the products produced, the prices available and the distance from the place of production to the market and the possibility of accessing the market.
We must not forget that farming requires quite different approaches and animal feeding conditions in different farming systems. It is not the same having a larger number of animals or small herds just for family needs.

However, one thing should be common and most important: animal “well-being”, knowledge of the health status of animals, continuous monitoring and, if necessary, healing and treatment of animals. Without this knowledge, infectious diseases, feed-borne diseases and resistance to individual drugs cannot be traced, which can lead to very serious problems and, in some cases, tragedies.

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Date completed: November 2nd 2020

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Review results due: April 22nd 2021

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Expected publication date: June 21st 2021

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Sándor Kukovics

Hungarian Sheep and Goat Dairying Public Utility Association

Prof. Dr. Sándor Kukovics spent 40 years at the Research Institute for Animal Breeding and Nutrition (Herceghalom, Hungary) being responsible for the small ruminants sector. He also edited 30 books, published more than 1,000 articles and has licences for 4 products. Besides research work, he has been taking part in undergraduate and further education from various universities (in Debrecen, Mosonmagyaróvár, Gödöllő, Kaposvár). Since 1996 he has been the President of the Hungarian Sheep and Goat Dairying Public Utility Association. He has been the Executive Manager of Sheep and Goat Products’ Board and Inter-professional Organisation since 2010. Between 2015 and 2019 he served as Vice President of the EU COPA-COGECA Working Party on Sheep and Goats and he has been a member of the Board of Directors of the International Goat Association since 2016. As an expert he has been taking part in the activities of several special groups in the EU working with small ruminants since 2004.

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